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Birmingham, AL
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Dollar

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.8

One location in Birmingham

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5600 Airline Drive

+1 866 434 2226

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Competent staff.

Cons:

Price has gone up substantially in the past year.

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They need to stay open later for late flight arrivals. Otherwise, great experience!

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and courteous. Drop off was super easy.

Cons:

I didn't get the car quoted, but I had a very good substitution. I realize what one wants is not always available at the time.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Not enough staff working. Waited an hour in line for a rental I had reserved several weeks in advance. Additionally, I was double charge. I am currently working on how to correct this.

Cons:

Better speed on processing customers. Better billing system.

8.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off was easy and the staff was friendly and helpful

Cons:

We scheduled our pick up but when we got the it was closed for the night so we had to find a ride to our hotel and a return ride to pick it up the next day. Also the car had been smoked in.

8.0 Excellent

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car

Cons:

Was over charged and drop off was not clear

1 out of 22

Alamo

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.4

One location in Birmingham

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5900 Messer Airport Hwy

+1 833 886 0850

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was great - quick and easy and rep was polite.

Cons:

Had to ask the rep at pick up to note the obvious vehicle damage onto my rental contract.

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff both departing and returning were great. Needed Suv and was given as promised

Cons:

The only negative was there were no floor mats or paper sheet covers for the interior floorboard. The place I was going was rural and muddy, so I had to constantly lay down towels or garbage bags to keep the interior floor carpet clean.

8.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy drop off

Cons:

Slight delay at pickup

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was smoked in

4.4 Okay

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Dropoff staff were friendly

Cons:

Pickup staff were unaware of time lapse for vehicle waited one and a half hours for vehicle I didn't order

4.0 Okay

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was very easy

Cons:

The executive Synethia at the counter was extremely rude. I was with my 7 month old son and wife. She was hostile, kept on talking to other people and interrupting me when it was my turn. I would have cancelled the reservation right then if we did not need the car for my son.

1 out of 20

Thrifty

7.0

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.0

2 locations in Birmingham

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2508 5th Avenue South

+1 205 320 2533

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
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5600 Airline Drive

+1 877 283 0898

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
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4.0 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

A REFUND ON MY CANCELLATION

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

staff was very friendly and helpful - even to recommend a place to have lunch

9.6 Excellent

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very helpful.

Cons:

Reduce the different location drop off fee.

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

i need info from the first week rental through Kayak for insurance reimbursement and I can not get someone to email me back from kayak.

8.0 Excellent

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Funky entertainment system was too difficult to navigate.

1 out of 12

Budget

6.1

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

6.1

4 locations in Birmingham

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2301 Third Avenue South

+1 205 322 3598

Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30
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450 Cahaba Park Circle

+1 205 552 1515

Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30
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5344 Messer Airport Highway

+1 205 322 3596

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
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5900 Messer Airport Highway

+1 205 322 3596

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
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5.9 Okay

Jun 2021

KAYAK
Picked up a Camry initially, but we knew within a few minutes we would have to return it. Strong tire vibration left us feeling unsafe for our upcoming road trip. Dealt with tired employees and a lot of back & forth before finally finding a good replacement. It took about 2 hours off our journey so we were off to a late start. Replacement car was just fine, but windshield wipers were so loud. Both cars could've been cleaned better. Drop off was okay but felt bad for stressed and overworked employee who handled it.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Waited over an hour for a car that smelled like cigarettes had holes in the seeds and was absolutely disgusting. Do you have one person working the counter and 12 people in line.

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was awesome. Easy pickup and a nice, low milage, nice car

6.8 Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked the fact that I received a hybrid vehicle for my long trip. The gas savings were great.

Cons:

Both at pick up and drop off the door had a sign that the attendant would return in a few minutes. The car, when received was externally very dirty and had what looked like tape residue on some of the windows. This made inspection difficult, so much so that I missed a chip in the windshield thinking it was a dead bug. Luckily, it had already been reported. Additionally, I had reserved a mid-size car and received a compact. Since it was a hybrid and I was going on a long trip, I didn't complain, but I'm pretty sure that I over paid for a compact car.

