Getting to Birmingham
By Air: Birmingham Airport welcomes more than 50 airlines from over 100 destinations. It’s home to plenty of low cost carriers so there are great money-saving deals to nab. Or for business users looking for more comfort, long or short haul, you’ll also find lots of choice to suit your schedule. With road and rail right alongside, it couldn’t be better connected. Plus, with Coventry airport just a few minutes down the road, you’ve got even more flexibility.
By Train: Three city centre stations provide great connections to destinations near or far. New Street stands as the hub of the National Rail network in Birmingham. Trains run here 2-3 times an hour every day from London Euston, and booked in advance the fares can be as little as £6. With a journey time of around 1 hour and a half, this is the cheapest and easiest way to get here from the capital. Services to and from London Marylebone serve Moor Street (right by the Bull Ring) and Snow Hill (in the business district). All three stations are well served by bus or parking facilities. Birmingham International station sits right alongside the airport; providing a link direct to the city centre for air passengers.
By Road: All roads lead to Birmingham. It’s certainly an easy place for everyone to drive to. Set at the heart of the UK motorway network, it’s linked by the M5, M6, M40 and M42 while the A34 and A38 further add to your options. The recent addition of the M6 Toll Road adds another choice (while also helping to keep through traffic away from the area to free up roads). Once here, we’ve 25,000 city centre parking spaces within easy reach. The average drive time from central London to Birmingham is 2 and a half hours.
Things to see in Birmingham