Local transport


There is a free monorail connection (Air-Rail Link) with the train station from the airport, this Air-Rail leaves from the top floor of Terminal 1, travel time is 2 minutes. A lot of regional and intercity trains go to the station at the airport. There is, among others, a direct connection with London Euston. For further information about trains, go to the website for National Rail (tel: +44(0)845 748 4950).

Car and bus

The airport is 13 kilometers east of the center of Birmingham, directly beside highway A45 near exit 6 on the highway M42 which connects to the M6. There is a separate M6 tollway that is much less busy than the normal M6. The airport is clearly indicated on the traffic signs.

A bus (line 900) leaves every 20 minutes to Digbeth bus station in Birmingham and then to the center of the city. There are also direct connections from the airport to other destinations in England, including, among others, the London airports Luton, Gatwick and Stansted (Flightlink, tel: +44(0)8705 757 747).

Car rental - Birmingham Airport

In the Millennium Link you can find counters for car rental companies: Avis, Alamo/Enterprise, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and National. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.


Taxis are in front of the Arrival Halls of both terminals. A ride to the center of Birmingham costs approximately £18.00, you can reserve taxis (tel: +44(0)121 782 3744).

Airport Parking

In the area for short-term parking and in the parking garage you pay £1.60 for the first half hour and £3.20 for one hour of parking, after that the prices differ and it is cheaper to park your car in the parking garage that is further from the terminal. Long-term parking costs £7.70 per day but if you reserve a spot online or by telephone (tel: +44(0)870 606 7050) you can get a discount of up to 60%. Motorcycles can park for free by the entrance of parking garage 2. The Airport Parking Directory website offers a service where you can compare the rates of multiple Birmingham Airport parking suppliers. They work together with Airport Parking Shop.