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Birmingham International Airport Guide
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Birmingham International

Airport Code: BHX
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About Birmingham Airport
For a major city airport, Birmingham is very easy to get to and situated just 8 miles from the city centre. It is at the hub of the country's motorway network so it is no wonder that its popularity is increasing year on year. It is the UK's 5th largest airport with over 50 airlines serving over 100 destinations from two terminals.


How to Get There
You can reach the airport by one of the many motorways. It is just one mile from Junction 6 of the M42 and has direct links from M6, M5, M40, M1 and the M6 toll road. The airport railway station - Birmingham International - is a two minute ride from the terminal using the free Air-Rail link. There are also frequent local and national bus services


Birmingham Airport offers a wide range of shops in both terminals and on both sides of customs. As an example, in Terminal 1 you can find such high street names as The Body Shop, W H Smiths, Thorntons, Boots, and Dixon's while Terminal 2 offers World News, Alpha Retail and Duty Free, and Photo Optix Books Plus.


Business Facilities
Business lounges can be found in both terminals with business services available in each. The main Servisair lounge is situated airside of the main terminal while landside lounges can be found before passport control.


Airport Lounges

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Airport Car Parks

Airparks Services
Situated off the airport, Airport Services provides a regular transfer service taking just 15 minutes, 24 hours a day. The site is secured with fences and floodlight and has a 24 hour patrol, CCTV and has won Secure Parking Awards. With over 2700 spaces available to cars (no mobile homes, lorries or caravans) the car park is open 365 days a year.

CPS Chauffeured Parking Services
Personal Parking makes using an airport car park hassle free. Drive to your departure terminal where a uniformed chauffeur will be waiting to take your car to Airpark Services. On return your car will be waiting for you and all your luggage. A car valeting service is available. What could be simpler. All chauffeurs have comprehensive insurance.

Airport Car Parking


Airport Hotels


  • Hilton Birmingham Metropole ****
  • Novotel ***
  • Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC ****
  • Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport ***
  • Birmingham Premier Lodge ***
  • Corus Hotel Solihull ***
  • Stonebridge Manor Hotel ***
  • Manor Hotel ***
  • Coventry Hill **


Hilton Birmingham Metropole ****
Situated at the National Exhibition Centre just 10 minutes from the airport, the Hilton provides for a relaxing stop over both before and after your flight. Transfers run half hourly on request though you will need to allow a bit more than the usual 10 minute journey time in heavy traffic. Rooms include TV, Trouser Press, Hairdryer and tea / coffee making facilities while the hotel offers a swimming pool, sauna, solarium, gym and steam room to work off the extra put on at the Italian restaurant, carvery or bars. Room service is available although only a continental breakfast can be arranged in your room.


Novotel ***
The Novatel is located just across the road from the terminal and a shuttle bus provides a service to anyone arriving by train at the NEC Railway Station (2 minutes). In addition to the usual room facilities there are pay movies and Play Stations. A 24 hour room service is available with a limited menu. Check in and checkout times are not 12 noon midday.


Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC ****
Situated neatly between the airport terminal and Birmingham International Railway Station, the Crowne Plaza is conveniently placed for the National Exhibition Centre and Airport. A courtesy bus runs every 15 minutes from 6am to 8pm though this must be booked on arrival and is subject to availability. Transfers take about 10 minutes. Additional room facilities include mini bar, bath robes, mineral water air conditioning and safe. The hotel can boast a gym, sauna and solarium available from 7am to 9pm. 24 hour room service is available.


Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport ***
The Holiday Inn is just one and half miles from both the airport terminal and railway station and just 8 miles from the city centre. Transfers to and from the airport run from 5am to 9.15 and 4pm to 9.30 pm and breakfasts are available from 7am. All the usual facilities can be found in the rooms, the hotel has a restaurant and bar but there are no disabled lift facilities.


Birmingham Premier Inn ***
This is another hotel which is situated equidistant between airport and railway station. Transfers are only available for customers booking a parking package, other than that a taxi ride is just 5 minutes. There os no room service.


Corus Hotel Solihull ***
Formerly the Regency Hotel, the Corus offers good value accommodation close to Junction 4 of the M42 and a 20 minute transfer ride to the airport. Room service is available from 7am to 10pm with check in times or 14.00 and check out 12 midday. The hotel includes Copperfields restaurant, a cocktail bar, Irish Theme Pub and Swimming Pool.


Manor Hotel ***
Manor Hotel is just three miles from the airport making it a simple 10 minute ride to the terminal buildings. check in is from 14.oo and checkout latest is 11.00


Stonebridge Manor Hotel ***
Stonebridge Manor is one of the Quality Group hotels and is situated 8 miles from the airport in Allesley nr. Coventry.


Coventry Hill **
The Coventry Hill hotel offers great value accommodation and is just 6 miles from the airport and 3 miles from the nearest railway station. Transfers are available on request 24 hours a day and is included in the price of booking. You will need to pre-book. Room service is available at the hotel and breakfast can be taken in your room 24 hours a day (continental only)


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