Compare van hire deals with full insurance

Top destinations for cheap van rental

Prices for van hire at Birmingham

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Birmingham for a 35 year old lead driver

Green Motion availability at Green Motion Birmingham Downtown

Ford Transit Van MWB

5-seat Standard
or similar

Ford Transit Van MWB
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £1250
Damage excess: £1250
Theft excess: £1250
More info
Green Motion

£79.50

Ford Transit Van MWB

5-seat Standard
or similar

Ford Transit Van MWB
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£597.98

VW Caddy

5-seat Compact
or similar

VW Caddy
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £1250
Damage excess: £1250
Theft excess: £1250
More info
Green Motion

£69.50

VW Transporter LWB

5-seat Fullsize
or similar

VW Transporter LWB
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £1250
Damage excess: £1250
Theft excess: £1250
More info
Green Motion

£112.77

VW Caddy

5-seat Compact
or similar

VW Caddy
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£587.48

VW Transporter LWB

5-seat Fullsize
or similar

VW Transporter LWB
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£632.52

Mercedes Sprinter XLWB Extra Long

5-seat Oversize
or similar

Mercedes Sprinter XLWB Extra Long
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £1250
Damage excess: £1250
Theft excess: £1250
More info
Green Motion

£167.16

Mercedes Sprinter XLWB Extra Long

5-seat Oversize
or similar

Mercedes Sprinter XLWB Extra Long
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£686.91

Ford Transit Luton Van with tail lift

5-seat LuxuryElite
or similar

Ford Transit Luton Van with tail lift
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£791.07

Ford Transit Luton Van with tail lift

5-seat LuxuryElite
or similar

Ford Transit Luton Van with tail lift
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £1250
Damage excess: £1250
Theft excess: £1250
More info
Green Motion

£271.32

Van hire in United Kingdom made simple

We are based in Manchester UK and we're on a mission to make renting a van a Stress Free experience

Van hire availability can change greatly at different times of the year. Christmas is an important factor to recognise that influences van rental prices. Factor this in when planning your rental in advance.

You can use the filters on the search results to find your perfect rental, including options with an automatic gearbox, diesel fuel and reduced security deposit options.

Vehicle Models at each van hire location are variable. You will always be provided with a van that’s the same size in terms of body style, passengers and capacity but the exact make may vary from the van displayed. If you require a particular model, at most van hire locations we provide pre bookable guaranteed models from selected van rental companies . Use the filters on our website to find guaranteed model options.

Stressfreecarrental.com only offer van rental that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always cheaper compared with other van rental fuel policies.

Van Hire with a Low Security Deposit

When you pick up the van, you will be required to leave a security deposit on a credit card or debit card. The security deposit vary significantly subject to the make and model of the vehicle and the excess amount. Car rental Security deposits can be anywhere between £50 and £2,500.

We compare all of the van hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. If you reserve a rental with Premium Cover included, you can reduce the deposit to cover only the cost of a full tank of fuel (usually less than £100), this is fully refunded to your card when the rental is returned with a full tank.

Hiring a Van with Unlimited Mileage

We offer both unlimited and limited mileage rental.

Limited mileage rentals are often a cheaper option than unlimited. For limited mileage rentals, the daily mileage allowance is always clearly visibile. If you decide to book a rental with limited mileage, you will be charged a per mile additional fee if you exceed the daily mileage allowance. The mileage allowance for the whole rental is calculated as (the number of hire days multiplied by the daily allowance). You don't have to stay within the daily allowance on every day, as long as the total miles used during the rental does not exceed the number of days multiplied by the daily limit.

If you opt for a limited mileage car hire, it's receommended to check the charges for excess mileage. You can find these in our term and conditions.

How to Rent a Van without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

The excess is the total amount you'd be liable to pay if the van is severely damaged, written off or stolen. The excess on hire vans can be very expensive. It's often between £950 to £2,100. If you return the van damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you'll be required to pay some or all of the excess.

When you arrive to collect the rental van, the excess is held on your card as something called a 'pre authorised' transaction. This means that the amount is not taken from your card as a normal transaction, it's held as a pending transaction until you drop off the vehicle. You don't usually have to pay currency charges on credit cards for pre authorised transactions. As long as the rental van is dropped off in the same condition as when it was collected, this amount will be fully refunded to your credit card with nothing further to pay.

