Here’s a handy overview of some of our Birmingham Airport parking options.

Car ParkParking Type
Customer Rating
Transfer TimePark Mark
Price From (per week)
Birmingham Airport Car Park 5
Birmingham Airport Carpark Birmingham Airport 352x160 3

On Airport

Transfer time 5 minutes
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£74.99
Airparks Drop & Go
Airparks Self Park Birmingham Airport BHX2

Off Airport

Transfer time 14 minutes
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£81.99
APH Drop & Go
APH Drop & Go Birmingham Airport BHA6(1)

Off Airport

Transfer time 14 minutes
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£81.99
Airparks Self Park
Airparks Self Park Birmingham Airport Airparks Self Park

Off Airport

Transfer time 14 minutes
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£96.99
APH Car Park (Self Park)
APH Car Park (Self Park) Birmingham Airport BHAP

Off Airport

Transfer time 15 minutes
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£96.99
Birmingham Airport Car Park 2 & 3 Parking
Birmingham Airport Car Park 2 & 3 Parking 352x160 2

On Airport
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£99.99
Birmingham Airport Valet
Birmingham Airport Valet 352x160 6

Meet & Greet

Walking time 2 minutes
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£103.99
Birmingham Airport Car Park 1 Parking
Birmingham Airport Car Park 1 Parking 352x160 1

On Airport
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£107.47

Park Mark Safer Parking Award

The Park Mark Safer Parking Scheme is a Police Crime Prevention Initiative designed to reduce both crime and the fear of crime in car parks across the UK. The award is given only to car parks that meet certain standards of security, maintenance and management, such as our own APH Car Park.

Birmingham Airport Parking Frequently Asked Questions

Can I amend my Birmingham airport car parks booking?
Some types of parking, such as APH Park & Ride and Birmingham Airport Valet, may be amended up to 24 hours before the date of travel. Please refer to the information provided at the time of booking and check your booking confirmation.


Can I cancel my Birmingham airport parking booking?
This is the same as for amending a booking. Some types of parking, such as  APH Park & Ride and Birmingham Airport Valet may be cancelled up to 24 hours before the date of travel. Please refer to the information at the time of booking and check your booking confirmation.


Can I change the registration details of my Birmingham airport parking booking?
Yes, you can change the vehicle registration number of your booking free of charge, up to 24 hours prior to the date of travel.


Can I arrive early for Birmingham airport parking?
Yes, you can arrive a few hours early at airport parking facilities. There will be no extra charge for early arrival at APH Park & Ride or Airparks. If you book Car Park 1, Car Park 5 or Car Park 2 & 3, which are the official Birmingham Airport car parks, there will be an extra cost to pay locally. If you book a Meet & Greet service, such as Birmingham Airport Valet, you need to contact the company in advance, to arrange for the driver to meet you at the correct time. For more details, please refer to the table below.

Product name Extra charges How much Do I have to inform the company in advance
APH Park & Ride No charge if within the same calendar day - No
Car Park 5 Yes Please contact the car park directly Yes
Airparks No charge if within the same calendar day - No
Birmingham Airport Meet & Greet Yes Please contact the car park directly Yes, to arrange for the chauffeur to meet you at the correct time
Car Park 2 & 3 Yes Please contact the car park directly Yes
Car Park 1 Yes Please contact the car park directly Yes

Are there overstay charges if I am late collecting my car?

The majority of car parks at Birmingham Airport will not charge extra if you are a few hours late collecting your car, providing it is the same calendar day. These include APH Park & Ride and Birmingham Airport Valet. Just bear in mind that if you have booked a Meet & Greet service, you’ll need to contact your Meet & Greet provider to arrange for the driver to meet you at the correct time. If you have booked Car Park 5 or Car Park 2 & 3, overstay charges will apply and will need to be paid locally. For more details, please refer to the table below.

