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Our complete guide to Birmingham Airport

One of the UK’s top-10 busiest airports, Birmingham Airport is fast-becoming a hub for travelling to some of the most popular holiday destinations from the United Kingdom.

If you’re looking to fly from Birmingham, or the surrounding area, we’ve teamed up with National Car Parks (NCP) put together a guide with all the information you need to know about Birmingham Airport, so you can plan ahead, and be ready to relax and enjoy your travels.

Birmingham Airport Guide


Contents:

Flight Information

Contact Birmingham Airport

Special Assistance

Facilitiles

Birmingham Airport Lounges

Getting to Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport hotels


Flight information

Birmingham Airport destinations (A-Z)

From Birmingham Airport, you can travel to some of the most popular worldwide holiday destinations at any time of year. Reach the following countries from Birmingham airport*:

 

Austria Germany Netherlands
Belgium Greece Poland
Bulgaria Hungary Portugal
Cape Verde India Slovakia
Copenhagen Ireland Spain
Croatia Italy Sweden
Cyprus Jordan Switzerland
Czech Republic Malta Thailand
Dubai Mauritius Turkey
Egypt Mexico United Kingdom
France Morocco  

*Destinations are correct as per date posted

 

Which airlines fly from Birmingham Airport (A-Z)?

While also being a hub for Flybe, many major airlines fly from Birmingham Airport. They include*:

 

Aer Lingus Flybe Swiss
Air France Iberia Express TUI
Air India Jet2.com Turkish Airlines
Blue Air KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Turkmenistan Airlines
Brussels Airlines Lufthansa Vueling
Easyjet Pakistan International Airlines  
Emirates Quatar Airways  
Eurowings Ryanair  
Wizz Air SAS  

*Airlines are correct as per date posted

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Contact birmingham airport

Get in touch with Birmingham Airport using the information below – or even check-in on social media as you start your journey!

Birmingham Airport address: Birmingham B26 3QJ

Airport code: BHX

Telephone: 0871 222 0072

 

Special assistance

Special assistance at Birmingham Airport covers a variety of assisted needs. The company has partnered with OCS Ltd to provide the best service possible.

The airport has an Assisted Travel Reception, in between Door A and B of the terminal building. Members of the Assisted Travel team can also meet you at a number of locations around the airport.

Special assistance includes the following services:

  • Bring your own mobility aid service
  • Courtesy electric mobility scooters for departing flights
  • Complementary lanyard or pin badge for hidden disabilities
  • Autism assistance, including World Duty Free bypass route
  • Sign language interpreter for hearing impairments
  • Assisted travel team for visual impairments

 

Disabled parking at Special Assistance includes the following services:

There are a number of parking options available at Birmingham Airport for travellers who need special assistance:

  • 60 minutes free parking for Blue Badge holders in Premium Set Down
  • Car parking for disabled passengers is also available in Car Parks 1, 2, 5 and the Drop Off area

 

If you need any assistance, pre-book with your tour operator or airline at least 48 hours before you arrive, including details of the type of assistance required and the equipment you may need. This can be organised by calling 0121 767 7878.

 

Facilitiles

Birmingham Airport Guide

Security and Express Lane security 

The security at Birmingham Airport is located on the first floor, following from the North and South check-in areas. Although each airline has its own requirements, you will need to follow the standard guidelines and practices at UK airports.

To allow you to pass through security more quickly you can take the Express Lane. This can be pre-booked, alongside parking or lounges and will allow you to get on the other side and relax more quickly.

 

Birmingham Airport bars, cafes and restaurants

Whether you want to grab a quick pick-me-up coffee, enjoy a nice meal or indulge in a couple of drinks as you wait for your flight, there’ll be somewhere for you at Birmingham Airport*:

All Bar One

  • Location: Before security, North check-in, first floor. After security, South Lounge, Gates 1-20
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

Bottega Prosecco Bar

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

Burger King

  • Location: Before security, North check-in, first floor. After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

Caffe Nero

  • Location: Before security, North check-in, ground floor.
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

Caffe Ritazza

  • Location: Before security, North check-in, first floor.
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

Costa

  • Location: Arrivals greeting area (24-hour store)
  • After security, in the departure lounges (03:00 to 22:00)
  • Departure Lounge Gates 1-20 (04:00 to 20:30)
  • Gate 54 (06:00 to 18:00)

 

Factory Bar and Kitchen

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 3:00 to last flight

 

Frankie & Benny's

  • Before security, North check-in, first floor.
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

Giraffe

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 3:00 to last flight

 

