Birmingham International Airport
The UK's sixth-largest airport, second only to Heathrow for business traffic, Birmingham International Airport serves around nine million passengers a year through its revamped terminal. Birmingham city centre is 8 miles (13 km) away and a 10-20 minute train journey from Birmingham International station.
Birmingham International rail station is a two-minute shuttle ride away via the airport's free Air-Rail Link. It operates between 5am and 2am daily. From there, trains depart for Birmingham New Street station in the city centre every seven to 20 minutes. A single fare costs from £3.10.
National Express airport coaches operate between Birmingham International Airport and Birmingham coach station in the city centre. A single fare costs from £4.10 and journey times vary from 20 to 45 minutes. A Megabus service connects the airport with other British cities.
Black cabs, which can carry up to five people, are available 24 hours a day outside the passenger terminal. Fares are metered with surcharges for additional passengers and luggage. The average fare to Birmingham city centre is £20. A 5-10% tip is usually sufficient. Journey times vary from 30 to 50 minutes depending on traffic.
The airport is located off Junction 6 of the M42 motorway and is easily accessible from the M6 and M40. There are currently six car hire firms located in the Arrivals area - one of them is usually open 24 hours. GPS users should use the postcode B26 3QJ.