Birmingham Airport is the seventh busiest airport in the United Kingdom. In 2017 the airport recorded the busiest year ever, for the first time in history it handled 13 million passengers in one year. You can get by train and taxi from Birmingham Airport to the centre of Birmingham and Coventry. In the future, an automated people mover will operate between the airport, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham International and the new railway station Interchange Station (SH2) in Solihull.
Where is Birmingham Airport situated?
The airport of the second largest city in England is located southeast of the city, close to the village of Bickenhill and NEC Birmingham – National Exhibition Centre. Birmingham Airport is easily accessible from the M42 motorway and A45 (Coventry Road).
How many terminals does Birmingham Airport have?
In 2011 it merged its two terminals (T1 and T2) into one large terminal. On the ground floor you will find check-in desks 1-82 on the right and check-in desks 100-130 on the left, the Arrivals hall is located in between. On the first floor you will find the Departures hall, security check and boarding gates.
Does Birmingham Airport have an Automated People Mover (APM)?
Yes, Birmingham Airport has an APM which is called the Air-Rail Link. The Air-Rail Link connects Birmingham Airport with Birmingham International railway station. The automated people mover operates between 03:30 hours in the morning and 00:30 hours at night.
A good alternative for flying to or from Birmingham Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United Kingdom.
|East Midlands Airport||50km|
|London Luton Airport||113km|
|Doncaster Sheffield Airport||125km|
|London Heathrow Airport||140km|
|London Stansted Airport||149km|
|Leeds Bradford Airport||157km|
|London City Airport||162km|
|London Gatwick Airport||180km|
|London Southend Airport||194km|
The distance from Birmingham Airport to the centre of Birmingham is 18 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Birmingham. Another city nearby is Coventry, the distance from the airport to the city centre is 17 kilometres. Travel time is approximately 18 minutes.
From BHX Airport to Birmingham City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Birmingham Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Birmingham Airport you can travel by train. Visit the Birmingham Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Birmingham Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Birmingham is about £ 34.-. Book your taxi at Birmingham Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From BHX Airport to Birmingham City centre by Taxi
At Birmingham Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Enterprise, National (Enterprise Holdings), Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Birmingham Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Birmingham Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- TUI Airways
- Thomas Cook Airlines
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Birmingham
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Birmingham Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
Birmingham: Discovering Birmingham Walking Tour
From the Library of Birmingham, the ‘secret canal’ takes you to the historic Jewellery Quarter where the Industrial Revolution started. Post-war redevelopment and how the city faces the future is understood by the end of the tour back in Centenary Square.
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