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Birmingham International Airport (BHX)

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Birmingham International Airport (BHX)
AddressAirport Way, B26 3QJ, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Telephone0871 222 0072
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT (Please note: daylight savings time may apply between certain dates - please check local sources)
LocationBirmingham Airport is located 13km (8 miles) southeast of central Birmingham.
Airport codeBHX
Country dialling code44
Airport newsFollowing the merger of its previous two terminals into a single facility in May 2011, and the development of a new control tower, Birmingham Airport is now set to embark on improvements to its runway. A new hotel, the Travelodge, opened at the airport in 2011.
Driving directionsBirmingham Airport is located on the A45 Coventry road, close to junction 6 of the M42, to which there are direct connections from the M1, M5, M6 and M40. The M6 toll road provides a faster alternative to the M6. The airport is signposted from the motorways.
Car rentalCar hire companies represented at Birmingham Airport include: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and National. Desks for these operators are located in Arrivals and the hire car collection/drop-off point is situated within walking distance of the terminal.
Public transport and taxisBus: Network West Midlands buses (tel: (0871) 200 2233; www.networkwestmidlands.com) link Birmingham Airport to the surrounding district. Bus 900 connects the airport to Birmingham and Coventry; bus 966 runs to Solihull and Erdington; and bus 777 links Coleshill and Hams Hall to the airport. All buses stop outside the terminal. The journey time into central Birmingham is 45 minutes, and fares start at GBP 1.90. Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Centre.
Coach: National Express (tel: 0871 781 8181; www.nationalexpress.co.uk) operates long-distance coach services to Birmingham and a number of other cities, as well as inter-airport coaches to London Luton, London Gatwick and London Stansted airports. Megabus (tel: 0871 266 3333; www.megabus.co.uk) also operates services to a number of destinations.
Taxi: Black Cabs (tel: (0121) 782 3744) taxis are available from a rank outside the terminal. The journey to Birmingham city centre takes upwards of 25 minutes and costs approximately GBP 25, according to traffic conditions.
Rail: the free Air-Rail monorail service links Birmingham Airport directly to nearby Birmingham International railway station in about two minutes. Frequent rail services (tel: (0845) 748 4950; www.nationalrail.co.uk) connect Birmingham International with New Street station in the city centre (journey time: 10 minutes; fare: GBP 3.30). Other train operators run services to Manchester, London, Bournemouth, Northampton, Coventry and destinations in Wales. Tickets can be purchased at Birmingham International railway station or at the Visitor Centre within the terminal building.
Car parkingShort and medium-stay parking is available in three multi-story car parks close to the terminal. The two long-term car parks, adjacent to the main A45 road, are linked to the terminal by shuttle buses. Valet parking is also available. For more parking information contact NCP (tel: (0845) 050 7080; www.ncp.co.uk).
Information and help desksThere are several information points located at various areas in the terminal complex, including desks providing airline information and general airport information (close to the check-in area and the main entrance). The Visitor Centre, next to Arrivals, offers advice on accommodation and attractions within the Birmingham area.
Airport FacilitiesMoney and communications: bureaux de change and ATMs are available in both terminals. Postal facilities are available in Terminal 1.
Eating and drinking: there is an extensive range of cafes, restaurants, bars and fast food outlets both airside and landside.
Shopping: there are numerous retail outlets at the airport, both landside and airside – duty free is available for passengers travelling outside the EU.
Luggage: a left-luggage facility (tel: 01217 677 987) is available on the first floor in Terminal 1.
Other facilities: there are 24-hour medical centres in both terminals and a prayer room.
Conference and business facilitiesBusiness booths are available in the departures lounge; free work stations are provided, with credit-card operated telephone, email, modem and fax facilities. Business Point (tel: (0121) 767 8063) provides meeting rooms accommodating between eight and 40 people, as well as fax and photocopying facilities. Meeting rooms are also available in the adjacent Novotel Birmingham Aiport hotel (tel: (0121) 782 7000; www.novotel.com). The National Exhibition Centre is close to Birmingham Airport, next to Birmingham International railway station.
Disabled facilitiesAdapted toilets and lifts are located within the terminal building and wheelchairs are available on request. A minicom system is installed at the airport information desk and there is an induction loop system. Designated disabled parking spaces are available in all car parks. For help with baggage and check-in, contact the OCS special assistance desk (tel: (0121) 767 7878) prior to arrival. Wheelchair and other assistance after check-in must be arranged through the individual airlines.
Airport hotelsThere are several hotels at Birmingham Airport, within a short walk of the terminal, offering varying levels of comfort and price. There are additionally several other hotels in the near vicinity, notably around the nearby National Exhibition Centre. Our Birmingham Airport guide offers the following accommodation options: 

