If you're planning to enter the UK via an airport, the closest international airport to Birmingham is Birmingham airport, which is located 7 miles away (as the crow flies) from central Birmingham. Serving passengers in the Midlands of the UK, Birmingham International Airport is the midland's main airport, servicing around 11 million passengers per annum. Birmingham International offers regular flights to city break destinations with car rental available to collect on arrival, including Lisbon Airport and Faro in Portugal, Malaga and Alicante in Spain and Milan, Rome and Sicily in Italy. Birmingham International also offers transatlantic routes meaning you can book your hire car in New York before setting off on your next adventure. If you're flying into Birmingham Airport, many of the rental car companies at Birmingham Airport are located inside the terminal. Follow the car hire signs when you clear the customs area with your luggage.
There's also the option of flying into East Midlands airport which is around 33 miles from Birmingham. East Midlands Airport, with frequent flights to most popular European city break destinations and major cities, all of which have hire cars available to pre book on arrival, including Naples Airport, Milan and Rome in Italy. The car rental area at East Midlands Airport is located inside the terminal. Follow the signs once you're 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, servicing more than 30 million passengers a year. As a major UK airport, Manchester handles multiple departures per day to all popular locations. You can book your car rental before you arrive at locations including Rome Airport, Bologna and Naples in Italy. Regular transatlantic flights with car hire available when you arrive at Los Angeles Airport, New York, Miami, san Francisco or Orlando. You can also fly direct into London Heathrow Airport to pick up your hire car when you arrive, with multiple flights every day. When you arrive, most of the hire cars at Manchester Airport are in the car hire village which is just a short shuttle bus ride from the airport terminal building.
Another possible airport alternative is Liverpool airport approximately 71 miles away from Birmingham. Connecting Liverpool to Europe, Liverpool Airport provides frequent flights to most popular European locations, including Malaga and Alicante Airport in Spain where you have the option to collect a hire car when you land . If you're arriving to the UK via Liverpool Airport, we compare a range of the best hire car deals at Liverpool Airport with no hidden fees guaranteed, most of the car rental brands are a short free mini bus drive from the terminal building.
As always the safety of customers remains our number one priority. Prior to the crisis and throughout we include free cancellation with a full refund on all car hire. During the pandemic, we have reduced the amount of time it takes to process refunds, we process all refunds within 24 hours of receiving the cancellation request - with the funds clearing to the customer's account in less than a week.
All of our car rental partners are implementing advanced cleaning precautions, following the applicable local regulations, throughout the ongoing pandemic. Here's an summary of the addional measures carried out.
Europcar are carrying out extra car deep cleaning and disinfecting measures. Vehicle keys are disinfected between each rental and placed in a sealed envelope once disinfected. Infection risk has been further reduced by ensuring that a zero contact policy is in place at the collection area, with all work areas cleaned between every customer collection.
Between rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are carrying out a multi stage cleaning and increased hygiene process, including thorough cleaning of the steering wheel, door handles, seats etc.
New processes are being implemented by Greenmotion, involving the installation of safety protection screens and hand sanitiser units at all locations. Staff are also now wearing protective equipment including masks and gloves. Each car is being thoroughly cleaned and sanitised between each rental.
Along with being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we offer two different levels of insurance when you hire a 15 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 options. For some partner/geographical 15 seater rental combinations the cover might not be available.
You can use a Visa, American Express or a Mastercard debit card or credit card provided by your bank or credit card company when renting a 15 Seater on our website.
We've made it ridiculously simple on our website to identify which 15 seater hire partners will accept a debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare which 15 seater hire brands can accept your preferred card type at the collection desk.
Frequently, rentals that come with our Premium Cover option will enable you to use a debit card when you pick up the vehicle without any additional fees. You can compare if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the different vehicle hire security deposit and insurance alternatives on the extras page of the booking process.
There's a huge amount of reasons why we are different from our competitors but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our frustration with the process of hiring a vehicle.
Stress Free Car Rental don't work with just any 15 seater rental firms. We're selective to only work with brands you can trust.
Pricing for rentals in Birmingham includes additional fees that other websites often don't display - this makes sure that our process is as straightforward as it can be.
Market Harborough has had a great deal of investment put into them over the years and as a result, they are bigger & better than ever. From Bucks and its amazing architecture to Milton Keynes with its amazing bars and restaurants. You're really spoiled for choice.
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 walk and view or if you want something with a bit more hustle and bustle then be sure to visit Nuneaton 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 old railway stations such as Birmingham railway station which is known for its amazing architecture and great 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 the location of Birmingham Airport, the UK's 7th busiest airport is located 7 miles away from Birmingham. If you plan to pick up your hire car at Birmingham airport there's a great deal of choice both in terms of brands and vehicle types.
Premium cover is the highest option for 15 seater hire insurance we offer.
You're able to buy Premium Cover along with your 15 seater rental, so that you know the price of everything before starting your trip.
Choosing Premium Insurance is totally optional, you can also choose to purchase Premium Cover at the collection desk, It can be less expensive to buy this in advance on our website when you make your 15 seater hire booking.
Our website only compares 15 seaters that come with a fair full to full fuel policy. You will pick up the vehicle with a full tank and return it 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. Look out for full to empty fuel policies you might compare at a lower cost on other websites, full to empty usually comes with some expensive additional fees for refuelling, so always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals.
All of the 15 seaters on our website include free cancellation and a price match guarantee. This means you can change your mind and cancel your rental with a full refund up to 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.
Would you like to hire a 15 seater with no credit card? We compare all the payment options allowing you to pick up your 15 seater hire with a a debit card. Use the filter section on the search page to find them.
Need an additional driver? keep an eye out for special bundles on our site for 15 seater hire with free extra drivers included. These offers can save you a small fortune compared with paying for additional drivers when you collect the vehicle.
If you're trying to find a 15 seater rental with no excess and no deposit, take a look at our premium cover options. Premium Cover reduces the excess and security deposit on your vehicle rental (sometimes to zero).
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.