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Birmingham International Train Station


Birmingham International Station
Stationlink Road
National Exhibition Centre
West Midlands
B40 1PA
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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
Baby changing facilities are available. Baby changing facilities
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
A waiting room is available. Waiting room
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
Wi-Fi is available. Wi-Fi
A phone box is available. Phone box
Toilets are available. Toilets
A post box is available. Post box
Facility Information
Ticket office opening hours Monday to Friday: 05:40 to 21:00 Saturday: 06:15 to 21:00 Sunday: 08:15 to 21:00
Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.
Get Oyster card here Oyster Pre-Pay not is available.
Top up Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Use Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service

Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station opposite the entrance to the long stay car park.

Information Systems
  • Departure screens
  • Arrival screens
  • Announcements
Service Information
Birmingham International Station customer services

Except Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Left luggage contact details


Lost property Lost property is available at the station.
Lost property contact details


Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is available.


Up the stairs from the platforms, lift available

Tickets Accepted

 Avanti West Coast Business, First Open or Advance First tickets. You can only enter the lounge on the travel date shown on your ticket.


Dedicated business areas are fully equipped with desks, power points and screens with updated train information.


Tea, coffee, soft drinks.


Wi-Fi is available


No showers are available

Lounge opening hours Monday to Friday: 05:30 to 20:00 Saturday: 08:00 to 18:00 Sunday: 10:00 to 18:00
Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are available.
Trolleys Trolleys are not available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.
Toilets Toilets are available.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available. Cards
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available.

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Post box A Post box is available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint An ATM machine is not available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are available.
Showers Showers are not available.
Facility Information
Helpline information

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.

Helpline contact details

08000 158 123 (08000 158 124 Textphone)


Customer help points Customer help points are available.

Audio announcements are broadcast throughout the station giving information about train running, platforms, security and safety announcements.

Customer information screens are provided on the station concourse, displaying train running information, and on each platform showing the next train and service information.

Staff help Staff help is available.

The Passenger Assistance meeting point is past the ticket gates on the concourse. Please talk to a member of staff either in person or via the help point. Staff assistance is available at all times during the stations opening hours for boarding and alighting. Turn up and go is available although booking recommended.

Staff help opening times Sunday: 07:30 to 02:00 Monday to Friday: 05:30 to 02:00 Saturday: 05:30 to 02:00
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is available.
Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis Accessible taxis are not available.
Accessible public pay phones Accessible public pay phones are not available.
National key toilets National key toilets are available.
Step free access coverage Whole Station

Category A - This station has step-free access to all platforms / the platform

Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is available.
Disabled parking Disable parking is not available.
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are present.
Station Car Park
Operator Avanti West Coast
Spaces 2124
Opening times
  • Monday to Sunday:24 Hours a Day
Contact details

For information on how to get to the car park, plus work out the cost of your stay, visit the Avanti West Coast website.

Different rates apply to non rail users, please speak to a member of staff.

Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Compounds, Stands, Racks
Spaces 45
Sheltered Yes
Storage location

18 cycle stands plus a cycling compound with 27 spaces available at the front of the station (please see staff for more information)

Transport Information
Taxi rank available

Outside the station entrance

Airport available Airport information is available.

Birmingham International Station is directly connected to Birmingham Airport by the free 'Air-Rail Link' people mover. 

The Air-Rail Link take two minutes to get to the airport and operates between 03:30 and 00:30 daily.

For customers heading to Birmingham Airport requiring assistance, staff will be available to provide assistance to the Air-Rail Link where there is an intercom available to advise Birmingham Airport of your arrival for assistance at the Airport.

Port available Port information is not available.

Birmingham International train station opened its gates in 1976 to welcome travellers to the airport and the ever popular NEC. Travelling by train to the airport is becoming increasingly popular among holiday goers. When you catch the train, you can alleviate a lot of the pre-holiday stress and save yourself some money, too. There's no need to panic about traffic or car park prices, and what's better, you won't need a designated driver - so everyone can start their holiday early.

Slap bang in the centre of England, and flying to over 150 destinations, CrossCountry run many popular services to the well-connected Birmingham International station. Some of the most popular routes include Banbury to Birmingham International, Coventry to Birmingham International, Leamington Spa to Birmingham International and Manchester to Birmingham International.

Things to do in Birmingham International Station

There are several benefits of travelling by train to Birmingham International. You'll save paying for car parking, you won't need to stress about traffic, and it's more eco-friendly than driving. Once you've arrived at the station, you'll need to jump on a free and frequent 'Air-Rail Link', which will take you straight to the airport terminal in just two minutes – leaving you plenty of time to relax before your flight.

Travelling to the airport by train means you'll be left with plenty of time to relax and indulge in some of the airport's excellent facilities, including its great eateries and shops. Birmingham Airport has a fantastic selection of shops ranging from casual retailers to designer suppliers. Whether you're looking to pick up some last-minute essentials or treat yourself to new holiday goodies, there's something for everyone. Or suppose you're looking to kick back and relax with some great food and drinks, Birmingham Airport has a fantastic array of cafes, bars, and restaurants.

If you're travelling to Birmingham International Station, but it's not for the airport, you're likely visiting the NEC, the UK's largest event space. Opening in the same year as the station, the NEC is home to national events and some of your favourite TV shows, such as Crufts and the BBC Good Food show. With a capacity of 16,000, the NEC welcomes thousands of celebrities and eventgoers every year. Being a stone's throw away from the well-linked Birmingham international station, there's no easier way to travel to the NEC.


How far is the NEC from Birmingham International train station?

The NEC is only a five-minute walk from the well-connected Birmingham International Train Station. Making travelling by train a great option if you're visiting the NEC.

How far is Birmingham International Train Station from the airport?

To get from Birmingham international airport from the station, you'll need to use the free and frequent 'Air-Rail Link'. This will take you directly to the Airport terminal in less than two minutes.

Is there a drop off point at Birmingham International train station?

Yes, there is a pick-up and drop-off point at Birmingham International station and a multi-storey car park that can be used for short and long-term stays.

Direct CrossCountry routes to Birmingham Airport

Get live information on direct CrossCountry routes to Birmingham Airport