Product name Extra charges How much Do I have to inform the company in advance
APH Park & Ride Yes, from the next calendar day Please contact the car park directly If possible
Car Park 5 Yes Overstays are charged at £10 per day or part thereof No
Airparks Yes, from the next calendar day Please contact the car park directly If possible
Birmingham Airport Meet & Greet Yes Please contact the car park directly No
Car Park 2 & 3 Yes Overstays are charged at £18 per day or part thereof No
Car Park 1 Yes Pre-booked overstays are charged at £18 per day or part thereof No

Birmingham Airport Car Parks Reviews

With over four decades of experience, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with parking for Birmingham Airport that is secure, good value and easy to book, backed up by a friendly team of staff. 

"Ideal parking for parking at Birmingham airport. Simple to use, and soo cheap. Staff were helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend" Ian Jefferson

"Good service, friendly staff, I would use them again" Graham Warren

Hotels & Parking

Add some extra convenience and relaxation to the start of your trip by staying at the airport the night before your flight. Birmingham Airport hotel accommodation can be a great value when booked in conjunction with one of our airport parking options and is ideal for those with an early flight departure, or those who live some distance from the airport.

Find out more about our Birmingham Airport hotel and parking deals.

 

 

How to get cheap parking at Birmingham Airport

Here at APH, we are committed to offering a wide range of Birmingham Airport parking products to ensure you always have access to the best-value parking, without compromising on security or service. 

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Book early to save on your airport car parking

Birmingham Airport parking charges fluctuate with availability, just like most airfares. We recommend booking in advance, to maximise savings. Analysis of our own booking data shows if you make a Birmingham Airport parking booking with APH six months prior to your flight departure, you could save up to 45 per cent, compared with making a reservation just one week prior to departure.

See how parking prices shift over a period of six months on the chart below. Prices are the average price per day.

Birmingham Advanced Booking Pricing Infograph

Based on prices for stays between 1st August 2022 to 31st March 2023

Our cheapest parking at Birmingham Airport

Here’s a quick snapshot of our cheapest parking for Birmingham Airport.

Car Park Parking Type Transfer Time Price (per week)*
APH Short Run Park & Ride 5 minute bus transfer from £91.99*
APH Car Park Park & Ride 15 minute bus transfer from £69.99*
Birmingham Airport Car Park 1 Parking On-Airport 3 minute walk from £89.99*
Birmingham Airport Car Park 2&3 Parking On-Airport 3 minute walk from £89.99*
Birmingham Meet & Greet Meet & Greet 2 minute walk from £119.99*

*Prices based on 1 weeks parking in November 2022

Our own APH Park & Ride is usually the cheapest parking for Birmingham Airport but that doesn’t mean it’s not safe. The APH Car Park carries the Park Mark Safer Parking Award and, what’s more, on top of secure parking for peace of mind, you can expect a friendly, professional welcome too!

There is a range of parking types available to travellers flying from Birmingham Airport, including on-airport options as well as the more economical off-airport facilities.

Airport parking at-a-glance guide

This handy overview gives you a quick rundown of what each type of parking offers at Birmingham Airport.

Birmingham airport parking types

Off-airport parking: how it works

This is generally the most cost-effective parking for Birmingham Airport. The off-airport car parks at Birmingham Airport are also easy to access. The process is straightforward.

Follow the directions to the car park. Unload your bags and take one of the regular shuttle bus transfers to the terminal. The transfer to the airport takes around 15 minutes and is complimentary. If you have booked a Park & Ride, your car will be parked for you while you head to check-in, either on-site in the car park or at a nearby secure parking facility, so you need to leave your keys at the car park Reception. Your car will be returned to the Reception area for you to collect at the end of your trip.

Here's a quick overview of the process.

Long stay parking Birmingham airport process

Off-airport parking such as APH Park & Ride offers easy parking in security-protected sites, as well as great value for money.

Best for: all travellers can benefit from the off-airport parking for Birmingham Airport.

Car Park Parking Type Transfer Time Price*
APH Birmingham Park & Ride 15 minute bus transfer £69.99
Airparks Birmingham Park & Ride 15 minute walk £69.99

*prices based on1 weeks parking in November 2022

Meet and greet parking: how it works

Meet & Greet parking offers the ultimate convenience. You drive straight to the terminal and hand your car over to your Meet & Greet operator. While you walk into the terminal building, your car will be driven to a secure parking facility for the duration of your trip and brought back to the terminal for you upon your return.

