Car Hire at Birmingham Airport
Car hire at Birmingham Airport
Birmingham Airport is the perfect place to begin your explorations of the north from. Just 20 minutes from the centre of Birmingham via the M6 and with easy access to the regions beyond, hiring a car at Birmingham Airport is the ideal way to make the most of your trip.
What I need to know
Finding the right rental car at Birmingham Airport couldn't be easier, as there are a lot of companies to choose from. Our site will show you all the cars available on your chosen dates so you can get the best deal. We also offer you around the clock customer care and free cancellation in case your plans change.
Where to pick up my car
Picking up your car when you arrive at Birmingham airport couldn't be simpler, as many of the rental companies have desks in the arrivals area and pick-up locations close by. Some companies that don't have pick-up points at the airport offer free shuttle buses, ensuring the process is still stress-free.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
The second largest city in the UK, Birmingham continues to grow and modernise. As well as the new structures, it has beautiful Victorian buildings and is home to the iconic Mailbox and Bullring shopping malls. You'll also find picturesque canals, cool nightlife and the famous Cadbury factory.
Nearby Birmingham Airport
There's plenty to do within in a few minutes of Birmingham Airport so you'll be spoilt for choice. You can head straight into the city centre for a bite to eat at any of the brilliant restaurants or get your shopping in early. Alternatively, you can explore some of the interesting buildings, such as the instantly-recognisable Library of Birmingham.
Birmingham Airport is well-placed to allow you to travel to other areas of the UK and see what the country has on offer. Just under two hours away is the beautiful city of Chester, which you can reach via the A41. Surrounded by Roman-era walls and full of stunning historic buildings, just walking through Chester is an event and well worth the trip.
Eating and drinking
Birmingham is home to such a huge variety of cultures and this is reflected in the food and drink on offer in the city. From small family-run eateries to trendy restaurants and hidden bars, you'll be able to find any type of food to suit your taste and budget. In fact, Birmingham has become a foodie Mecca, so be prepared to try a few unusual dishes.
Things to do
With the city being so immensely varied, you'll find plenty of activities to enjoy during your visit. For a slice of delicious history, head to Cadbury World, which is where you can learn all about the history of chocolate, as well as try some samples.
Birmingham is also the ideal place for shopping, with several shopping centres and the famous Jewellery Quarter just waiting to be explored.
The city has become a great mix of old and new so you'll find ancient buildings rubbing elbows with fantastical new builds. For history, you can't beat Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which will amaze you before you've even stepped through the door due to how grand its exterior is.
Of course, you could always wander around the canals or go on a boat tour to see the city from a totally different perspective.