Birmingham Airport (BHX)

Birmingham Airport (BHX)

  • Jonathan H.
    "easy sight of the departure board and drag a coffee"(13 Tips)
    Deepak L.
    "Vanila latte extra shot a costa a must!!"(8 Tips)
    Serhan P.
    "Nice airport but i can not say same thing 4 boring:("(4 Tips)
    Toshesh D.
    "Not much of an airport, but free wifi is a major plus in my book."(10 Tips)
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  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysJune 10, 2015
    The Birmingham Museum & Art gallery houses collections of art, ceramics, archaeology finds, local history & more. There are national & international exhibitions, jewelry displays & metalwork.
  • Linda N.
    Linda NazJune 30, 2011
    If you 4 hours away by train, it is better to come to the airport a day early. Check in at nearby airport as you will have an ample time to get boarding pass and relax at the lounge before depart.
  • Annmarie H.
    Annmarie HanlonSeptember 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Top top: Executive Lounges close at 20:00 and Le Meridien is pleasant and there are plug sockets near the comfy chairs! Perfect for iPhone users :)
  • M. R.
    M. R.May 26, 2013
    Small, but surprisingly served by many airlines all the way from New York (Newark), Europe and to the Persian Gulf (Dubai). Efficient security and staff. Take the train into town for less than £4.
  • Elliott B.
    Elliott BrownJuly 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Can get through Check-in quickly. Spend a few hours in departure lounge. Cafes, bars, shops etc. Arrivals after getting case can get to taxi rank pretty quickly.
  • Iván F.
    Iván FaríasMarch 29, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The best way to get to the airport from downtown is to take Virgin trains (one stop, less than 10 mins) Otherwise, take the slower London Midland train which stops twice before getting to BHX.
  • Elish B.
    Elish Bul-GodleyJanuary 21, 2014
    Dress in layers if in airport & NEC venue only. Always sweltering. #PretaManger has best value grub at departures. 7kilos hand luggage only if heading to Dublin via Aer Lingus. Easy on the brochures
  • Megan
    MeganJune 16, 2013
    If you're planning to be picked up or dropped off, do so at Birmingham International Railway Station as there is a free, 2 min monorail to the airport and you skip the fees at BHX.
  • Geoff H.
    Geoff HodgkinsonSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    How many cleaning staff does it take to clean up a spilled cup of cola? 5. One to warn the public, one to put out some stools as barriers, one to bring a mop, one to bring a bucket, and one supervisor
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysMay 22, 2014
    Fancy yourself as a TV presenter? You must visit BBC Birmingham’s Public Space at The Mailbox and read and record a news item or a weather forecast.
  • Eda T.
    Eda ToganOctober 31, 2013
    Easy to move around,spaced out and not crazy as Heathrow, the only thing is the fact that you cant find a flight from Birmingham to Istanbul frequently, only in the mornings:-(
  • Si J.
    Si JoblingSeptember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    For short term parking, park at the Birmingham International train station and jump on the free tram across. It'll save you up to £7 for 30 minutes.
    Upvoted Jan 23
  • Jim E.
    Jim ElliottMay 15, 2016
    If you're into flying on commercial airlines, this exclusive, hidden gem is popular with Birmingham locals who are "in-the-know".
  • Mr C.
    Mr CaffreyMarch 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    All Bar One by gates 1-20 is much quieter and nicer than the main departure lounge area.
    Upvoted Jan 25
  • lucy h.
    lucy hgDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    M&S food is perfect to grab a ready meal for when you get home or a tasty sandwich on your way out instead of an overpriced tasteless one from the airline!
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HughesMarch 31, 2014
    Great new Pret A Manger, sit within easy sight of the departure board and drag a coffee out.
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BarnesOctober 18, 2013
    Staff at the security area are really pleasant and helpful. That must be a first anywhere!!!
  • Michael D.
    Michael DSeptember 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice airport - busy enough that there's stuff to do but not so busy that you're queuing for hours. Has direct rail links to Birmingham and London.
  • Phones 4u
    Phones 4uApril 30, 2012
    Pick up a pay as you go SIM card once you reach your destination. That way, you'll be charged local rates to call or text local numbers and can use mobile internet without the roaming costs!
  • Hazel S.
