NATIONAL Car Rental at Birmingham Airport

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NATIONAL Car Rental at Birmingham Airport
NATIONAL Car Rental at Birmingham Airport

Rated 8.9 out of 10

85 / 100
Avg. Wait
24 mins
Quality of Vehicle
92 / 100
Desk Service
91 / 100
flag Vehicle Pickup
88 / 100
Vehicle Drop Off
90 / 100

In Terminal

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NATIONAL Car Rental Services at Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport recently re-developed its terminal buildings to form one large terminal, to facilitate the flow of passengers through the airport, and enhance efficiency. In the now larger arrival area, passengers will find a number of car hire companies at Birmingham Airport, one of which is National Car Hire. National is a popular world wide car rental company which offers low rental rates and a good selection of quality vehicles for hire.

National Car Hire Birmingham Airport, is open every day of the week from 06:30 to 22:30. While vehicles can be hired directly from their rental counters at the airport, it is recommended to make an advanced reservation. Car rental reservations can be made using the form above. All the information required regarding vehicle categories available and their rental procedures and policies can be found on the Internet, and this is by far the most preferred way to organize a hired vehicle. Cars at National are priced, booked and controlled by vehicle category, and not by their specific makes and models. The details indicated for example vehicles in each category can be used as a general guideline when choosing the correct size of car for your holiday or business trip to Birmingham.

There are smaller vehicles in the Mini category at National, Birmingham Airport, and these are great cars for driving in the city, and for single drivers and couples. Although they do seat up to four people, families may find that they offer too little luggage room, and will need a slightly larger vehicle. Longer journeys may need a more spacious and comfortable vehicle as well. The Chevrolet Matiz 1.0 is found in the Mini category, and this vehicle has anti-lock brakes, power steering and a manual transmission. Economy category vehicles are another popular choice for smaller sized vehicles, and the Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 is an example in this category. These vehicles are usually very fuel-efficient and have good rental rates.

National offers the Vauxhall Vectra 1.6 in the Compact category, featuring air conditioning, a tilt steering wheel, driver and passenger airbags, central locking, electric front windows and an automatic transmission. With all these amenities this Compact vehicle will take you in style to any destination. It also seats up to five people, making it a bit larger than the cars in the Mini and Economy categories. The Ford Focus Zetec 1.6 is another Compact car, but with a manual transmission. Compact Wagons such as the Vauxhall Astra Estate 1.7 are also available, offering a bit more room for luggage.

National Birmingham Airport have a great choice of Intermediate, Standard and Fullsize vehicles are great family vehicles, as they comfortably seat up to five people, and have some luggage space as well. They are a good choice for long or short driving distances and come with many features such as power steering, air bags, air conditioning and ABS brakes. Vehicles in the Full-size category, such as the Saab 9-5 are all automatic cars. The Skoda Octavia 1.6 is an example of a car in the Intermediate category, while the Ford Mondeo 2.0 is found in the Standard category. The Ford Mondeo Estate 1.8 is an Intermediate Wagon vehicle, with space for up to six luggage items and five passengers.

Groups of travelers or families who need extra space within their vehicles will find the Minivan and Full-size Van categories to be ideal. Minivan vehicles seat around six people, while Full-size Vans seat around seven people. Example vehicles include the Vauxhall Zafira 1.8 and VW Sharan 2.0. They also have space for three large luggage items. Customers who have very awkward luggage to transport that would not ordinarily fit into a standard sized car hire sometimes Minivans.

National Birmingham Airport requires their primary renters to be over the age of 23 and have a valid drivers license. A young driver fee will be applicable to all drivers who are aged between 23 and 25. Some car categories are also not available for hire by younger renters, and they usually contain larger or specialty type vehicles. The primary renter is in need of a major credit card in order to pay for the rental. Additional drivers may be registered on the rental agreement, but they should meet the same requirements as the primary renter. Additional drivers and additional equipment will incur an extra cost per day of rental. Visually impaired individuals may also be the primary renter at National by using a designated driver. The driver will validate his drivers license at National, but the credit card of the visually impaired driver will be used to pay for the hired vehicle.

Further information is available on National’s website, or customers can contact National directly, at their Birmingham Airport rental location.

Address: Birmingham Airport (BHXT01)
Arrivals Hall
Airport Way
B26 3QF

Telephone Number: +44 121 782 9030

Where is the NATIONAL Rental Desk at Birmingham Airport?

We are located near the baggage reclaim exit in the arrivals hall. You will then be taken to your vehicles on the Airport site, no shuttle service used.

Map of NATIONAL rental desk at Birmingham Airport

What are NATIONAL Opening Hours at Birmingham Airport ?

Day Open Close
Monday 07:00 22:00
Tuesday 07:00 22:00
Wednesday 07:00 22:00
Thursday 07:00 22:00
Friday 07:00 22:00
Saturday 07:00 22:00
Sunday 07:00 22:00

The NATIONAL Rental Desk at Birmingham Airport is located at:

National Emea Corporate


Tel: 0121-7829364

Rental Desk Location: In Terminal

Both the vehicle and hire desk/counter are located inside the terminal.

What rental cars are available from National at Birmingham Airport?

The rental cars available from National at Birmingham Airport are:

What electric car rentals does National offer at Birmingham Airport?

What automatic car rentals does National offer at Birmingham Airport?

National offer the following automatic cars:

What manual/stick-shift car rentals does National offer at Birmingham Airport?

National offer the following manual/stick-shift cars:

What petrol car rentals does National offer at Birmingham Airport?

National offer the following petrol cars:

Nearby NATIONAL Car Rental Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

National at Birmingham - City

Unit 4c, Matrix Point, Duddleston Mill Road, Birmingham, B7 4ad
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10.14 KM


National at Nottingham - Airport - East Midlands

Arrivals Hall Terminal Building, East Midlands Airport, East Midlands, De74 2sa
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49.98 KM


What is the fuel policy when renting a car from NATIONAL at Birmingham Airport?

Code Description
SAMESAME Fuel: Return with same as Pick-up.

*Some companies may offer alternative fuel policies on request.

What additional equipment can I rent with a rental car from NATIONAL at Birmingham Airport?

Item Daily Price
Booster seat
10.07 GBP
Child toddler seat
10.07 GBP
6.55 GBP
Infant child seat
10.07 GBP

* Prices shown are approximate based on currency conversion. Please check at time of booking.
* Some companies may offer additional equipment at the rental desk.

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Car Brands Available to Rent from National at Birmingham Airport

National has 17 different types of vehicles from 25 manufacturers available to hire at Birmingham Airport.