Information – Birmingham Airport BHX

Birmingham International Airport — Birmingham International is the UK’s sixth largest Airport in the United Kingdom after London four airports and Manchester Airport. More than 50 airlines fly from BHX to more than 100 destinations worldwide.

Birmingham airport is well placed for visiting the popular tourist attractions of Drayton Manor Theme Park, Cadbury World, Twycross Zoo (World Primate Centre) and the Birmingham National Sea Life Centre. Just a short train journey and your right in the middle of Birmingham City Centre, with some of the best shopping in the UK and the most fabulous array of nightlife anywhere. Famous shopping, including Brindley Place, The Mailbox, the Bullring, with its Selfridges landmark store, and the Jewellery Quarter.

Birmingham Int. Airport has two terminals. There is frequent public transportation to and from the airport with a choice of trains, coaches, taxis and car hire. Terminals 1 and 2 are adjacent and connected by the covered Millennium Link walkway.

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Where is Birmingham International Airport ?

The airport is just 8 miles east of Birmingham city centre and only 1 mile from Junction 6 of the M42 where you can access to 5 other motorways linking all areas in England.

How far is Birmingham Int. airport from Birmingham city centre ?

Birmingham International Airport is situated 8 miles or 13km southeast of central Birmingham, at the centre of England and the centre of the UK’s motorway network.

How can I reach Birmingham Airport by car ?

The airport is situated on the A45 Coventry road, close to junction 6 of the M42. There are direct connections from the M1, M5, M6 and M40. The new M6 toll road provides a faster alternative to the M6. The airport is signposted from the motorways.

How to get to Birmingham City Centre ?

By Car :

Birmingham city centre is well signposted from the airport if you are travelling by road.

By Coach :

National Express run coach services from the airport to Birmingham and a number of other cities.

Digbeth coach station in Birmingham City Centre is the hub of the National Express network with services to most parts of the UK. Digbeth coach station is about 20 minutes away from the Airport and is easy to reach using the 900 bus service.

There is also an inter-airport service provided by Flightlink coaches.

By Bus : Local buses link the airport to surrounding districts. All buses stop opposite Terminal 2 in the new bus and coach terminus. Main services are routes 900 and 966. The 900 Airport Link operates between the passenger terminals and the city centre every 20 minutes.

  • X1 (connecting Birmingham and Coventry)
  • 966 (connecting Erdington and Solihull)
  • 97/97A (Birmingham City Centre to Birmingham Airport – 24/7)
  • 75/75A (connecting Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham International Station)
  • 91 (connecting Chelmsley Wood and Birmingham International Station

By Train :

The free Air-Rail shuttle service links the airport directly to nearby Birmingham International Train Station in about two minutes. There are frequent train services from the airport to Birmingham New Street station in the city centre, journey time is 10-20 minutes.

Birmingham International lies on the West Coast Mainline with fast and frequent connections to the rest of the UK.

Train operators include Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, London Midland and Virgin Trains, which offers long distance services between London and Glasgow via Birmingham. There is a Virgin service to London Euston.

By Taxi :

Taxis are available in front of both Airport Passenger Terminals.

Birmingham Airport Area Information

Birmingham and the surrounding region has a wealth of visitor attractions to keep you busy, from the idyllic village of Bournville, to Shakespeare’s Stratford; from where future meets the present in the city centre, to monuments of the Industrial revolution. Birmingham offers style and culture, welcoming visitors with more pride than ever before. From the variety of shops within the new Bullring, to the UK’s finest concert venue, the Symphony Hall, staging more national and international sporting championships, and the most popular exhibition centre in Europe, the NEC.

Adjacent to the airport are major conference and exhibition facilities like the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), music and sports venues, such as The Symphony Hall and the National Indoor Arena.

In the vicinity of the airport and the surrounding area are a wide choice of excellent hotels.