Birmingham Transport - Rail, Coach, Bus
Birmingham Airport is easily accessible 24 hours a day from anywhere in the UK by public and private transport. Served by National Express coaches direct to the terminal door, trains and by a network of taxi and bus services. There are also various motorways and major roads leading to Birmingham if you prefer to drive yourself.
You can often make big savings when you research which method of travel you would like to use and book your tickets online. Transport providers will cut prices to those who book early, so it is definetly worth sorting out all transport to and from Birmingham Airport in advance and saves a lot of hassle too!
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Birmingham by Car
Travelling to Birmingham by car is a great option for most people. If you have your own car there are plenty of cheap airport parking options to choose from. If you have an early morning flight or would rather be closer to the airport the day before your flight the most hassle free option is to book an airport hotel.
This is a reasonably priced option and saves you the hassle of having to get up at the crack of dawn to travel for an early flight! Airport Hotel Shop offers great overnight hotel and long or short stay parking packages to save you money!
Birmingham Airport is easily accessible by car from the M6 and M42 which are connected to the whole country, shown on the map to the left.
You can find out much more about directions, and view interactive transportation and terminal maps by visiting our Birmingham Maps & Directions page.
Birmingham Airport by Taxi
Taxis are a great, hassle-free and convenient way to get to the airport. There are loads of taxi companies serving Birmingham airport and the surrounding areas, many of which specialise in airport taxis and can offer great rates.
Find cheap airport taxis near you by checking out our Birmingham airport Taxi Listings.
The listings include contact details and a description of each company's services to help you book a taxi to suit your needs.
Birmingham Airport by Coach
National Express operate long distance coach services connecting a number of major cities with Birmingham Airport, including services to and from the UK's major airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Manchester.
You can travel to anywhere in the UK with National Express from Birmingham Airport with many direct services. Passengers are advised to book long distance coach services to Birmingham airport in advance.
All coaches pass through Digbeth Coach Station in the centre of Birmingham where you can connect with services to most parts of the UK.
Birmingham Airport by Train
Birmingham International railway station is directly linked to the airport passenger Terminals by SkyRail. The SkyRail is free, operates about every 2 minutes when the rail station is open and the journey takes less than 2 minutes.
To get to Birmingham City centre it is a 10-15 minute journey from Birmingham International rail station to Birmingham New Street staion, located in the heart of the city centre. There are 6-7 trains running an hour during the day, less frequently in the evenings and at the weekend and no trains during the night.
Train times, cheapest fare finders and discounts on UK attractions can be found from thetrainline.com. Booking in advance can save you up to 43% as opposed to booking at the train station, so it's worth getting your tickets sorted online today!
Disabled passengers should arrange assistance at least 24 hours before their journey by contacting the relevant train company direct.
Cross Country Trains offer comfortable trains to the rest of the UK
Birmingham International Interchange is situated on the West Coast Main Line. There are fast and frequent connections from here to destinations all round the country on Virgin, Central and Silverlink Trains. Virgin offers a direct half-hourly service to London Euston with a journey time of 90 minutes.
Cross Country Trains cover over 1400 route miles and call at over 100 stations. Their journeys include Aberdeen to Penzance, Bournemouth to Manchester and Stansted to Cardiff, CrossCountry trains cross more of the country than any other train company. Direct services are run to Birmingham International station or there are easy connections from Birmingham New Street. Search online with CrossCountry to compare and buy tickets for any train company, with no booking fee. Book your trains to Birmingham online now.
Birmingham Airport by Bus
Local buses stop outside the passenger terminals and provide connections with the city centre and the surrounding districts. The 900 Airport Link operates between the passenger terminals and the city centre every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes evenings and saturdays.
Travel West Midlands buses operate an exact fare system and the drivers cannot give change.
For up to date information on bus services to Birmingham Airport you can check Travel West Midlands online.
or call Traveline:+44 (0)121 254 7272
The Megabus also commutes to and from Birmingham Airport to locations all over the UK. If you book in advance you could travel from as little as £1.
Staying at Birmingham: Hotel Deals and B&B's
Find a place to stay at Birmingham city centre or Birmingham airport in our hotels pages. Whether you are looking for a Bed & Breakfast or a hotel at Birmingham, our hotels page will help you find the hotel that fits you the best. Click here for more information.