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Birmingham Airport

General information

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.

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Nearby airports

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.

Airport Distance
East Midlands Airport 50km
Manchester Airport 107km
London Luton Airport 113km
Liverpool Airport 123km
Doncaster Sheffield Airport 125km
Bristol Airport 136km
London Heathrow Airport 140km
London Stansted Airport 149km
Humberside Airport 156km
Leeds Bradford Airport 157km
Cardiff Airport 160km
London City Airport 162km
Southampton Airport 169km
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
18 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

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.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

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 £ 39.-. Book your taxi at Birmingham Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From BHX Airport to Birmingham City centre by Taxi
18 km
30 min
£ 39.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

Birmingham Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Birmingham Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Birmingham Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Birmingham Airport.

Flight tickets

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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
  • Jet2
  • Ryanair
  • Wizz Air
  • Aer Lingus


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Birmingham Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Novotel Birmingham Airport, Bickenhill

The closest 4-star hotel to the arrival and departure terminals, The Novotel Birmingham Airport is just 1 minute's walk from Birmingham Airport complex. With a stylish restaurant, Novotel Birmingham Airport offers modern rooms with Wi-Fi access.


ibis budget Birmingham International Airport – NEC, Bickenhill

ibis budget Birmingham International Airport – NEC is located within walking distance of the airport terminals, the NEC and the LG arena. This modern hotel has a 24-hour reception.


Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, Bickenhill

This 4-star luxury hotel is next to Birmingham's NEC and just ten minutes away from Birmingham International Train Station and Birmingham International Airport.

Hotels in Birmingham

Looking for the best hotels in Birmingham? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Clayton Hotel Birmingham, Birmingham

The 4-star Clayton Hotel Birmingham is just a 5-minute walk from the Bullring Shopping Centre. It serves modern food in its stylish restaurant.


Holiday Inn Express - Birmingham - City Centre, an IHG Hotel, Birmingham

Holiday Inn Express - Birmingham - City Centre provides free WiFi and rooms with air conditioning in Birmingham. Among the various facilities are a shared lounge and a bar.


pentahotel Birmingham, Birmingham

Just 5 minutes’ walk from the famous Bullring Shopping Centre, Pentahotel Birmingham has a great location, less than 0.5 miles from Birmingham city centre.

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: National Sea Life Centre Entrance Ticket

Dive into a world of magical discoveries at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham. Marvel at an incredible array of marine species and fish including penguins, sharks, rays, and even piranhas.


Birmingham: Victorian Canals to Today's City Walking Tour

Explore the city center canals and understand their importance to the Industrial Revolution. Consider the Victorian influence with Chamberlain and the Civic Gospel. Experience the city today where modern architecture and art are everywhere.

Tour & transport

Birmingham: Guided City Center Walking Tour

Discover Birmingham's city center like a local on this guided walking tour. Immerse yourself in the city's history as you see sights like St Philip’s Cathedral, Symphony Hall, and Victoria Square.


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