Birmingham Airport is a global travel hub, well connected to European cities and offering direct flights for long haul destinations. Birmingham Airport welcomes more than 50 airlines from over 100 destinations. Just 10km from the centre of Birmingham, the airport is connected by rail, road and bus.
Birmingham Airport is directly connected to Birmingham International Station by a free ‘Air-Rail Link’ system. Follow the signs inside the terminal. The air-rail link takes two minutes to get from the airport to the train station. Approximately 9 trains leave every hour to Birmingham New Street Station (the closest train station to the conference venue). The ride takes about 12 minutes and cost is no more than £4.00.
If taxi is your preferred option to get into the city centre, there is a taxi stand outside the airport. All taxis are wheelchair accessible, and should cost around £30.00 to reach the conference venue. Depending on traffic, allow 20-30 minutes for the transfer.
There are three city centre rail stations providing fast and frequent connections to both local and national destinations.
New Street Station is at the hub of the National Rail network with fast and frequent services to/from London’s Euston station and many other major towns and cities across the UK. Services from London Marylebone arrive at Moor Street (next to the Bull Ring centre) and Snow Hill.
All roads lead to Birmingham – well almost. It’s certainly an easy place to drive to no matter where you’re coming from. 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 and the M1 is less than 30 minutes away. The M6 Toll Road adds another choice.