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    Car Hire Birmingham

    Birmingham UK Car HireLocated in the central region of the UK, Birmingham is part of the West Midlands county of England. Birmingham was once a major player during the industrial revolution with a multitude of trades being created here; it's no surprise this city was known as the "Workshop of the World." It has recently been redeveloped; however, it retains its industrial heritage whilst still been innovative and modern. There is plenty to see and do for visitors travelling to this city and sure to have something exciting for everyone.

    Shopping lovers will want to explore the city centre shopping district. There is a combination of local and designer labels in the smaller boutiques as well as world-renowned brands such as GAP, H&M and of course a Starbucks Coffee House. The Bullring Markets in the heart of the city is the perfect place to pick up everything from fresh seafood through to fancy dress outfits, electrical goods and more. If you'd prefer to grab a novel or comic book series to read on your travels be sure to check out Nostalgic & Comics store. Grab a bite to eat at one of the hundreds of restaurants that litter the city. You will find an array of cuisines including Indian, Chinese, Italian and English that vary in prices from mid-range to indulgence. There are many bars and pubs in the city as well as along Birmingham's famous canals for visitors to enjoy a refreshing drink on a sunny afternoon.

    Tourists interested in history have an array of museums and galleries to visit, including Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery which displays local history and a collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings. If you have a sweet tooth or are travelling with children, be sure to check out Cadbury World for a guided tour of the factory that makes this world famous chocolate. You will receive some free chocolate along the way and have the option to purchase an assortment of Cadbury's products at the end of the tour.


    Convenient Locations in Birmingham

    Auto Europe offers a wide selection of pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Birmingham and works with the top, trusted car hire suppliers operating within the city, including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Alamo. Whether you are looking to pick-up at major transportation centres, such as Birmingham Airport, Birmingham New Street Rail Station, or downtown, Auto Europe offers fantastic rates on the ideal car hire for your travel plans. Use our booking engine to compare rates at pick-up locations throughout Birmingham and consider our specialty transportation options, such as one-way hires and luxury vehicles.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Birmingham

    Can I hire a car in Birmingham if I am under 25?

    Yes, hiring a car in Birmingham when within the ages of 21-25 is simple. Younger drivers are usually imposed with additional expenses, so look out for day-to-day "young driver surcharges." Age associated fees may vary dependent upon your pick-up destination and your particular auto hire supplier.

    Do I need an international driver's permit (IDP) to drive in England?

    Drivers in England are not expected to obtain an international driver's permit (IDP) as well as their standard driver's license. Check the Australian Automobile association for more information on IDPs. For reference, an IDP is necessary to drive within these countries - Portugal, Italy, Iceland, Hungary, the Dominican Republic, the Czech Republic, Argentina, South Africa, Serbia and the United Arab Emirates. Auto Europe is available to resolve any concerns you may have concerning IDPs, contact us on our toll-free line whenever you wish at 1300 656 601.


    Driving in Birmingham

    Drive out of Birmingham for the day and head north-west for two hours until you reach Liverpool, the home of the Beatles. Here you will find the Pier Head Waterfront, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as two cathedrals with outstanding architecture and the biggest national museum collection outside of London. Head south-east along the M6 or M1 if you'd like to visit London and experience this vibrant, multicultural city full of hustle and bustle. There are many iconic attractions here including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, The London Eye and Hyde Park. Leeds is another destination only a two-hour drive north of Birmingham. This buzzing city has much to do including visits to one of the many museums, galleries, parks, shopping and financial districts, restaurants, bars and pubs.

    There is so much to see and do in and around Birmingham so start planning your trip of a lifetime today by downloading our free UK travel guide. The Auto Europe blog has suggestions on more places to visit within the UK as well as recommended driving routes.

    Parking and Tolls in Birmingham

    Contact Auto Europe - BirminghamStreet parking in Birmingham's city centre is operated by Pay and Display meter systems and operate differently between zones. The prices of the Inner Zone range from £1.60 - £3 per hour between 8 am and 6 pm from Monday to Saturday and 8 am to 7:30 pm on Sundays. Free parking is available after 7:30 pm every day. The Outer Zone, Gun Quarter Zone and Jewellery Quarter Zone are in operation from Monday to Saturday between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm and usually cost around £2.90 for up to four hours. Free parking is available after 6 pm every day. The Pay and Display areas are monitored by parking rangers so be sure to purchase a ticket, display it correctly and return to your hire car within the specified time to avoid a fine.

    Multi-storey car parks are a cheaper option, available from approximately £1 per hour. Evening rates, of £3, are offered in some car parks for motorists entering after 6 pm. Check out Birmingham City Council's parking page for more information.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Birmingham

    • Birmingham to Birmingham International Airport (20km approx. 20min)
    • Birmingham to Liverpool (150 km approx. 1hr 45min)
    • Birmingham to London (190km approx. 2hr)
    • Birmingham to Leeds (190km approx. 2hr)

    Book your Car Hire with Auto Europe

    Book a great deal on car hire in Birmingham with Auto Europe using our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. We have over 60 years of experience in car hire and will compare prices and vehicles of major suppliers to ensure you are getting the most competitive prices. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.


    Alternatives to Car Hire in Birmingham

    While Auto Europe is usually renowned for our wonderful rates on traditional Car hires, we provide additional transportation options to provide even further value for our customers. To better serve our clients, we are mindful that in certain instances conventional vehicle hires might not entirely accommodate the requirements of your travel party. To offer our clients with even further choices and value, we provide vehicles for hire such as premium luxury cars, spacious vans and unique motorhomes. Regardless if you are considering a prolonged road-trip or simply want a high quality traveling experience, Auto Europe is here to ensure you are at ease while driving. Assess prices in our safe booking engine and find the optimal car hire for your next journey.

    Birmingham Motorhome Hires
    Birmingham Motorhome Hire -  Providing a different option to explore and journey through England, motorhome hires becoming increasingly popular. In a motorhome, travellers can go away from the usual path and become completely immersed in all England has to offer. With numerous reliable and versatile locations to camp, discover for yourself why motorhome hires in England are as popular as ever!
    Van Hire Birmingham
    Van Hire Birmingham -  In case you are searching for a vehicle to fit your large travel party, large/heavy luggage or anything in the middle - take a look at a van hire for your time in England. From functional family vans to large 9-12 passenger van hires, we provide excellent rates on our whole fleet of vans available for hire. Within our safe booking engine, assess rates, capacity, detailed specs and more.
    Luxury Car Hire Birmingham
    Luxury Car Hire Birmingham -  By using a luxury auto hire in Birmingham, visitors can make the most of their time in England. When behind the wheel of luxury models like Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and many more, you can have a quality auto hire experience you will never forget about. Check out our rates and get the optimal vehicle for your holiday plans in England!