Birmingham Airport car hire - find the best car rentals deals in Birmingham with Cartrawler UK
Birmingham Airport - BHX, formerly known as Birmingham International Airport and Elmdon Airport is located approx. 10 miles southeast of Birmingham city centre in West Midlands, England.
2014 Mini Cooper.
It is often possible to find low-cost offers of a Mini to rent at Birmingham Airport. Read more about cheap car hire from Birmingham Airport below.
Airlines and destinations at Birmingham Airport
Birmingham Airport marketed under the ‘Hello World’ slogan operates routes to Europe, North America, Middle East and India, as well as a limited choice of domestic flights.
As a hub for budget carriers Ryanair, Flybe and Monarch and the charter airlines Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines, Birmingham Airport is especially popular amongst holidaymakers from the UK traveling to beach resorts of Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Greece.
Birmingham Airport is well connected to major cities in Europe, having particularly interesting offer of routes to Poland.
Domestic flights to Birmingham are available from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Inverness and Isle of Man.
Rent a car from Birmingham Airport
Car hire at Birmingham Airport is possible from some of the largest global car rental companies, amongst them: Avis Rent A Car, Budget, Enterprise Rent A Car, Hertz Car Hire, National Car Rental and Sixt Rent A Car. You will also be able to book a cheap car in Birmingham Airport from low-cost suppliers such as Keddy, Easyrent or Interrent.
Although rental cars are readily available directly at the desk after the arrival to Birmingham, it is advisable to book your BHX car hire in advanced and preferably after having compared rates from different providers.
Internet search engines of car hire, such as Cartrawler UK, allow you to find the most competitive offers of car rental in many locations in the UK and worldwide.
The cheapest car hire deals at Birmingham Airport available on Cartrawler often start from around £70 for a 7-days rental of a small city car such as a Citroen C1, a Toyota Aygo, or similar.
A stylish Mini Cooper can usually be hired at Birmingham Airport for approx. £130-160 for a week. Please note, however, that prices of this 'life-style' vehicles tend to fluctuate considerably according to the supply and demand. The most popular models, such as Mini Cooper S and Mini Cooper S Convertible are usually more expensive.
The best deals on Birmingham Airport car hire are usually found in the mid-range classes of rental vehicles, as is the case of a VW Golf, a Hyundai i30 or a Ford Focus which is often available for around £110 for a week of BHX car hire.
BMW 3 Series - inexpensive premium car to rent in Birmingham
Should you be tempted by a slightly larger and more prestigious BMW 3 Series or Mercedes C-Class to hire at affordable rates, Birmingham Airport car hire offer is usually well worth exploring too.
Drive from Birmingham Airport - distances
Birmingham Airport benefits from a privileged location in the centre of UK motorway network.
With a hire car at your disposal you will be able to drive easily and quickly to all the largest cities in UK. The approximate road distances and traveling time from Birmingham are:
- distance Birmingham to London: 118 miles (2 h by car)
- distance Birmingham to Nottingham: 52 miles (1 h by car)
- distance Birmingham to Bristol: 88 miles (1 h 30 min by car)
- distance Birmingham to Liverpool: 98 miles (1 h 40 min by car)
- distance Birmingham to Manchester: 90 miles (1h 30 min by car).
National Exhibition Centre - Birmingham
A large number of visitors landing at Birmingham Airport are heading to the National Exhibition Centre of Birmingham. Inaugurated in 1976 the Centre, shortly referred to as NEC, is the largest exhibition facility in the UK, comprising 20 interconnected halls and an area of 611 acres.
The exhibition centre in Birmingham holds regularly events of international recognition, amongst them the British International Motorshow, Autosport International or Crufts Dog Show. The NEC’s LG Arena is amongst the busiest music venues in the world.
Check the updated agenda of National Exhibition Centre - NEC Birmingham.
The National Exhibition centre is located right next to Birmingham Airport, along the M42 motorway. If you are not hiring a car from Birmingham Airport, the easiest way of getting from the BHX terminal to NEC is via mono-rail shuttle, the Air-Rail Link (AR) to the airport’s train station, the Birmingham International, which itself is connected to the exposition centre. See map.