Birmingham Airport, previously known as Birmingham International Airport, is located roughly 10 km from the center of Birmingham. The airport, in the Midlands of England, is the UK’s seventh busiest airport with annual traffic of over 10 million passengers. The airport initially became a popular base for low-cost carriers providing flights across Europe, but has since developed an extensive range of flights including direct flights from the UAE with Emirates.
Terminals at Birmingham Airport
There are two dedicated passenger terminals at Birmingham Airport housed in one terminal complex. The terminals are within close walking distance of each other for those needing to transfer between terminals and are connected by the Millennium Link.
The terminal building is a two-storey design – the first level contains departure gates, security areas and multiple shops and restaurants, whilst the ground floor houses the check-in counters alongside further shops and amenities.
Facilities at Birmingham Airport
The terminal building at Birmingham Airport offers a wide selection of amenities and facilities for travelers. Both the ground floor and first floor are home to a range of places to eat including fast food outlets, restaurants and cafés both before and after security. A large array of shops are available to travelers before and after security. Shops at Birmingham Airport range from bookstores and convenience stores to leading designer brands and fashion outlets. Duty-free shopping is also available at Birmingham Airport with World Duty Free.
There are three airport lounges at Birmingham Airport, including the No.1 Traveller Lounge and Aspire Lounge which are both open to all passengers for an additional fee. All passengers are also able to enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout Birmingham Airport. Passengers traveling with children can visit Sky Zone, a free children’s entertainment area by Gate 54. Travelers requiring special assistance are advised to get in touch with your airline before arriving at the airport.
Birmingham Airport Travel Information
When your flight has landed there are a number of ways to get to and from Birmingham Airport including by public transportation, either by train or bus. The airport is linked to Birmingham International Station by air-rail, a free service running between 03:30 to 00:30 and taking only two minutes. Alternatively, a number of different bus routes provide travel to the airport or Birmingham International Station from various destinations including Birmingham and Coventry.
A taxi rank is located just outside the Arrivals hall where licensed black cabs can be found at all hours. Extensive on-site parking is available for vehicle owners, or those looking for a temporary vehicle can book with one of many leading car rental companies in the Arrivals hall.
If you have already booked your flights to Birmingham airport or are planning to pick someone up, please check Live Birmingham airport arrivals & departures information.
* This information is correct as of May 2018