BHX - Birmingham Airport
|Birmingham International Airport
Birmingham, B26 3QJ
|Telephone: +44 121 767 5511|
|Airport Code: BHX|
Birmingham International Airport is located 10.2 km east of Birmingham in Solihull. It is the sixth busiest airport in the UK after the four London airports Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted and Manchester International Airport, handling over ten million passengers a year
The airport has published a master plan for its development up until 2030, and the first major element is an extension to the main runway to be completed in time for the 2016 London Olympics
Birmingham Airport is easily accessible with the motorway network close by and is located approximately one mile from Junction 6 of the M42. From here there are direct links to M6, M5, M40, M1 and the new M6 Toll Road. The airport is clearly signposted.
Birmingham Airport Car Hire
Six car hire companies operate from Birmingham Airport. These are Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and National. They are situated in the Millennium Link Walkway which connects both terminals. They can be pre-booked or booked on the day of travel. Two of the companies operate 24 hour services. For more details visit our guide to car hire at Birmingham
Birmingham Airport Transfers
You can get to and from Birmingham Airport by a variety of methods including Private Birmingham Airport Transfers. With a Private Transfer you would be met in the arrivals hall by your own driver who will then take you on to your chosen destination.
Birmingham Airport Flights
You can fly to most European destinations from Birmingham International on both schedule and charter flights (charter flights are the ones where you book your package holiday, although some do offer flights only).
Obviously, you can fly to many other places in the world from Birmingham, linking up with other airlines and destinations from and to other cities. Check out our Birmingham Airport flights for details on airlines and holiday companies, where they fly to and their contact number.
We provide details on flights from:
Birmingham to Cyprus - Birmingham to France - Birmingham to Germany - Birmingham to Ireland - Birmingham to Malta - Birmingham to Portugal - Birmingham to Spain - Birmingham to Switzerland - Birmingham to Turkey - Birmingham to United Kingdom
Birmingham Airport Telephone Numbers
You can fly to most European cities from Birmingham International Airport with both scheduled and charter airlines. You can find out here which airlines operate from Birmingham International Airport, their Birmingham Airport contact numbers and which of the two terminals they use.
Birmingham Airport Arrivals
It will take you approximately 45 minutes from landing to getting through to the arrivals area at Birmingham Airport. For car hire head for the Millennium Walk Way (it is well signposted). There is a Spar shop in the arrivals area if you require any grocery essentials.
Birmingham Airport Departures
There are two check-in areas at the airport (terminal 1 and terminal 2) so make sure you know which terminal you are departing from. There are 86 check in desks in total and 31 gates at Birmingham Airport. Remember that for International flights the check in time is 2 hours prior to your flight time and for domestic flights (within the UK) it is just 1 hour.
For both terminals the check-in desks are on the ground floor of the main concourse and the departure lounges at Birmingham are on the first floor.
There are some shops and cafe bars in this area but the majority of them are in the Departures Lounge once you go through passport control and security. Bureau de Change and ATM´s are also available.
Birmingham Airport Taxis
Normally, there are plenty of Black Cabs at the official taxi rank which is immediately outside the passenger terminals. Black Cabs carry up to 5 people with luggage. They can take wheelchairs and operate a 24 hour service.
Black Cabs is the only company at the airport that is licensed to operate without prior bookings. The journey to Birmingham City Centre will cost you about 16 pounds. For other journeys agree a price before you start your journey. There is a price guide displayed at the taxi rank. Black Cabs also accept major credit cards and can provide a receipt too. Further details on Birmingham Airport taxis can be found here.
Birmingham Airport Buses
There is an excellent bus and coach service from the airport to local areas and National Express operates a service to other parts of the country and other airports.
The buses leave from opposite Terminal 2 (Bus and Coach Terminus). Note that there are no overnight services but there are services from early morning until late at night. Full details of Birmingham Airport bus timetables and routes are available here.
Birmingham Airport Trains
Although there is no train station at the airport, Birmingham International train station is a two minute journey away by a free shuttle (Air Link) service which runs every two minutes. From here there are connections to the National Exhibition Centre and New Street Train Station which is in the centre of Birmingham. Check out our trains at Birminghamfor further details.
Birmingham Airport Parking
There are several options for parking at the car parks which are operated by NCP . there is short stay, multi-storey, long stay and VIP car parking. You cannot book the short stay car park but you can book the other two. The long stay car park is the farthest away but this is serviced by a regular shuttle bus service which will drop you and pick you up from the terminal buildings.
You should also check the off-airport parking as this can often be much cheaper than parking at the airport but don´t forget to add on around 1 hour to your journey, particularly during busy periods, if you take this option. Click here for a complete guide to Birmingham Airport Parking
Birmingham Airport Shops
For a medium sized airport Birmingham has plenty of shops to choose from. There are most items you would need for your journey and holiday. The only thing you can´t buy in the airport are clothes, although there is a shoe shop and the Tie Rack Shop does sometimes have shirts for men and women and wraps. Click here to find out more about Birmingham Airport shops.
Birmingham Airport Bars and Restaurants
There are a wide range of places to eat and drink in the airport, from snacks and burgers to something more substantial and upmarket. The Gallery Bar is a good one to try as it has excellent views over the runway. Our guide to bars and restaurants at Birminghamgives you full details on what's available.
Birmingham Airport Lost Luggage & Left Luggage Storage
For more details on missing luggage and lost property, as well as luggage storage facilities, visit our lost & left luggage at Birmingham Airport.
For more information on local weather and climate as well as a five day forecast for what it's going to be like for the next five or ten days, visit our Birmingham Airport weather guide
Birmingham Airport Further Information
Read our passenger services information for details on banking, currency exchange, VIP and business lounges, resources for children, baby changing rooms, disabled facilities, internet access, First Aid centres and the prayer room at Birmingham Airport.