Birmingham Airport Guide



The Birmingham Airport Guide provides travellers with a quick reference airport guide that contains useful information and resources for holiday travellers & business travellers. The guide contains important information on Birmingham airport, how to get to the airport, car hire & car parking at the airport, airport maps, weather and more information & resources relating to foreign currency and airport lounges. For travellers having a good understanding of the airport, the facilities that are available, useful hints and traveller tips can help to make your journey through airports a better one with less stress.

Information on Birmingham Airport

Airport Name: Birmingham International Airport

Address: Birmingham International Airport, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B26 3QJ

Airport Code: BHX

Telephone: +44 (0)8707 335511

Fax: +44 (0)121 782 8802

Website: Birmingham Airport

Left Luggage Number: +44 (0)121 767 7987

Lost Property Number: +44 (0)121 767 7987

Check in Times:

Usually 3 hours prior to departure for international flights.

Usually 2 hours prior to departure for European Flights.

Usually 1 hour prior to departure for UK & Ireland flights.

Terminals: Two

Tips & Advice: When travelling by air it is prudent to check the latest Road & Traffic Reports well in time to check for any delays or incidents. It also helps to arrive at the airport well in time factoring in to your journey time possible delays due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances etc. See our various Travellers Tips guides for further information.

Baggage Rules: With baggage rules and regulations subject to revision & alteration at short notice, it is best to check exactly what is allowable, weight limits and any other concerns with your airline. This can help ensure you are up to date with the latest rules & requirements and pack your bags accordingly to comply with the regulations. For more information please see: Baggage Rules

Travel Checklist: See our Travel Checklist that provides travellers with useful travel tips and reminders to help ensure you take everything you need for your trip.

Getting To Birmingham Airport

By Public Transport

Train: Mainline train services from Birmingham New Street to Birmingham International for the airport takes around 15 minutes. There is a free Air-Rail link that runs every few minutes taking passengers from Birmingham International to the Airport Terminals making for quick access to the airport. The mainline rail stations at Birmingham offer links to many destinations across the UK. For further information and resources on planning a train journey to the airport please see: Train Services

See Birmingham Airport Rail Journeys to book Rail Journeys to & From Birmingham Airport.


Bus & Coach: There are frequent bus services taking you to and from the airport. Bus services start and end at the Bus Coach Terminus at Terminal 2, the routes start early in the morning until late (although to not operate overnight). For more information Network Midlands

National Express operates a number of coach services linking a host of towns and cities to the airport, for further details please see:National Express Coaches


By Car: The airport is eight miles from Birmingham city centre and is centrally located on the motorway network. The airport is close to the M42 junction 6 (just one mile away) and there are direct connections to the M1, M5, M6 & M40 making it convenient to travellers to get to other locations across the UK. The airport is signposted from the major roads and motorways. Being at the centre of the motorway network Birmingham gets travellers from across the region using the motorways & major roads, if you are getting to & from the airport you should allow plenty of time to do so.


Airport Car Hire

Search for great value Car Hire deals for a range of different vehicles from small cars to family cars to luxury and sports cars.




Airport Car Parking

Birmingham airport has facilities for both Short Term & Long Term Car Parking. Short term car parking charges start from £1 for up to 15 Minutes stay going up to approx £18.00 for 24 hours stay. There is a rapid drop off facility where you can park for up to 20 minutes for £1, useful if you are dropping someone off at the airport however the charges after 20 minutes are steep £3 for every 15 minutes, if you are staying longer or need to it is better to park in the multi storey short term parking.

Long Term parking is available the price is approx £12 per day is you book on the day. Cheaper prices are available if you book earlier, if you do need airport parking it is well worth booking in advance rather than on the day to both guarantee a parking space and save money on parking costs.

To book Birmingham Airport Car Parking please see: UK Airport Parking






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