If you're paying by debit card, the insurance excess amount is taken from your bank account and refunded when the vehicle is dropped off. If you intend to use a debit card on collection, as the excess is often high, it's recommended to buy Premium Cover on our website or to buy top up cover at the collection desk.

To view van hire options with a £0 or reduced excess take a look at our Premium Cover options.

How to Rent a Van and Cross Border Fees

If you plan to pick up your vehicle and drive it across the border into a different country, you should always review the terms and conditions. Almost all van hire providers require that you let them know on collection; and will charge extra fees to top up the insurance. If you do not let them know, it's possible that the rental van will not be insured when you cross over into a different country.

You'll find the details of cross border policies by clicking Rental terms and checking the Cross Border Rules section.

If you're struggling to find the cross border terms and conditions please get in touch with our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

How to hire a van without a credit card

You can pay for your van hire on our website using any credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We also compare van hire deals at 1000s of locations that accept a debit card on collection. You can quickly and easily find these by using the filters on the search results page or taking a look at our Premium Cover options on the extras page.

How to Hire a Van with No Cancellation Fee

All of the van rentals we list on our website include a free cancellation policy. Free Cancellation means that you're able to cancel your booking with a refund anytime until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.

If you have purchased our Essential Cover product to insure your van rental excess, you can cancel this and receive a refund up until the booking collection time( as printed on your rental confirmation email).

All refunds are processed by us in less than 24 hours. If you decide to cancel your rental, this means that the money will be back in your account within 7 days.

How to Hire a Van with One Way Fees included

Most of the vehicle rental providers we work with permit you to collect your vehicle in one location and return the vehicle at a different location. If you have chosen a different drop off location for your rental, the prices displayed on the website include all additional fees for this. You'll also see a full breakdown of all additional fees on the payment page.

Hiring a Van with Child Seats or booster seats

You're allowed to use your own child seats for your van rental, so long as they meet the legal safety requirements for use in your van hire location.

You will have the option to add them to your rental when you make a booking on our website. Child seats are paid for in the local currency when you collect the van.

Van hire excess, security deposits and insurance

We understand how frightening choosing a rental van insurance product can be. The additional charges that are included in the price of hiring a van are often very confusing, these can include:

  • The cost of hiring the van
  • Any extras (e.g. extra drivers & sat nav)
  • Insurance costs

A lot of van rental websites mask the insurance excess and security deposit costs in the fine print. Customers are then surprised when the amount is taken from the debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is unfair and can really hinder your plans which is why we work differently at Stress Free Car Rental.

Making a van rental booking

We strive to be the best van hire website around so that you know when you rent a van with us you're getting the best price, value and service.

All of the van rentals on our website include all extra fees including everything that you're required to pay when you pick up the van, including (but not limited to) one way fees, child seats and young driver fees.

When searching for your rental, information you'll need:

  1. Pickup location & van hire
  2. Pick-up & drop-off date
  3. Pick-up time and drop-off time
  4. The age of the driver

To start your stress free booking process, head over to our homepage and type in the required details then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some great value deals based on your details.

Once your bookings been made, managing it couldn't be simpler, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including prices and payments.

Rental van brands you can trust in Birmingham United Kingdom

CENTRAL BIRMINGHAM

Address
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR
9 10 SUFFOLK STREET QUEENSWAY
BIRMINGHAM
B1 1LT

Opening hours

CENTRAL BIRMINGHAM

Address
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR
9 10 SUFFOLK STREET QUEENSWAY
BIRMINGHAM
B1 1LT

Opening hours

BIRMINGHAM CENTRAL UK

Address
NCP NEWHALL STREET
BIRMINGHAM
B3 1SW

Opening hours

BIRMINGHAM CENTRAL UK

Address
UNIT 4C, MATRIX POINT
BIRMINGHAM
B7 4SN

Opening hours

BIRMINGHAM CENTRAL

Address
NCP Newhall Street
Birmingham
B3 1SW

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Saturday: 08:30:00 to 12:30:00
Sunday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00

BIRMINGHAM CITY

Address
Unit 4C Matrix Point
Mainstream Industrial Park
Duddeston Mill Road
Birmingham
B7 4AD

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Saturday: 08:00:00 to 16:00:00
Sunday: 09:00:00 to 16:00:00

