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Birmingham Airport visitor information

Though it is one of the UK’s smaller airports, Birmingham international is growing all the time and now currently handles around 12 million passengers a year. Located at the heart of the UK, it is an important transport hub and is known as the Midlands Gateway to the World. Birmingham Airport sits conveniently close to Birmingham city center, at a distance of around 15 kilometers (10 miles), making it an easy 30-minute trip away. It is also well situated for people who are traveling to Shropshire, Worcester, and Cambridge.

Birmingham Airport terminals

BHX has one terminal split over 2 floors, made up of a public hall, a Departures Lounge, and an Arrivals Hall. The airport serves a large number of domestic and international destinations through the following airlines:

  • Aer Lingus

  • Air France

  • Air India

  • Blue Air

  • British Airways

  • Brussels Airlines

  • Czech Airlines

  • easyJet

  • Emirates

  • Eurowings

  • Flybe

  • FlyCar

  • Iberia Express

  • Jet2

  • KLM

  • Lufthansa

  • Pakistan International

  • Qatar Airways

  • Ryanair

  • SAS


  • Thomas Cook

  • TUI

  • Turkish Airlines

  • Turkmenistan Airlines

  • Vueling

  • Wizz Air

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Birmingham Airport restaurants

Whether you need to grab a quick snack as you hurry to your gate or your holiday has already started and you’ve got time to linger over a tasty sit-down meal, Birmingham Airport has what you’re looking for. There is a large selection of restaurants, cafes, fast-food outlets, and coffee shops located in all areas of the airport, including a pub and a prosecco bar in the Departures Lounge for those who want to relax with a drink before they fly. Several restaurants have dedicated children’s menus to make things easy for families.


Things to do at BHX

Birmingham Airport duty-free offers shoppers the opportunity to purchase the latest products, including perfume, aftershave, cosmetics, fashion accessories, sunglasses, fine wines, champagne and spirits, and gifts and souvenirs. There are lots of other shops, for those who want to indulge in a bit of retail therapy before they fly, selling books, clothes, jewelry, luggage, and practical last-minute travel items. Families with children can visit the Sky Zone, an interactive play area designed to keep kids entertained while waiting for their flight.


Birmingham Airport lounge options

If you want to relax or work away from the crowds, Birmingham Airport has a handful of lounges to take advantage of. The lounges offer runway views, newspapers and magazines, widescreen televisions, comfortable chairs, and a selection of hot and cold food and drinks.


Getting around BHX

Birmingham Airport is small enough to be navigated on foot, with baggage trolleys to help make your journey easier. Passengers in need of special assistance are advised to pre-book with their airline or tour operator at least 48 hours before they fly. Courtesy mobility equipment is available and doesn’t need to be booked in advance.


Birmingham Airport hotels

A couple of hotels are located on-site at Birmingham Airport, and several more are located within 1.5 kilometers (one mile) of the terminal, one of which is linked by a rail shuttle. More hotels can be found in the nearby area of Bickenhill and on the A45 road that leads into Birmingham. For passengers who have a little more time on their hands, the city center has numerous accommodation options just a short Uber trip away.


Points of interest near Birmingham Airport

Birmingham is the West Midlands’ most important city and has a rich history as a manufacturing powerhouse. There are plenty of things to see and do around the area, including:

  • Birmingham’s botanic gardens

  • Black Country museum, Dudley

  • Bullring shopping mall

  • Cadbury World

  • Jewellery Quarter


Find more information about BHX here.


Birmingham Airport (BHX) transfers

Looking for an alternative to the traditional East Midlands Airport shuttle or taxi? Whether you’re going from  Birmingham Airport to the city center, or to Birmingham New Street, get where you’re going with Onyx. Request a ride to and from BHX at the tap of a button.

Birmingham B26 3QJ, United Kingdom
+44 871-222-0072

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 Request a journey

When you’re ready, open the Onyx booking portal to request a ride to your destination. Choose the EMA airport transportation option that suits your group size and luggage needs.

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Booking confirmation

After you’ve confirmed the calculated fare and payment details, you will receive an email of confirmation shortly afterwards. 

Meet your driver

Go to your assigned EMA pickup location. Your uniformed chauffeur will be waiting for you, ready to take you to your next destination.  

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Pickup at Birmingham Airport (BHX)

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