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Meet and greet parking for Birmingham airport

Booking your Meet & Greet parking, such as Birmingham Airport Valet with APH means you can be sure you are booking with an approved and trusted Meet & Greet provider.

Best for: families with young children, travellers with bulky luggage, or those simply looking for the quickest type of parking.

Car Park Parking Type Transfer Time Price*
Birmingham Airport Meet & Greet Meet & Greet 2 minute walk £119.99

*prices based on 1 weeks parking in November 2022

On-airport parking

On-airport parking means you park your own car in a car park close to the terminal entrance. There is no need to take a shuttle bus transfer (although Car Park 5 offers a free transfer bus if required).

The process is simple. You drive to the car park, find a space, take your luggage and walk to the terminal building. There is no need to hand your keys over to anyone. Allow three to five minutes for the walk to the terminal.

Short stay Birmingham airport parking

With its proximity to the terminal building, on-airport parking is easy and convenient, although not always the most economical option.

Best for: passengers with bulky luggage, families with young children or those wanting simply to park their own car and walk to check-in.

Car Park Parking Type Transfer Time Price*
Birmingham Airport Car Park 2&3 Parking Park & Walk 3 minute walk from £89.99
Birmingham Airport Car Park 1 Parking Park & Walk 3 minute walk from £89.99

*prices based on 1 weeks parking stay in November 2022

Use the map to find directions to our Birmingham Airport parking facilities. We look forward to welcoming you.

 

History of Birmingham Airport

The first flights took off from Birmingham “Elmdon” Airport in 1939, a few months before the breakout of the second world war. After serving as an Elementary Flying School, Fleet Air Arm, testing and delivery base for Stirling and Lancaster bombers, it returned to civilian duties in 1946, with two new hard surface runways.
 
1949 saw the start of scheduled services to Paris, by British European Airways, to be followed by services to Zurich, Düsseldorf, Palma, Amsterdam and Barcelona between 1955 and 1960.
 
In 1961, an extension to the terminal was opened as the International Building, and an extension to the main runway that was added between 1967 and 1970 heralded the arrival of turboprops and jet aircraft. By the early 1970s, a million passengers were passing through the airport, which now offered VC10 services to New York.
 
A new terminal catering for up to three million passengers was opened in 1984 and the Eurohub – the first terminal in the world to combine domestic and international passengers¬ – came into action in 1991. By 2000, the airport was handling over 7.5 million passengers a year and a new two-storey arrivals concourse was constructed to link the two terminals.
 
In 2014, an extension to the runway meant Birmingham could now offer long-haul flights to the west coast of the USA, China and South Africa. 

Terminals

Birmingham operates as a single terminal airport, with 115 check-in desks, 27 self-service kiosks and 47 aircraft stands, with 20 of these fitted with air bridges.
 
The terminal has 11,000 square metres of commercial space, including a 20,000- square-metre walk-through Duty-Free store.
 
The arrivals hall is on the ground floor, along with the check-in desks, and the departures hall is on the first floor after security. Facilities at the terminal include duty-free shopping, restaurants, bars and lounges, and special assistance services. There is a range of airport parking options, as well as airport hotels for overnight stays and combined parking and hotel packages.
 
Around 50 airlines fly in and out of Birmingham, including global flag carriers Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Air India, KLM, Swiss, SAS, Brussels Airline, Air France and Lufthansa.

Check-in

The check-in area at Birmingham Airport is on the ground floor of the terminal building. There are self-service check-in kiosks as well as manned check-in desks. If you have already checked in online, then you simply need to drop your bags at the bag drop-off point. Or, if you are travelling light with just carry-on luggage, then you can skip the check-in area altogether and head straight upstairs to security. 
 
- For international flights, check-in normally opens four hours prior to departure, and you are advised to check in no later than three hours prior.
- For European flights, check-in normally opens two to three hours prior to departure, and you are advised to check in no later than two hours prior.
- For domestic flights, you are advised to check in no later than 90 minutes prior to departure.
- Always check your travel documents in advance for check-in information.
- Self-service check-in kiosks are available for some airlines but not all; please check with your airline directly, or with your travel agent.
 - Airline desks and airline handling agent desks are all on the ground floor of the check-in hall.
 
