Useful to know about Birmingham Airport

  • Birmingham Airport is the seventh busiest airport in the United Kingdom.
  • It used to be number five in the UK but has been overtaken by Edinburgh and Luton airports.
  • The low cost carrier Flybe is the most popular airline at Birmingham Airport.
  • It is just one of a number of airlines to have hubs there including Monarch and Ryanair.
  • Birmingham Airport is actually located 10 kilometres outside of Birmingham city centre in Bickenhill.

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My first time in the UK! I hired a car for 1 week from the airport and everything was good thank you.

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Birmingham Airport, United Kingdom

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Best price I could find on the web and seemed like a reputable company so I booked a rental car. Picked up with no trouble and car was fine.

13/08/2019
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Average prices per day for car hire at Birmingham Airport

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FAQs about car hire at Birmingham Airport

How much does car hire in Birmingham - Airport cost?

Car hire in Birmingham - Airport costs as little as € per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a mini class vehicle is € per day. The most expensive car to hire is € per day from for a .

Who is the best car rental agent in Birmingham - Airport?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, has the highest customer rating for car hire in Birmingham - Airport with a score of /10 with rated second best with a score of /10.

How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Birmingham - Airport?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Birmingham - Airport is € per week from .

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Birmingham - Airport?

The cheapest car hire company in Birmingham - Airport is , with prices for a class car such as the Fiat 500 available from as little as € per week.

How much is fuel in Birmingham - Airport?

You can expect to pay €1.46/ltr of petrol and €1.52/ltr of diesel in Birmingham - Airport. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Birmingham - Airport?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Birmingham - Airport with leading car hire companies such as as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Birmingham - Airport?

We can arrange rental cars in Birmingham - Airport.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Birmingham - Airport?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Birmingham - Airport, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Birmingham - Airport?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Birmingham - Airport at the moment, however rates start from just € per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than € from in Birmingham - Airport or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

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The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Birmingham - Airport is € per week with and average price of € per week across all car hire companies.

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Birmingham Airport Mini Guide

The Airport
Birmingham Airport is situated right in the heart of the UK and is accessible to over 35 million people, within a 2 hour drive! The airport is just 7 miles east of the city centre in Bickenhill, which is about 20 minutes by car or 10 minutes by train. It is the 7th busiest airport in the UK.

Birmingham Airport

Getting There
At present, 36 airlines operate at Birmingham Airport, offering domestic flights within the UK, European and international flights. Destinations further afield can be connected via hubs in Europe and the Middle East. Many charter and budget airlines fly into Birmingham with short-to-mid haul routes from popular European resorts. These often change on a seasonal basis. Extension to the main runway to be completed in 2013 will enable it to take larger aircraft from bigger destinations.

Travelling From the Airport
There is a free monorail shuttle service that takes you from the airport terminal to the National Exhibition Centre and Birmingham International train station in 90 seconds. From there you can take a train into the city to Birmingham New Street station, the trains depart every 10 minutes approximately and the journey time is 10 minutes.

There are 2 main bus services into the city, the 900 and the 966. National Express and Megabus provide long distance coach travel from the airport. Both bus and coach services leave from just outside the terminal building. You will find the car hire desks in the arrivals area, where a representative will be waiting to meet you. The journey to the city will take about 23 minutes, via the A45, M42 and A38.

Shopping
There are a variety of shops in the main check-in area and departure lounge including Next and Austin Reed for fashion, Claire’s and Accessorize for those finishing touches to a holiday outfit and Antler if you need extra luggage to pack your shopping in! WHSmith has a good selection of books and magazines for your journey and Boots the chemist is there for the toiletries you forgot to pack and extra sun cream. Both stores have outlets throughout the terminal building.

Eating and Drinking
If you get hungry at the airport, you can get anything from a sandwich to fast food or if you prefer, you can have a meal in a pub style setting at Yates or Wetherspoon. For coffee and a quick panini (or for your in-flight sandwich/salad!) you can try Costa, Pret A Manger or Upper Crust, there are plenty to choose from.

Other Information
In the departures area there is an information desk, should you need any further assistance. For families, there is a children’s play area available in the departures area. There are 2 executive lounges at the terminal, where you can relax in comfort, have a drink and a snack and use the business facilities, all for a small fee. Internet access is also available at business booths situated in the terminal. First Aid is available 24 hours a day. Prayer rooms are also available.

Passengers Requiring Special Assistance
OCS can provide assistance through the airport and onto the aircraft for passengers with reduced mobility. People movers, wheelchairs and paging devices are just some of the facilities available. There is an induction loop system for passengers who are hard of hearing and there are staff available who use sign language.

 

Customer questions about Birmingham Airport car hire

Hi, I am about to book car hire on your website. I will be paying the extra insurance. Will I need to have a credit card with money available with me when I collect the car? 

Hi, yes a credit card is required when you collect the vehicle.

Customer questions about Birmingham Airport car hire

Hi, I am about to book car hire on your website. I will be paying the extra insurance. Will I need to have a credit card with money available with me when I collect the car? 

Hi, yes a credit card is required when you collect the vehicle.

Latest Update from Birmingham Airport:

19/04/12 - Upgrades to Birmingham Airport have now been completed seeing the merging of terminals 1 and 2 to improve passenger transit through the airport. The expected extension of the runway to take larger planes has seen completion delayed until 2013 but the completed works have increased the capacity of the airport to 15 million passengers a year.

02/05/12 - It has been announced today that Birmingham Airport are launching a new service to Hamburg, with flights provided by Lufthansa. At the moment the flights are scheduled to operate twelve times a week.

20/02/13 - New flights abound at Birmingham Airport this summer with the arrival of bmi Regional to Gothenburg, Lyon and Toulouse as well as three new routes with Monarch to Split, Gibraltar and Bordeaux.

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