Birmingham Airport

General information

Birmingham Airport is the seventh busiest airport in the United Kingdom. In 2017 the airport recorded their 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.


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 has Birmingham Airport?

In 2011 it merged its two terminals (T1 and T2) into one large terminal.

Does Birmingham Airport have an Automated People Mover (APM)?

Yes, Birmingham Airport has an APM which is called the AirRail Link. The AirRail Link connects Birmingham Airport with Birmingham International Train Station. The AirRail Link operates between 3:30 in the morning and 12:30 in the night.

Airport Map

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 £ 34.-. 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
£ 34.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Birmingham Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National (Enterprise Holdings), 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

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

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
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Flybe


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. It offers a free bus to Birmingham International Airport, 3 restaurants and a leisure centre with a hot tub and glass-roofed pool. Genting Arena is just a 5-minute walk away.

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.


Hyatt Regency Birmingham, Birmingham

In Birmingham’s center, this modern 4-star hotel offers a luxury health spa with a 16 meter swimming pool and gym with Matrix fitness equipment. Large, elegant rooms each have a flat-screen TV and there is a stylish restaurant and bar.


Holiday Inn Express - Birmingham - City Centre, 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!


Alton Towers Theme Park: Entrance Ticket

Get your thrills on over 50 rides and attractions, meet your favorite CBeebies TV characters.


Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour from Birmingham

Experience the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London with round-trip transportation from Birmingham. See it all, from Hogwarts Express to Diagon Alley.

Tour & transport

Birmingham: Private Transfer to Birmingham Airport

Travel in comfort between Birmingham city center and Birmingham Airport easily and stress-free with a private, chauffeur driven transfer.


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