Check-in zones

To find the right zone for your airline, see below:
 
- Zone A: Jet2
- Zone D: Emirates
- Zones B and C: all other airlines including TUI, EasyJet, KLM, Air France, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa

Main travel connections

By car

Birmingham Airport lies eight miles to the east of the city and is easily accessed by road. It is directly connected to the M42 via Junction 6 and sits at the heart of the UK’s motorway network. 

Birmingham Airport postcode: B26 3QJ.

From the north-west (Stafford, Stoke, Manchester, Liverpool): take the M6 and exit onto the M42 at Junction 4A, which is signposted for London and Solihull. Exit onto the A45 at Junction 6 and follow the signs for the airport.

From the northeast (Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Sheffield, Leeds): exit the M42 onto the A45 at Junction 6 and follow the signs to the airport.

From the east (Coventry, Northampton): take the M6 to the A45 and then follow the signs to the airport.

From the southeast (Banbury, Oxford, Bicester, London): take the M40 and join the M42 at Coventry then follow the signs to the airport.

From the southwest (Worcester, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol): take the M5 and join the M42 at Coventry then follow the signs to the airport.

There are plenty of airport parking options including off-airport APH Self Park, on-airport Car Park 1 and Meet & Greet services such as Birmingham Airport Valet.

By coach or bus

There are over 120 daily coach services to and from Birmingham Airport serving 35 cities and towns across the UK. 

Services operated by National Express include Oxford, Luton, Manchester and Milton Keynes. You can buy tickets online or sometimes directly from the driver but this is subject to availability. Coaches arrive directly outside the terminal.

Services operated by Megabus include London, Leeds and Manchester. Buy your tickets online. Coaches arrive directly outside the terminal.

Bus services operated by National Express WM include Birmingham International Station. 

There is a choice of two different stops for bus passengers, either at the airport terminal or at Birmingham International Interchange via the Air-Rail link.

Bus route X1 (connecting Birmingham City Centre and Coventry): bus stops K & J at the airport.

Bus route X12 (connecting Birmingham City Centre and Solihull): bus stops K & J at the airport.

Bus route 75/75A (connecting Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham International Station): bus stops NB and SB at Birmingham International.

For timetables go to Network West Midlands.

By rail

Birmingham Airport is connected to many towns and cities via Birmingham International Station using the Air-Rail Link monorail. The Air-Rail Link is free of charge and takes just two minutes. It operates daily between 03:30 and 00:30.

Avanti West Coast run services to London Euston, Birmingham New Street and to Wolverhampton (via Birmingham New Street).

West Midlands Railway/London Northwestern Railway run services to London Euston, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Birmingham New Street and Rugby.

Cross Country run services to Manchester Piccadilly, Bournemouth, Birmingham New Street, Northampton, Coventry and London Euston (via Northampton).

Transport for Wales run services to Shrewsbury, Aberystwyth, Pwllheli and Holyhead (via Wrexham General and Chester).

Please check directly with the train company for up-to-date information. 

Or visit National Rail.

Drop-off zones

Free drop-off

Located 400 metres from the terminal, Birmingham Airport’s Drop Off car park is between five and ten minutes’ walk from the main check-in desks, via a covered walkway. There is also a free, wheelchair-friendly shuttle bus that departs regularly from Car Park 5, which is just across the road.

Directions to the Drop Off car park:

Exit the M42 onto the A45 at Junction 6 and follow the signs to the airport.

At the roundabout with the bird sculpture, go straight ahead and follow the signs to the Drop Off car park.

Access to the car park is on Airport Way – the main approach road to the terminal – and is clearly signposted.

Take a ticket at the entry barrier and park in any available bay.

Postcode: B26 3QJ.

The maximum free stay in the Drop Off car park is 20 minutes and there is a “no return within one hour” policy.

