Birmingham Airport Terminal

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

Birmingham Airport Terminal Facilities Information

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.
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 offers 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 coffee 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.

Birmingham Airport 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;

  • International flights - check in 3 hours prior to departure
  • European flights - check in 2 hours prior to departure
  • Domestic flights - check in 90 minutes prior to departure

Birmingham Airport Hotels


If your scheduled departure time is pretty early in the morning, or perhaps your travel plans include a one night stop in Birmingham, find cost-effective hotel accommodation around Birmingham Airport.

Head over to our dedicated page to find a wide selection of hotels, either on-site or close by on the NEC arena grounds. Ranging from cheap and cheerful, to full-on luxury, there'll be a hotel for all budgets and tastes.

Book your car hire from our book cheap flights page

Arriving at Birmingham Airport and want to continue your trip in a hired vehicle? Car Hire services from Birmingham Airport are supplied by leading car hire providers, and allow customers to benefit from lower rates if booked in advance.

Have a look at our car hire providers list, and enjoy your trip in the comfort of a clean, well-presented hired car.