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Car rental at Birmingham Airport

Driver's age: 26-65
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Cheap car rentals at Birmingham airport

Economy₪173/day
Compact₪175/day
Intermediate₪177/day
Standard₪184/day
Full-size₪184/day
Minivan₪268/day
Full-size SUV₪230/day
Pickup truck₪220/day
Premium SUV₪318/day
Compact SUV₪164/day
Standard SUV₪206/day
Intermediate SUV₪213/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car at Birmingham airport

  • There are many benefits of renting a car for your trip. The most obvious is rental cars' comfort and convenience, which public transportation cannot match. With enough space for seating and storage, you can bring all your gear in a rental car. Moreover, a rental vehicle allows you to explore this city's hidden gems, including those beyond where the tarmac ends.
  • If you are looking for the best car to drive in Birmingham, consider booking the best-rated vehicles at this location. Intermediate SUVs and compact cars are the best-rated vehicles at Birmingham Airport (BHM). Intermediate SUVs are great for family trips, while couples and solo travelers will enjoy driving around in a handy compact car.
  • If you are a physically challenged driver, you can get adapted vehicles from car rental providers at Birmingham Airport. Most providers have ensured that no driver is left behind, and the vehicles can be retrofitted to meet your needs. For instance, pedal extenders, hand controls, spinner knobs, and swivel seats are part of the additions that can greatly improve the experience for physically challenged drivers. For blind drivers, providers will allow you to register an additional driver for free.
  • If you wish to rent a car at Birmingham Airport, avoid doing so during the peak hours of the airport. The airport is usually very busy and congested during peak hours, and you might not like the overall experience. Otherwise, the airport is usually quiet, and things run smoothly. The peak hours are usually on the weekends, between 4 am and 8 am and between 1 pm and 4 pm.
  • Book your rental car at Birmingham airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Birmingham airport

  • Where are the car rental companies located at Birmingham Airport?

    You can get car rentals at Birmingham Airport from the baggage claim area of this airport. Once you arrive at Birmingham Airport, leave the secured area and head into the Arrivals Hall. From the Arrivals Hall, follow the signage to the baggage claim area of the terminal. Once you're in the baggage claim area, look to your right, and you will see the car rental stations at this airport. 11 car rental agencies serve BHM, and all have their location onsite, with their rental cars available on the lot outside the terminal building.

  • What documentation is required for car rentals at Birmingham Airport?

    There are two main documents needed for car rentals at Birmingham Airport. The first is the driver's license. Your driver's license is important for several reasons. First, the driver's license allows you to legally rent and drive a car in this city or country. Second, a driver's license acts as a valid form of ID, depicting your name and photo. Lastly, your driver's license shows you have met the minimum age requirements for renting a car. If your driver's license is not in the Latin alphabet, you will need a certified translation or an international driving license from your home country. You will also need a credit card in your name to get Birmingham Airport car rentals.

  • What are some acceptable modes of payment for car rentals at Birmingham Airport?

    Credit and debit cards are the most readily accepted modes of payment for car rentals at Birmingham Airport. Credit cards are readily accepted compared to debit cards. With a credit card, providers only require a valid form of ID to verify that it is your card before they can accept payment. With debit cards, some providers will assess your creditworthiness before accepting payment from a debit card. Other providers might ask for proof of a return flight ticket before you can rent a car with a debit card from this location. And all providers usually require you to be at least 25 to make payments for car rentals with a debit card.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Birmingham airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Birmingham airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty.

Birmingham Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.2

Very good

152 reviews

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

8.1

One location in Birmingham Airport

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5900 Messer Airport Hwy

+1 833 886 0850

Monday07:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Blake, our check-in attendant, was excellent.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was great - quick and easy and rep was polite.

Cons:

Had to ask the rep at pick up to note the obvious vehicle damage onto my rental contract.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff both departing and returning were great. Needed Suv and was given as promised

Cons:

The only negative was there were no floor mats or paper sheet covers for the interior floorboard. The place I was going was rural and muddy, so I had to constantly lay down towels or garbage bags to keep the interior floor carpet clean.

