Birmingham Airport is the seventh busiest UK airport offering both domestic flights within the UK and international flights to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, North America and the Caribbean.
Signposts available at trolley points on the ground floor of each multi-story car park, in the surface car parks, and outside the terminal. These trolleys cost £1 each. Coins are accepted, as well as credit and debit cards, with a 40p card charge.
Signposts outside the terminal building direct you to check-in via Doors A, B or C depending on your airline. Check-in desk numbers are displayed on the information screens. There are also several automated check-in kiosks available. If you’ve checked in online and have a boarding pass, all you need to do is drop your hold bag off (if you have one) at the relevant airline check-in ‘bag-drop’ area.
If you have oversize or extra luggage that you haven’t already paid for online, you can present these to the airline agent at the check-in desk for assistance.
How to get to Birmingham Airport by car and motorbike
You’ll find Birmingham Airport about 8 miles east of the city and right in the heart of the UK’s motorway network, making it one of the country’s most convenient air transport hubs. In addition to being well served by the road network, the airport links directly to Birmingham International Train Station, courtesy of a dedicated monorail, with a journey time of around one and a half minutes.
If you’re using Sat-Nav, the airport postcode is: B26 3QJ
Travelling by Car
The airport is the biggest in the area and is easy to get to at any time of the day.
Congestion only tends to occur around the usual rush-hour times, in the morning, between 7.30 am and 9.00 am and 4.30 pm and 6.00 pm.
If you’re driving to the airport around these hours, leave some extra time for traffic delays, particularly if you’re taking the M6 or the M42. These major routes can become slow going during the main rush hours, especially at the junction turn-offs.
From the north-west (Stafford, Stoke, Manchester, Liverpool):Take the M6 and leave at Junction 4A, onto the M42, which is signposted for London and Solihull. Leave at Junction 6, which will take you onto the A45, and then follow the signs for the airport.
From the north-east (Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Sheffield, Leeds): Leave the M42 at Junction 6, onto the A45, and follow the signs to the airport.
From the east (Coventry, Northampton): Follow the M6 to the A45 and then follow the signs to the airport.
From the south-east (Banbury, Oxford, Bicester, London): Follow the M40, before joining the M42 in Coventry. From there, follow the signs to the airport.
From the south-west (Worcester, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol): Take the M5 to the M42 in Coventry, before following the signs to the airport.
Birmingham Airport is directly connected to Birmingham International Station by a free ‘Air-Rail Link’ system. The air-rail link takes two minutes to get to the station
Birmingham International Station
Birmingham Airport is directly connected to over 100 towns and cities via Birmingham International Station and the free ‘Air-Rail Link’ monorail system. The Air-Rail Link takes two minutes to get to the station and operates between 03:30 and 00:30 hours daily. Between 00:30 and 02:00 hours there is a courtesy bus in operation. Please use bus stop D from the Airport Terminal and bus stop Sb at the Train Station.
Rail services operate regularly from Birmingham International to a range of destinations, by a number of operators, including:
3 trains per hour to London Euston
2 trains per hour to Birmingham New Street
1 train per hour to Wolverhampton via Birmingham New Street
West Midlands Railway / London North Western Railway
Up to 3 trains per hour to London Euston
Up to 3 trains per hour to Northampton
Up to 3 trains per hour to Milton Keynes
Up to 4 trains per hour to Birmingham New Street
Up to 3 trains per hour to Rugby
1 train per hour to Manchester Piccadilly
1 train per hour to Bournemouth
4 trains per hour to Birmingham New Street
1 train per hour to London Euston via Northampton
1 train per hour to Northampton
1 trains per hour to Coventry
Transport for Wales
1 train per hour to Shrewsbury, of which:
1 train per 2 hours continues to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli after dividing at Machynlleth
1 train per 2 hours continues to Holyhead via Wrexham General and Chester
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