7.2 Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

It was not clear to me that there was an offsite Budget, who I actually rented from, and a onsite at the airport Budget. The man in charge was very helpful to honor what I had and made clear that it would be $5 more per day. Which was fine.

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Good car. Easy pickup and return. Good price

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 13

Enterprise

5.6

Cleanliness

5.2

Comfort

5.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

5.6

10 locations in Birmingham

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1230 Inverness Cors

+1 205 991 6222

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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2325 5th Ave N

+1 205 323 4446

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00
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2509 Ensley Ave

+1 205 786 3868

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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2551 John Hawkins Pkwy

+1 205 823 4446

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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2728 4th Avenue South

+1 205 326 6555

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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3328 Old Columbiana Rd

+1 205 823 4446

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00
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400 Palisades Blvd

+1 205 414 9393

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4704 Cahaba River Rd Ste J

+1 205 991 6222

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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5900 Messer Airport Hwy

+1 833 886 0848

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
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Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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9709 Parkway E Ste G

+1 205 838 4979

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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6.0 Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They over charged me at the counter than actuall deal which was online very disappointed

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

NOTHING! ENTERPRISE IS TERRIBLE

Cons:

THEY OVERGHARGED MY CARD BY $275!!!!!

5.6 Okay

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car wasn’t ready at expected time. Delayed by 45+ minutes waiting for car to be cleaned.

4.8 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

staff was friendly

Cons:

car had been smoked in, gas tank was not on full

7.6 Good

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to deal with, fast and courteous. I had to switch out a car that I had rented in CA but the power steering failed. No hassle.

Cons:

The car had bald tires which I didn't realize until I had to drive through a snowstorm and heavy rain.

8.0 Excellent

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful! I will definitely rent a car again

1 out of 8

Hertz

4.9

Cleanliness

5.7

Comfort

5.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

5.4

3 locations in Birmingham

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2508 5th Avenue S

+1 205 320 2533

Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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5406 Highway 280 E Ste D105

+1 205 980 9271

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
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5900 Messer Airport Hwy

+1 205 591 6090

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2022

KAYAK
The Hertz rental store was no where to be found at the address listed. After spending 45 minutes on the phone trying to find our rental car we were told that they were not sure what happened and where our rental car was located. We finally cancelled the reservation and did without the rental for the week. Will never use Hertz rental again. Terrible experience!!

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The wait for a car would have been 2 hours. There were no cars available, I had a reservation but that did not matter. Employees not truthful! I completed the initial paper work that included paying A security deposit if 500 dollars. I CANCELLED MY RESERVATION AND WENT TO AVIS THAT WAS 10 STEPS TO THE LEFT OF HERTZ FRONT COUNTER. Berminham Airport. You have morons working for you. This is your review and do not contact me, if you do I will expose you on social media and start a campaign of ni or using Hertz

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Price and service

Cons:

Pick up service from airport

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was exhaustingly slow. Car wasn’t full of gas. Check engine light came on during trip, tire pressure came on during trip, the USB port had been ripped out, car didn’t appear to have been cleaned. Awful

Cons:

All of the above.

6.0 Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Eventually getting a car

Cons:

Overbooked cars. Did not have one when promised.

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff called me before I travelled to their offices to let me know they would not have a car for me.

Cons:

They could have provided a vehicle for me per my prepaid reservation.

1 out of 17

Avis

4.5

Cleanliness

4.7

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

4.6

2 locations in Birmingham

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3439 Colonnade Parkway Ste 700

+1 205 991 6201

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
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5900 Messer Airport Highway

+1 205 599 0685

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
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2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was quick but it looked like both the workers at the booth wanted to be anywhere other then there.

Cons:

It took awhile to pick up the car because the front desk was understaffed. The vehicle smelled heavily of smoke the interior driver and passenger side doors where cut up and the seats were stained and filthy. The front windshield had two big chips in it and there were scratches all over the vehicle. Lastly, someone took the floor mats out of the vehicle and never returned them. I will NEVER RENT FROM AVIS AGAIN and I strongly suggest you don’t either.

