Holidays from Birmingham Airport

Whether you’re heading to the sun or the snow, Birmingham Airport will take you to 150 destinations directly. With over 30 restaurants and shops to keep you occupied before your flight, it’s no wonder 11 million holidaymakers choose to start their holidays from Birmingham Airport.

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A long and fascinating history

Birmingham Airport saw its first ever flight take off in May 1939 and since has become the Midlands’ gateway to the world. It was previously known as Elmdon Airport until the outbreak of the Second World War. 

In March 2000 her majesty The Queen officially opened the £40 million terminal development. This provided the airport with a two-storey arrivals concourse bursting with first-class facilities to make jetting off on holidays from Birmingham Airport effortless.

Located in Car Park 5 you’ll find the free aircraft viewing area, if you’re a keen admirer or simply want a place to take the kids, you can come and observe the comings and goings of the airfield. Picnic tables are strategically placed so you can make a day of it.

Your favourite airlines and destinations at Birmingham Airport

Thanks to the wide-spread selection of destinations, flying to your holiday hotspots will be no problem with over 40 airlines ready and waiting.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for some winter sun in the Caribbean or fancy island hopping the Greek islands, your favourite tour operators TUI and First Choice have the world covered from this bustling airport.

Don’t wait another minute, pack your bags and grab yourself the ultimate family escape or couples retreat. With over 400 direct and one-stop flights to choose from, you’ll easily find cheap holidays from Birmingham Airport – even a last minute spontaneous trip!

Don’t forget, if you’re flying with TUI or First Choice you can make good use of the day before bag drop off service – it can be helpful for early morning flights!

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Last minute treats

Tax-free shopping anyone? Shopaholics will be in their element with the bargains they’ll find heading through to departures. You’ll be surrounded by your favourite high-street stores such as JD Sports, Pandora, Next and Boots, as well as the favourite World Duty Free.

If you booked yourself a last minute holiday from Birmingham Airport, these shops will come in handy to pick up a few travel essentials. Or maybe you just want to treat yourself, after all, heading on holiday is the perfect excuse. You can reserve your Duty Free goods in advance too, so save the airport rush by ordering at home then just paying and collecting in the airport.

The pre-flight wait will feel like seconds when you’re finished shopping and sipping cocktails in Frankie & Benny’s or feasting on a Burger King. there’s a plethora of restaurants, bars and cafes for all, from All Bar One to Costa, and Greggs to Wetherspoons.

You’ll find two Sky Zones in the departure lounge both equipped with big screen TV’s, interactive flight deck kiosks to test your flying skills and so much more. Let the kids indulge here – there are games for the youngest of passengers through to ages 13 and upwards – 

While you enjoy a Costa Coffee or browse around WH Smiths.

On top of all this, enjoy free Wi-Fi to upload your Instagram snaps or even start searching for your next All Inclusive holiday from Birmingham Airport. There’s nothing like always having a holiday booked to prevent holiday blues.

For even faster internet or a place to snooze, head to the Aspire Lounge. You’ll find fantastic views of the airport grounds while making the most of the peaceful quiet zones, unlimited food, drinks and charging facilities. There are more options for lounges in Birmingham Airport, each one more premium than the other.

Frequently asked questions about Birmingham Airport

Travelling to Birmingham Airport couldn’t be more simple whether driving or using public transport.

At the heart of the UK motorway network you’ll find Birmingham Airport located just off junction 6 of the M42 via the A45. Simply use postcode B26 3QJ and follow your sat-nav which will take you to one of the six car parks on site.

Birmingham Airport is directly connected to over 100 towns and cities via Birmingham International Station. You’ll then hop onto the free Air-Rail Link monorail system which will take you to the airport in a matter of minutes.

Prefer the bus? The National Express coach service has 120 daily services to 35 main towns and cities across the UK, it couldn’t be simpler starting your holiday from Birmingham Airport.

You’ll find a huge selection of parking at Birmingham Airport, in fact, 7 car parks! 

Car parks 1, 2 and 3 are all situated within a 1 minute walk to terminal doors, while car park 4 is 3-5 minutes, and car park 5 is a 5-10 minute walk. All of these are recommended to book in advance, although you can turn up on the day.

If you prefer a meet and greet service, car park 7 involves a hassle free service for you to drop off your keys and off you go. Your car will be securely parked for you as you jump on the free shuttle bus to the terminal. This must be pre-booked.

There is also valet parking where you leave your keys with the chauffeur and then have just a 1 minute walk through the doors.

There are a couple of car parks for dropping off passengers to Birmingham Airport, again with varying distances to the terminal doors. 

Using Holiday Extras can be a great way to ensure you get the best airport parking deals.

Just minutes away, you’ll find a selection of hotels near Birmingham Airport to suit all budgets. Relax in the Holiday Inn without the stress of an early morning rush, or for those who are celebrating something opt for a bit of luxury at the Novotel. You’ll also find a Travel Lodge on the airport grounds too with great rates.

Of course, if you’re not bothered about being on the premises and want to venture into Birmingham centre there’s always cosy rooms available in nearby B&B’s and hotels. Most hotels in the city have a ‘getting to the airport’ service so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff.