Birmingham Airport Trains

Birmingham Airport Trains

Birmingham Airport trainsBirmingham International Railway Station is just 500 metres from the airport. There is a free rail service to and from Birmingham International Airport which is operated by SkyRail called the Air-Rail Link. It is located in the passenger terminals and is open from 05:15 to 02:00 and this service runs every two minutes with the journey to the railway station is around 2 minutes.

During the daytime there are 9 trains per hour to Birmingham New Street Station (in Birmingham City Centre) with the journey time of between 10 and 20 minutes. Services are less frequent in the evenings and at weekends. A single ticket from the Birmingham Airport to New Street is £3.10

There is a fast ticket machine in the Terminal 1 International baggage reclaim area to buy or collect your train tickets as well as a screen to check train departures time.

There are connections from Birmingham International Railway Station to other parts of the country operated by Virgin Trains and Central Trains.

Trains at Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport Rail Air LinkIf you use Central Trains make sure you purchase the ticket before boarding the train as they apply penalty fares if you don´t have a ticket.

Virgin Trains operate a service to London Euston every half an hour. The journey time is around 85 minutes. They offer many more destinations from Birmingham New Street. Again purchase your tickets in advance as tickets paid for on the train are for full price single and return only.

If you want to travel to London Marylebone Station then you can do this using Chiltern Railways. They operate a service via Warwick, Warwick Parkway, Leamington and Banbury.

To use Chiltern Railways service you will need to get to Solihull Railway Station. There is a bus (number 966) which runs to the train station from the airport every half an hour. NOTE that Chiltern Railways do not operate to or from Birmingham International Railway Station.
You can travel from Birmingham International directly to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC).

Train Journey Times Birmingham to London


Birmingham International to London Euston 1 hour 30 mins
Birmingham New Street to London Euston 2 hours
Birmingham to Edinburgh 5 hours
Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly 1 hour 30 mins
Birmingham New Street to Leeds 2 hours
Birmingham New Street to Birmingham International Airport 10-20 minutes


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