You can use a Visa, Mastercard or an American Express debit card or credit card issued by your bank or credit card company when hiring a 12 seater with us.
When you include Basic or Essential Cover with your vehicle, it often means that you will have to have a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the vehicle. You'll more often than not be given the option to purchase a top up policy by the hire partner when you collect the vehicle, which then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Many of the 12 seater rental partners we compare prices for in Birmingham will accept a debit card when you arrive at the collection desk to pick up the rental; often these do have special T&Cs associated with them. Be careful to check the T&Cs if you plan to use a debit card when you collect the vehicle.
Along with being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we also offer two different levels of insurance when you book a 12 seater with us.
Essential Cover comes with fire, weather, theft, damage caused to the vehicle, flushing the engine after misfuelling, key cover and more.
Essential cover will appear as an option in the vehicle hire insurance section. For some partner/geographical 12 seater rental combinations the cover isn't always offered.
Along with nearby railway stations, the Midlands is also a hub for air travel. The Midlands is the location of Birmingham Airport, the UK's 7th busiest airport is located 7 miles away from Birmingham. If you plan to collect your rental car at Birmingham airport there's a great deal of choice both in terms of brands and vehicle types.
There is just so much to do no matter what your interests are, there are places in the countryside like the Malvern Hills and Cotswolds that you can hike and view or if you fancy something with a bit more hustle and bustle then be sure to visit Mansfield which all have thriving 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 lots of famous railway stations such as Birmingham railway station which is known for its incredible architecture and great transport links to all parts of the UK.
Shrewsbury has had a great deal of investment put into them over the years and as a result, they're bigger & better than ever. From Stoke On Trent and its stunning architecture to Burton On Trent with its amazing bars and restaurants. You're really spoiled for choice.
There's a huge amount of reasons why we are different from our rivals but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our personal frustration with the process of hiring a vehicle.
Our website collects and compares millions of 12 seater hire prices at 1000s of vehicle hire locations to find you amazing deals and ensure that booking them on the website as easy, quick and Stress Free as it should be
We don't like to be be beaten on price. Our 12 seater rental price match guarantee means that if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower price, we'll match it.
Premium cover is the highest option for 12 seater hire cover we offer.
You're able to buy Premium Cover along with your vehicle rental, so that you know the total price of everything before starting your trip.
Choosing Premium Insurance is totally optional, you can also choose to buy Premium Cover at the vehicle hire counter, It might be cheaper to buy this up front on our website when you make your 12 seater rental booking.
If you intend to fly into the UK, the closest international airport to Birmingham is Birmingham airport, which is 7 miles away from central Birmingham. Located in the Midlands of the UK, Birmingham Airport is the regions main international airport, handling around 11 million passengers per annum. The Airport offers frequent departures to city break destinations with car rental available to pick up when you arrive, including Malaga Airport and Alicante in Spain and Milan, Rome and Sicily in Italy. Birmingham International also has transatlantic routes meaning you can book your hire car in New York before heading off on your next overseas adventure. If you're flying into Birmingham Airport, many of the car hire companies at Birmingham International Airport are inside the terminal. Look out for the signs once you clear the customs area with your bags.
There is also the possibility of arriving into East Midlands airport located around 33 miles away from Birmingham. East Midlands Airport, with regular flights to and from most UKs favourite European sunshine destinations and major cities, all of which have car rental available to pre book and collect at the airport, including Naples, Milan and Rome in Italy. The car rental area at East Midlands International Airport is inside the terminal. Follow the signs when you're passed the luggage collection area.
30 miles further away than East Midlands airport is Manchester airport. Manchester Airport (MAN) is the North West's busiest airport, the airport caters for over 30 million passengers a year. As one of the UKs main airports, Manchester airport has multiple flights per day to all popular locations. You can book your car rental before you arrive at destinations including France, Italy and Croatia Regular transatlantic flights with car rental available when you arrive at Los Angeles (LAX) Airport, New York, Miami, san Francisco or Orlando. You can also fly direct into Heathrow (LHR) Airport in London and collect your hire car on arrival, with multiple flights each day. When you land, all of the main brand rental cars at Manchester Airport are in the car rental centre which is a short shuttle bus ride from the airport terminal.
A possible fourth airport alternative is Liverpool airport approximately 71 miles away from Birmingham. Liverpool Airport provides regular flights to many popular European destinations, these include Barcelona and Madrid Airport where you can pick up a car rental when you arrive at the airport. If you intend to arrive to the UK via Liverpool Airport, we provide a broad range of low cost hire car deals at Liverpool Airport, most of the car rental brands are a short free mini bus drive from the terminal building.
As always the safety of customers continues to be our top priority. Prior to the crisis and throughout we offer free cancellation with a full refund on all car hire booked on our site. During the crisis, we've significantly reduced the amount of time it takes to process refunds, all refunds are processed inside of 24 hours of receiving the customer cancellation request - the refund clearing back to the customer's credit card in less than one week.
Our car rental partners have implemented additional cleaning processes, in line with local regulations, throughout the current pandemic. The following is an summary of the addional measures carried out.
Europcar are carrying out extra car deep cleaning and disinfecting measures. Car keys are disinfected between each rental and placed in a sealed envelope once disinfected. A zero contact policy is in place at the pick up and drop off areas, with all desks cleaned thoroughly between every customer interaction.
Between rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are carrying out a multi stage cleaning and increased hygiene process, involving thorough cleaning of the keys, door handles and steering wheel.
New processes are being implemented by Greenmotion, including the installation of safety protection screens and sanitiser units at rental locations. Staff are also now wearing protective equipment such as masks and gloves. All cars are being thoroughly sanitised between every rental.
Would you like to hire a 12 seater with no credit card? We compare all of the payment options enabling you to pick up your 12 seater hire with a a debit card. Use the filter section on the search results page to find them.
Still cant find what you're looking for? Get in touch with one of our car hire advisors and we'll have you on the road in no time.
All of the 12 seaters on our website include free cancellation and a price match guarantee. This means you can change your mind and cancel with a full refund up to 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.
Our website only compares 12 seaters that come with a fair full to full fuel policy. You will collect the vehicle with a full tank and drop it off full. A small deposit for fuel will be held on your credit card when you pick up the vehicle and refunded when you return it with a full tank. Beware of full to empty fuel policies you might compare at a cheaper price on other websites, full to empty usually means you should expect some expensive extra fees for refuelling, we recommend to always check the T&Cs for full to empty rentals.
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.