Ibis Birmingham Airport
The mid-range Ibis Birmingham Airport is located a short walk from Birmingham Airport. Each of the 162 rooms has wireless internet, on-site airport parking is available (at a charge), and there is also a café and bar.
Solihull Ambassador Road Bickenhill
Birmingham, B26 3AW
United Kingdom
Tel: (0121) 780 5800
Web: www.ibishotel.com

Etap Hotel Birmingham Airport
Within a short walk of the terminal, this budget hotel offers basic but modern facilities in its 120 rooms, along with a buffet breakfast that’s included in the price. Internet access is available in public areas. Discounted parking is available.
Solihull Ambassador Road
Birmingham International Airport
Birmingham, B263QL
United Kingdom
Tel: 0121 780 5858
Web: www.etaphotel.com

Crowne Plaza NEC
The Crowne Plaza NEC is located close to Birmingham Airport and runs a complimentary shuttle bus service to Birmingham International railway station, which has a monorail service to the airport. The hotel has an on-site restaurant, a fitness centre and a secure car park.
National Exhibition Centre, Pendigo Way
Birmingham, B40 1PS
United Kingdom
Tel: 0871 942 9160
Web: www.ichotelsgroup.com

Hilton Birmingham Metropole
The Hilton Birmingham Metropole is just 10 minutes from Birmingham Airport and is linked via a free shuttle bus service. The hotel has three restaurants, an indoor heated pool and 33 meeting rooms.
National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham, B40 1PP
United Kingdom
Tel: (0121) 780 4242
Web: www.hilton.co.uk

Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport
Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport is located close to Birmingham Airport and is linked via a free shuttle bus service, which also serves the railway station. Facilities include a grill restaurant, where under 11s eat free of charge when sharing a room with parents. Meeting space for up to 500 people is available.
Coventry Road
Birmingham, B26 3QW
United Kingdom
Tel: 0871 663 9007
Web: www.holidayinn.com

Holiday Inn Express NEC
Holiday Inn Express NEC is a little further from the airport from other hotels in the area, but is linked by a free shuttle bus service via the train terminal. Under 18s can stay free in family rooms and 'park and fly' car parking packages are available. Breakfast is included, and there is a bar/restaurant near the hotel.
Bickenhill Parkway
Birmingham, B40 1QA
United Kingdom
Tel: (0121) 782 3222
Web: www.hiexpress.com

Premier Inn Birmingham NEC / Airport
Premier Inn Birmingham NEC / Airport is located less than 1.6km (1 mile) from Birmingham Airport. The hotel has a restaurant and offers wi-fi internet access and free parking.
Birmingham, B401QA
United Kingdom
Tel: 0871 527 8086
Web: www.premierinn.com

Novotel Birmingham Airport
The 4-star Novotel Birmingham Airport is located immediately opposite the airport terminal. The hotel has an on-site fitness centre, full-service restaurant and bar. Meeting space is available for up to 35 delegates in the hotel’s six rooms.
Birmingham Airport
Birmingham, B26 3QL
United Kingdom
Tel: (0121) 782 7000
Web: www.novotel.com

Travelodge Birmingham Airport
Opened in the autumn of 2011, the Travelodge is a mid-to-budget range hotel located on-site at Birmingham Airport. The hotel has a bar and café, as well as vending machines offering basic travel essentials. Paid-for wi-fi and parking is available to guests.
Terminal Road
Birmingham, B26 3QW
United Kingdom
Tel: 0871 984 6483
Web: www.travelodge.co.uk
Full airport nameBirmingham International Airport
CountryUnited Kingdom
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