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Birmingham is the second most populous city in Britain, after London, making it an exciting international hub of commerce, transport, events and conferences. The city ranks highly in cultural attractions, with the internationally renowned Birmingham Royal Ballet, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Birmingham is a vibrant and bustling city with a cosmopolitan population, offering rich insight into culture and entertainment, including a large array of restaurants with worldwide cuisine.

Hiring a car in Birmingham

Whether visiting the city for pleasure, business or both, Birmingham car hire is easy to arrange and offers great opportunities to explore the city and surrounding areas. If you're arriving on a flight to Birmingham and looking for car hire at Birmingham Airport, this is a convenient place to collect a vehicle and gain instant access to the city.

Places to visit in Birmingham

Visitors to the city should take advantage of the many cheap hotels Birmingham has on offer. Once a car is arranged, there are endless places to visit including Cadbury World for all chocoholics, Warwick Castle for history lovers and the Bullring Shopping Centre, for all those that love to shop. Whatever the reason for visiting, cheap Birmingham car hire is a convenient and practical way to make the most of a stay.

General Advice on Hiring a Car

When you purchase car hire you are entering into a contract with your car hire company. Always check their terms and conditions before you buy to make sure you're aware of your responsibilities when you collect your car in Birmingham, and any additional charges.

Here's a few things to watch out for:

  • Almost all car hire companies add a mandatory fee for drivers under the age of 25.
  • Check what level of insurance is included for the hire car in Birmingham. In particular check how much the excess is (the amount you need to pay in the event of any accident) you may want to take out additional insurance.
  • Check what the fuel policy is with your car. Don't forget to fill up the tank before you drop it off if you've agreed to return it full!
  • Find out if there's a maximum daily mileage - especially if you're planning to do a lot of driving in Birmingham!
  • You'll need to pay a deposit (or pre-approve one) to pick up the car. Most car rental companies will only accept credit cards for this.

  • If you'd like more advice on common charges (and what you can do to avoid them) read our complete guide to car hire.