CENTRAL BIRMINGHAM

Address
9-10 SUFFOLK STREET
QUEENSWAY
BIRMINGHAM
B1 1LT

Opening hours

DIGBETH

Address
70 HIGH STREET
DIGBETH
BIRMINGHAM
B12 0LL

Opening hours

ASTON

Address
AVENUE ROAD
ASTON
BIRMINGHAM
B6 4DY

Opening hours

SPRING HILL

Address
SPRINGHILL PASSAGE
SPRING HILL
BIRMINGHAM
B18 7AH

Opening hours

TYSELEY

Address
722 WARWICK ROAD
CORNER OF WHARFDALE ROAD
BIRMINGHAM
B11 2HG

Opening hours

STIRCHLEY

Address
1250 PERSHORE ROAD
STIRCHLEY
B30 2YA

Opening hours

ERDINGTON

Address
670 KINGSBURY ROAD
ERDINGTON
BIRMINGHAM
B24 9PN

Opening hours

BIRMINGHAM CITY PRESTIGE

Address
18-20 BRISTOL STREET
BIRMINGHAM
B5 7AA

Opening hours

BIRMINGHAM NEWTOWN

Address
1 MILLER STREET
ENTRANCE OFF BRACEBRIDGE STREET
BIRMINGHAM
B6 4NF

Opening hours

BIRMINGHAM CITY PRESTIGE

Address
18-20 BRISTOL STREET
BIRMINGHAM
B5 7AA

Opening hours

BIRMINGHAM NEWTOWN

Address
1 MILLER STREET
ENTRANCE OFF BRACEBRIDGE STREET
BIRMINGHAM
B6 4NF

Opening hours

BIRMINGHAM CENTRAL

Address
40 UPPER GOUGH STREET
BIRMINGHAM
B11JL

Opening hours

NEW STREET RAIL STN

Address
40 UPPER GOUGH STREET
BIRMINGHAM
B1 1JL

Opening hours

Green Motion Birmingham Downtown

Address
7 Washington Street
Birmingham
B1 1JR

Opening hours

Hire van terms explained

Third party liability cover

Third party liability insurance insures in case you cause an incident. If you do, it might kill or injure other people (for instance your passengers, people in other vehicles or pedestrians), or damage property (their vehicle, house or possessions, for example). As legally they need to be protected, you could be responsible any claim, or treating any injuries or financially covering loss of earnings, as well as any legal fees and court costs.

Third party liability is usually subject to an excess, this means you'll have to pay the first part of any claim (normally between £900 to £2,000, varying dependent on the value of the van, the country and the deal). If you choose to insure your excess amount, you will be reimbursed for any or all of the excess amount you have to pay. If you decide to take out Premium Cover, your excess amount can be reduced to zero.

Insurance excess

For rentals outside of the US and Canada there is usually an insurance excess to pay* - this is similar to the excess on domestic van insurance in the UK. The excess on hire vans is high. It's usually between £1,100 to £2,700. If you fail to insure the excess you could be liable to pay for damage to the van up to the value of the excess amount. Take a look at the Premium Cover van hire options if you'd like to avoid having a large amount blocked on your card when you collect the van.

CDW (Collision damage waiver)

It covers the van for accident damage in the same way the insurance cover you have on your personal van does. CDW includes an excess amount which you can choose to cover with an additional policy (See Excess reimbursement insurance). Stress Free Van Rental also list van hire on the site that include CDW with a zero excess

Extra driver charges

Van rental contracts is between the van hire company and the person that signs the agreement and will be the main driver. This means you will need to ask for any other drivers to be added, this usually comes with a cost (which can be up to £12a day or even more). We often list special offers where extra drivers are free. Always be cautious of being asked if you'd like to include a driver without being informed of the price.

Theft liability insurance (theft protection)

Theft liability covers the amount due if the hire van is stolen. It usually includes an excess amount, which means you'll need to pay the first part of an insurance claim (usually between £900 to £3,000, depending on the van, the country and the deal.

If you choose to insure your excess with an excess reimbursement policy, however, you'll be refunded for any or all of of the excess you pay (See essential cover). Or with Premium Cover your excess amount is often reduced.

Excess Insurance

Purchasing essential cover ensures you'll be reimbursed for any of the excess that's held on your credit card by the van rental company .

Excess insurance also tends to cover other potential costs, like cleaning, towing, admin fees and misfuelling costs.

