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Car Hire from Birmingham Airport

Car Hire at Birmingham Airport

This information is correct as of June 2015

Birmingham offers destinations such as Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, National Exhibition Centre, and Cadbury World, among others. Reach top stops within the city through the many car rental options provided via Birmingham Airport.

Where to hire a car at Birmingham Airport

The car rental providers from Birmingham Airport include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National, and Sixt. Seven of the most well-known car hire companies serve from within the airport’s Arrivals area. Avis and Budget operate from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. from Sundays to Fridays, and 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturdays; Enterprise is open at 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.; Europcar 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Saturdays to Thursdays and 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m during Fridays and Saturdays; Hertz operate from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.; National schedule starts at 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Sundays to Thursdays, 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday; while Sixt operates from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Additionally, when collecting and returning cars, the airport has dedicated collect-and-return car parks located close to the terminal building.

What to expect when hiring a car from Birmingham Airport

When driving around Birmingham, its city centre offers a lot of areas that operate with one-way systems, with some parts of the city centre are partially pedestrianised, or closed off to traffic, making the city centre more pedestrian-friendly rather than car or vehicle-friendly. Travelling around Birmingham is possible through car. Essential tools to make travelling a lot easier are maps or sat-navs to assist with driving around.

Driving around Birmingham Airport

Drop by Worcester, United Kingdom from Birmingham Airport and visit main landmarks within the city including Worcester Cathedral, Cripplegate Park, Gheluvelt Park, and Fort Royal Park, to name a few. When driving to Worcester, United Kingdom from Birmingham Airport, drive on M42 within Hampton in Arden from Coventry Rd or A45 for 1.5 miles or three minutes. Afterwards, drive down M42 and M5, towards Pershore Ln or A4538 within Worcestershire, from M5 take exit 6 with the ride lasting more or less 29 minutes, covering around 30.1 miles. Lastly, go approximately 4.2 miles down Pershore Ln or A4538 then take B4636 to reach A38 within Worcester to reach Worcester within 11 minutes. The total ride will last 44 minutes and will cover 35.8 miles from point of origin.

Getting to your destination

Nottingham
Nottingham is a city within Nottinghamshire and has been linked to the legend of Robin Hood. Among its notable stops include impressive architecture such as the Nottingham Trent University with its Arkwright Building, The Prudential Building, and The Albert Hall, to name a few.

Drive out via M42 within Marston Green from Coventry Rd/A45 and Exit 6 for three minutes or 1.2 miles go on from M42 to A42 within Leicestershire and drive down 19.7 miles for 19 minutes. Next, get on M1 travel down the road for 14.2 miles or 13 miles, then go to Brian Clough Way or A52 within Sandiacre. From there, get out via exit 25 from M1 for eight minutes or 7.3 miles. Down Brian Clough Way/A52, as well as Derby Rd/A6200, get to Nottingham within seven miles or 18 minutes. The total destination is around 49.4 miles and can last for around an hour.

Leicester
As a city and unitary authority area within England’s East Midlands, Leicester offers sites and destinations that offer a bit of everything, from older architecture to places of worship, to various shopping areas and historical spots.

From Birmingham Airport, reach Leicester within 46 minutes. Allot an initial seven minutes to cover 3.5 miles down M6 within Coleshill from B4438, A446 and Exit 4. For around 25 minutes or 27.8 miles, go down M6 and M69 to reach A5460 within Leicestershire. When on A5460, drive down Vaughan Way or A594, to reach Leicester, United Kingdom for a total of 46 minutes or 35.1 miles.

Northampton As the county town of Northamptonshire, it offers noteworthy destinations such as The Holy Sepulchre, All Saints’ Church, and Northampton Guildhall.

For approximately an hour or 46.5 miles from Birmingham Airport, reach Northampton from M6 in Coleshill from B4438, A446 and Exit 4. Next, go down M6 and M1 to reach Weedon Rd/A4500 within Northamptonshire, from M1 exit via exit 16, for 40 minutes or 37.6 miles. Go down Weedon Rd/A4500 and A428 to reach Crispin St. in 13 minutes or 5.4 miles to reach Northampton.

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