There's a bucket load of reasons why we're different from our competitors but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our frustration with the process of hiring a vehicle.
Stress Free Car Rental do not work with just any 11 seater rental providers. We're selective to only work with brands you can trust.
There is just so much to do no matter what your interests are, there are places in more rural areas like the Malvern Hills and Cotswolds that you can walk and admire or if you want something with a bit more hustle and bustle then be sure to visit Stroud which all have huge student populations and areas that have great places to relax on a weekend, in particular the Transport Museum in Coventry
Famed for its famous railway network there are plenty of famous old railway stations such as Birmingham railway station which is famed for its amazing architecture and fantastic transport links to all parts of the UK.
Along with nearby railway stations, the Midlands is also a hub for air travel. The Midlands is home to Birmingham Airport, the UK's 7th busiest airport is located 7 miles away from Birmingham. If you intend to pick up your hire car at Birmingham airport there's a great deal of choice both in terms of vehicle types and brands.
Telford has had a great deal of investment put into them over the years and because of this, they are bigger and better than ever. From Burton On Trent and its amazing architecture to Walsall with its amazing restaurants and bars. You're really spoiled for choice.
During the COVID pandemic ensuring safety remains our number one priority. Prior to the crisis and throughout we provide free cancellation with a full refund on all hire cars. Whilst the current situation is ongoing, we've reduced the cancellation and refund lead time, we process all refunds within 24 hours of receiving the cancellation request - with the funds usually clearing to the customer's account in less than 7 business days.
All of our car rental partners are carrying out extra cleaning procedures during the current pandemic. The following is an overview of the further measures being taken.
Between rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are carrying out a multi stage cleaning and increased hygiene procedure, including thorough cleaning of the steering wheel, door handles, seats etc.
New processes are now in place with our car hire partner Greenmotion, involving the installation of protection screens and hand sanitiser units at all locations. Staff are also now wearing PPE such as masks and gloves. All cars are being thoroughly sanitised between each rental.
Europcar are carrying out extra vehicle deep cleaning measures. Car keys are also disinfected between each rental and placed in a sealed envelope once disinfection is complete. A zero contact policy is in place at the collection desks, with all work areas cleaned between every customer collection.
If you're planning to jump on a flight into the UK, the closest international airport to Birmingham is Birmingham airport, located 7 miles away (as the crow flies) from central Birmingham. Serving passengers in the Midlands of the UK, Birmingham International Airport is the regions main international airport, servicing around 11 million passengers a year. Birmingham International provides regular departures to city break destinations with car hire available to pick up on arrival, including Sicily Airport and Milan in Italy. Birmingham International Airport also has transatlantic routes meaning you can book your hire car in New York before you jet off on your next adventure. If you're flying into Birmingham International , most of the rental car brands at Birmingham Airport are inside the terminal. Look out for the signs when you clear security with your bags.
There's also the option of flying into East Midlands airport which is around 33 miles from Birmingham. East Midlands Airport has regular flights to most of the UKs favourite European sunshine destinations and major cities, all of which have car hire available to collect at the airport, including Naples Airport, Milan and Rome in Italy. The car hire collection area at East Midlands International Airport is located inside the terminal building. Look out for the signs when you've passed passport control.
30 miles further away than East Midlands airport is Manchester airport. Manchester Airport (MAN) connects the North West to most destinations throughout the world, handling more than 30 million passengers a year. As one of the UKs main airports, Manchester airport has many flights per day to all of the most popular countries. You can book your hire car before landing at destinations including Milan Airport, Bologna and Sicily in Italy. You can also take international flights with rental cars available on arrival in Orlando Airport, New York, Miami, san Francisco or Los Angeles. You can also fly directly into London Heathrow Airport to pick up your rental car when you arrive, with several flights available each day. When you land and clear security, most of the rental cars at Manchester Airport are located in the car hire village which is just a short mini bus ride away from the terminal building.
A possible fourth airport alternative is Liverpool airport located 71 miles from central Birmingham. Connecting Liverpool to Europe, Liverpool Airport has regular flights available to most sunshine destinations, these include Malaga and Alicante Airport in Spain where you're able to collect a rental car when you land . If you intend to arrive into the UK via Liverpool Airport, we offer a broad range of cheap car hire deals at Liverpool Airport with no hidden fees guaranteed, most of the car rental brands are available to pickup a short free mini bus drive from the terminal .
Along with being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you hire a 11 seater with us.
Essential cover will appear as an optional extra in the vehicle hire insurance options. For some geographical/partner 11 seater rental combinations the cover isn't always offered.
You can pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express debit card or credit card issued by a bank or credit card company when hiring a 11 seater on our website.
If you choose Essential or Basic Cover for your vehicle, it often means that you'll have to have a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the vehicle. You will usually be given the option to pay for a top up policy by the rental company when you collect the vehicle, this then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Premium cover is the highest level of 11 seater hire insurance we provide.
Choosing Premium Insurance is optional, you can also decide to purchase Premium Cover at the collection desk, Sometimes it's cheaper to book this in advance on our website when you make your 11 seater hire booking.
Our website only compares 11 seaters that come with a fair full to full fuel policy. You'll pick up the vehicle with a full fuel tank and return it full. A small deposit for the fuel will be held on your credit card when you pick up the vehicle and refunded when you return it full. Beware of full to empty fuel policies you might find at a cheaper price on other sites, full to empty usually comes with some expensive additional fees for refuelling, so always check the T&Cs for full to empty rentals.
Would you like to hire a 11 seater with no credit card? We include all the options allowing you to pick up your 11 seater hire using a debit card. Use the filter section on our search results page to find them.
Still confused? Get in touch with our car rental advisors and we'll have your rental sorted in minutes.
If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle
All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.