    Hazel StephensonJuly 8, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    It's a bit annoying you can't get your gate number till last minute, I much prefer to go, sit at the gate and zone out till boarding than watching the board for the last minute dash to the gate...
  • Samuel M.
    Samuel MardlinJune 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're flight's between Gates 1-20, then you have my sympathies- there's literally nothing to do here, so stay back in the main terminal for as long as you can!
  • RDI Online
    RDI OnlineSeptember 12, 2013
    As a distance leaner, it's great to be able to convert your work commute into valuable classroom time - bring your tablet along and learn on the go!
  • Nick P.
    Nick PriceSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're flying a FlyBe operated flight, pick FlyBe on the self checkin - even if you booked through Air France!
  • Steve B.
    Steve BaileySeptember 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Head to gates 1 - 20 for a much quieter rest area, away from the tourists! Wetherspoons will serve you breakfast in 5 minutes.
  • Nikki
    NikkiAugust 30, 2012
    Some good make-up counters now in duty free. Bags for your liquids cost £1 as do luggage trollys and the drop off car park.
  • Panny L.
    Panny LimoFebruary 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Plenty of shops, pubs & restaurant for your last minute gift shopping and your own pampering before flight....✈✈✈
  • Toni F.
    Toni FordApril 9, 2013
    If checking in large groups at self check in only put in 3 at a time or it crashes. A very slow and frustrating hour spent checking in.
  • David
    DavidApril 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    All the landside shops close early, bear this in mind if you're arriving in the evening.
  • Katia
    KatiaNovember 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you hold the biometric UK passport use the ePassport gates, they work and it's fast!
  • Clive W.
    Clive WinterSeptember 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best Airports around , parking easy , clean and tidy ,
  • Andy M.
    Andy McGurkJune 18, 2012
    Why not go to Costa Coffee and learn waitressing skills. You WILL have to clear and clean your own tables!
  • Richard F.
    Richard FlewittOctober 6, 2014
    Carefully selected meal deal from Boots will be so much better for you than overpriced plane food. Sushi & smoothies included
  • Chiara B.
    Chiara BerraniAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Took me over 20 minutes to get through security. Plan your trip with a lot of time to have that sorte so you won't have to run to your gate.
  • Jennifer F.
    Jennifer ForresterAugust 14, 2015
    Loads of great facilities both before and after security to fill time in while you wait.
  • Lee I.
    Lee IngramApril 28, 2015
    Service is very good in most of the different concessions, considering its such a busy place.
  • Rainer F.
    Rainer FreischheimOctober 26, 2013
    Very nice airport with sockets for Your electrical devices everywhere !
  • Casey R.
    Casey RainFebruary 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're here in the early am, checkin agents only show up at 4am. If you wanna beat the queues get to the desks by 3.30am.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BruggerMay 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Flying today? Tweet @Flightstatus with your flight number and receive real-time flight updates :)
  • Dos H.
    Dos HussainNovember 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    for the best prices on alcohol and perfume and get the best service, come on down to alpha retail shopping.
  • Jon B.
    Jon BurneyFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    There aren't many places to eat once you're though security (Pret, Burger King, Costa and some expensive bars)
  • Marco T.
    Marco Tocio CampanerJanuary 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best with e-passport. Well served to city center.
  • Jilly C.
    Jilly CosgroveMay 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Staff all really pleasant in duty free n shops and checking in. Isn't that nice for a change?
  • Abdulla B.
    Immigration staff are friendly unlike LHR, however the queue was endless!
  • Tom H.
    Tom HartJuly 29, 2013
    Really quick to get through and check in but expect inflated prices!
  • Hugo P.
    Hugo PickeringDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pay the extra and get your car parked for you. Worth the extra
  • Hugo R.
    Hugo RietveldMay 17, 2013
    It is a very good service the airport offers it's customers free wifi.
  • Leigh T.
    Leigh TrevisNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    WH smith Bottle of buxton and the daily telegraph is the cheapest means of a drink- £1.20
  • Jason G.
    Jason GriffinJanuary 24, 2012
    If you want to park, try airparks £15 for 4 days and a bus to the airport takes 5min bargain if you ask me.
  • Mitch S.
    Book in the No1 airport lounge, best I have ever been too
  • Eric v.
    Eric van R.November 6, 2011
    Take the skytrain to the trainstation, walk through the pedestrian tunnel for the NEC centre and the LG Arena
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