Joe and The Juice

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

Pret a Manger

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 3:00 to 22:00

 

Wetherspoon

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 3:00 to 22:00

 

Wrapchic

  • Location: Before security, North check-in, ground floor.
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 21:00

 

*Opening times and locations are correct as per date posted

 

Shopping in Birmingham Airport

You can browse a wide variety of shops and retail outlets during your visit to Birmingham airport. Whether you need last-minute toiletries, a tasty snack for your flight, or some last-minute holiday clothes, you will be well catered for:

Accessorize

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

Aerospa

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

Boots

  • Before Security, in the arrivals area (04:00 to 22:00)
  • After security, in the departure lounge (03:30 to 22:00)
  • After Security, Gates 1-20 (05:00 to 20:30)

 

BOTB

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

Dixons Travel

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

Eyelove

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

Gratiae

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

ICE - International Currency Exchange

  • Before security, ground floor North check-in area (04:00 to 21:30)
  • Before security, ground floor South check-in area (06:00 to 18:00)
  • Before security, ground floor arrivals (06:00 to 23:00)
  • After security, in the departure lounge (04:00 to last flight)
  • Baggage Reclaim (opening times vary)

 

JD Sports

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

Kurt Geiger

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

Luggage Point

  • Location: North terminal, check-in area adjacent to ICE
  • Open: 04:00 to 22:00 daily

 

M&S Simply Food

  • Location: Arrivals
  • Open: 24 hours

 

Next

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

PANDORA

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

Pocket Shop We Love Booooks

  • Location: After security, Gates 1-20
  • Opening times: 5:00 to 20:30

 

Rolling Luggage

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

SPAR

  • Location: Before security, ground floor, North check-in area
  • Open: 24 hours

 

Superdry

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

The Watch Collection

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

Victoria’s Secret

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

WH Smith Books

  • Location: After security, in the departure lounge
  • Opening times: 4:00 to 22:00

 

WH Smith

Before check-in:

  • North check-in (04:00 to 22:00)
  • South check-in (04:00 to 21:00)
  • Arrivals area (24 hours)
  • Luggage Shop (05:00 to 21:00)

 

Departure lounge:

  • Main store (03:30 to last flight)
  • Departure Lounge entrance (04:00 to 22:00)
  • Gates 1-20 (05:00 to 20:30)
  • Gate 54 (06:00 to 18:00)

 

World Duty Free

  • After Security (First flight to last flight)
  • Arrivals (06:00 to last flight)
  • After Security, Gates 1-20. (First flight to last flight)

 

Birmingham Airport also offer the option to reserve your World Duty Free shopping online, and collect when you travel.

*Opening times and locations are correct as per date posted

 

Birmingham Airport Lounges

There are three main lounges in Birmingham Airport that you can take advantage of while you wait for your flight. These include*:

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Aspire Lounge

Located after the exit to the World Duty Free store, the Aspire Lounge offers a place to relax with views of the runway.

Facilities include:

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone, laptop and tablet charging facilities
  • Runway views
  • Specialised Quiet Zone
  • Freshly-prepared food, including sandwiches, soup and pastries
  • Complementary drinks, such as wine, spirits, beers and soft drinks

Opening times: 04:30 to 20:30

Prices: Start from £21.99; £16.99 for a child aged 2-11. Entry to the Aspire Lounge can be pre-booked, alongside parking or express lane facilities.

 

Emirates Lounge

Open to First Class and Business Class Emirates customers, or Skywards Gold members, this lounge can be found at Gates 40-68 on the North Pier.

Facilities include:

  • Freshly-prepared food
  • Full bar service
  • Showers
  • Large plasma screen televisions
  • Complementary chauffeur service to business passengers within 70 miles of the airport

 

No1 Lounge

The No1 lounge, located in the departure lounge near Next, offers a full range of food and drinks in a relaxed space.

Facilities include:

  • Runway views
  • Accessible seating across all levels
  • Full bar service, including soft drinks, beer, spirits, prosecco and a number of wine choices
  • Selection of snacks to help yourself to
  • Bistro food, including hot and cold dishes
  • National newspapers and glossy magazines
  • Unlimited WiFi

Opening times: 04:30 to 21:00

Prices: Pre-booking is available at £28.00 per adult; £18.00 per child (2-11). Free to infants under 2. Entry to the No1. Lounge can be pre-booked, alongside parking or express lane facilities.

Entry on the day £32.50 per adult £20.00 per child.

*Opening times, prices and locations are correct as per date posted

 

Getting to Birmingham airport

Birmingham airport is easily accessed by all forms of transport from Birmingham city centre and nearby towns.

