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Birmingham Airport Guide (BHX)

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Birmingham Airport (BHX) is located 6 miles southeast of downtown Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. Originally founded in 1928, this airport has a rich military history. Each year, approximately 9 million passengers pass through Birmingham Airport, making it the 7th busiest airport in the United Kingdom. The top three most popular routes from Birmingham Airport are Dublin, Ireland; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Transfer between Terminals

In 2011, the airport merged its two terminals into a Single Terminal Building. The airport is accessible by foot.

Nearby Airport Hotels

Novotel Birmingham Airport, Birmingham International Airport, Opposite Main Terminal Building, Birmingham B26 3QL, England, Located just opposite the airport, this hotel offers on-site dining and free internet access. Etap Hotel Birmingham Airport, Ambassador Rd,  Birmingham International Airport, Solihull, Birmingham B26 3QL , England, This hotel is a short walk from the airport and is pet-friendly and offers its guests free internet access.

Transport into Town

Rail: The Air-Rail Link is free and operates between 05:15 and 02:00 daily. Various rail services operate out of Birmingham International Station. Bus: Bus number 900 connects Birmingham and Coventry with the airport. Bus number 966 connects Erdington and Solihull with the airport. Bus number 777 connects Hams Hall and Coleshill Parkway with Birmingham Airport. Bus number 97 connects the Birmingham City Center to Birmingham Airport. Coach Bus: National Express and MegaBus travel to the airport various locations across the United Kingdom. Taxi: Taxis can be located directly outside the arrivals area of the terminal buildings.

Airport Lounges

There are five lounges inside the Birmingham Airport. 4deck Lounge is located near Gates 1-20, and is open from 5am - 8pm Sunday-Friday, and 5am - 6pm on Sat. Aspire Lounge is located in Terminal 1 near Gates 1-20. No. 1 Lounge is open from 5am - 9pm, and the Flybe Executive Lounge is located in Terminal 2 near Gates 1-20, and is open from 5am - 8pm. Birmingham Airport is also home to an Emirates Lounge in the International Pier.

Major Airlines

Approximately 32 airlines provide service to the Birmingham Airport. The airport is a base for Flybe, Monarch, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, and Thomson Airways.

Airport Facilities

Free wireless internet is available throughout the Birmingham Airport. There is a prayer room located on the Ground Floor behind desk 28, and is open from 4am - 10pm. Birmingham Airport offers over 40 shops, bars, and restaurants. The Sky Zone is a play area with modern interactive games and activities located on the North Pier opposite Gate 54.

Car Parking

Short/Medium stay parking garages 1, 2, and 3 is located a one-minute walk from the airport. Long-stay lots 1 and 2 are located 5-10 minutes by foot from the airport. Drivers are able to book parking spots online.

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