Birmingham | Plan your visit | Airport transfers

Getting to Birmingham from the airport

With over 10 million travellers passing through its boarding gates each year, Birmingham Airport is a busy transport hub. Only 5 miles from the centre of the city, it’s just a short journey by car or public transport before you can get your stay off to a great start. Remember, our Birmingham NEC hotel is conveniently located right on the doorstep of the airport.

Public transport

Whether you want to take a train, taxi or bus, you’ll find a number of public transport options at Birmingham Airport.

Birmingham bus


With stops at the airport terminal and Birmingham International Station, it’s simple and quick to hop on a bus into town. Take one of the five bus services and you’ll be in the city centre within an hour and for under £3.

Birmingham New Street Station


Birmingham Airport is connected to Birmingham International Station by a free Air-Rail Link system. Jump on the monorail for a two minute ride to the station. From here, a ticket to the city centre costs £5.



Operating 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, you’ll find licensed black cabs directly outside the terminal. Within 45 minutes and for a fare of around £30, you’ll arrive in the city centre ready to start your trip.