Before you leave the Drop Off car park you must validate your ticket at one of the cashless payment stations to be able to exit at the barrier. There is a button for assistance at the exit barrier if you have any problems.

Drop Off car park charges:

  • up to 20 minutes free
  • 20 – 25 minutes £1.00
  • 25 – 30 minutes £3.00
  • 30 – 35 minutes £5.00
  • 35 – 40 minutes £10.00
  • 40 – 45 minutes £15.00
  • 45 – 50 minutes £20.00
  • each additional 5 minutes is £5.00

For picking passengers up, the airport advises using Car Park 1.

Pay drop-off

Birmingham Airport has a Premium Set Down car park, which sits right outside the terminal. Open 24 hours a day, the Premium Set Down car park provides the most convenient access to the terminal and you can stay in it for up to 15 minutes for £3.00.

Directions to the Premium Set Down car park:

Exit the M42 onto the A45 at Junction 6 and follow the signs to the airport.

On arrival at the airport, follow the signs to the Premium Set Down car park.

Take a ticket at the entry barrier and find a space to park.

Postcode: B26 3QJ.

Premium Set Down car park charges:

  • 0 – 15 minutes £3.00
  • 15 – 20 minutes £8.00
  • 20 – 25 minutes £13.00
  • 25 – 30 minutes £18.00
  • 30 – 35 minutes £23.00
  • 35 – 40 minutes £28.00
  • 40 – 45 minutes £33.00
  • 45 – 50 minutes £38.00
  • 50 – 55 minutes £43.00
  • 55 – 60 minutes £48.00
  • each additional 15 minutes is £5.00

Exemptions are in place for Blue Badge holders, who can park free in the Premium Set Down car park for up to 30 minutes, but you do have to present your Blue Badge and validate your ticket at the NCP customer service cabin before you proceed to the exit barrier. If the customer service cabin is closed, use the assistance button at the exit barrier or call 0121 781 6680 and have your Blue Badge number ready.

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

The Premium Set Down car park has GRIDSERVE electric vehicle (EV) charging points, with the following connectors:

  • 3 x CCS
  • 1 x CHAdeMO
  • 1 x Type 2

Contactless payment is available and GRIDSERVE prices apply.

Reduced car park charges for customers using the EV charging points:

Free exit for customers with a valid booking confirmation for any of the official Birmingham Airport car parks.

The tariff was reduced to £2.00 for 90 minutes for customers just using the Premium Set Down car park; £5.00 per additional 15 minutes thereafter.

Once you have charged your vehicle, you need to go to the Customer Service cabin to benefit from the reduced tariff.

Short Stay car park charges

Car Park 1
Open 24 hours a day, Car Park 1 is an undercover multi-storey car park with lift access to all levels. The check-in desks are a one-minute walk.

Directions to Car Park 1:

Exit the M42 onto the A45 at Junction 6 and follow the signs to the airport.

On arrival at the airport follow the signs to Car Park 1.

Take a ticket at the entry barrier and park in any available bay.

Postcode: B26 3QJ.
Car Park 1 charges:

  • up to 1 hour £6.50
  • up to 2 hours £13.00
  • up to 3 hours £19.50
  • up to 4 hours £26.00
  • up to 24 hours £49.00
  • over 1 day £49.00 (per day)

Pre-book overstays are charged £18.00 per day or part thereof.
 
Vehicle restrictions: 2.15m.
When you come to leave the car park, if you make your payment at one of the six cashless pay stations, the exit barrier will lift automatically for you. Alternatively, you can pay with a debit or credit card at the exit barrier. 

Car Park 1 has 56 bays for Blue Badge holders, located next to the pedestrian exit. You need to display your Blue Badge or permit, which you can obtain from the nearest cabin.

There are dedicated motorcycle spaces on level 0.
 
Car Parks 2 and 3

Open 24 hours a day, Car Parks 2 and 3 are undercover multi-storey car parks with lift access to all levels. The check-in desks are a one-minute walk.

Directions to Car Parks 2 and 3:

Exit the M42 onto the A45 at Junction 6 and follow the signs to the airport.

On arrival at the airport follow the signs to Car Parks 2 and 3.

