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    Car Hire at Birmingham International Train Station

    Birmingham is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK, attracting over 41 million tourists a year with over 1 million international visitors. It is home to 5 universities and one of the biggest airports in the UK and is only just over an hour’s drive from the country's capital, London. The city is known to have more canals than Venice and is also known as one of the greenest cities with over 600 parks spanning over 8,000 acres.

    Sutton Park is a popular attraction in Birmingham, being one of the largest urban parks in Europe, not located in a capital city. Spanning across 2,400 acres of land it contains a mixture of 7 lakes, ancient woodlands, heathland, wetland and marshes. It has restaurants, children’s playgrounds, a visitors centre, golf course and a donkey sanctuary with a railway line running through the centre. With no entrance fee to the park it is perfect for a wide range of leisurely activities such as bike riding, dog walking, jogging, family walks and pony trekking. The Cadbury world factory is also based in Birmingham and was opened in 1990, here you can take a self-guided tour through the 14 zones which tell the story of the chocolate through different sets such as video presentations, multi-sensory cinema, interactive displays and a 3d cinema. There are rides, children’s parks, a green screen and a café. The Shakespeare Express is one of only a handful of still running steam trains throughout England. It runs from Birmingham to Stratford Upon Avon, you will view the beautiful countryside while having a fresh cooked meal along with wine, and soft drinks.

    Birmingham’s nightlife is very popular and has a wide variety of places to visit. Starting with Pryzm, Birmingham’s very own super club, thanks to it being the biggest nightclub in the city, is home to music such as RnB, Hip Hop and dance spread over 4 separate rooms. There is a late night cocktail bar and an RnB basement club. It has won best bar on broad street for 3 consecutive years so you're guaranteed a great night. Bambu however is a popular VIP spot, if you’re looking for the finer side of things and you must be on the guest list to enter. It is a bar playing music such as hip hop chart and urban and is home to a Moroccan garden and private booths.

    The city has 5 Michelin star awarded restaurants which says a lot about the food in the area. Carters is one of the must visit restaurants, having been awarded a Michelin star, and although its prices range is on the higher end of the scale, its top quality food makes it all worth it. Another restaurant which is hoping to gain a star is Opheem.  This is an Indian restaurant with a beautiful cherry blossom decked bar and an open kitchen, making it well worth a visit. If you’re looking for more of a street food type menu then look no further than Original Patty Men, it used to be a roaming pit stop restaurant moving around the city before finding a permanent home serving foods such as burgers, chicken wings and dirty fries for low prices.

    Booking your car hire at Birmingham International Train Station is the most simple and stress free way to start your journey, with helpful and friendly staff available to answer any questions you may have to make your journey run smoothly. Auto Europe makes this possible with a variety of vehicles to suit your needs and over 24,000 pick-up points you can find worldwide, you are sure to find something perfect for your journey. For more information on driving in Birmingham check our Driving in the UK page. As Birmingham is one of our most popular destinations, take a look at what our other customers think of Auto Europe's many products and services in the Midlands area by visiting our Birmingham car hire reviews page.

    Station information

    Birmingham International Train Station was opened on the 26th January 1976 with train services running to several parts of the country such as London and Edinburgh. That station is located in Solihull, West Midlands. The Stations was named Birmingham International Station as it is located adjacent to the airport which at the time was named Birmingham International Airport. The station is on the West Coast Main Line serving both the airport and the National Exhibition Centre and is located around 8.5 miles from Birmingham New Street Train Station.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Birmingham International Train Station

    When collecting your car rental at Birmingham International Train Station please be aware that car hire services are not located directly inside the Station itself. They are located on the adjoining road Airport Way which is around a 5-10 minute walk from the station. Please be sure to have your driver’s licence and a credit card in the name of the main driver as these will be needed for your collection. Some rental companies require other documents such as utility bills, so please make sure to check your rental voucher terms and conditions before departure to make sure you have all necessary requirements with you so you can avoid any problems when you arrive. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact the team who will be happy to clarify any issues for you.

    Hertz at Birmingham International Station Hertz at Birmingham International Station
    Airport Way
    Birmingham, UK B263QZ

    + 44 843 309 3005
    Opening Hours:
    Mondays-Sundays 06:30 AM-midnight

    Station Facilities

    The train station has public telephones which accept coins and cards. There are ATM’s available throughout the station as well as several shops including Subway, Sloe Bar Café, Café Ritazza and WHSmith. There are also many food and drink concessions available throughout the station. There are information systems located throughout with departures, arrivals and announcements. There is also free Wi-Fi, Currency Exchange and a First Class Lounge with tea, coffee and soft drinks as well as lost property, post box, fax and photocopying machines. There is also disabled access, wheelchair ramps and an induction loop for mobility or hearing impaired passengers.

    How to get to and from Birmingham International Train Station

    Getting around is made much easier when you rent a car at Birmingham International Train Station although other modes of transport are available should you need to use them. Taxi services are located directly outside the station entrance, it takes roughly 30 minutes to travel into the city centre. The station also runs an Airlink monorail system between the station and the airport, this journey is a free one and takes roughly 2 minutes. The monorail runs between 03:30am and 12:30am. For those who arrive to the station between the hours the Airlink isn’t running there is also a courtesy bus from Bus Stop D at the airport or bust stop SB at the station, this bus runs between 12:30am and 02:00am. There are also many bus routes which run directly from the station, located directly outside the station entrance next to the taxi rank services. There are also cycle hire services to be found at the station.

    Parking tips

    When parking your car hire at Birmingham International Train Station there are 3 locations to choose from. The station has a short stay car park, pick-up and drop off point and also a multi storey car park. The NCP multi storey is open 24 hours with over 2000 parking spaces, available at different price rates depending on time of day and what day it is, however it is currently cheaper on the weekends. You can also pay for your tickets monthly, three monthly or annually if you visit the station often. Another option is to park at the airport car park and take the free Airlink over to the station. You can also choose to park in the city centre, some of the best places to park are the bullring car parks, Bullring Moor Street has the most family and disabled spaces and is the largest car park in the area. Other good places to park are Snow Hill, Town Hall, Grand Central and Paradise with Pershore Street and Markets currently being the cheapest.

    Useful links

    Birmingham Tourist Information

    Birmingham Airport