Get your rental car in Birmingham airport organised before you arrive so you can enjoy a relaxing touch down on the tarmac
and save money with a cheaper advance rental rate.
Use the free online booking system provided by DriveNow to compare and book Birmingham airport rental car rates free of charge well before you arrive at your destination. You can access the top UK
car rental providers including Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar and SIXT with rental
rates displayed in sterling so you know exactly what costs you are up for.
All you need to do is choose the car you want ahead of time. You will not
have to pay any upfront fees to confirm the cheaper rates - a confirmation email will be sent with all the details
including the locked in rental rates, so the last step is to pick up and pay for your car of choice upon arrival.
Birmingham airport is situated in the hub of the UK's motorway system, on the M42 J6,
around 12 miles south of the famed Spaghetti Junction motorway interchange and only a 25 minute drive away from the central city.
As one of the UK's largest and most centrally located cities Birmingham makes
the perfect launching pad whether you are travelling north to the Manchester and
Liverpool areas or down south towards Oxford and the Cotswolds.
international airlines choosing to fly direct into the airport it has become a great
alternative to London airports and increasingly popular arrival point. Organising your Birmingham Airport Car
hire ahead not only helps to save money with lower rates but also saves time
when collecting and paying at the airport rental counter.
We search the rates provided by the UK's top car rental companies so you get the best rate when you are hiring a car at Birmingham airport.
Are there age restrictions to hire a car in the UK?
While you can hire a car if you are over age 17 and have a full licence, be aware that most car companies will impose a surcharge for drivers aged 25 and under.
What kind of licence do I need?
If your drivers licence is printed in English then you can drive with it for a maximum of 12 months in the UK. However, if it is written in another language you must also carry an International Driving Permit with you at all times.
What are the driving rules in the UK?
Motorists in the UK drive on the left side of the road. While speed is measured in miles, be aware that fuel is calculated by the litre.
Speed limits are the same across the UK. If you are driving on the motorway, you cannot exceed 70mph, while on urban roads the speed limit is 30mph and dual carriageways vary between 60-70mph.
What optional extras can I get with my car rental at Birmingham airport?
- Child Seats - It is mandatory to wear a seatbelt in the UK and children under 12 years or 135 cm tall must use a child booster seat. These boosters can be included in your car hire (make sure you book these in your initial booking - depots have limited supplies and can run out during high season).
- GPS - handy for travelling in unfamiliar territory satellite navigation guidance systems
can be rented - charged on a daily rate.
- Insurance Excess reduction - all rental vehicles come with basic insurance
cover however you are liable for an initial amount in the event of any damage.
To reduce this liability you can pay an excess reduction daily fee which ranges
from £12 through to £28 depending upon vehicle
size. Tip - many travel insurance policies include car hire excess reductions -
if you are a visitor to the UK this can be an excellent option to look at.