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Birmingham Intl (BHX):
Location: 13 km/8 Miles SE of the City centre.
Airport Map: Click here.
Airport Overview:
The airport has now merged its 2 terminals into a single terminal. There is a free 2 minute rail link (called the Air-Rail Link) to the nearby train station at Birmingham International. The Air-Rail Link operates daily every 2 mins 0515-0200. This train station is a local transport hub with many buses calling.
Driving Directions:
The Airport is on the A45 (Birmingham-Coventry) road at junction 6 of the M42 motorway. There are connections to the M1, M5, M6 and M40 motorways. The Airport is well signposted on both the motorways & major roads.


By Taxi & Limo:
The Taxi rank is outside the Terminal. Typical fare to Birmingham city centre is ~20. Within Solihull and Birmingham, taxis are metered.
Airport Taxi Birmingham UK:
 
Prices: To B'ham City Centre 18-20 depending on traffic conditions/25 mins. To Bromsgrove 46, To Cannock 55, Coventry 21-35, Henley-in-Arden 21, Kenilworth 25, Kidderminster 55, Leamington 35, Lichfield 40, Nuneaton 38, Redditch 42, Rugby 55, Southam 50, Stourbridge 59, Stratford-on-Avon 45, Tamworth 38, Walsall 35-45, Warwick 35-46 & Wolverhampton 55. These are this year's prices as of 1/4/2006. Contact: Tel 07769 731263 (voice or text).
Birmingham Taxi Alliance: Contact: Tel 0121 782 3744 or 0121 333 4334.
Your Taxi: Contact: Tel  0121 566 9000.
British Airport Cars: Contact: Tel +44 (0)1634309660.
Arden Connections: Contact: Tel 0121 770 5333 or 0121 770 9666
Voyager UK: Voyager UK can provide UK and airport transfers for up to 6 passengers to and from the Northamptonshire area. Child seats can be provided at no extra cost and all drivers are smartly dressed. Vehicles and drivers are fully licensed by the local authorities. Voyager UK operate carbon neutral vehicles. Contact: Tel: 07940 072754
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Taximatch.net: If you are planning ahead, submit your journey details with Taximatch.net and receive quotes from taxi companies who pass your location on their way to or from the airport.

