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Why not alleviate the stress of getting to the airport on time and start your holiday early by taking the train to Birmingham International Airport? Located in the centre of England and flying to over 150 destinations, Birmingham Airport is one of the most popular airports in the UK. No need to panic about traffic and car park prices, travelling to Birmingham Airport with CrossCountry is stress-free.

CrossCountry operates many direct trains to the airport, and where direct routes are not operating, it is easy to change trains at Birmingham New Street. From here, it takes around 15 minutes to get to Birmingham International Station. From Birmingham International Station there is a free Air-Rail Link to take you straight to the terminal building.

Getting to Birmingham International Airport by train

Whether you’ve travelled directly or changed trains at Birmingham New Street, travelling to Birmingham International is made easy with CrossCountry. From the station, you can jump on the free and frequent Air-Rail Link, which will get you to the airport terminal in just two minutes.

The speedy service operates between 03:30 and 00:30 hours daily with services running frequently. The Air-Rail Link arrives on the first floor of the airport. To check in, you’ll need to use the lift or escalator to the ground floor.

Both Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International are fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs.

For more information about getting to Birmingham Airport, visit Birmingham International’s website.

Popular routes

You can get to Birmigham Airport by train by changing at Birmingham New Street station. CrossCountry operate a variety of direct routes to Birmingham New Street from around the UK, with destinations including Manchester Piccadilly, Stafford, Banbury, Oxford, and Reading.

Our Top Travel Tips

Here are our top travel tips to make sure your journey runs smoothly:

Facilities at Birmingham Airport

Whether you need some last-minute essentials, or you’ve got time to kill before your flight, Birmingham Airport has shops before and after security, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to do some shopping. There are a number of fashion stores for brand new holiday outfits as well as jewellery shops, a pharmacy, luxury beauty retailers, and newsagents. It wouldn’t be a holiday without browsing duty free, so pop in to World Duty Free to pick up tax-free gifts. With a range of alcohol, cosmetics, confectionary, tobacco, and premium brand items, you’ll find gifts to suit everyone.

If you're feeling hungry or thirsty, you can enjoy a tasty pre-flight meal in one of Birmingham Airport's restaurants. Sip prosecco and cocktails or enjoy a cooked breakfast or toastie - it's up to you! There are fast-food options and family restaurants too, so convenience is guaranteed.

Birmingham Airport has all the facilities you may need for a comfortable and pleasant trip. If you’re travelling with children, you’ll want to visit the Sky Zone areas for interactive play areas. The multi-faith prayer room is used with mutual respect by people of every faith and none. Washing facilities are available too to keep you fresh whilst travelling. There are smoking areas provided too, as smoking is not permitted in the airport building.

Wherever you are within the terminal, you will be able to connect to free Wi-Fi, with a login that can be saved for future visits.

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