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    Car hire at Birmingham airport for the best prices

    The bustling city of Birmingham is one of the UK most popular tourist destinations. Birmingham is south of Manchester and is well known for its famous Cadbury world chocolate factory as well as its cultural events, museums and galleries, along with a wide variety of restaurants, shops and activities to choose from. It is a perfect spot for your next adventure.

    By arranging your car hire at Birmingham airport through Auto Europe it gives you the independence and freedom to start your journey as soon as you step off the plane. Making sure you have as much time as possible to really make the most of your trip. You can be certain that with over 24,000 locations worldwide and a wide range of vehicles to choose from that you will find something to perfectly suit your trip. With Auto Europe you will find the most competitive prices along with the greatest service. Read what others have to say about their recent Auto Europe car rental in the Midlands by visiting our Birmingham car hire reviews section.

    Airport information

    Birmingham airport was first opened in 1939 and has previously been known as Birmingham International airport and previous to this it was known as Elmdon airport. It is located around 6 miles east south east of the city centre.

    Birmingham Airport (BHX)
    Address: Birmingham B26 3QJ, UK
    Phone: +44 871 222 0072
    Location: Birmingham
    Airlines operating at Birmingham airport: A large number of airlines connect Birmingham with the rest of the world. With flights running from British Airways, Jet2, Eurowings, Flybe, Ryanair, TUi and many more.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Birmingham airport

    When collecting your car rental at Birmingham airport please be sure to have your booking credit card as well as your driving licence with you to make sure your booking runs as smoothly as possible. The friendly and helpful staff will then take care of the rest for you and be certain to get you on your way as quickly as possible to start your journey.

    Hertz Car Hire at Birmingham Airport Hertz at Birmingham Airport
    Trident Road
    Birmingham, UK B26 3QJ

    +44 843 309 3005
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 06:30 AM-midnight
    Europcar Car Hire at Birmingham Airport Europcar at Birmingham Airport
    Trident Road
    Birmingham, UK B26 3QJ

    +44 121 7826507
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 06:30 AM-midnight
    Avis Car Hire at Birmingham Airport Avis at Birmingham Airport
    Trident Road
    Birmingham, UK B26 3QJ

    +44 844 544 6013
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 06:30 AM-midnigh
    Sat 06:30 AM-11:00 PM
    Sun 06:30 AM-midnight
    Enterprise Car Hire at Birmingham Airport Enterprise at Birmingham Airport
    Trident Road
    Birmingham, UK B26 3QJ

    +44 121 7829030
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 06:00 AM-midnight
    National Car Hire at Birmingham Airport National at Birmingham Airport
    Trident Road
    Birmingham, UK B26 3QJ

    +44 121 782 9030
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 06:00 AM-midnight


    Birmingham airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 and terminal 2 interconnect via the Millennium link building allowing for easier transfers between the 2. Terminal 1 has been opened since 1984 to ease congestion in the original Elmdon terminal, terminal 1 has since been expanded several times to accommodate in passengers as well as flights. Terminal 2 was opened in 1991 with several airlines switching from terminal 1 to terminal 2.

    Airport Facilities

    The airport has several facilities available to passengers including Premium Arrivals Fast Track, Express Lane Security and Special Assistance for disabled or mobility impaired passengers. There is also Lost Property, Meeting Rooms, Currency Exchange, Aircraft Viewing Area and a Multi Faith Prayer Room. There is also a Sky Zone which is a free interactive play area for children of all ages to keep them entertained pre-flight, it also has an augmented reality experience. The airport has 5 separate lounges, The Aspire Lounge, Aspire Lounge South, Clubrooms, Emirates Lounge and No1 Lounge where you can enjoy free Wi-Fi, charging facilities, games consoles and a wide range of fresh hot and cold foods along with complimentary wines, beers and spirits as well as soft drinks coffee and tea. There are a wide range of restaurants and bars such as Burger King, Frankie and Benny’s, All Bar One, Caffe Nero, Bottega Prosecco Bar, Costa, Wrapchic, Factory Bar and Kitchen, Pret a Manger, Wetherspoon, Giraffe, Caffe Ritazza and M and S Food to Go. There is also a variety of shops at the airport including Accessorize, Boots, BOTB, Aerospa, Dixons Travel, Eyelove, JD Sports, M and S Simply Food, Next, Pandora, SPAR, Superdry, Rolling Luggage, World Duty Free, WHSmith, Victorias Secret, The Watch Collection, Pocket Shop, Gratiae and Kurt Geiger.

    How to get to and from Birmingham airport

    Travelling by rent a car to Birmingham airport is the most convenient way to travel as Birmingham airport is at the centre of the UK’s motorway network which makes it one of the most accessible airports along with being well served by road networks. However should you choose to use public transport there are several options available. The airport has an official private hire company through Arrow Cars as well as licenced black taxis serving the airport at the terminal front 24 hours a day all year round. The airport is directly connected to Birmingham international Station via monorail with a journey time of around 1 and half minutes. The train station has links to over 100 towns and cities. There are several bus services which run from the airport and the train station. Tickets can be purchased once on the bus on the X1 to the city centre at stops K and J. the X12 at stops K and L and the 75/75A from stops NB and SB. There is also a coach service which runs to 35 main towns and cities on over 120 daily services.

    Parking tips

    There are several options for parking your car hire at Birmingham airport, valet parking is a 1 minute walk from the terminal. Car Park 1 2 and 3 are also a 1 minute walk from the terminal all with multi story parking as well as CCTV and regular security patrols. Car park 4 and 5 are on site surface car parks with CCTV and regular patrols and a free shuttle bus which runs every 15 minutes. Car park 4 is a 3-5 minute walk and car park 5 is a 5-10 minute walk from the terminal. Car park 7 is an off-site surface car park with regular security patrols and CCTV which also has free shuttle bus which takes 5-10 minutes to get to the terminal. Premium set down parking is designed for dropping off passengers, it is a 1 minute walk from the terminal and has CCTV and regular security as well as electric charging ports. Drop off has free stays for up to 30 minutes when dropping off passengers and also has regular CCTV. It is around a 5-10 minute walk from the terminal. Parking can also be found in around the city with street parking found in Controlled Parking Zones. Be aware that in these areas restrictions and charges apply although if you display a blue badge parking is free and has no time limits. There are many car parks in the area including multi storeys such as Town Hall, Snow Hill and Paradise Circus. These are some of the easiest places to find parking as well as the Bullring Car Parks and Grand Central. Bullring Moor Street car park is the largest car park with the most disabled and family spaces available. There are also several NCP car parks however these can be some of the most expensive parking spaces in the city.

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