By Bus from the Airport Terminals:
General: The airport bus stops are reached by a well signed pathway. There are 9 stops and the following buses stop there:
Bus 38 To Birmingham City Centre: Route: Airport (Bus stop H or K) - Birmingham Intl/NEC Bus stop Sa - Sheldon (Arden Oak Rd) - Hobs Moat Rd/Coventry Rd - Olton Park - Olton railway Station - Barn Lane/Shalford Rd - Acocks Green Village - Warwick Road - Sparkbrook - Bordesley - Birmingham (Moor St Interchange).
Timings: Buses leave the airport (Bus stop H or K) Mon-Fri at 0701, then every hour until 1301, 1414 then every hour until 1814. On Saturdays: at 0801, then every hour until 1301, 1414 then every hour until 1814. buses at 1714 & 1814 terminate at Acocks Green. No Sunday service. Buses leave the city centre heading for the airport Mon-Saturday ONLY at 0654, then every hour until 1354, 1507, 1607 & 1707. No Sunday service. Transfer Times: To the city centre ~1 hour, Acocks Green 35 mins, Olton 25 mins.
Cost: To the City 1.40. To Alton 1.20.
West Midlands Bus #58 to Birmingham city centre: Route: Airport (Bus stop K) - Birmingham Intl/NEC Bus stop Sa - Sheldon (Wheatsheaf) - Wagon Lane - Yardley (Swan) - ASDA (Coventry Rd) - Golden Hillock Rd - Deritend (Adderley St) - Birmingham (Moor St Interchange).
Timings: Buses leave the airport (Bus stop K) for Birmingham city centre Mon-Sat only at 0435 & 0555 only. Transfer Times: To Sheldon 7 mins, Yardley 11 mins & Birmingham 25-30 mins.
Cost: To the City 1.40/Exact money required.
Stagecoach Bus 717 to Nuneaton: Route: Airport (Bus stop M) - Birmingham Intl/NEC Bus stop Nb - Coleshill Parkway train station - Shustoke - Furnace End - Devitts Green - Old Arley, Gun Hill - Ansley Turn - Galley Common - Chapel End - Nuneaton Bus Station.
Timings: Buses leave the airport (Bus stop M) heading for Nuneaton Mon-Sat at 0720 (not saturdays), 0830, 0930, then every hour until 1430, 1530, 1640 & 1840. No Sunday service. Buses leave Nuneaton Mon-Sat at 0605 (not saturdays), 0710 (0700 on non school days), 0838, 0945, then every hour until 1445, 1550, 1645 & 1745. No Sunday service. Transfer Times: To Nuneaton 1 hour.
Cost: To Nuneaton 3.50. To Coleshill 1.50.
Johnsons Bus 757 to Sutton Coldfield: Route: Birmingham Intl/NEC Bus stop Nb - Airport (Bus stop M) - Elmdon Trading Estate - Coleshill High St - Coleshill Parkway Station - Water Orton - Curdworth - Minworth - Walmley Ash - Walmley - Reddicap Heath - Sutton Coldfield. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri at 0800, 0945, then every hour until 1445, 1620 & 1820. Saturdays at 0745, then every hour until 1445 & 1645. No Sunday service. Cost: To Coleshill & Sutton Coldfield 1.50.
Arriva Midlands Bus 767 to Tamworth: Route: Birmingham Intl/NEC Bus stop Nb - Airport (Bus stop M) - Elmdon Trading Estate - Coleshill High St - Coleshill Parkway Station - Hams Hall - Kingsbury - Dosthill - Two Gates - Tamworth. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri at 0730, 0745, 0915 then every hour until 1915. Saturdays at 0745, 0915, then every hour until 1915. No Sunday service. Cost: To Coleshill & Tamworth 1.50.
Stagecoach Bus 777 to Atherstone: Route: Birmingham Intl/NEC Bus stop Nb - Airport (Bus stop M) - Elmdon Trading Estate - Coleshill High St - Coleshill Parkway Station - Water Orton - Hams Hall - Kingsbury - Piccadilly Perryman Drive - Wood End - Hurley Greensway - Baxterley (The Orchard) - Baddesley - Grendon (Boot Inn) - Atherstone Bus Station.
Timings: Buses leave the airport (Bus stop M) heading for Atherstone Mon-Fri at 0715, 0900 then every hour until 1600, 1705, 1800 & 1900. Saturdays at 0900 then every hour until 1900. No Sunday service. Buses leave Atherstone Mon-Sat only at 0553, 0705, 0915 then hourly until 1415, 1545, 1515 & 1720. No Sunday service. Transfer Times: To Coleshill 20 mins, Kingsbury 45 mins & Atherstone 85 mins.
Cost: To Atherstone 2. To Coleshill 1.50.
West Midlands Bus #900 to Birmingham city centre: Route: Airport (Bus stop K) - Birmingham International Interchange Bus stop Sa (for trains) - Sheldon (Wheatsheaf) - Yardley (Swan) - Deritend (Adderley St) - Birmingham (Moor St Interchange).
Timings: Buses leave the airport (Bus stop K) for Birmingham city centre Mon-Fri at 0454, 0554, 0618 then every 20-30 mins until 0029. Saturdays at 0454, 0555, 0628 then every 20-30 mins until 0029. Sundays at 0659, 0759 then every ~30 mins until 0035. Services leave Birmingham City Centre Mon-Sat at 0405, 0510, then every 20-30 mins until 0031. Sundays at 0526, 0626, 0731, 0831 then every ~30 mins until 2301 & 0031. Takes ~35 mins to the city, 12 mins to Sheldon & 18 mins to Yardley. Transfer Times: To Sheldon 7 mins, Yardley 11 mins & Birmingham 25-30 mins.
Cost: To the City 2/Exact money required.
West Midlands Bus #900 to Coventry: Route: Airport (Bus stop L) - Birmingham Intl/NEC Bus stop Na - Meriden Green - Showell Lane - Meriden (Hydraulic Works) - Millisons Wood - Parkhill Drive/Woodridge Ave - Allesley - Coventry (Pool Meadow Bus Station).
Timings: Buses leave the airport (Bus stop L) for Coventry city centre Mon-Sat at 0526, 0556, 0626, then every 20-30 mins until 2330. Sundays at 0550, 0650, 0755, 0855 then every ~30 mins until 2325. Services leave Coventry City Centre Mon-Sat at 0424, 0525, 0556, 0626, then every 20-30 mins until 2356. Sundays at 0630, 0730, then every ~30 mins until 0006. Transfer Times: To Meriden 12 mins & Coventry city centre 40 mins.
Cost: To Coventry 2. Exact money required.
Bus 966 towards Solihull: Route: Airport (Bus stop L) - Birmingham Intl/NEC Bus stop Sb - Airport cargo Terminal - Damson Lane - Lode Lane - Poplar Road - Solihull Station.
Timings: Buses leave the airport (Bus stop L) for Solihull Mon-Sat at 0542, 0612, 0642, 0708, 0741, 0814 then every ~30 mins until 2242. Sundays at 0551 then every hour until 0951, then every 30 mins until 2121. Buses leave Solihull railway station Mon-Sat at 0550 then every ~30 mins until 2218. Sundays at 0948 then every 30 mins until 2318. Transfer Times: Takes ~20 mins to Solihull & Damson Lane 10 mins.
Cost: To Solihull 1.40, can be paid in Euros.
Bus 966 towards Erdington: Route: Airport (Bus stop M) - Birmingham Intl/NEC Bus stop Nb - Chelmsley Wood (Pine Square) - Castle Bromwich (Hurst Lane) - Erdington (Six Ways).
Timings: Buses leave the airport (Bus stop M) for Erdington Mon-Sat at 0548, 0609, 0639, 0709, 0746, then every 30 mins until 1716, 1741, 1807, 1837 then every 30 mins until 2337. Sundays every 30 mins 1007-2337. Buses leave Erdington Mon-Sat at 0505, then every ~30 mins until 2215. Sundays at 0415, then every hour until 0915, then every 30 mins until 2215. Transfer Times: To Erdington ~45 mins, Castle Bromwich 25 mins. Some buses may dsplay route number 966a.
Cost: To Erdington 1.40. Payment can be in Euros.