Take a ticket at the entry barrier and park in any available bay.

Postcode: B26 3QJ.
Car Parks 2 and 3 charges:

  • up to 1 hour £6.50
  • up to 2 hours £13.00
  • up to 3 hours £19.50
  • up to 4 hours £26.00
  • up to 24 hours £49.00
  • over 1 day £49.00 (per day)

Pre-book overstays are charged £18.00 per day or part thereof.
 
Vehicle restrictions: 2.05m.
When you come to leave the car park, if you make your payment at one of the six cashless pay stations, the exit barrier will lift automatically for you. Alternatively, you can pay with a debit or credit card at the exit barrier. 

Car Park 2 has 9 bays for Blue Badge holders, located next to the pedestrian exit to the terminal on level 1. Car Park 3 has 5 disabled located to the left of the entry lanes on the surface area outside. 

Fast-track security lane

Birmingham Airport’s Express Lane service allows you to fast-track through to security and avoid any queues. 

Available to passengers travelling on tickets that include complimentary access and to all other passengers for a fee, subject to availability. 

Pre-book online for £5.00 or pay £6.00 at the airport. Note that places are limited.

Children under five years go free but must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Note that the entrance to security in Zone A does not have an Express Lane; if you check in at Zone A then proceed to the security entrance at Zones B to D.

Special assistance and disabled facilities

Birmingham Airport offers a full range of assistance for travellers with disabilities. 

Special Assistance

Pre-book special assistance with your airline or tour operator at least 48 hours prior to arriving at the airport. You also need to advise your airline if you intend to take your own electric mobility aid.

When you arrive at the terminal building, just make your way to the Assisted Travel Help Desk, which is opposite the Spar shop on the ground floor of the terminal building, next to check-in Zone B. You will then receive assistance as required for check-in, security and boarding. It is recommended to register your arrival at the Assisted Travel Help Desk at least three hours prior to your flight departure time.

Help points

There are help points next to the disabled parking bays in Car Parks 1 and 2 and the Premium Set Down car park. At the Birmingham rail interchange, there is a help point next to the Air-Rail link. There are also help points opposite the local area bus stops and the car park courtesy bus stops.

Disabled parking

Free parking of up to 30 minutes is available in the Premium Set Down car park for Blue Badge Holders. You must present your Blue Badge and parking ticket at the NCP Customer Service Desk before leaving the car park, otherwise, charges will apply.

The Premium Set Down car park may also be used for picking up disabled passengers. Normal charges apply if the vehicle is in the car park more than 30 minutes.

Disabled parking bays are also available in the free Drop Off car park as well as in other on-airport and off-airport car parks, including the APH Car Park, where the shuttle buses to/from the terminal are wheelchair friendly. You can also book a Meet & Greet parking service, which allows you to drive your vehicle directly to the terminal.

Toilets

All the toilets throughout the terminal building have disabled facilities.

Changing Places

There is a dedicated Changing Places toilet in the departures lounge, behind WH Smith, which includes:

  • a Pressalit Nursing Bench 3000 Height adjustable changing bench
  • a Voyager Duo Hoist system to lift between wheelchair, toilet and bench
  • space around both sides of the toilet

Entry to the Changing Places toilet can be requested at the Assisted Travel Help Desk or by using the courtesy phone adjacent to the Changing Places facility.

Slings are not provided, and the facilities have a weight limit of 20 stone/200kg.

Eagle hoists

An Eagle Hoist Model 4A can be made available for “full carry” boarding but must be requested with the airport at least seven days prior to travel. The hoist is compatible only with the following aircraft:

  • B737
  • A318
  • A319
  • A320
  • A321

Passengers must be seated in seats D, E or F – on the right-hand side of the aisle in the aircraft.

Bookings are subject to availability.

Assistance Dogs

Birmingham Airport is authorised by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) to accept recognised assistance animals. You must contact your airline or tour operator in advance if you plan to travel with an assistance animal. Only recognised assistance animals are allowed in the terminal building.

Security

The security officers at Birmingham Airport are trained to understand sensitivities regarding disabilities. A private search area is available and walking aids can be provided to assist customers through the Archway Metal Detector (AMD). Seating is available close to the AMD in the search area and water is available if required.

