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George Best Belfast City Airport

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07 May 2024
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Transportation to Birmingham Airport from the City Center

The city of Birmingham is located in West Midlands, England, at the basin of the Severn and Trent rivers. It is the one of the biggest cities in the country and the second most populated city in the country, after London. Those who want to travel to Birmingham fly into Birmingham Airport. The city contains five main areas that are intertwined. The first zone covers the area known as New Street, which is the innermost part of the city and considered the city center.

When it comes to urban transportation most of the city is accessible by bicycle or on foot. Network West Midlands is the executive body responsible for the public transportation network in the city. This institution encourages citizens and visitors to use bicycles to get around in the city. Buses provide transportation to most parts of Birmingham as well. Many of these bus lines are run by National Express West Midlands. There are also Diamond Buses that operate throughout the city. If you are planning on riding multiple buses throughout the day we would recommend buying a day ticket, also referred to as a daysaver, because it is more economical than buying a single trip ticket.

Single fare or daysaver tickets for National Express West Midlands buses can be purchased on board from the driver but you must have the exact fare, the driver cannot give you change. Therefore we recommend that you have the exact fare ready before getting on the bus. You can also purchase different ticket options with longer validity from the Pavilion Shopping Centre, which is located in close proximity to the Moor Street Station.

There are many public transportation alternatives in the city that provide transportation to the airport. Most of these options provide transportation to the airport from the city center or from the main train station. Birmingham Airport is located about 10 km from the city center.

Train

The airport is accessible by train via the Birmingham International Station. The Air-Rail Link connects the Birmingham International Station with Birmingham Airport. The train from New Street Station to Birmingham International Station can take between 10 and 20 minutes. Trains on this route run every 5 to 10 minutes. These trains operate from 6:15 am to 11:15 pm. Trains are usually more expensive when compared to buses. The rail service is provided by London Midland and it has an extensive network throughout Birmingham. You can find maps detailing the train routes in tourist information offices located in various parts of the city.

The fare for the train can vary depending on the region you will be traveling to. There are 3 main train stations in Birmingham. New Street Station is considered the main station and is located in the city center. There are four different train lines that run throughout the city. The yellow line runs between Wolverhampton and Northampton, the green line runs between Hereford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington Spa, the red line runs between Redditch and Lichfield Trent Valley, and the blue line runs between Rugeley Trent Valley and Walsall.

There are also longer lines that provide transportation to neighboring cities. The majority of the train lines intersect at certain points so passengers can easily transfer between lines. The Air-Rail Link is a people mover that provides transportation between Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport.

The Air-Rail Link operates from 5:15 am to 2 am and runs every 2 minutes. The Air-Rail Link takes no more than 2 minutes to get to the airport. 

Bus

One of the buses that operates between the city center and the airport is bus number 900. This bus runs every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night and on Sundays. Another bus that provides transportation between the city center and the airport is bus number 97. This bus departs from the same location as bus number 900 but it goes along a longer route.

One advantage that bus number 97 has is that it operates 24 hours a day. Bus 97 runs every hour on the hour. Bus number 966 provides transportation to the airport from Solihull and Erdington. This bus runs every 30 minutes during the day and every hour, on the hour, at nights and on Sundays.

There is no central bus station in the city, instead buses depart from various parts of the city. The majority of the buses pass through Bull Street, Colmore Row, Moor Street, and Priory Queensway. Buses generally operate from 5 am to midnight.

There are two routes that buses follow, the Inner Circle, which runs through the city center and the Outer Circle, which avoids entering the city center and runs along the outskirts of the city center.    

There are also bus services that provide transportation between the suburbs, hospitals, and shopping centers. However these services run less frequently at night and on Sundays.

There are also coach services that operate throughout the city and to the airport. These services depart from Birmingham’s Digbeth Coach Station and the fare is approximately the same as city buses. These coach services also operate at night.

Tram

The tram line in the city is known as the Midland Metro. So the word ‘metro’ is used to describe the light rail/tram line in Birmingham. However, the airport is not accessible by tram.

There is only one tram line that operates throughout the city. This line operates between Snow Hill Station, Wolverhampton, Jewellery Quarter, West Bornwich, Wednesbury and Bilston. The tram operates from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm on weekdays and on Saturdays. On Sundays the tram operates from 8 am to 11 pm.

Taxi

There are many taxi stops located throughout the city but the easiest place to find a cab is in the city center. However keep in mind that it can be hard to find an empty taxi during peak hours or on Saturdays. Taxi fares in Birmingham are quite high.

Ferry

Ferry boats in the Gas Street Basin offer public transportation services and sightseeing tours for tourists. However the airport is not accessible by ferry.

Rental Car

There are various rental car offices located throughout the city and Birmingham Airport works with seven different international car rental companies. Alternatively, you can book your vehicle in advance before your flight by making a reservation with one of these companies online.

Airport Information

Birmingham Airport has a passenger terminal that contains various services you can enjoy while waiting for your flight. Passengers can go shopping at well-known stores such as Accessorize, Hugo Boss, Victoria’s Secret, and JD Sports or buy luxurious products at affordable prices at the World Duty Free shop.

Cafes and restaurants located in the terminal include Deli Hub, which offers delicious dishes from Indian cuisine, Frankie & Benny’s, where you can enjoy classic American dishes, Pret a Manger, where you can find homemade, natural meals, Giraffe, which serves a variety of international cuisine, and Wetherspoon, which reflects traditional British culture.

There is a Burger King for those who prefer fast food, those who want luxurious restaurants and bars can head to All Bar One or Blanc et Noir, and those who want to spend time at a café can go to Caffé Nero and Costa. 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Transportation to Belfast City Center from Airport

Belfast International Airport is located about 23 km from the city center. The airport offers convenient transportation alternatives to get to the city. You can get to the city by car, bus, taxi, or rental car.

Bus

One of the most economic transportation alternatives to get to the city center from the airport is by bus. The Airport Express 300 buses are also a convenient way to get to the city. Buses to the city take off from the stop located right next to the terminal exit. Buses offer regular service between the airport and the city center 7 days a week. Buses departing from Belfast International Airport pass through Templepatrick, Royal Avenue and Belfast Europa Buscentre. Airport Express 300 buses take between 30 to 40 minutes to get to the city center, depending on traffic.

Buses from the airport to the city cost 7.5 pounds for a one way ticket. If you purchase a round trip ticket then the total comes out to 10.50 pounds, which is more economical. If you travel between Belfast International Airport and the city center frequently then it would be more practical to purchase a multi-journey card. These cards are valid for 10 journeys and cost 48 pounds.

Car

You can get to the city center from Belfast International Airport by car in a short amount of time via the A57 and then by connecting to the M2. If you are visiting Belfast for the first time you run the risk of getting lost. We recommend using a GPS device to help navigate your way to the city. The airport contains short-term and long-term parking lots for those considering traveling to and from the airport by car.

Taxi

Another transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport is by taxi. Taxis are a convenient and fast alternative. The official taxi operator at the airport is the International Airport Taxi Company. Taxis are readily available at the airport 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A list of sample fares can be found displayed in the exit hall.    

A taxi to the city center from Belfast International Airport costs an average of 30-40 pounds, a taxi to Ballymena from the airport costs 27 pounds, and a taxi to Lisburn city center from the airport costs around 30 pounds. For more detailed information about taxi services at the airport you can call +44 (0) 28 9448 4353 before your flight or visit www.belfastairporttaxix.com.

Rental Car

There are international rental car companies located at Belfast International Airport. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Enterprise, National, Alamo, Europcar, Hertz, and Budget. To contact National, Alamo, and Enterprise call +44 (0) 28 94451940, to contact Europcar call +44 (0) 28 9445 9747, and to contact Hertz call +44 (0) 28 9442 2533. After you rent a car, we recommend getting a city map or using a GPS device to help navigate your way to the city. 

Last Updated: 08 Nov 2016

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For Birmingham-Belfast flights, you can use Birmingham Intl. Airport, Birmingham New Street Railway Station as departure airport, and Belfast International Airport, George Best Belfast City Airport for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Birmingham-Belfast and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Birmingham-Belfast is 355 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 1 hour 10 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Birmingham-Belfast flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Birmingham-Belfast flights is Monday.

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