Birmingham International Airport

Handy information about the airport

  • 8 miles East of Birmingham city centre
  • Short and Long Stay car parking available
  • Pick up and drop off options are available

Birmingham International is the sixth busiest airport in the UK and has the second highest proportion of business traffic, second only to Heathrow. Built in 1939, Birmingham Airport is built around two main terminals. It serves over 50 airlines and sends flights to over 100 destinations around the world. Located slightly over an hour north of Central London by train, BIA prides itself on being one of the most accessible airports in Europe and the midlands' base for low-cost airlines.

Getting to Birmingham Airport by car

Birmingham Airport is positioned approximately 8 miles east of Birmingham City Centre and is accessible directly from Junction 6 of the M42 motorway. Access to the M42 is conveniently available from the both the M6 and the M40.

GPS Information

Satellite Navigation users may wish to use the following postcode: B26 3QJ

Rapid Drop-Off vs. Standard Drop-Off

Birmingham Airport offers a new "Rapid Drop-Off" facility for passengers that are pressed for time. These areas, situated directly beside both terminals, offer 20 minutes parking for £1. Alternatively, BIA offer 60 minutes of free drop-off parking at several of their long stay parking bays. There is a regular free shuttle-bus service that runs between these and the main terminals.

Short Stay Multi-Storey Car Park

Cars needing short stay parking or are picking up passengers can use BIA's low-cost Multi-Story car parks that are situated just two minutes' walk from the terminals.

Long Stay Parking

BCP offer many secure Birmingham airport parking bays that are connected to the terminals by a free shuttle-bus service

Valet Car Parking

No time to fuss around finding parking spaces? BCP customers may wish to utilize our superb valet (meet and greet) service for a super convenient check-in.

Traffic Tips... Bypass all Congestion!

The new M6 toll road that runs between Junctions 4 and 11 serves passengers set for Birmingham International Airport with a hassle-free alternative to the existing motorway.