Car hire at Birmingham airport


To ensure that you are happy when you sit in your hire car at Birmingham Airport, we have compiled some useful information for you. We hope that this information helps to make your visit to Birmingham Airport as easy as possible.

To the best of our knowledge the information here is as accurate as possible but please double check before relying on it.

Easily accesible from the M42 and the M6, Birmingham Airport is a good place to rent a car from. It is a 17 minute drive to Birmingham City centre (in theory). Should you need to refill your hire car with petrol before dropping it back off at the airport then the nearest petrol stations are shown on the map above. We have put their postcodes below for you to simply put them into your sat-nav. The airport is also close to The National Exhibition Centre and renting a car is an ideal way to explore the local area and get to the NEC. Here is a link to the NEC What’s On page. Many people also visit Birmingham’s Town Hall and Symphony Hall to experience one of their many live events.

Within the airport you will find a good number of shops and restaurants. It is mainly the usual suspects, like WHSmiths, Boots, Next, Costa, Nero, Pret, and Burger King.



Should you need to get more shopping than the airport can offer, you can drive you hire car over to the nearest supermarket, which is an Asda Superstore located just 3.4 miles away. It’s postcode is B37 5EX.

For local travel news you can listen to BBC Radio WM on 95.6FM.

Drive times and distances from Birmingham Airport

// Coventry – 11.mi, 18mins
// Nottingham – 48 mi, 57mins
// Manchester – 96.3mi, 1 hour 41mins
// London – 115mi, 2hours 1min

Nearest Petrol Stations to Birmingham Airport

// Fuel Farm (Shell), B26 3QY
// Marston Green Filling Station (Murco), B37 7AU. No 53
// Star Sheldon, B26 3PG No 2323
// Leaway Service Station, B33 8NN

Car Hire Companies at Birmingham Airport

The arrivals area of the airport has desks run by six of the big car hire companies – Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and National. You can pick up and drop off your rental car in carparks that are a short walk from the airport buildings. Most of the companies are open until midnight and also have out of hours car return areas.

Birmingham Airport address and phone number

Birmingham Airport
Airport Way
Birmingham
West Midlands
B26 3QJ

General enquiries: +44 (0)871 222 0072