Birmingham International Airport

Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is located in Solihull, about 13 km from the city. The airport has one terminal, serving the rest of the West Midlands region with domestic and international flights from metropolitan across the globe. Passengers can travel to and from the airport via the train, which links to the Birmingham International Railway Station just outside the airport.

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Airport Hours

Birmingham International Airport offers round-the-clock arrivals and departures.

Terminal Information

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Birmingham Airport has a single terminal that is used for both domestic and international flights. The airline and handling agent desks are located on the ground floor of the check-in halls. Self-service check-in kiosks are only available for some airlines. To use this service, you need to visit the check-in halls on the ground and first floors. Travellers can also use the free shuttle bus from the airport, or the metro service which connects to Birmingham International Railway Station.


Airport Facilities

VIP lounges
Fast track to skip the queue
Meeting rooms
Smoking rooms
Restaurants and bars
Medical assistance
Lost and found department
Currency exchange counters
Special travel assistance
Interactive play area for children
Prayer rooms

Things to do

The airport offers several things to do while you wait for your flight. These are:  

  • Visit Sky Zone an entertainment area for children
  • The airport has several lounges where you can relax
  • You can shop at the airport
  • Fill your stomach with delicious meals at the restaurants
  • There are currency exchange machines at the airport

Visa and Immigration

In order to visit the city of Birmingham, you will require a UK visa. The country offers a Standard Visitor Visa for tourism. This type of visa allows a person to stay in the UK for up to 6 months. However, if your stay in the UK is extended under certain circumstances, you can apply for a visa extension for up to six additional months. The earliest you can apply for a Standard Visitor Visa is three months prior to your travel


Hotels near Birmingham airport






Hilton Garden Inn



There are several hotels near Birmingham airport. Some of them are -

  • ibis
  • Novotel
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Travelodge
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