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Car hire Birmingham

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Car hire Birmingham Birmingham is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Popular rental locations in Birmingham

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in Birmingham

Car rental offers in Birmingham

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Birmingham.

Car type
Station wagon
Passenger van

Car rental companies in Birmingham

Below are the car rental companies in Birmingham with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Budget

    9.1 (9871)
    From £ 20 / day
  • Europcar

    9 (8389)
    From £ 20 / day
  • Keddy By Europcar

    8.6 (3603)
    From £ 17 / day
  • Enterprise

    8.5 (2022)
    From £ 25 / day
  • Sixt

    8.4 (3498)
    From £ 24 / day
  • FireFly Car Rental

    8.3 (3886)
    From £ 26 / day
  • National Car Rental

    8.3 (414)
    From £ 30 / day
  • Alamo

    8.2 (8970)
    From £ 23 / day
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    8.1 (4506)
    From £ 19 / day
  • Flizzr

    7.9 (313)
    No rates available
  • Hertz

    7.9 (7071)
    From £ 18 / day
  • Avis

    7.6 (6165)
    From £ 22 / day
  • Green Motion

    7.3 (2001)
    From £ 21 / day
  • Drivalia

    7.2 (612)
    From £ 17 / day
  • Easirent

    6.9 (530)
    No rates available
  • Your Rent

    7.7 (49)
    No rates available
  • Thrifty

    7.9 (5673)
    No rates available
  • McRent

    No reviews
    No rates available

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Car rental companies in and around Birmingham

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Available locations in Birmingham:

Birmingham International Railway Station
Birmingham New Street Station
17 Horsefair St. James House
230 Dudley Road
40 Upper Gough St
670 Kingsbury Rd

Location information for Birmingham

Birmingham is the ideal gateway into the West Midlands, which is home to some of the greatest historic sites of Britain. Famous places such as Warwick Castle and Coventry Cathedral can easily be reached by car. There are also plenty of amusement parks to explore for those travelling with children. Make sure to compare car hire rates ahead of time online to find the best deals.



The main airport is Birmingham Airport, located about 25 minutes' drive east of the city centre. The city has a good bus, train and tram network. Visitors can even use the canal network as a transportation option. However, self-driving is an option to consider as Birmingham is a major highway hub, with the famous spaghetti junction formed by the four major motorways here.

Car Hire Birmingham

There are plenty of options for car rental in Birmingham. In the city centre, most major companies are represented and visitors can choose from Avis, Enterprise, Thrifty and Budget. More options are available at Birmingham Airport as well but advance bookings are always recommended.


Birmingham is a great base from which to explore the West Midlands by car. There are many historic towns and cities surrounding Birmingham that can best be explored with a car hire in Birmingham. The city is well-connected to the M5, M6, M42 and M40 motorways. Smaller A-roads provide access to rural towns as well.

Things To See and Do

Just a short drive from the city centre there are many attractions worth exploring for those with a car. The historic city of Coventry is located southeast of Birmingham with its famous Coventry Cathedral. Adults and children will enjoy a day out at one of the many amusement parks in the area such as Barry Island and Dayton Manor Theme Park.

Best Time To Visit

Unlike most British cities, Birmingham actually gets quite a bit of snowfall due to its elevation. Winter months can be bitterly cold, with temperatures below freezing much of the time. The spring and summer months tends to be the most popular times to visit the city. June through September enjoy temperature highs of around 21?C and lows of 12?C.

Practical information

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  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by at this location?
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Enterprise
  • Sixt
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • National Car Rental
  • Alamo
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Flizzr
  • Hertz
  • Avis
  • Green Motion
  • Drivalia
  • Easirent
  • Your Rent
  • Thrifty
  • McRent