By Bus from Birmingham International Interchange:
General: Some buses call at Birmingham International Interchange. NOTE: This is not at the passenger terminals, but at the railway station, and can be reached by the Air-Rail Link train. Several airport buses stop here, including:
Bus 38 To Birmingham City Centre: Also stops at the terminals. See above.
Bus #58 to Birmingham city centre: Also stops at the terminals. See above.
Bus 73 to Birmingham Business Park: Route: Birmingham International Interchange Bus stop Na (not the terminals) - Birmingham Business Park,
Timings: Buses leave Birmingham International Interchange Bus stop Mon-Fri only at 0728, 0800, 0828 & 0857. No weekend service. Buses leave Birmingham Business Park Mon-Fri only at 1600, 1640, 1710, 1740 & 1810. No weekend service. Transfer Times: takes 7 mins.
Bus 676 to Chelmsley Wood: Route: Birmingham Intl Interchange Bus Stop Sb (not the terminals) - Digby Drive - Marston Green - The Cross/Craneberry Rd - Chelmsley Wood Circle.
Timings: Operates Mon-Sat only. From the Interchange at 0930, 1045 & 1215. From Chelmsley Wood at 1015, 1145 & 1315. Transfer Times: To Marston Green 15 mins & Chelmsley Wood 28 mins.
Cost: To Chelmsley Wood 1.40.
Bus 717 to Nuneaton: Also stops at the terminal. See above.
Bus 757 to Sutton Coldfield: Also stops at the terminal. See above.
Bus 767 to Tamworth: Also stops at the terminal. See above.
Bus 777 to Atherstone: Also stops at the terminal. See above.
Bus #900 to Birmingham city centre & Coventry: Also stops at the terminal. See above.
Bus 966 to Solihull & Erdington: Also stops at the terminal. See above.