8.0 Very good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy drop off

Cons:

Slight delay at pickup

2.0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was smoked in

4.4 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Dropoff staff were friendly

Cons:

Pickup staff were unaware of time lapse for vehicle waited one and a half hours for vehicle I didn't order

1 out of 21

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.0

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5600 Airline Drive

+1 866 434 2226

Monday08:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Competent staff.

Cons:

Price has gone up substantially in the past year.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They need to stay open later for late flight arrivals. Otherwise, great experience!

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and courteous. Drop off was super easy.

Cons:

I didn't get the car quoted, but I had a very good substitution. I realize what one wants is not always available at the time.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Not enough staff working. Waited an hour in line for a rental I had reserved several weeks in advance. Additionally, I was double charge. I am currently working on how to correct this.

Cons:

Better speed on processing customers. Better billing system.

8.0 Very good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off was easy and the staff was friendly and helpful

Cons:

We scheduled our pick up but when we got the it was closed for the night so we had to find a ride to our hotel and a return ride to pick it up the next day. Also the car had been smoked in.

8.0 Very good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car

Cons:

Was over charged and drop off was not clear

1 out of 24

Thrifty

8.7

Very good

53 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.8

One location in Birmingham Airport

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5600 Airline Drive

+1 877 283 0898

Monday08:00 - 22:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

A REFUND ON MY CANCELLATION

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

staff was very friendly and helpful - even to recommend a place to have lunch

9.6 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very helpful.

Cons:

Reduce the different location drop off fee.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

i need info from the first week rental through Kayak for insurance reimbursement and I can not get someone to email me back from kayak.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Funky entertainment system was too difficult to navigate.

1 out of 12

Budget

7.3

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.1

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5900 Messer Airport Highway

+1 205 322 3596

Monday06:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Staff was amazing and car was perfect!

8.0 Very good

Jan 2024

KAYAK
What I like was that they were able to switch from one to another because I came to wrong Budget.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The car was filthy and not clean when I picked it up. It seemed heavily of smoke and gas fumes. The fee was astronomical and the representative would not change it to the government rate, even though I showed them the paperwork.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Very clean vehicle great person who rented to us

5.9 Fair

Jun 2021

KAYAK
Picked up a Camry initially, but we knew within a few minutes we would have to return it. Strong tire vibration left us feeling unsafe for our upcoming road trip. Dealt with tired employees and a lot of back & forth before finally finding a good replacement. It took about 2 hours off our journey so we were off to a late start. Replacement car was just fine, but windshield wipers were so loud. Both cars could've been cleaned better. Drop off was okay but felt bad for stressed and overworked employee who handled it.

7.2 Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

It was not clear to me that there was an offsite Budget, who I actually rented from, and a onsite at the airport Budget. The man in charge was very helpful to honor what I had and made clear that it would be $5 more per day. Which was fine.

1 out of 15

Avis

7.1

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

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5900 Messer Airport Highway

+1 205 599 0685

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2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Hidden fees and charges not in the agreement. Double the quoted cost

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
In my opinion, I would not recommend to anyone a different car rental place than Avis. I dealt with enterprise a lot They don't care about your opinion. And they try to nickel and dine you to death Also, they try to blittle you. They make you feel uncomfortable and at.Avis, always had the better deals. Cleaner cars and great staff.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Check in and check out was easy. There was a car waiting for me and it was even nicer than I reserved!

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was quick but it looked like both the workers at the booth wanted to be anywhere other then there.

Cons:

It took awhile to pick up the car because the front desk was understaffed. The vehicle smelled heavily of smoke the interior driver and passenger side doors where cut up and the seats were stained and filthy. The front windshield had two big chips in it and there were scratches all over the vehicle. Lastly, someone took the floor mats out of the vehicle and never returned them. I will NEVER RENT FROM AVIS AGAIN and I strongly suggest you don’t either.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The only issue I had was finding your office. Once I found it - the service was fast and helpful.

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean. Easy pickup and great service in BHM.

Cons:

Problem with steering. Canceled part of trip. “No replacements anywhere.” Called multiple times. Incredible wait time with service. Spoke with manager at drop off. Also sent email with details. Still charged full price. Will leave bad review on Yelp and Google if not fixed.

