Green Motion car hire at Birmingham International is quick and easy to find.
Our rental station is conveniently based only a few minutes from the main airport terminal building.
From Arrivals follow the signs for Trains/NEC heading to the free Shuttle. Board the Shuttle. The travel time is 2 minutes.
After the Shuttle, follow signs for Bus Stop Sa & Sb. At the bottom of the escalator is the office. For detailed instructions (with photos) on how to find our office click here.
Should you require any assistance, please contact our Green Motion Birmingham International team directly on 0121 296 2980.
To make a car hire booking at Birmingham International, simply click on the 'get a quote now' button and enjoy great service, great car rental deals and do your bit for the environment.
Green Motion Birmingham International
Further information to help with your car rental from Birmingham International Airport
After you’ve safely landed in Birmingham and collected your hire car from Green Motion Birmingham International, we know that you will be eager to get your car on the road and start exploring the United Kingdom.
If you are unfamiliar with driving in the United Kingdom, it is important to remember that you must drive on the left hand side of the road. We also recommend that you consider hiring a GPS (SatNav) to ensure that you arrive at your destination with speed and accuracy.
Enjoy your car hire in Birmingham
If this is your first time driving a car in Birmingham, our advice is to stay calm and take your time. As already mentioned, remember to drive on the left. We also recommend for your own peace of mind to consider hiring a GPS to ensure you can navigate around Birmingham with ease (ask at the rental counter for details).
There are many roundabouts throughout the UK, they are actually relatively easy to maneuverer around (once you get your head around them) and they help to keep the flow of traffic running smoothly. There are two key things to remember when approaching a roundabout: get in the correct lane for the direction you are want to drive (left, straight or right) and always give way to the driver on your right.
When travelling on the motorways or dual carriageways, the speed limit is 70 mph (112 km/h) and 60 mph (97 km/h) on single carriageways. The speed limit outside the city ranges from 40 mph (64 km/h) to 50 mph (80km/h) and 30 mph (48 km/h) in built-up areas unless started otherwise. For your own safety it is important that you obey the local traffic and speed restrictions.
Should you require any assistance while in Birmingham, the UK emergency services can be contacted by calling 999 for police, fire fighters and medical services.
For further advice and information on renting a car at Birmingham Airport and enjoying the best offers and discounts we have on offer, remember to get a car rental quote from greenmotion.com. Alternatively you can contact Green Motion's Central Reservation team by calling +44 (0) 2071864000 or by calling Green Motion Birmingham International directly on 0121 296 2980.
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For any assistance please contact Central Reservations on +44 (0) 2071864000 or [email protected]
You can contact Green Motion Birmingham International by phone on 0121 296 2980 or by email on [email protected].
At Arrivals follow signs to Trains/NEC and board the free Air Rail (1 stop / travel time 2 minutes). On exit follow signs to bus stop SA / Green Motion.
Mandatory documentation will include:
Yes, you can enter your booking requirements (location, dates, vehicle type etc.) on our website here and you will be automatically directed to our booking options and rates. However, please be advised that our rates may change.
No, Green Motion only guarantees the vehicle category however for an additional fee you can select the make and model by choosing our ‘Guarantee Make and Model’ option during the booking process.
Yes, you can book additional extras or equipment through our online booking process. You can reserve a child seat, baby seat, additional driver and GPS (SatNav). Some additional options can also be booked at the Green Motion Birmingham International rental branch. These additional options will be pay on arrival.
There is no restriction on who can pay for the rental however on arrival at the renal station the credit card used for the deposit must be in the name of the main driver. The credit card used for the deposit will not be accepted if it is in the additional driver’s name.
Yes, this is possible. If you booked through our website please contact our reservations team on [email protected] however there is no guarantee that we will be able to amend your booking but we will try our best to help.
Yes, in all cases the main driver will be required to leave a deposit which will be taken by the method of pre-authorisation from the credit card presented.
The level of pre-authorisation taken is dependent on the type of excess reduction / waiver package purchased.
Typically the level of pre-authorisation required will mirror the level of agreed excess. In the cases where the hirer has selected a zero excess option, a small deposit / pre-authorisation will be required to cover any traffic violations including parking and speeding offences that may occur while the hire vehicle is in the custody of the hirer.
We would ask you to note that all pre-authorisation’s are released on the completion of the hire following a satisfactory review of the vehicle and its condition noting that any damaged caused to the vehicle while out on hire will be subject to cost with the relevant amount being removed from the pre-authorisation.
Typical deposits / pre-authorisations can range from £50 GBP to £2,505 GBP dependent on the car type, age and driving experience of the driver and agreed excess.
Green Motion Birmingham International offers their rental customers the opportunity to reduce their excess by purchasing one of our excess reduction packages. Each package provides different benefits ranging from reduction in excess to zero excess. Please ask at the rental counter for more information.
In most cases, each Green Motion location will accept most major credit cards including Visa and MasterCard and in some cases, American Express may be accepted.
In relation to debit cards (Visa), these are typically accepted for the payment of rentals but unfortunately we cannot secure a deposit / pre-authorisation using a debit card and as such require a valid credit card for the pre-authorisation of the deposit. In addition we are unable to accept cash either for the payment of the rental or for the security deposit.
We would ask you to note that in the event that we are unable to guarantee funds relating to the security deposit on your credit card we will be unable to rent a vehicle to you.
Green Motion Birmingham International does not hold the pre-authorisation / deposit in our bank accounts. The pre-authorisation is a block of the agreed amount held against the credit card presented by the issuing bank. As soon as the vehicle has returned and we are happy with the condition of the vehicle, we action a release of the pre-authorisation.
The time taken by the issuing bank to release the pre-authorisation on the credit card varies immensely dependent on the bank and the country of issue. Typically, most pre-authorisations / deposits are released within 5 – 14 days from the return of the rental car.
In the event that you feel a pre-authorisation has not been released with the prescribed time frame it will be necessary for you to make direct contact with the issuing bank as Green Motion Birmingham International has no jurisdiction in this matter.
In most cases, Green Motion Birmingham International offers full roadside assistance and recovery within the cost of renting a vehicle. Further information on roadside assistance is available at the counter prior to renting.
In the event that your journey is delayed, please endeavour to contact Green Motion Birmingham International. In most cases we will reserve your car until you arrive for up to 4 hours from the original pick up time. It is important that you make direct contact with the branch if you feel that your delay will exceed 4 hours to avoid us treating the rental as a “no show” and us reselling the rental car.
Green Motion Birmingham International opening hours are from 07:00 to 20:00 (Monday - Thursday). 07:00 to 21:00 (Friday). 09:00 to 21:00 (Saturday - Sunday). In the event that we receive no notification that your arrival has been delayed there is little we can do to facilitate your rental once the rental office is closed. In the event that we have received contact notifying us of your delay, you will be advised whether or not we can accommodate your late arrival and whether or not it will attract any out of hours or late fees.
You are not authorised to return your rental vehicle outside office hours unless prior agreement has been made noting that in the event that agreement has been authorised, it is subject to strict terms and conditions. Typically, return of the rental vehicle outside of rental hours is not authorised.
Green Motion takes customer service extremely seriously and we want you to get the best out of your car hire experience. In the event of our service has proven unsatisfactory, in the first instance you can contact our location directly at [email protected]. Alternatively if we have been unable to satisfy you, you have the opportunity to take your complaint directly with Green Motion at [email protected]
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