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The West Midlands is very well connected by road, and this makes the option of car hire very attractive. There are also many smaller attractions away from the main motorways and cities that are harder to get to if you don’t have a car. For example, you might want to visit Black Country Living Museum or the limestone caverns, both in Dudley. Or possibly travel onward to Stratford-on-Avon to see the birthplace of Shakespeare. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is said to contain the most important pre-Raphaelite art in the world, while The New Art Gallery Walsall houses work by William Blake, Van Gogh and Monet. Unfortunately, each of these attractions are quite distant from each other, so without a car, you can’t really experience the full flavour of the county.
The road quality in the West Midlands is generally very good. The roads are well maintained, and while they may seem complicated in parts to anyone unfamiliar with them, they do work. The M6 Toll is an additional section of the M6 motorway and known on road signs as the Midland Expressway, which connects Junction 3a with Junction 11a at Wolverhampton. You can avoid it by staying on the untolled M6 to save on the toll.
To hire a car in the UK, you need to be at least 21 years old, and some companies will require that you are 23. Drivers under the age of 25 will generally receive a daily surcharge; this surcharge may also be extended by some companies to older drivers above the age of 70. All EU and, naturally, UK driving licences are acceptable. If your licence is from a country in which the local script is anything other than Latin, you should also get an international driving permit.
On average a car hire in West Midlands costs $161 per day.
Standard (Volkswagen Tiguan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in West Midlands.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at GREEN MOTION ($70/day), Sixt ($179/day) and Europcar ($583/day).
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On average a car hire in West Midlands costs $290 per week ($41 per day).
On average a car hire in West Midlands costs $1,243 per month ($41 per day).