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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: June 10, 2019

Transportation to Tokyo City Center from Airport

Haneda Airport

Haneda Airport is located 14 km from the city center. There are a variety of transportation alternatives you can use to get to the city center from the airport. You can get to central Tokyo by bus, train, taxi, rental car, and personal car. The city center is about 30 minutes away.

Taxi

Taxis are the fastest transportation alternative to get to the city center from Haneda Airport. However this can vary depending on traffic. If you want to enjoy a comfortable and quick ride to the city center then taxis are a great choice.

Bus

Another transportation alternative to get to the city center from Haneda Airport is by bus. Buses are a more affordable option compared to taxis. The bus ride to the city center is comfortable and convenient. You can access the buses right after you land and you can be on your way without any delays. Central areas that you can get to by bus include Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama and Kanto. Before buying your ticket, make sure to find out what area your destination is located in.

Shuttle Bus

There is a free shuttle bus service that provides transportation between the terminals at Haneda Airport. The inter-terminal shuttle bus lets you easily travel back and forth between terminals. The inter-terminal shuttle bus runs every 5 minutes.

Train

Another method of transportation to get to the city center from Haneda Airport is by train. There are 2 different railway lines that you can use; the underground Keikyu train line and the Tokyo Monorail train line, which is located on the 3rd floor. The train’s schedule can vary; the hours of operation are different on weekdays and the weekend. To find out the schedule you can visit Haneda Airport’s website.

Rental Cars

You can get to the city center easily by renting a car from the rental car offices located in the terminal buildings at the airport. There are various rental car companies at Haneda Airport that you can choose from.

Airport Information

Haneda Airport is Japan’s busiest airport and the 4th busiest airport in the world. There are 3 terminals at Haneda Airport, which serves both domestic flights and international flights. Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are the main terminals at the airport. Terminal 1 contains restaurants, stores, and conference halls while Terminal 2 contains an outdoor restaurant and the Haneda Excel Hotel.

The terminal buildings also contain a pharmacy, health centers, police services, baby care room, children’s play areas, ATMs, currency exchange offices, internet, telephones, massage and personal care services, and a lost and found section.

Last Updated: April 18, 2019

Narita Airport

Narita Airport is one of the two airports serving the Greater Tokyo Area. You can get to the city center from Narita Airport by bus, train, taxi, rental car, and personal car. There are a variety of transportation services you can use to get to the city center from the airport. Nartia Airport is located about 1 hour from central Tokyo.

Taxi

Taxis are a comfortable means of transportation that passengers can use to get to the city center. Taxis are available 24 hours a day, every day. Taxis are at your disposal from the moment you land. Taxis provide a comfortable and convenient ride to the city center. They also offer the option to pay with either cash or credit card.

Bus

Another transportation alternative to get to the city center from Narita Airport is by bus. Buses are a more economical option compared to taxis. Taking the bus to the city center is quite comfortable. You can access buses that go to the city the moment you land and depart for your destination without any delays. Central locations that you can access by bus include Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama and Kanto. Before buying your ticket, make sure to find out what area your destination is located in.

Shuttle Bus

Shuttle buses serve passengers to facilitate easy transportation between terminals at Nartia Airport. The inter-terminal shuttle bus is free and allows you to easily travel between terminals.

Train

Another way to get to the city center from Narita Airport is by train. The Narita Sky Access train line, Keisei train line, and JR train line are 3 different train lines that you can use to get to the city center. The train’s schedule can vary; the hours of operation are different on weekdays and the weekend. To find out the schedule you can visit Narita Airport’s website.

Rental Cars

You can easily get to the city center by renting a car from one of the rental car companies that have offices located in the terminal building. You can take advantage of this service using one of the rental car companies located in Narita Airport.

Last Updated: June 10, 2019
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