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Cheap Car Rentals in Birmingham, AL from $28

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Birmingham, AL car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Birmingham, AL. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on abril 22, 2024.

Most popular company

HERTZ

Price of gas per gallon

$3.90

Average price per day

$60

Cheapest price per day

$28

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Birmingham?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Birmingham, AL and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on abril 22, 2024.

January

$41

February

$46

March

$55

April

$59

May

$56

June

$56

July

$59

August

$54

September

$58

October

$60

November

$58

December

$43

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Birmingham is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is October. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Compare available car types for rental in Birmingham, AL

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Birmingham, AL to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on abril 22, 2024.

Small cars

$36 - $73

All Car Types

$50 - $95

To rent a small car in Birmingham, the United States, you would pay an average price of $54/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Birmingham, the United States (~$36/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$73/day). In fact, December is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Birmingham. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Birmingham, renting a small car saves you 25% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Birmingham small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Birmingham, the United States, you would pay an average price of $61/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Birmingham, the United States (~$41/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$76/day). In fact, December is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Birmingham. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Birmingham, renting a medium car saves you 14% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Birmingham medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Birmingham, the United States, you would pay an average price of $87/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Birmingham, the United States (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$127/day). In fact, December is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Birmingham. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Birmingham, renting a large car is 18% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Birmingham large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Birmingham, the United States, you would pay an average price of $66/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Birmingham, the United States (~$47/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$83/day). In fact, December is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Birmingham. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Birmingham, renting a SUV saves you 7% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Birmingham SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Birmingham, the United States, you would pay an average price of $114/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a van in Birmingham, the United States (~$84/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$133/day). In fact, December is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Birmingham. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Birmingham, renting a van is 37% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Birmingham van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in Birmingham, the United States, you would pay an average price of $51/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in Birmingham, the United States (~$46/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$111/day). In fact, November is about 10% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for Birmingham. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Birmingham, renting a pickup truck saves you 30% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Birmingham pickup truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Birmingham, the United States, you would pay an average price of $89/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Birmingham, the United States (~$69/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$102/day). In fact, February is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Birmingham. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Birmingham, renting a luxury car is 20% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a convertible in Birmingham, the United States, you would pay an average price of $258/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Birmingham, the United States (~$127/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$408/day). In fact, March is about 51% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Birmingham. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Birmingham, renting a convertible is 73% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Kia Picanto$30/day
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Kia Picanto

Tips for renting a car in Birmingham

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Birmingham, AL including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on abril 22, 2024.
  • The requirements to rent a car in Birmingham will vary depending on the car rental company and type of vehicle rented. In general, renters must be at least 21 years old, and in some cases, 25 years old to rent a car. Renters under the age of 25 might have to pay an additional fee. You must also have a valid driver's license issued by your country of residence. International renters might require an international driver's license. Most car rental companies in the area require renters to have a valid credit card in their name to cover the cost of the rental and a security deposit. Some rental companies accept debit cards but might require additional documentation such as proof of insurance.
  • Driving cheap car rentals in Birmingham can have its challenges at certain times of the day and during specific seasons. Rush hour traffic in Birmingham, AL, can be heavy, particularly on weekdays between 7:00 am to 9:00 am, and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Drivers should expect heavy congestion on highways such as I-65, I-20, and I-59 near entrances to the city. The city also experiences hot summers and mild winters. During winter months, the city can experience occasional snow, ice, and freezing rain, making driving on some roads challenging. Additionally, the city is prone to thunderstorms, which can cause flash flooding in low-lying areas.
  • Birmingham is a spread-out city and it can be challenging to visit all of its popular attractions via public transportation. Renting a car gives you the freedom to explore the city at your own pace and on your own schedule. Some of the must-visit attractions in Birmingham that are more accessible with a car include the Birmingham Zoo, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. Birmingham is also surrounded by several stunning natural attractions that are worth exploring, such as the Talladega National Forest and Oak Mountain State Park. Renting cheap car rentals in Birmingham will give you the flexibility to visit these areas without worrying about transportation.

Top rental agencies in Birmingham, AL

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Birmingham, AL known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Birmingham, AL. Reviews were last updated on abril 22, 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Birmingham, including Alamo, Thrifty and Dollar in Birmingham. Be sure to do your research on pricing, reviews, pickup locations, and other important criteria before choosing.