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

The hire vans on our site always include a fair full to fuel fuel policy.

When you collect you rental you'll be required to hold a small deposit for fuel on a credit card when you pick up the rental. Ensure that you fill the van up and return it full and there will be no additional fees for fuel.

You will see full to empty policies on other sites that seem to be offering lower cost deals. Always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals as the admin and refuelling charges included with full to empty fuel policies make it more expensive than full to full fuel policies.

Find answers to common questions about van hire in United Kingdom

What's the best fuel policy for van hire in United Kingdom?

All of our rentals in United Kingdom include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the van with a full tank and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the van. The deposit is refunded when you return the van with a full tank.

Can I cancel my booking in United Kingdom if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the van.

For my van hire in United Kingdom, how can I reduce the insurance excess?

Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier in United Kingdom. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters

Is the van rental fully insured?

Van rentals in United Kingdom are usually fully insured with an excess amount. You can either purchase Essential cover for the excess or choose Premium cover to reduce the excess amount to zero. We clearly explain all of the insurance details every step of the way.

Collecting your United Kingdom Van hire with a debit card and other payment card options.

Pay with American Express, Visa or a Mastercard debit card or credit card provided by a bank or credit card company when booking your rental on our website.

We've made it incredibly simple on our website to filter which van rental companies do accept debit card. Just use the filters on the search results page to compare the van hire companies do accept your card type at the counter.

It can be good to know the alternative payment and currency options for your van rental in , as often payments for add ons (such as extra drivers and sat nav) might have to be paid in the local currency (by credit card or debit card) at the collection counter.

It's important to consider when deciding if you want to use a debit card when collecting your van, van rental companies often hold an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the excess is often a significant amount of money and if you opt to pay using a debit card this will be debited from your bank and not refunded until a couple of weeks after completion of your rental contract.

When you opt to include Essential or Basic Cover with your rental, this usually means that you'll need a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the van. You will more often than not be given the option to purchase a top up policy by the hire partner when you collect the van, this then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

Would you like us to take payment with a method other than credit card or debit card? Do get in touch and let us know. We're always open to ideas about how we can enhance the service we offer and make paying for your van hire as Stress Free as it can be.

Stress Free Car Rental accepts a large number of currencies including US Dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), South African Rand (ZAR) and Canadian Dollars (CAD).

It's worth remembering that frequently van hire brands that will accept debit card on collection are not as cost effective as van hire companies that accept credit card only.

Hiring a car during the COVID pandemic

As always ensuring safety remains our top priority. As before the crisis and throughout Stress Free Car Rental provide free cancellation with a full refund on all rentals. Throughout the current crisis, we've significantly reduced our amount of time it takes to process refunds, all refunds are processed inside of 1 business day of receiving the cancellation request - the funds usually clearing to the customer's credit card in less than one week.

Enhanced hire car hygeine procedures at United Kingdom

All of our car rental partners have implemented additional cleaning procedures, in line with local regulations, throughout the current pandemic. The following is an overview of some of the addional measures carried out.

Between rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are implementing a multi stage cleaning and increased hygiene procedure, including thorough cleaning of the seats, door handles, steering wheel and keys.

Europcar are carrying out additional car deep cleaning measures. Car keys are disinfected between all rentals and then kept in a sealed envelope once disinfected. Infection risk has been further reduced by ensuring that a zero contact policy is in place at the pick up and drop off areas, with each desk area cleaned thoroughly between each customer collection.

Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in are providing a complete clean pledge. Including the deep cleaning every vehicle between each hire .

New protocols are now in place with Greenmotion, including the installation of protection screens and hand sanitiser units at rental locations. Employees are now wearing protective equipment including gloves and masks. Each car is being thoroughly cleaned and sanitised between every rental.

We will continue to update this information as new information becomes available.
Mark Jolley
Verified Buyer
I found the site very easy to navigate and the price was as shown without any if the normal "hidden charges" would recommend to anyone
StressFreeCarRental van hire;

Why choose StressFreeCarRental.com during the Covid pandemic?

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.

Excellent

4.81 out of 5
Reviews.co.uk trusted site

Price match guarantee

Brands you can trust

No hidden fees

Happy customers

Find cheap van hire – no hassle, no hidden costs!

Search for cheap van hire

Recent Searches
Choose pick-up date
Choose drop-off date
Price match guarantee
Price match guarantee