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 is at the hub of the National Rail network and there's a direct train here 2-3 times an hour from London Euston which can cost as little as £6 one way when booked in advance and takes only 1h 30mins, definitely the easiest and cheapest way to get here from London. Services to and from London Marylebone serve Moor Street (right by the Bull Ring) and Snow Hill (in the business district). All 3 stations are well served by bus or parking facilities. Birmingham International station sits right alongside the airport, providing a link directly 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 traffic away from the city 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 2.5 hours
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