If you need to take liquid medication in your hand luggage, this will be screened using specific equipment.

Hidden disabilities

Sunflower lanyards are available at the Assisted Travel Help Desk on the ground floor of the terminal building opposite the Spar store. The sunflower lanyard is a discreet way for airport staff to recognise people with hidden disabilities who may need additional support as they journey through the airport. 

For more information on special assistance and disabled facilities at Birmingham Airport see:

Birmingham Airport Assisted Travel information leaflet

Family facilities

Birmingham is a family-friendly airport with an array of practical facilities to help families, from assisted lanes to baby-change rooms and play areas.

Security and assisted lanes

If you are travelling with young children, you can pre-book the Express Lane service, which allows you to fast-track through to security and avoid any queues. 

Adult price is £5.00 (or £6.00 at the airport) but children under five years are free, as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult.

Note that places are limited.

Note that the entrance to security in Zone A does not have an express lane; if you check in at Zone A then proceed to the security entrance at Zones B to D.

Baby changing

You’ll find baby-changing rooms throughout the terminal building, mostly near the toilet facilities.

Pushchairs

You can take pushchairs right up to the boarding gate, where the airline’s ground handling agent will take it from you. When flying into Birmingham, there are pushchairs for you to use once you disembark the aircraft. They need a £1.00 coin deposit, which is refunded at the pushchair return point in the baggage hall.

Play areas

Visit the Sky Zone area next to Gate 55 in the departure lounge – a free interactive play area designed to keep the kids entertained before you fly with touch-screen games, inflatable domes and musical inflatables. There is a Costa Coffee and WH Smith located nearby.

Older kids can explore the airport in advance on the Skyzoneonline digital platform.

Visit Skyzone Online Departures

Visit Skyzone Online Arrivals

Download Birmingham’s Children’s Airport Guide

Business facilities

Business travellers will find a variety of facilities including a premium security service, executive lounges and meeting rooms.

Premium security

Take advantage of dedicated access to a fast-track lane through to security, with Birmingham Airport’s Express Lane service. 

Available to passengers travelling on tickets that include complimentary access and to all other passengers for a fee, subject to availability. 

Pre-book online for £5.00 or pay £6.00 at the airport. Note that places are limited.

Note that the entrance to security in Zone A does not have an express lane; if you check in at Zone A then proceed to the security entrance at Zones B to D.

Executive lounges

Aspire Lounge Terminal 1
Located after security, to the left as you exit the World Duty-Free Store. Enjoy runway views, free and unlimited WiFi, complimentary food and beverages including table service for some items, a quiet zone, charging points and free access to over 7,000 digital newspapers and magazines. Maximum stay three hours prior to flight departure time.

  • Opening times: 04:30 – 20:30 
  • Price from £25.99 per adult (12 years and over)
  • Price from £18.49 per child (under 12 years)

No 1 Lounge 

Located after security, in the departures lounge adjacent to the Next store. Enjoy runway views, free and unlimited WiFi, downloadable digital newspapers and magazines, complimentary food and beverages including a hot and cold buffet and a fully tended bar serving English sparkling wines, craft beers and premium spirits. There is also a sports lounge, bistro area and mezzanine level. Maximum stay three hours prior to flight departure time.

  • Opening times: 05:00 – 21:00
  • Price from £29.50 per adult (12 years and over)
  • Price from £18.00 per child (under 12 years)

Clubrooms

Located on the departure pier near to Gate 54. Enjoy runway views, three stylish, spacious rooms and first-class hospitality with a la carte table service, award-winning wines, beers and premium spirits. The WiFi is free and unlimited and there are device charging ports, digital magazines and newspapers. Maximum stay three hours prior to flight departure time.

