Birmingham Airport Taxi and Transfer Services
A2B Radio Cars have a wide range of vehicles including saloons, estates, MPVs and Minibuses for your Birmingham Airport transfer. All of our drivers are uniformed, NVQ qualified and knowledgeable and will get you to your destination quickly and safely.
Associated Travel provide a luxury minibus and coach service. Professional, Reliable and Friendly service at all times. 8-16 seater coach transfers to or from anywhere in the Midlands. Often serving Birmingham & East Midlands Airports. Call now for a Quote: 0121 624 8491
Harborne Minibus Travel operates from Central Birmingham throughout UK. Our company serves all major UK airports and cities including Birmingham, East Midlands, Heathrow, Stansted and all others. Discounts available for group bookings. We provide 6-16 seater luxury minibuses. We also cover daytrips. We welcome account jobs and contract work. This service is availabe 24/7.
Birmingham Taxi Services
Much like Sheffield and Manchester, Birmingham was a locus for industrial revolution in the late 18th century, but today the city is a centre of commerce, with The Bullring shopping centre attracting shoppers from around the country.
Can I get a taxi directly from the airport?
Birmingham International Airport is located to the east of Birmingham, some nine miles from the Bullring and the city centre.
An official taxi rank sits outside arrivals, operating a twenty-four hour hackney carriage service. Airport Ranks run this service and there is a customer service representative available at the rank. A variety of vehicles should be available, with some carrying up to five passengers and some able to carry more than this.
Journeys using these cabs will be a metered fare, which will be displayed throughout your trip in the taxi. The taxis also accept major credit and debit cards, saving you the hassle of trying to find spare change!
Are there other options?
Yes, you do not have to use the official taxis. There are plenty of local taxi companies who you can ring up and book in advance, usually saving you quite a bit of money on the metered fare. See above for some really handy local companies with great rates!
The downside of this is that you will usually have to include in the price you pay the cost of any parking fees that may be incurred.
For dropping off, passengers are charged £1 for 10 minutes, which the taxi will probably pass onto your bill. Upon pick up, the driver will most likely have to park in either Car Parks 1, 2 or 3, which usually cost around £4 for up to an hour.
If you are a regular flyer or a corporate customer, consider making use of the account options offered by most taxi companies. Account holders receive priority services, and negotiable rates depending on how frequently a taxi is requested.
Birmingham Airport is very conveniently located. You can get the RailAir service to the nearby Birmingham International rail station, which also gives you access to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). However, many train routes operate from Birmingham New Street, which is convenient for the town centre and The Bullring. It is around a 30 minute drive, dependent on traffic!
Below is a table of approximate fares from Birmingham Airport to Birmingham New Street Station, which is in close proximity to The Bullring and other Birmingham attractions. Please note that these prices are only a guideline, and it is best to obtain a quote from the company itself as prices will vary between companies and depending on traffic and routes. These prices were checked in April 2015.
|Single Journey from Birmingham Airport to Birmingham New Street Station|
What types of car are available?
Each taxi firm will differ in what cars they provide, but in general, the following cars are often bookable through taxi companies:
- Saloon car - Will usually carry about 3 people and 3 suitcases.
- Estate car - Slightly larger, and would normally take 4 people and 4 suitcases.
- Executive car - Usually a nicer, more expensive vehicle, with room for around 3 people and 3 suitcases.
- People carrier - A much larger vehicle, normally able to take 5 passengers and 5 suitcases.
- Minibus - Normally seats 8, but larger ones are available.
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