Transfer to/from - Birmingham airport (BHX)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Birmingham airport (BHX)

Transportation

Train - The Air-Rail Link system is free and connects the enclosure with Birmingham International Station in 2 minutes from 3:30 am to 0:30 am (replaced by a courtesy bus at other times). Virgin Trains (Tel +44 344 556 5650) depart from there to New Street, in the city centre, with a trip of 12 minutes and a fare of £3.90, to London Euston (2 hours; £50.00) and Wolverhampton.

London Northwestern Railway (Tel +44 333 311 0006) offers services to New Street, London Euston, Northampton, Milton Keynes and Rugby.
Services from Cross Country (Tel +44 844 811 0124) run to Manchester Piccadilly, Bournemouth, Birmingham New Street, London Euston, Northampton and Coventry.

Transport for Wales (Tel +44 333 321 1202) provides transportation to Shrewsbury, Aberystwyth, Pwllheli, Machynlleth, Holyhead, Wrexham General and Chester.

Bus - There are 3 services from National Express West Midlands (Tel +44 121 254 7272) that access the airport: X1 - Birmingham, Deritend, Yardley, Sheldon, Meriden, Coventry; X12 - Birmingham, Castle Bromwich, Chelmsley, Solihull; 75/75A - Birmingham International Station, Coleshill, Water Orton, Curdworth, Minworth, Sutton Coldfield. Journey time to the city centre is around 25 minutes. Tickets for a day have a cost of £2.30 and can be acquired from the driver.

There are also buses from National Express (Tel +44 871 781 8181) to different destinations in the country, including Birmingham, Oxford, Luton, Milton Keynes and Manchester.

Megabus (Tel +44 871 266 3333) provides low-cost transportation (fares from £1.00) to several locations throughout the country.

 

Car rental search

 
Taxi - Black Cabs (Tel +44 121 769 0747) available 24 hours a day outside the Arrivals area. Travel time to downtown Birmingham is about 25 minutes.

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Latest updates: May 19, 2019

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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