By Long Distance Coach:
General: The airport bus stops are reached by a well signed pathway. There are 9 stops and National Express coaches stop at Stop J:
National Express coach services operates buses from this airport all over the UK.
National Express Bus 210: Links the Airport with Heathrow & Gatwick Airports 9-12 times a day. Route: Wolverhampton - Dudley - Birmingham City Centre - Birmingham Airport - Coventry - Warwick Parkway - Banbury - Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Timings: Buses leave the airport frequently throughout the day.
National Express Buses 305 Route: Liverpool - Hanley (Stoke on Trent) - Newcastle under Lyme - Airport - Daventry - Bedford - St Neots - Cambridge - Southend on Sea. Timings: Runs 2 or 3 times a day at 1305 & 1520 (and also at 1905 on Fri and Sunday).
National Express Buses 314 Route: Southport - Hanley (Stoke on Trent) - Airport - Bedford - St Neots - Cambridge. Timings: Runs 2 or 3 times a day at 1305 & 1520 (and also at 1905 on Fri and Sunday).
National Express Buses 422 Route: London Victoria - Luton - Luton Airport - Birmingham Airport - Birmingham City - Dudley - Wolverhampton - Stoke on Trent - Manchester Airport - Manchester City - Burnley. Timings: Buses leave the airport daily at 0220 & 0835.
National Express Buses 538 Route: Birmingham Airport - Hanley (Stoke on Trent) - Manchester Airport - Manchester City - Inverness. Timings: Buses leave the airport daily at 0220 & 0835.
National Express Bus 777 Runs 11 times per day on the route: Birmingham City - Airport - Coventry - Milton Keynes - Luton - Luton Airport - Stevenage - Stansted Airport. Further info at: National Express 0870 580 8080.
Other National Express Coaches: Coaches also run to Blackpool via Stoke, Manchester or Preston.
Interconnection Coach to Glasgow & London: Route: Glasgow - Manchester - Manchester Airport - Birmingham - Birmingham International - London (Victoria Coach Station). Contact: Tel 07949 423358.
UK Express Coaches EX02 to Newport & Edinburgh: Route: Newport, South Wales - Birmingham Intl Aairport - Manchester Airport - Edinburgh. Timings: To be advised. Cost: To be advised. Contact: UK Express Coaches Tel 07949 423358.

By Shuttle Van:
resorthoppa.com: resorthoppa.com runs shuttle vans and private cars from this airport to various locations. Click here to make a reservation.