1 out of 12

Hertz

5.8

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

5.6

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5900 Messer Airport Hwy

+1 205 591 6090

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4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2023

KAYAK
NEVER ANY CARS FOR LATE NIGHT PICK UP. EVERYTIME PICK UP A CAR THERE IS A LONG WAIT.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The wait for a car would have been 2 hours. There were no cars available, I had a reservation but that did not matter. Employees not truthful! I completed the initial paper work that included paying A security deposit if 500 dollars. I CANCELLED MY RESERVATION AND WENT TO AVIS THAT WAS 10 STEPS TO THE LEFT OF HERTZ FRONT COUNTER. Berminham Airport. You have morons working for you. This is your review and do not contact me, if you do I will expose you on social media and start a campaign of ni or using Hertz

2.0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They were clear that a lack of inventory and local conditions were the culprit.

Cons:

Had no cars so I didn’t get this rental.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The price of the rental.

Cons:

The car almost made me sick every time I had to drive it. It smelled very strong of cigarettes. There was no one at the drop off location or at the counter.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The man at the service desk for the pickup was extremely friendly and personable, and the only reason I didn’t feel entirely cheated by my experience.

Cons:

There is no mention of the additional security deposit at any point prior to making the reservation, even if you pay for the vehicle ahead of time, and they will attempt to force you into paying a cancellation fee if you’re unable to cover the surprise $200 deposit. Make purchasers aware, before wasting their time.

8.0 Very good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy return etc. Upgrading to a bigger car was nice.

Cons:

Nobody likes Dodges.

1 out of 10

Payless

5.5

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

6.5

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5900 Messer Airport Hwy

+1 205 591 7020

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Newer car and clean

Cons:

The Payless was closed and Avis had many issues with the Initial rental

8.4 Very good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup counter was a challenge, drop-off was easy

Cons:

Better integration with Avis

8.8 Very good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean, new, and a good price.

Cons:

There aren’t Payless parking spots at BHM airport, so I parked it in an Enterprise spot upon returning. When I returned the keys to the Payless desk, the employee asked why I didn’t park it in the Avis section. Like wtf, get your own parking spaces or tell me to return to an Avis spot when I pick up

9.2 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The woman who checked us in was very nice. The car was pretty scratched up and the inside was dirty. She gave us a different car which served the purpose.

Cons:

Better quality vehicle.

6.8 Okay

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good price and at the airport.

Cons:

Interior of car smelled a little like smoke. Not bad but noticeable. They did not tell me that the return was self park and it was not clearly noted until I found a space. Going back to the counter was an extra step but worth the cost savings.

6.0 Okay

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone was busy, the staff were friendly and tried their best to accommodate our needs. Inventory was not available for the reservation. Had to take a smaller vehicle. My family was happy with the service.

1 out of 12

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.5

Wonderful

14 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.5

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5900 Messer Airport Hwy

+1 833 886 0848

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick to pick up. Great, recently cleaned car.

9.6 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They did not have a full size car so they borrowed one from another rental company for me

Cons:

All good no complaints

6.4 Okay

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Bham generated 2 tickets on my rental which slowed up the process on the back end when I turned the car in.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Loved picking up and dropping off the car on the first floor of the parking deck. Dropped it off and I was in the airport in under a minute.

9.6 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy return and pickup and very clean car.

Cons:

Insurance was pretty high amount.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Harrison was so very helpful. He gave us a great deal on a lot bigger car then I had planned and it was wonderful to have all that room. Made for a awesome ride back to VA. Also had a problem with being charged for Insurance which I already took out with Alamo for a different vehicle I was going to rent. But called customer service and they took care of it. Thanks

Cons:

When we took the vehicle back to Norfolk Airport there was a few issues. I called they said on the recording they were open till 11:30 pm. Door said 10:00pm. Got there before 9:00pm not a soul in site. Need to work on that.

1 out of 2

National

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

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5900 Messer Airport Hwy

+1 833 886 0849

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
More people at the check out I mean less waiting period at the counter or a self check out booth

1 out of 1

Easirent

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One location in Birmingham Airport

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Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport

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Sunnycars

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Messer Airport Hwy 5900

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5527 Airline Dr, Birmingham, , USA Alabama

+1 914 368 0091

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569 travelers who rented a car in Birmingham Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

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