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Getting to Birmingham Airport by car

Just eight miles outside the city centre, Birmingham Airport is easily reached by road, and can be accessed from the rest of the UK by the surrounding motorways:

  • From North West: M6 – Exit at Junction 4A – Onto the M42 – Leave at Junction 6 – Onto the A45
  • From North East:  M42 – Exit at Junction 6 –  Onto the A45
  • From East: M6 – Onto A45
  • From South East: M40 – Onto M42
  • From South West: M5 – Onto the M42

Alternatively, use the postcode B26 3QJ for your Sat-Nav.

If you’re driving to the airport around rush hour, make sure you leave time for traffic delays.

 

Parking

Extensive car parking facilities at Birmingham Airport allow you to leave your car at the airport. Birmingham airport parking, by official operator NCP, can be booked online in advance, guaranteeing a space and securing a significant discount, but can also be arranged on the day.

With a choice of 12,000 spaces, there are a number of options to suit you, your circumstances and your price point.

You have a number of options depending on your requirements, including:

  • Valet parking, where your car will be parked for you and ready for collection on return
  • Car parks with a 1-minute, 3-5 minute and 5-10-minute walk from the terminal, and car parks that are a 5-10-minute shuttle bus ride to the terminal. These include:
    • Car Park 1 – a 1-minute walk to the terminal
    • Car Park 2&3 – a 1-minute walk to the terminal
    • Car Park 4 – a 3-5 minute walk to the terminal
    • Car Park 5 – a 5-10 minute walk to the terminal
    • Car Park 7 a 5-10 minute shuttle bus to the terminal
  • Coach parking is also available a 3-minute walk to the terminal.

 

Birmingham Airport Drop Off

If someone is dropping you off at Birmingham Airport, there are two drop-off options to help you get checked-in hassle free:

  • Premium Set Down: one-minute to the terminal, £2 for a 10 minute drop off
  • Drop Off: 5-10 minute walk to the terminal, free for 30-minute drop off

 

Car Hire

If you need to hire a car from Birmingham airport, you can choose from one of the many global car hire firms, including*:

 

Alamo Europcar Hertz
Avis Inter rent Firefly
Budget Goldcar Sixt

*Car hire firms are correct as per date posted.

 

Taxis from Birmingham Airport

If you need to get a taxi from Birmingham airport after your flight, there are licenced black cabs operating outside the terminal 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

Getting to Birmingham by train

Reaching the airport is simple from Birmingham International Station. There is a free Air Rail monorail system that takes under two minutes to reach the airport.

Birmingham International Station can be reached from the rest of the UK.

 

Getting to Birmingham by bus

Birmingham Airport can be reached by a number of bus routes: X1 between Birmingham centre and Coventry, X12 between Birmingham centre and Solihull, and 75/75A between Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham train station.

Nearby BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT

If you are staying near Birmingham Airport, you can take advantage of the nearby hotels, restaurants and bars during your stay.

 

Hotels near Birmingham Airport

Choose from many different hotels nearby, depending on how long you’d like to stay and your budget:

 

Genting Hotel at Resorts World

Address: Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PU

Phone: 0121 273 1000

Distance from airport: 1 mile  

Star rating: 4 stars

 

Holiday Inn

Address: Coventry Road, West Midlands, Birmingham B26 3QW

Phone: 0871 663 9007

Distance from airport: 1 mile

Star rating: 3 stars

 

Novotel

Address: Birmingham Airport, Ambassador Rd, Marston Green, Birmingham B26 3QL

Phone: 0121 619 9003

Distance from airport: 1 mile 

Star rating: 4 stars

Nearby car park: Car Park 3

 

Arden Hotel & Leisure Club

Address: Coventry Rd, Solihull B92 0EH

Phone: 01675 443221

Distance from airport: 1 mile

Star rating: 3 stars

 

Travelodge

Address: Terminal Rd, Birmingham B26 3QW

Phone: 0871 984 6483

Distance from airport: 2 miles

Star rating: 3 stars

Nearby car park: Car Park 7. Make sure to get your ticket validated.

 

Ibis Hotel 

Address: Ambassador Rd, Bickenhill, Birmingham B26 3AW

Phone: 0121 619 9001

Distance from airport: less than one mile

Star rating: 3 stars

 


We hope this guide gives you all the information you need before heading to Birmingham airport, so you can enjoy your travels stress-free! Information for this Birmingham Airport guide was provided by National Car Parks (NCP), providers of car parking for cities, airports and events.

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