Getting around

Things to do in Solihull | Getting around

Solihull’s proximity to the M42 means the town boasts excellent motorway connections with the rest of the country. So, if you’re driving, then you’ve got no problem getting to and from Solihull, whether that’s via the M5, M6 or the M40. This page of our local guide gives you some added information about airport transfers and the local train station.

Airport transfers

Birmingham Airport is the region’s main airport, serving more than 11 million passengers each year. At just under five miles from our Solihull Town Centre hotel, it’s little over a ten-minute drive away. Taxis are reasonably priced and don’t take long to get from the arrivals lounge to our hotel. Speaking of taxis, licensed black cabs operate from Birmingham Airport 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. They accept all major credit and debit cards, plus cash of course, and can provide receipts.

Alternatively, if you’re looking to rent a car from Birmingham Airport, you’ll find all of the major providers in the arrivals lounge, including Avis, Europcar, Enterprise and Hertz.

Airport transfers

The bus is also extremely convenient, with services operating directly from Birmingham Airport Bus Terminal to Solihull Station Road. Buses run every twenty minutes, with the journey taking less than half an hour. If you’d prefer to catch the train, it’s doable but will take longer and involves two changes at Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham New Street. Of course, if you don’t want to travel on the day of your arrival, you can always make a booking at one of our hotels near Birmingham Airport.

East Midlands Airport is less convenient as it’s further away from Solihull. Rental car providers are still abundant. You can take your pick from Avis, Europcar, Enterprise and Hertz. Arrow Cars is the airport’s official taxi partner. They offer a 24/7 service which can also be paid for in advance. You can put together a bus or train route to reach Solihull, too – although, there are no direct options for these. We also offer a number of hotels near East Midlands Airport if you want to spread your journey over a couple of days.


Solihull Railway Station is the town’s local train hub. It’s only small, with just two platforms but it serves nearly two million passengers each year. Chiltern Railways run two services per hour to London Marylebone, plus two per hour to either Birmingham Moor Street or Birmingham Snow Hill. The latter is also reachable via a West Midlands Train service that runs three times an hour.

Solihull Railway Station

Looking for a hotel in Solihull?

Our Solihull hotels are all ideally located for visits to the Resorts World Arena and The National Exhibition Centre. You can also combine your stay with a trip to Brueton Park and make the most of some of Solihull's popular pubs and restaurants.