Birmingham Airport (BHX) is well-connected to the city by road and is only around a 20-minute drive from Birmingham centre when you head east on the A45. In the opposite direction, the A45 from the airport links with nearby cities, such as Coventry and Northampton. It is also easy to reach surrounding rural areas by road from Birmingham Airport via its surrounding routes, such as the A42 and the M6. This makes car hire at Birmingham Airport a great option for those who want to explore surrounding towns and local beauty spots or who want to set their own travel schedule while in the city.
Birmingham Airport is an international travel hub and is frequently very busy. This means that public transport options from Birmingham Airport may be extremely crowded, especially during peak times such as weekdays. Passengers using public transport may have to wait in line to buy tickets or stand when it is not possible to find a seat on public transport. Birmingham Airport car hire can offer you a quick way to avoid the crowds and help you get your journey underway as soon as you land.
BHX has a large range of car hire companies available and many of these are open throughout the day and into the late evening. Some car hire agencies at Birmingham Airport, such as Enterprise and SIXT, also offer a 24h or out-of-hours returns service, so you can drop off your vehicle whenever it suits your plans.
Looking for a great budget option when you hire a car at Birmingham Airport? Several of the companies available at BHX offer great deals on economy models or provide an economy category when you book to give you a choice of affordable vehicles. For example, Alamo offers economy class vehicles with great savings on cars from top manufacturers. Meanwhile, branches like Goldcar offer fuel-efficient economy models, which are ideal for saving money and for driving in city traffic.
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FAQs about renting a car at Birmingham Airport
If you’re in a hurry to get through the terminals, there are a number of convenient car hire options at BHX that will help you on your way. When you book with Interent, you can take advantage of their contactless Key ‘n’ Go service, which allows you to bypass the counter and pick up your keys from a nearby self-service kiosk. Interent at BHX is also situated just off Coventry Road, which is the fastest route to the A45 and to Birmingham city centre. Europcar also offers a click-and-collect service, which allows you to skip the queues and go straight to your car.
When you go to pick up your car hire at Birmingham Airport, you should make sure that you have the credit or debit card that you used to make the online booking and that you have your driver’s licence with you. You should also take a proof of ID document, such as a valid passport, when you collect your vehicle.
There are several car hire desks inside the Arrivals Hall at Birmingham Airport. Branches, such as Hertz, Budget Car Hire, and Avis all have desks at this location. You will find these just past the Duty-Free zone. These companies have collection lots beside the entrance of Car Park 4, which is situated a 5-minute walk from the Arrivals terminal. There are also a number of car hire companies located in the surrounding area, just a short distance from the airport. For instance, Sunnycars car hire is located just north of the airport along Bickenhill Lane and to the right of the roundabout. Meanwhile, Keddy car hire is situated just off Coventry Road past the junction on Terminal Road.
On average a rental car at Birmingham Airport costs C$ 61 per day.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Birmingham Airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION , Avis, and National.