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Cheap Car Hire in Birmingham from £13

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Birmingham with a pick-up date of 21/7 and drop-off date of 4/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Birmingham car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Birmingham. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 16 July 2024.

Most popular company

GREENMOTION

Price of gas per litre

£1.42

Average price per day

£37

Cheapest price per day

£13

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Birmingham?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Birmingham and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 16 July 2024.

January

£18

February

£22

March

£26

April

£29

May

£33

June

£32

July

£37

August

£37

September

£31

October

£26

November

£22

December

£30

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Birmingham is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Birmingham

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Birmingham and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 16 July 2024.

There are currently 83 hire locations operating in Birmingham spread across 29 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in Birmingham is small car at £14 a day. Below are all the 5 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Premium

Premium

Luxury

Luxury

Compact estate car

Compact estate car

Compare available car types for hire in Birmingham

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Birmingham to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 16 July 2024.

Small cars

£16 - £30

All Car Types

£28 - £71

To hire a small car in Birmingham, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £24/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Birmingham, the United Kingdom (~£16/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~£30/day). In fact, January is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Birmingham. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Birmingham, hiring a small car saves you 50% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Birmingham small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Birmingham, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £57/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Birmingham, the United Kingdom (~£40/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~£70/day). In fact, January is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Birmingham. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Birmingham, hiring a medium car is 18% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Birmingham medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Birmingham, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £85/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Birmingham, the United Kingdom (~£62/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£109/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Birmingham. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Birmingham, hiring a large car is 45% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Birmingham large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Birmingham, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £42/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Birmingham, the United Kingdom (~£32/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~£55/day). In fact, April is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Birmingham. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Birmingham, hiring a SUV saves you 11% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Birmingham SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Birmingham, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £95/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a van in Birmingham, the United Kingdom (~£67/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~£114/day). In fact, January is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Birmingham. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Birmingham, hiring a van is 50% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in Birmingham, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £102/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Birmingham, the United Kingdom (~£79/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£125/day). In fact, January is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Birmingham. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Birmingham, hiring a luxury car is 54% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Birmingham luxury car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a convertible in Birmingham, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £272/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in Birmingham, the United Kingdom (~£169/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~£424/day). In fact, December is about 39% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible hire for Birmingham. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Birmingham, hiring a convertible is 83% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Hyundai i10£14/day
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A/C
Hyundai i10
Opel Corsa£16/day
2
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A/C
Opel Corsa
Hyundai i30£17/day
4
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A/C
Hyundai i30

Top hire agencies in Birmingham

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Birmingham known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Birmingham. Reviews were last updated on 16 July 2024.
Hire a car with one of the top providers serving the Birmingham area such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Easirent and Avis. Skim reviews, hire company locations, prices, and more before making your decision.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0
Wonderful
2 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

9.3

Easirent

3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Avis

10.0
Wonderful
1 review2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Alamo

9.7
Wonderful
5 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

9.7

Overall

9.7

Pick-up/drop-off

9.7

Value

9.4

keddy by Europcar

7 locations

DRIVALIA

2 locations

Europcar

6.6
Okay
6 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

7.0

Budget

6.2
Okay
6 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.2

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.0

Best Birmingham car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Birmingham. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Birmingham with an average daily rate of £25. Data was last updated on 16 July 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to hiring a car in Birmingham. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Hyundai i10£14/day
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A/C
Hyundai i10
Opel Corsa£16/day
2
M
A/C
Opel Corsa
Hyundai i30£17/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i30

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Birmingham, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 16 July 2024.
  • What are the requirements to hire a car in Birmingham?

    If you're interested in car hire in Birmingham, you’ll need a full valid driving licence as well as photographic ID, such as a passport. For non-UK residents, you may need to show proof of return travel, as well as residency information for whilst in the UK. Legally, you can drive in the UK with a non-UK licence for up to 12 months. If your licence isn’t fully printed in English, you’ll need to provide an international driving permit. Additionally, if you’re planning to use your hire car in Birmingham to leave the UK via the Channel, you may need an international driving permit – it’s best to confirm directly with your supplier. The minimum age for car hire in Birmingham, like the rest of the UK, is 23. Age restrictions also vary by vehicle, so some cars may not be available to drivers under 25.

  • What are the rules for driving in Birmingham?

    For those of you using car hire in Birmingham, be aware that, like the rest of the UK, you’ll drive on the left-hand side of the road. From June 2021, the city launched a Clean Air Zone, operating 24 hours a day, all year. If your vehicle isn’t compliant, you’ll have to pay a daily charge. It’s best to check directly with your hire company about which vehicles are allowed to enter the zone and which may incur a fine. Speed limits within the city are usually 20 mph, and sometimes 30 mph. For streets with one lane in each direction, the limit is 60 mph, and for those with two lanes in each direction or on motorways, the limit is 70 mph. All passengers must wear seat belts, and for anyone driving with children aged 12 and under, you must also ensure they’re in the correct car seat for their height and weight.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Birmingham?

    For anyone seeking car hire in Birmingham, the most popular type of car to hire is a compact one, which is ideal for city driving. However, rest assured that there is almost every type of vehicle available to hire, including luxury, economy, electric and passenger vans.

  • What are the best places to park in Birmingham?

    For anyone looking to park their car hire in Birmingham, you have a variety of options, as the city has around 24,000 parking spots. There’s plenty of on-street parking available; it’s usually metered and often free on Sundays. You’ll find car parks on Great Charles Street or multi-storey car parks across the city, as well as uncovered, open-air parks. Some car parks now offer pre-booking if you pre-register your debit or credit card, meaning you won’t have to visit a ticket machine. In busy times, it’s best to check the signs around the city centre, which indicate how many free parking spaces are available in each car park.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Birmingham?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £37/day when booking a car hire in Birmingham. The absolute best deal a user found was for £15/day from Provider's pick, booked on Jul. 14.

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Birmingham?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Avis (10.0 rating), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (10.0 rating) and Alamo (9.7 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Birmingham.

  • What are petrol prices like in Birmingham?

    The average price of petrol in Birmingham is £1.42/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £63 and £92 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Birmingham for a week from GREEN MOTION ?

    GREEN MOTION is one of the top picks in Birmingham. They can have you in a hire car for about £207 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Birmingham for the best price?

    Generally, for a better deal in Birmingham it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 54%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 7 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Birmingham?

    Yes, cars are available to be hired for an entire month in Birmingham.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Birmingham for a month?

    Generally, a month-long car rental in Birmingham can be found for about £887, with the average price for a rental being around £30 a day. Book with Provider's pick, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 61% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Birmingham.

  • How much is a car hire in Birmingham for a weekend?

    It costs £67 for a weekend car hire in Birmingham, on average. The cheapest type of car hire you can book on any given weekend is the Mini as prices are generally lower for these hire types due to demand and availability. If you’re planning to book a hire car in Birmingham in August, prices are £50 per day on average.

  • What car do most people hire in Birmingham?

    The most popular car to hire while in Birmingham is the Class Luxury SUV, which is a Luxury vehicle.

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Small car hires in Birmingham

Find small car hire deals in Birmingham from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Birmingham cost an average of £17 per day. Price data was last updated on 16 July 2024.
Fiat Panda£13/day
2
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Fiat Panda
Chevrolet Spark£14/day
2
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Chevrolet Spark
Fiat 500£14/day
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Fiat 500

Car hires by fuel type in Birmingham

Browse car hires by fuel type in Birmingham. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Birmingham. Deals were last updated on 16 July 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Birmingham. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest (£26+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

Airport car hires in Birmingham
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