Birmingham Airport Directions - Train travel
Travelling by train to Birmingham Airport is fast and convenient as the airport has its own station on the West Coast Mainline: Birmingham International. Trains from London to Birmingham International take just 75 minutes.
A free Air Rail Link monorail connects Birmingham International with the airport every 10 minutes. Journey time is 2 minutes. The Air Rail Link runs from 0515 to 0200.
If you arrive at Birmingham New Street in the city centre, there are regular trains to Birmingham International. The journey takes 15 minutes.
Birmingham has excellent mainline train links nationwide. Train companies serving Birmingham include Virgin, CrossCountry, Arriva Trains Wales and London Midland.
Buses to the airport
Birmingham Airport buses stop at the bus and coach terminus at Terminal 2. National Express coaches to Birmingham Airport arrive from cities like Manchester, Coventry, Northampton, Rugby, Wolverhampton, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Cambridge.
Buses from London Victoria to Birmingham Airport take about 4 hours. There are also buses from Birmingham Airport to Luton Airport, Stansted Airport and Manchester Airport.
Digbeth Coach Station in the city centre is a major hub for National Express coaches, with excellent connections nationwide. The 900 Airlink bus connects Birmingham Airport with Digbeth Coach Station 2-3 times an hour. The journey takes 20 minutes.
There are frequent local buses to Birmingham city centre and the surrounding area.
Driving to Birmingham Airport
Driving to Birmingham Airport is straightforward, with easy access from the M1, M5, M6, the M6 Toll and M40 motorways. Birmingham Airport is 8 miles south east of Birmingham city centre, on the A45 Coventry to Birmingham road, close to junction 6 of the M42.
If you are relying on a satellite navigation system for directions to Birmingham Airport, the postcode is B26 3QJ. Cars can drop off passengers at the Rapid Drop-Off zone, Short-Stay and Long-Stay car parks.
Black cabs arrive and depart from the Millennium Link bridge between the 2 terminals. Birmingham Airport taxis can be booked in advance. They carry up to 5 passengers.
Approximate fare to the city centre is £20.00. Detailed Birmingham Airport information regarding traffic conditions and road works is available from the AA.