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2487 flights tracked

5 flights delayed by >3 hours

15 flights cancelled

Birmingham Airport is an international airport in the United Kingdom. It's located approximately 13 km southeast from the downtown area. The air traveller flow in 2018 was 12.6 million passengers. It is the base for, Ryanair, TUI Airways.


Birmingham B26 3QJ, United Kingdom

Arrivals (flight irregularity)

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Departures (flight irregularity)

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Birmingham Airport flight connection time

The Minimum Connection Time (MCT) needed in an airport is important to note if there is a connecting flight in the route. It's advisable to look this up before booking a ticket. The MCT is also a determining factor when a passenger needs to claim compensation for a missed connection. Below you can find the minimum time needed for connecting flights in Birmingham Airport.

  • Between domestic flights: 45 min.
  • Between domestic and international flights: 45 min.
  • Between international flights: 45 min.

Birmingham Airport terminals

Airport terminals are the sections - sometimes separate buildings - that make it possible for travellers to move between the areas for boarding and disembarking from the aircraft and transport on the ground. It's essential to confirm the terminal prior to getting to the airport when you depart or have a transfer to another flight, because the terminals in bigger airports could be a long distance from each other and travellers often require extra time to get to the necessary one. Birmingham Airport has 2 Terminals.

Terminal 1 – Air France, Czech Airlines, Emirates, KLM, Lufthansa and others

Terminal 2 – Aer Lingus, British Airways, Brussels Airlines and others

Taxis, buses & trains to Birmingham

It can be challenging to find the best way to get to the centre of the city when travelling to a destination for the first time. Public transportation is not always available immediately at the terminals and taxis at the airport are often costly. It's recommended to consider all the transport possibilities ahead of travelling so you can prepare for your trip appropriately.

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Birmingham Airport train

  • Air-Rail Link
    Direction: Birmingham New Street
    Travel time (approx.): 10 min.
    Operating hours: 03:30 AM - 12:30 AM, daily
    Tickets price: adult single ticket starts from 4.3 EUR, child (5 - 15) single ticket starts from 2.15 EUR

Birmingham Airport bus

  • Line X1
    Direction: Coventry
    Operating hours: more information here
  • Line X12
    Direction: Solihull
    Operating hours: more information here
    Tickets: can be purchased directly from the driver or online

Birmingham Airport taxi

  • Pick up point: outside the Terminals
    Travel time (approx.): 30 min. to the city centre
    Approximate price: 38 EUR

Where to have a rest in Birmingham BHX Airport

You might face a lengthy wait between flights, for instance if you have a delayed flight or your next flight leaves the following day. In such situations, it is important to know the places in the airport where you can have a decent rest or spend time before your flight.

Birmingham Airport lounges

Lounges are places in the airport which provide passengers with services such as food, beverages, relaxation spaces, free WIFI and showers, so that travellers can wait in comfort.

  • Aspire Lounge
    Location: after security
    Opening hours: 04:30 AM - 08:30 PM, daily
    Price: 27 EUR
  • No 1 Lounge
    Location: after security
    Opening hours: 04:30 AM - 08:30 PM, daily
  • Emirates Lounge
    Location: after security
  • Clubrooms
    Location: 05:30 AM - 08:00 PM, daily

Birmingham Airport hotels

In the event that your flight departs the following morning, or the lounges aren’t so comfortable, the next alternative might be a hotel nearby. Various airports have hotels directly in the airport, while in others you might need to leave the airport vicinity to reach a nearby hotel. In the event you decide to stay overnight in a hotel between flights, we have selected some comfortable possibilities for you.

Birmingham Airport restaurants

The last thing you want during your trip is to feel hungry or thirsty. Whether you need a simple breakfast before an early flight, a relaxing lunch during a lengthy layover, or to simply get something to eat while on board, we have various choices for you to be sure you don’t become hungry during your trip.

You can find the complete description of places to eat in Birmingham Airport here.

  • Costa Coffee
    Description: coffee, warm and cold drinks, desserts, sandwiches and salads
    Location: Departures and Arrivals
  • Burger King
    Description: fast food restaurant
    Location: before and after security
    Opening hours: 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • Pret a Manger
    Description: coffee, sandwiches, wraps, breakfasts, hot food
    Location: after security
    Opening hours: 03:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • Caffe Nero
    Description: Italian coffee, cakes, soups, sandwiches
    Location: check-in area, Ground Level
    Opening hours: 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily

Birmingham Airport shops

If you leave your souvenir shopping to the last minute, or you merely have time to spend before the flight, it's worthwhile visiting the airport shops. The guide below displays a selection of shops at the airport.

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  • World
    Description: Duty Free
    Location: after security
    Opening hours: from 06:00 AM until the last flight
  • Boots
    Description: health & beauty products
    Location: before and after security
  • M&S Simply Food
    Description: grocery store
    Location: Arrivals
  • JD Sports
    Description: sportswear
    Location: after security
    Opening hours: 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily

Birmingham Airport car hire

Some places are worth seeing by car, or it might be necessary for your trip to travel by car. This list of car hire companies will help you to choose the right alternative for your journey.

  • Hertz
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 843 309 3005
  • Europcar
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 371 384 3423
  • Avis
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: Sun-Fri: 06:30 AM - 12:00 AM, Sat: 06:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Contact: +44 344 544 6013
  • Budget
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: Sun-Fri: 06:30 AM - 12:00 AM, Sat: 06:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Contact: +44 344 544 6013
  • Enterprise
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 121 782 9030

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