Birmingham Airport is one of the major international airport in UK and it’s ranked among the top 50 busiest airports in Europe. The airport receives over 9 million passengers each year. Birmingham Airport has 2 terminals linked by the Millennium Link walkway and is located around 13km southeast of Birmingham City Centre. It harbours over 20 airlines that serve 5 continents. Additionally, Birmingham Airport is the nearest airport to Stratford-upon-Avon, which is Shakespeare’s birthplace.
There are a variety of hotels just a short walk away from the terminal some of which are pet friendly if you wish to travel with your pet. Theirs is also the National Exhibition Centre that is easily accessible by the Air-Rail Link and each year, it holds one of the largest international pedigree show.
You can also get a variety of parking options for both short stay and long stay. Car park 5 offers free parking for 15 min. Car parks for longer stays are located further from the terminals and you can leave your car here for up to a week.
Access to Birmingham Airport
The airport has an Air-Rail Link monorail system that directly connects the airports to over 100 towns and cities. The monorail system is free of charge and there are even trains to take you to Central London. Various train operators offer these services including Virgin Trains, Arriva Trains Wales and Cross Country. The journey to Birmingham City Centre takes about 10min and heading to London will take around 70min.
Bus or coach
You could also take a bus or coach from the airport and buses like 97 and 900 connects to the city centre. However, 97 takes a longer route but its advantage is that it operates on a 24/7 basis. There are also National Express buses that are air conditioned and reach a number of destinations including Birmingham, Luton, Milton Keynes, Manchester and Oxford.
There are also couches that can connect to 35 main cities and towns across the UK from the airport.
Taxis are a very good option for travellers seeking to get to the centre Birmingham. They exist in a plethora of options and you can even get executive cars to help you travel in style. For regular flyers, you’d benefit most from creating an account with one of the many taxi services such as AirportsFirts Ltd abd take advantage of the discounts. A taxi will take you around 20-30min to central Birmingham.