Don't know Birmingham airport? Don't worry
Here we have accumulated all of the vital facts ready in this airport guide. From baggage restrictions to where all the best shops are we'll have just what you need. For more information on what to do whilst at the airport take a look at our in-and-around Birmingham airport page.
International travel from the Midlands made easy
As well as being a hub for international transport, Birmingham airport is connected to Birmingham International train station and the NEC complex by a 90-second monorail ride. London is just 76 minutes away by train.
For information regarding Birmingham airport becoming one terminal, please click on the link.
Getting to Birmingham airport
Birmingham International airport is located eight miles from the city centre. The airport is joined to the NEC complex and Birmingham International rail station by a free monorail service. By road the airport is easily accessed from junction 6 of the M42. The M42 can be reached from the M40 and M5 from the south and via the M6 from the north.
Coach and rail
If you really don't feel like driving then a great choice is one of our Birmingham hotel with coach packages. A National Express coach takes you direct to your hotel and will return you home after your holiday. We can also organise Birmingham by rail tickets. You'll be taken to Birmingham International station where you'll be able to catch the free 90 second monorail service to the terminals.
Birmingham luggage information
- Liquids are permitted in containers of up to 100ml
- Pushchairs and wheelchairs are allowed after they have been screened
- Laptops are now allowed as hand luggage
- Some airlines allow no more than one item
- Dimensions no bigger than: H:56cm, W:45cm, D:25cm
- No more than one liquid item in the agreed container
For more information about baggage restrictions including hand luggage allowance and liquid containers, see our Birmingham baggage and security page.
Birmingham airport news
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Work has started on a £45 million extension to Birmingham International airport's Terminal One.
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