By Train:
General: The airport is connected to Birmingham International Station by a short elevated Air Rail link (free service), or by bus. Several train operators use this station. For train times in the uk see: www.nationalrail.co.uk (use Birmingham International Station to access the airport schedules. The main train station in Birmingham city centre is called Birmingham New Street).
To Birmingham City Centre: Trains are operated by either Central Trains, or Virgin Trains. Timings: Trains leave Birmingham Intl station Mon-Fri every 3-30 mins 0616-2339. Saturdays every 5-35 mins 0620-0001. Sundays every 10-34 mins 0848-0124. Timings: Trains leave Birmingham New Street station (city centre) Mon-Fri every 3-30 mins 0530-2315. Saturdays every 5-35 mins 0600-2317. Sundays every 10-34 mins 0900-2315. Transfer Tmes: Takes ~15 mins.
London Midland Trains: Serve the local rail network. Timetable & fares can be found on the Traveline on 0870 608 2 608. All tickets for Centro services must be bought before boarding. Penalty fares apply. To New Birmingham New Street Station 3/10-20 mins. The route of Centro trains is: Wolverhampton - Sandwell & Dudley - Birmingham New Street - Adderley Park - Stechford - Lea Hall - Marston Green - Birmingham Intl (for the Airport) - Hampton in Arden - Berkswell - Tile Hill - Canley - Coventry - Leamington Spa - Rugby - Long Buckby - Northampton - London Euston. Not all trains stop at all stations.
Virgin Trains: Offer a service every 30-60 mins to London Euston on the route: Wolverhampton - Sandwell & Dudley - Birmingham New St - Birmingham Intl (for Airport) - Coventry - Rugby - Northampton - Milton Keynes Central - Watford Junction - London Euston. Timings: Trains run Mon-Fri every 30-60 mins 0540-2310. Saturdays every 30-60 mins 0610-2210. Sundays every 40-60 mins 0910-2310. Takes ~90 mins.
Cross Country Trains: Run long-distance trains on 3 routes:
Bournemouth - Southampton - Reading - Oxford - Banbury - Coventry - Birmingham Intl (for the Airport) - Birmingham New St - Wolverhampton - Stafford - Stoke on Trent - Manchester Piccadilly.
Brighton - London Gatwick Airport - Guildford - Reading - Oxford - Banbury - Coventry - Birmingham Intl (for the Airport) - Birmingham New St - Tamworth - Derby - Sheffield - Leeds - York - Darlington - Durham - Newcastle - Berwick upon Tweed - Edinburgh - Motherwell - Glasgow - Dundee - Aberdeen.
Birmingham Intl (for the Airport) - Birmingham New St - Wolverhampton - Stafford - Stoke on Trent - Congleton - Macclesfield - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly - Sheffield - Doncaster - Wakefield - Leeds - York.
London Midland Services: Call at Birmingham International Station en route to London Euston. Reduced fares are available on London Midland services as there are stops at Rugby, Northampton and Milton Keynes en route.
Solihull station: A few miles from the airport and reached by the 966 bus (see above). Chiltern Trains call at Solihull Station. and provide direct links to Banbury, Leamington Spa, Bicester, Warwick & Dorridge,
Coleshill Parkway station: A new station a few miles from the airport and reached by the 717, 757 or 767 buses (see above).
Passengers arriving at the airport can buy train tickets from the Virgin Fast Ticket machine in baggage reclaim.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS 0121 782 6183, Budget 782 2266, EUROPCAR 782 6507, Enterprise, Hertz 782 5158 & National/ALAMO 782 5481 or 767 8751 all have desks in arrivals.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Airport to Airport: Taxi fares to various airports: Coventry 31, East Midlands 60, London Luton 131, London Heathrow 166, London Gatwick 220, London Stansted 183 & Manchester 142. Buses run to Luton, Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick & Manchester airport - see above.  By train to London Gatwick and Southampton Airports.
Car Parking:
Short term parking is opposite the terminal. Long term car parking can be walked, or buses call at the terminal front. Pre-booking 48 hrs in advance on 0870 606 7050.
Rapid Drop Off: This car park is the closest to the terminal and has a maximum stay of 20 mins. Cost: 20 mins 1. Each extra 15 mins 3.
Multi-Storey 1, 2 & 3: Within walking distance of the terminal and suitable for short/medium stay. Cost: 30 mins 1, 1 hr 3.30, 2 hrs 5.40, 3 hrs 9.60, 4 hrs 10.50, 8 hrs 12, 24 hrs 17.20, & each extra day 17.20. Discounts are possible if Pre-Paid.
Long Stay: 1 hour free, 4 hrs 6.50, 24 hrs 10, Over 1 day (per day) 7.70. Pre booked rates are slightly cheaper.
Weblinks: Click here to book ----->
 

Baggage Storage: Left luggage facility available on the upper floor of the terminal.
Notes:
ATMs/Cash Machines available in the terminal.
Airport Hotels: 
Hilton Birmingham Metropole
+44 (0)121 780 4242, Novotel Hotel (the only hotel at the terminal) +44 (0)121 782 7000, Arden Hotel 01675 443221 (5/5 min taxi ride from the terminal), Crowne Plaza NEC 0121 781 4000, Holiday Inn 0870 4009 007, Holiday Inn Express 0800 897121 & Premier Lodge 0870 700 1328. Birmingham Airport Hotels. Click here to book!
Airport Website: www.bhx.co.uk.
Airport Tel No: +44 (0)8707 33 55 11.
Updated Apr14 ADV. Last Visit Dec07. [back].[top]

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