Travel directions to Birmingham Airport

On this page you can plan your trip to Birmingham Airport. Here you can also find other useful tips about travelling through United Kingdom by car.

Address information

Birmingham Airport

Carlyle House, Lower Ground Floor
235-237 Vauxhall Bridge Road

Traffic Information:

Before you park at Birmingham airport parking you have to first find your way to the airport. Birmingham Airport is located 9.9 miles (15.9km) east of the city centre. Birmingham Airport has 2 terminals located closely together, they are accessible via the same road. T1 is located at the north of the airports, T2 you can find in the south. You can best reach Birmingham Airport via the A45 and M42.

When reaching the airport via A45 you can easily take the exit in the direction of Birmingham Airport/Elmdon Trading Estate/Marston Green. Please follow the signs to the airport. When you're coming from the north of the M42 take the exit at junction 6. When coming from the south follow the 2 left-hand lanes when you’re nearing the Bickenhill Interchange to take the exit toward the Airport. The M42 connects with the M1, M40, M5 and M6.

Please follow the signs to the location of the airport to Terminal 1 or 2.

If you’re using satnav the postcodes are:
Main Terminal: B26 3QJ

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Under normal weather conditions you can expect the following travel times:

Birmingham -> Birmingham Airport (BHX) 9.9 miles / 0:18 hours
Worcester -> Birmingham Airport (BHX) 37.4 miles / 0:40 hours
Oxford -> Birmingham Airport (BHX) 66.5 miles / 1:05 hours
Cambridge -> Birmingham Airport (BHX) 90.2 miles / 1:30 hours
Sheffield -> Birmingham Airport (BHX) 88.6 miles / 1:25 hours
Liverpool -> Birmingham Airport (BHX) 109 miles / 2:10 hours

On the road information:

When you are going to the airport there is always the pressure to be on time. making sure your vehicle is in good condition is key. Before you leave always check your tire pressure, cooland, engine oil and lights. making sure these things are in order will reduce your chances of car trouble.


Finding LPG, petrol, diesel or electrical charging stations near main roads won't be a problem. However we do recommend fueling your car before making the trip to the airport. Keep in mind that petrol stations in built up areas are often cheaper, however due to savety reasons LPG is often not available.

Roadside assistance

Even if you take all the precautions available you can always run into trouble along the way. In case this happens it is advisable to keep the number of your roadside assistance company in your phone.

Maximum Speed

The maximum speed limits near Birmingham airport are:

  • Motorway/Dual carriageway: 70 mph
  • Single carriageway/Single-track road: 60 mph
  • Built-up areas: 30 mph

Please pay attention to road & motorway construction and check traffic conditions before you leave.

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