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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.


Alton Towers Resort: Entrance Ticket

Discover over 40 rides and attractions of Alton Towers Resort, renowned for its ground-breaking, world-first rollercoasters, and as being the home to the UK’s only CBeebies Land. Enjoy a day out with fun for thrill-seekers, families, and kids of all ages.


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: City Exploration Smartphone Game

Discover the secrets of Birmingham with this immersive urban exploration smartphone game. Solve location-based clues as you explore unique and amazing places within the city.

Tours and transport

Tour & transport

Birmingham: Daily City Center Walking Tour (10:30am)

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

Digbeth, Public art and Peaky Blinders Guided Walking Tour

Explore Digbeth on a guided walking tour and trace Birmingham's roots through its bohemian style and diverse public art. Discover the likely locations for Peaky Blinders movie locations.

Tour & transport

Birmingham's Luxurious Jewellery Quarter Tour

Our charismatic guide walks you through The Coffin Works, the former factory that's now a famous museum and the city's largest immigration office


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