Getting to Birmingham International Airport

M42 Junction 3A

With Birmingham being on many primary transport routes, getting to the airport is relatively easy. Birmingham Airport is located approximately 8 Miles east from the city centre just off the A45 Coventry Road, and at Junction 6 of the M42.

Despite Birmingham International being a major airport, the only real traffic congestion in the area is around peak morning and evening rush hours, with most of this confined to the M42 and not the approach roads. However, that can change if there is a major event on at the NEC, which is very close to the airport.



Address for Birmingham International Airport


Birmingham International Airport
Birmingham, West Midlands, B26 3QJ, United Kingdom
+44 (0)121 767 5511




BHX by train

By Rail



Birmingham Airport has it's own train station at Birmingham International. This station is very well located for both the airport and the NEC, with a free monorail linking the station with the terminal building.

From Birmingham New Street - take the Virgin Rail service to London Euston. Birmingham International is the next stop, taking about 10 minutes. You can also take the London Midland service to Coventry from Birmingham New Street, which takes around 20 minutes.



BHX by car

By Car




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Birmingham Airport Postcode

If you're driving and will be using a Sat Nav, you can use postcode B26 3QJ.

From the North West

Take the M6 South, and at Junction 4a, take the M42 south. Leave the M42 at Junction 6 heading west on the A45 towards Birmingham city centre. Follow signs to the airport.

From the North East

Take the M1 South, and at Junction 23a, take the A42 South. Then at Junction 11, take the M42 South. Leave the M42 at Junction 6 heading west on the A45 towards Birmingham city centre. Follow signs to the airport.

From the South West

Take the M5 North, and take Junction 4a Take the M42 East. Leave the M42 at Junction 6 heading west on the A45 towards Birmingham city centre. Follow signs to the airport.

From the South East

Take the M40 North. At Junction 3a, Take the M42 North. Leave the M42 at Junction 6 heading west on the A45 towards Birmingham city centre. Follow signs to the airport.

Alternatively, take the M1 North, and at Junction 19 join the M6. Leave the M6 at Junction 4, and take the M42 South. Leave the M42 at Junction 6 heading west on the A45 towards Birmingham city centre. Follow signs to the airport.

From the South

Take the A34 North towards Oxford, then join the M40 West at Junction 9, heading towards Birmingham. At Junction 3a, Take the M42 North. Leave the M42 at Junction 6 heading west on the A45 towards Birmingham city centre. Follow signs to the airport.