Birmingham Airport was previously called Birmingham International Airport and also Elmdon Airport. Several airlines have a base at Birmingham Airport: Ryanair, Thomas Cook, Jet2.com and Flybe. Most flights are to destinations in the UK and to continental Europe but also to destinations further away: India, North America and the Caribbean. Emirates operates twice daily flights to Dubai, one of these with the Airbus A380 Superjumbo.
The Birmingham Airport has a single runway and a single, two-storey passenger terminal which is divided into a Terminal 1 part and Terminal 2 part.
Birmingham Airport is located about 12 km southeast of the city center of Birmingham, the second most populous city in the UK.
The Birmingham International Rail Station is connected to the Terminal by the free Air-Rail Link which departs every two minutes and will take you to the Railway station in minutes. Trains depart multiple times an hour to New Street Station in the daytime. A one-way ticket is 3 pounds and the journey time is about 10 to 20 minutes.
Besides the train you can also take a bus: bus line 900 departs to the city center every 15 minutes in the daytime. At night you can take line 97. A one-way ticket is 2.20 pounds.
Taxis are waiting outside the terminal; a ride into the city would take about 20 to 30 minutes and cost about 20 to 25 pounds.
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017