Alamo

8.2
Very good
61 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.2

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.1

Thrifty

7.6
Good
36 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.6

Dollar

7.5
Good
70 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.2

Budget

6.7
Okay
54 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.5

Payless

5.9
Fair
35 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.5

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.9

Avis

5.7
Fair
55 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.8

Comfort

6.1

Overall

5.7

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

6.0

Hertz

5.1
Fair
70 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

5.8

Overall

5.0

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

5.3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1
Very good
29 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.9

Best Birmingham, AL car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Birmingham, AL. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Birmingham, AL with an average daily rate of $35. Data was last updated on abril 22, 2024.
These are the best deals we've found on rentals cars in Birmingham. Make sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for, as deals are updated frequently.
Nissan Sentra$28/day
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Nissan Sentra
Chevrolet Cruze$29/day
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Chevrolet Cruze
Nissan Altima$30/day
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Nissan Altima

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Birmingham, AL, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on abril 22, 2024.
  • Can I find an eco-friendly car rental in Birmingham?

    Yes, it is possible to find an eco-friendly car rental in Birmingham, AL. Enterprise, for example, offers several models of hybrid vehicles. In order to rent an eco-friendly vehicle, you will need to meet the basic rental requirements including a valid driver’s license, a credit card in your name, and insurance coverage, either through a personal policy or through the rental company. It’s important to note that some eco-friendly vehicles may have additional requirements, such as a minimum age for renters or additional fees. It’s recommended that you check with the rental company directly to determine specific requirements and availability.

  • What is the best place to rent a car in Birmingham?

    The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) is the primary airport serving Birmingham, Alabama. The airport is about 5 miles from the city center. The rental car offices at BHM are located on the ground level of the parking deck across from the terminal building. Passengers can access the rental car counters by following the rental car signs from the baggage claim area. There are various car rental companies available at the airport, including Hertz, Avis, Budget, National, Enterprise, and Alamo. Passengers can take the rental car shuttle from the lower level curb outside baggage claim to the car rental facility.

  • What are the drunk driving laws in Birmingham?

    In Birmingham, Alabama, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% for drivers who are 21 years of age or older. For drivers under the age of 21, the legal limit is 0.02%. If you are caught driving under the influence, you will face criminal charges, which can include fines, mandatory attendance at alcohol education programs, license suspension, and even imprisonment.

  • What is the cheapest rental car found in Birmingham?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $60/day when booking a rental car in Birmingham. The best deal a user found was for $30/day from Hertz, booked on Apr. 14.

  • What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Birmingham?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Birmingham from the following companies over the past two weeks: Dollar ($28/day), Hertz ($29/day), and Avis ($33/day).

  • Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Birmingham?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Thrifty (8.7 rating), Alamo (8.2 rating) and Dollar (7.5 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Birmingham.

  • What are gas prices like in Birmingham?

    The average gas price in Birmingham is $3.90/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $46 and $67 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Birmingham for a week from Hertz?

    Hertz is one of the most popular car rental companies in Birmingham, offering car rentals for around $314 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I rent a car in Birmingham for the best price?

    Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 52% on a rental car in Birmingham. Take advantage of a below-average prices by booking at least 7 days prior to your desired date.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Birmingham?

    Yes, renting a vehicle in Birmingham for a month is certainly possible.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Birmingham for a month?

    Generally, a month-long car rental in Birmingham can be found for about $1,345, with the average price for a rental being around $45 a day. Book with Hertz, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 49% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Birmingham.

  • How much is a car rental in Birmingham for a weekend?

    Car rental prices in Birmingham are typically $78 for the weekend. On Cheapflights, you’ll be able to find great car rental deals on any type of vehicle. However, consider renting a Intermediate to save money on your trip to $78. Our users have found prices for Intermediate car rentals in May to be on average $67 per day.

  • What car do most people rent in Birmingham?

    Nissan Rogue, which is a Intermediate vehicle, is the most popular to rent at Birmingham according to Cheapflights users.

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Small car rentals in Birmingham, AL

Find small car rental deals in Birmingham, AL from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in Birmingham, AL cost an average of $44 per day. Price data was last updated on abril 22, 2024.
Hyundai i10$32/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$33/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$35/day
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Hyundai i10

Luxury car rentals in Birmingham, AL

Find luxury car rental deals in Birmingham, AL from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Birmingham, AL cost an average of $49 per day. Price data was last updated on abril 22, 2024.
Some of the best deals we've found on upscale car rentals in Birmingham. Be sure that the car type, dates, pickup location and other key details suit your needs.
Audi A4$37/day
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Audi A4
Chrysler 300$38/day
5
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Chrysler 300
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$43/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Van rentals in Birmingham, AL

Find van rental deals in Birmingham, AL from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Birmingham, AL cost an average of $53 per day. Price data was last updated on abril 22, 2024.
In terms of van rentals in Birmingham, these are some the best options we've found at this time. If you're not finding the van rental that is right for you and your passengers, be sure to check back soon.
Kia Sedona$38/day
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Kia Sedona
Toyota Sienna$41/day
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Toyota Sienna
Nissan Quest$42/day
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Nissan Quest

Car rentals by fuel type in Birmingham, AL

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Birmingham, AL. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Birmingham, AL. Deals were last updated on abril 22, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Birmingham, AL. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($34+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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