Although Birmingham airport has very good public transport connections with it’s connection to Birmingham International Train station, many travellers still wish to take their car to the airport.
Birmingham Airport is located a short distance from Junction 6 of the M42. With the M42 connected to the M6, M5 and M40, Birmingham Airport is a very easy to get to by car. The best postcode to use if using a Sat Nav is B26 3QJ.
There is a wide choice of parking options with many close to the Airport terminal buildings. The on airport car parks are operated by NCP who has a long-term relationship with the airport.
Parking at Birmingham Airport is simple to arrange online. We recommend you book early for the best choice and prices. It’s possible to compare car parks by location price and type by performing a single quote.
Depending on the time of the year there are up to 7 different car parks to compare at Birmingham Airport from short term business parking to long stay parking for longer holiday. The airports Premium service is their Meet and Greet option. The drop off and collection points are 1 minute from the terminal building. Your car will be parked in one of the Airports on airport car parks and returned the collection point for your return.
Car Park 1 and Car Park 2 & 3 are Multi Storey car parks within 2 minute walks of the terminal building. Car Park 1 provides over 3,000 undercover spaces with no transfers required. This is also the ideal car park for those dropping or picking up passengers. Car Park 2 & 3 is another Multi Storey car park with over 2,000 undercover spaces within a couple of minutes walk from the terminal building.
Car Park 4 is a surface airport within a 5 to 10 minute walk (depending on parking space). This car park is recommended for customers on trips up to 2 weeks. The Long Stay car park is more expensive than the mulit storey options.
Car Park 5 is another on airport long stay car park but slightly further from the terminal building. You can walk to the terminal which will take approximately 10 minutes are use the courtesy transfer bus, which runs every 10 minutes. This car park is also free for the first 15 minutes if you’re looking to drop passengers off.
Car Park 7 is an off airport long stay car park operated by the Airport. It’s too far to walk to the terminal from here but courtesy transfers run every 30 minutes and the journey time is 10 – 15 minutes depending on traffic. Car Park 7 is Birmingham Airport’s cheapest long stay car park, offering good value and convenience.
There are a number of off airport car parks to choose from. The biggest car parks operators APH, Airparks and Purple Parking all have their own off airport car parks at Birmingham and all provide competitive alternatives to the on airport car parks.
APH car park is located near Junction 9 M42 and is ideal for travellers from the East. APH provide a number of options including Early Bird Discounts and Saver offers. These provide great value, but check terms and conditions as it’s not always possible to cancel or amend these type of bookings.
This car park is also near to Junction 9 of the M42. Transfers run every 10 minutes and take up approximately 15 minutes, traffic dependent.
This car park is on the West of the Airport near the end of the runway. Although slightly more difficult to find the transfer service is very good. Like APH and Purple Parking, Airparks offer a number of options including cheap prices for long stays and Early Birds. Always check the terms and conditions if you have concerns about amendments and cancellation rules.
Apart from Birmingham Airport’s own premium parking option there are a number of other providers. The benefit of Meet and Greet parking is you simply drive to the airport terminal where you will be met by a driver who will park your car for you. Your car is returned back to the terminal to meet you on your return.
Providers of Meet and Greet parking include Drivefly, Maple Manor, Meteor and NCP. You can expect to pay £25 to £30 more for Meet and Greet parking compared to on airport parking.
IATA Code - BHX
Birmingham Airport Postcode - B26 3QJ
Located about 14 miles from Birmingham city, Birmingham Airport is well connected by train, National Express coaches, and by a network of taxi and bus services.
To reach Birmingham Airport by train, buy a ticket to the Birmingham International Station. On reaching the station, use the free 'Air-Rail Link' which is just two minutes from the airport.
The Birmingham airport is owned jointly by the West Midland Metropolitan District Councils and the Airport Group Investments Ltd. (AGIL). A small percentage of the ownership is also held by the airport staff through an employee share trust.
Birmingham Airport is used by nearly 50 different airlines, including British Airways (BA), American Airlines, Emirates, Lufthansa, Air France and KLM.
The Birmingham Airport postcode is B26 3QJ.
The airport website advises that you check-in at least 90 minutes before the flight departure time. Please check with your airline for exact check-in time.
Birmingham Airport is open 24 hours a day, all through the year.
Birmingham Airport was built as a municipal airport in 1939 to meet the needs of the local residents. It became a civil airport in 1946.
Before security check, smoking at the airport is permitted at designated zones outside the Birmingham terminal. Once you have cleared security, the only smoking zone is located at the Meriden Bar and Restaurant. Ask at the bar for the security code to enter the smoking area.