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Transportation to and from Birmingham Airport


What is the distance from Birmingham Airport to the centre of Birmingham?

The distance between Birmingham Airport and the city centre (Victoria Square) is 18 kilometres / 11.2 miles, the journey time to and from the airport is 25 to 30 minutes.

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

Public transport

Train to Birmingham

Birmingham Airport has its own train station, called Birmingham International. The airport is connected to Birmingham International by the free Air-Rail Link, the monorail (automated people mover) takes travellers in only 2 minutes to and from the terminal. From the airport’s railway station runs at least every 10 minutes a train to the main railway station Birmingham New Street. There are several trains available, the carriers are Virgin Trains, West Midlands Railway / London Northwestern Railway, Cross Country and Transport for Wales.

Train tickets
The price of a ticket for a single journey (Anytime Day Single) is £ 4.30 for adults and £ 2.15 for children from 5 up to 15 years. Tickets can be purchased at the information desk or from ticket machines located at railway stations in Birmingham. Travel time by train is 10 to 15 minutes. Please consult timetable train Birmingham Airport and website National Rail for more information.

Train to Coventry

Coventry, the other major city close to the airport, can also be reached by train. Several times per hour trains depart from Birmingham International to Coventry railway station, the monorail Air-Rail Link connects the terminal with the airport’s railway station. Travel time to and from Coventry is approximately 14 minutes, an Anytime Day Single ticket costs £ 3.00 per person, children pay half the price. Please consult timetable train Birmingham Airport and website National Rail for more information.

Discover and book tickets, activities and tours:



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: Winterbourne House and Garden Admission Ticket

Experience an Edwardian historic house and garden nestled in a leafy corner of Birmingham. Amble through the botanic gardens and discover over 6000 plant species. Step back in time to the Edwardian era inside Winterbourne House.


Birmingham: The Bear Grylls Adventure

Escape the ordinary and experience the extraordinary at The Bear Grylls Adventure, open all year round at The NEC Birmingham. Discover a world of action-packed experiences, and climb, dive, fly, snorkel, and more with your friends and family.



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.


Birmingham: Haunted City Exploration Game

Go on a quest around Birmingham by following clues and solving puzzles that will unlock haunted stories about St. Philip's Cathedral, New Street, Baskerville House and more. Start the quest whenever you want and explore on your own, without a guide.


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.

Tours and transport

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.

Tour & transport

Birmingham: Self-Guided Smartphone Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

Experience the fun of a smartphone treasure hunt through the top sights in Birmingham. Solve location-based clues at the city's most popular landmarks and uncover some of the city's hidden gems.

Tour & transport

Birmingham: Jewellery Quarter Guided Walking Tour

Discover Birmingham's bustling Jewellery Quarter on a guided walking tour. Trace the history of this unique area and follow your guide through the charming 19th-century streets.


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