Trains to Birmingham International Airport

Getting to Birmingham International Airport is simple, with its own railway station of the same name. This means that figuring out how to get to Birmingham airport by train couldn’t be much easier.

How to get to Birmingham Airport by train

Getting a train to Birmingham International Airport is simple. You’ll need to get a train to Birmingham International train station, which is a short 10-minute journey from Birmingham New Street. There are regular services to and from these stations.

Birmingham New Street is very well-connected to all areas in the Midlands and beyond. From the south, trains from London to Birmingham New Street offer multiple connections. From the west, such as Shropshire and Wales, trains from Shrewsbury to Birmingham New Street are both frequent and reliable.

Upon arrival at Birmingham International, there is an automated monorail that takes passengers directly from the station, into the airport in less than 2 minutes. The AirLink monorail is free of charge and is accessed directly from the station concourse - simply turn left once you have exited the gateline.

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Top routes to Birmingham International Airport

London Euston to Birmingham International 1h 12mins £16
Wolverhampton to Birmingham International 42mins £6.90
Birmingham New Street to Birmingham International 9mins £4.40
Edinburgh Waverley to Birmingham International 4h 35mins £38
Stafford to Birmingham International 1h 4mins £12.40

What to do at Birmingham International Airport

Birmingham International Airport offers an array of engaging activities to make your wait for your gate assignment worthwhile. The airport presents a variety of shops and amenities designed to enhance your pre-flight experience.

These include clothing, jewellery, and perfume. There will also be places to get any last-minute travel essentials, such as sun cream or shower gel.

When you need some food, Birmingham International has an enticing range of dining options within the airport. Whether your palate craves British cuisine or international flavours, the assortment of restaurants is sure to satisfy your needs.

For those who like a drink before departure, inviting pubs are on hand to offer a fresh beverage. Establishments like The Factory Bar and Kitchen and the All Bar One create the perfect atmosphere for an "airport pint," where you’ll find a hum of positive vibes before trips away.

Birmingham International also boasts four comfortable lounges. These include Aspire, No.1 Lounges, Clubrooms, and the Emirates Lounge. The first three lounges are open to all passengers, but the Emirates Lounge is strictly for First-Class travellers, Business Class travellers or Skywards Gold members.

Here you can relax as you wait for your plane in a controlled, quiet environment. The lounges offer comfortable seating, air-conditioned space, complimentary WiFi, daily newspapers, magazines and TVs. In terms of refreshments, they offer a complimentary range of drinks (including beer and wine), hot food, and snacks.

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Ways to save on your train ticket to Birmingham International Airport

If you’re wanting to save some extra money on your train ticket to Birmingham International, there are multiple ways to do so.

Firstly, try Avanti's Best Fare Finder to get the best deal on your tickets. You could also set up Advance Train Ticket Alerts to secure the smallest price ahead of time.

If your flight times allow you to, make the most of off-peak prices. This involves travelling between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00 in the midweek, or any time on Friday or the weekend.

For those of you looking to book tickets as a family, you need to take a look at our Family Tickets. Here you can find out everything you need to know about child tickets and the Family & Friends Railcard, which could get discounts of up to 60%.

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Get the app

If you like the idea of choosing your seat, keeping up to date with train times and generally making your life easier when travelling with us, download the Avanti West Coast App.

This app gives you great benefits, such as making changes to your route, tracking your train, and buying tickets with your chosen payment method. It also allows you to store all your tickets in one place, all with zero booking fees.

We appreciate that travelling by air can be stressful, so we want to make the bits in between as efficient as possible for you.

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Birmingham International Station