Main Terminal Information

Birmingham’s main terminal opened in 1984 with a second terminal opening several years later to accommodate the increase in passengers. However, to improve passenger’s experience, the airport was made into a one terminal facility again in February 2011, which it has remained.

| Today around 50 airlines operate from Birmingham Airport’s main terminal |
| Departure Lounges are on the first floor |
| Arrivals concourse is on the ground floor of the main terminal |
| Be sure to check your flight status using our flight arrivals and departures tools |
| Check-in desks are also located on the ground floor in the main concourse |

Check In Times

No-one wants to be the one whose name is called over the tannoy as they are running to the gate, fretting they may miss the flight! Avoid this by being prepared and arriving early at the airport to check in. As a guide, we advise giving yourself the below amount of time;
Check in recommendations for Domestic flights, give yourself at least 90mins
Check in recommendations for European flights, give yourself at least 2 hours
Check in recommendations for International flights, give yourself at least 3 hours

Facilities available at Birmingham Airport

Babies and Children

Throughout the terminal, you’ll find changing facilities in or by the toilets. You will also find SkyZone, an interactive, educational play area for 3-10 year olds. Use is free and parental supervision is a must

Bureau de change

Foreign Exchange kiosks can be found at 5 locations throughout the airport – 3 before security and 2 located in the departures lounge.

Car Hire

You will find the collection of Car Hire providers situated in the Arrivals Hall

Cash Dispensers

These accept all major bank cards and can be found throughout the terminal building, both before and after security.

Left Luggage/lost property

Luggage Point offer a range of services including lost or left property in the airport, dry cleaning and baggage weighing and wrapping. Call the team on 0330 223 0893 or use their contact form to search for your lost item.

Restaurants and Bars

Plenty of places to eat, drink and relax throughout the airport, including champagne bars, family bistros and cofee houses


Newsagents, shoeshops and designer outlets all feature in Birmingham Airport


Available throughout the terminal building for £1


Ample facilities are available both before and after security and in arrivals.

Airlines at Birmingham Airport

There are around 50 airlines that operate through Birmingham Airport; below are just a colleciton of the ones you may find:
Fly with Air Austral from Birmingham Airport
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Wizz Air fly from Birmingham Airport
Ryanair fly from Birmingham Airport