  • Opening times: 08:00 – 16:00
  • Price from £40.00 per person (12 years and over)

Meeting rooms

There are meeting rooms and business facilities in the Cornet Building adjacent to the main terminal building, operated by Regus Express, which offer:

•    12 meeting rooms for up to 26 delegates, bookable online and by the hour
•    complimentary high-speed WiFi
•    complimentary tea and coffee
•    private workspace
•    document station for printing, scanning and copying

Chapel

Managed by the airport chaplaincy team, the two multi-faith prayer rooms can be used by all faiths or those with none. One is located on the ground floor of the terminal building and has WUDU facilities nearby. There are cupboards available here for each faith. The other prayer room is located on the International Pier after the departures lounge – without cupboards or WUDU facilities.

Food and drink

Whatever time of day you find yourself waiting for a flight at Birmingham Airport, you’ll find a range of refreshment options, whether you are looking for breakfast, brunch, dinner or just snacks and drinks. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of Prosecco, tuck it into a traditional pub lunch, or grab some quick bites along the way.

  • All Bar One – after security - Opening times: 04:00 – last flight
  • Bottega Prosecco Bar – after security - Opening times: 05:00 – 20:00
  • Burger King – after security - Opening times: 04:00 – 22:00
  • Caffe Nero – before security - Opening times: 04:00 – 22:00
  • Costa – after security - Opening times: 05:00 – 19:00
  • Costa – arrivals - Opening times: 08:00 – 15:00
  • Factory Bar & Kitchen – after security - Opening times: 03:00 – last flight
  • Giraffe – after security - Opening times: 03:30 – last flight
  • Greggs – arrivals - Opening times: 12:15 – 23:30
  • Pret a Manger – after security - Opening times: 03:00 – 22:00
  • Soho Coffee Co – after security - Opening times: 04:00 – 22:00
  • Weatherspoon – after security - Opening times: 04:00 – last flight

With something to suit every taste; Birmingham Airport is a great place to grab a bite before flying off on your next adventure. Please note all opening times are subject to change.

Smoking areas

There are designated zones for smoking outside the front of the terminal building, which are clearly marked. No smoking is permitted anywhere within the terminal 
building. The same restrictions apply to e-cigarettes.

Where can and can’t you have a last-minute cigarette or ‘vape’ before you fly from major UK airports?

Water fountains

There are free water fountains as follows:

Before security

•    at the OCS Special Assistance area before you go through to the security

After security

•    in the departures lounge, behind Bottega Prosecco Bar
•    in the departures lounge, behind the No 1 Lounge, adjacent to the toilets
•    on the International Pier by Gates 47 and 52

Arrivals

•    in the North Baggage Reclaim area

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Duty-free shopping

Birmingham has World Duty Free stores for both departing and arriving passengers. You can save time before you travel with their reserve and collect service.

After security – main walk-through store - Opening times: 04.00 – 22.00

After security – express store - Opening times: 04.00 – 22.00

After security Gates 1-20 – express store - Opening times: 04.00 – 22.00

Arrivals after baggage reclaim - Opening times: 04.30 – 20.30

arged your vehicle, you need to go to the Customer Service cabin to benefit from the reduced tariff.

Internet access

Wi-Fi access is available throughout Birmingham Airport free of charge in half-hour slots. 

Luggage trolleys

High-quality, modern luggage trolleys are available at multiple vending points around the airport. The cost is £1.00 or €2.00, and you can pay at the machine by card or cash.

Luggage trolley locations:

  • Drop Off car park: two vending points
  • Car Park 1: one vending point
  • Car Park 3: one vending point
  • Car Park 5 adjacent to courtesy bus stop: one vending point
  • public transport bus stops: one vending point
  • arrivals baggage hall: multiple vending points

Luggage lockers

Luggage Point offers secure luggage storage for up to three months, as well as weighing, wrapping and shipping services. You’ll find them in the North check-in area next to the Travelex Currency Exchange
Summer opening times: 04.00 – 22.00 (subject to change)
Winter opening times: 04.00 – 20.00 (subject to change)

Currency exchange 

You can click and collect your foreign currency from the Travelex bureau in the departures lounge, after security. Orders placed before 15:00 can be collected the following day.

Pharmacies

There is a Boots store both before and after security. You can pre-order ready-to-drink infant milk before you travel and collect it from the store after you have passed through security.

Opening times: 04.00 – 21.00