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The only issue I had was finding your office. Once I found it - the service was fast and helpful.

4.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean. Easy pickup and great service in BHM.

Cons:

Problem with steering. Canceled part of trip. “No replacements anywhere.” Called multiple times. Incredible wait time with service. Spoke with manager at drop off. Also sent email with details. Still charged full price. Will leave bad review on Yelp and Google if not fixed.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything was fine.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful process was smooth.

Cons:

There was some kind of film or something on the glass near the odometer and it made it hard to see sometimes but overall the car was clean.

6.0 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop-off was easy

Cons:

Car is never ready when I book from this location. Have to wait for car to be cleaned.

1 out of 13

Payless

3.9

Mediocre

50 reviews

Cleanliness

4.9

Comfort

4.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.9

Value for money

5.1

One location in Birmingham

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5900 Messer Airport Hwy

+1 205 591 7020

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Newer car and clean

Cons:

The Payless was closed and Avis had many issues with the Initial rental

8.4 Excellent

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup counter was a challenge, drop-off was easy

Cons:

Better integration with Avis

8.8 Excellent

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean, new, and a good price.

Cons:

There aren’t Payless parking spots at BHM airport, so I parked it in an Enterprise spot upon returning. When I returned the keys to the Payless desk, the employee asked why I didn’t park it in the Avis section. Like wtf, get your own parking spaces or tell me to return to an Avis spot when I pick up

9.2 Excellent

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The woman who checked us in was very nice. The car was pretty scratched up and the inside was dirty. She gave us a different car which served the purpose.

Cons:

Better quality vehicle.

6.8 Good

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good price and at the airport.

Cons:

Interior of car smelled a little like smoke. Not bad but noticeable. They did not tell me that the return was self park and it was not clearly noted until I found a space. Going back to the counter was an extra step but worth the cost savings.

6.0 Good

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone was busy, the staff were friendly and tried their best to accommodate our needs. Inventory was not available for the reservation. Had to take a smaller vehicle. My family was happy with the service.

1 out of 12

National

10.0

Excellent

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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5900 Messer Airport Hwy

+1 833 886 0849

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Excellent

Apr 2022

KAYAK
More people at the check out I mean less waiting period at the counter or a self check out booth

1 out of 1

Easirent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Birmingham

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Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport

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Sunnycars

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Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Birmingham

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Messer Airport Hwy 5900

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608 travelers who rented a car in Birmingham gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.3

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$62/day

Good deal

$47/day

When to book a rental car in Birmingham

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Top tips for renting a car in Birmingham

  • Getting around Birmingham will be easier for you with a rental car, and best of all, you’ll be able to travel on your own schedule. With a rental car in Birmingham, you can easily take trips to towns like Guntersville, a lakeside town about 75 miles north of Birmingham, where you can fish, hike, and do some bird-watching. In your rental car, you'll also want to consider a drive to Talladega County, where you can visit the Talladega Speedway and the Desoto Caverns. The city of Talladega is about a 45-minute drive from the airport and 55 miles from downtown Birmingham.
  • The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) has its own rental car facility. Here you can rent a car from several different car-rental agencies, including Enterprise, Hertz, and National. To rent a car at the airport, you'll go to the airport's parking deck, which is right beside the taxi, shuttle, and limo pick-up areas. Having only one terminal, the airport is small enough for you to walk there in no time. The Birmingham car rentals at the airport are located in section 1B on the ground level of the parking deck. You will both pick up and return your rental car to this same area of the airport.
  • When driving past construction zones in Alabama, be extra careful. Alabama state law requires motorists to move over to the lane farthest away from the construction worker(s) for added safety. Also, all passengers in the vehicle, front or back, must wear a seat belt at all times.
  • Traffic congestion is not a big problem in Birmingham. This is true even during rush hour. However, if you're driving between 7am and 9am or between 4pm and 7pm, you might want to avoid Interstate 20/59. Also, be aware that during these times, you could experience traffic delays if there is construction or a car accident.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Birmingham for $47 or less
  • Book your rental car in Birmingham at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Birmingham are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Birmingham