The Birmingham Airport which was formerly known as Birmingham International Airport is an international airport situated 6.3 miles east southeast of Birmingham city centre. It is the base for Monarch, Ryanair, Flybe, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways.
The airport offers both International and domestic flights within the UK. The international flights allow the passengers to come from various destinations in Middle East, Europe, Indian subcontinent, Caribbean and also North America. In 2014, about 9.7 million passengers used the airport, making the Birmingham International airport the seventh busiest UK airport. In terms of international passengers, the airport is ranked at sixth position.
The transportation services at the Birmingham Airport include travelling through train, bus, coaches, taxis and rental cars.
In order to travel by train, you need to use the Birmingham International station which is served by the airport. The station is located on the West Coast Main Line between London and Birmingham. Virgin Trains Arriva, London Midland, Virgin Trains, Trains Whales and Cross Country allow the passengers to access between the railway station and the airport terminal using the free facility provided by Air Rail Link.
If you want to travel easily and at low costs, the National Express west Midlands operates the main bus routes going through the Birmingham Airport. The bus stops are situated right outside the terminal one. Make sure that you keep British coins because most of the public buses don’t have change with them.
National Express Coaches also operate calling at the airport. These are more suitable for travelling long distances
Taxis or Black cabs are available for passengers at the taxi rank outside the terminals, allowing you travel anywhere at fixed rates, however for easy and affordable transportation, book for Birmingham airport taxi here.
You can rent a car to travel to any part of the city. Private companies also offer a variety of cars on which you can travel. Junction Six, M42 motorway and A45 are the few ways that run directly to the airport.
Another interesting source of travelling is also allowed, bicycle. A bicycle route also leave straight from the airport.