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5,799 Km
7 hour 10 min
Birmingham New Street Railway Station

Transportation to Kandahar Airport from the City Center

The government of Afghanistan is in the process of establishing a bus network for the transportation to the airport from Kandahar city center. Moreover, 50 off-road vehicles are planned to be included on this transportation network. Until the infrastructure of these alternatives is complete, you have two options for the transfer between these two points. These alternatives are taxi or renting a car.


You can ask your hotel to call a taxi for you, call a taxi company or make a reservation through online platforms. Traveling to the airport from Kandahar city center takes about 20 minutes. This is also the most practical alternative for traveling to the airport.

Car Rental

The best way to rent a car in the city center for traveling to Kandahar International Airport is to make an online reservation. You can choose one of the foreign car rental companies such as Avis, Dollar, Fox, Sixt and Europcar. You can also search for the local car rental companies and get advice from your hotel about this issue.

Airport Information

Kandahar International Airport in Afghanistan is located 17 kilometers southeast of Kandahar. As well as being the second largest airport of the country with its large capacity of 250 airplanes, it is also one of the largest military bases. Due to its important location, it is used for military and civil flights.

The airport, which was restored in 2007 and gained new facilities, is a structure built between 1956 and 1962 with a plan designed by the United States. The airport, which was used by the Red Army as an air base between 1980 and 1989 and was controlled by the United States until 2006, is now operated by NATO. The terminal covers a large area of 650 acres, and the Afghan National Police ensures security within the terminal.

Kandahar International Airport is Afghanistan's only airport offering service 24/7. In addition to Kam Air, Safi and Ariana, which are the three local airports of the country, Iran Airlines, which flies to Dubai, India, Iran and Kabul, is one of the most active companies of the airport. The airport has free Wi-Fi and limited shopping and eating areas.

Last Updated: 06 Aug 2018

Transportation to Birmingham City Center from Airport

Birmingham is a city 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. The executive body responsible for the public transportation network in the city is Network West Midlands. 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 boarding 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.

Air-Rail Link

The Air-Rail Link is a people mover located above ground that provides transportation between the airport and Birmingham International Station. The Air-Rail Link operates from 5:15 am to 2 am and runs every 2 minutes. The total travel time between the airport and Birmingham International Station is 2 minutes.


Once you get to Birmingham International Station via the Air-Rail Link you can take a train to New Street Station. The total trip to New Street Station from Birmingham International Station can vary between 10 and 20 minutes. Trains run every 5 to 15 minutes and 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 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.


Bus number 900 provides transportation to the city center from the airport. This bus runs every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night and on Sundays.

Bus number 97 also provides transportation to the city center from the airport but it followers a longer route. However, one advantage that bus number 97 has is that it operates 24 hours a day. This bus runs every hour on the hour. Bus number 966 provides transportation from the airport to 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 the Bull Street, Colmore Row, Moor Street, and Priory Queensway areas. 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 provide transportation from the airport to Birmingham’s Digbeth Coach Station. The fare for these coach services are approximately the same as city buses. These coach services also operate at night.


The tram line in the city is referred to as the Midland Metro, so make sure not to mistake it for an underground metro line. Unfortunately, there is no tram line that provides transportation to the city center from the airport. 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.


Getting to the city center from the airport by taxi takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Taking a taxi is very convenient however keep in mind that taxi fares in Birmingham are quite high.


Ferry boats can be used as a public transportation alternative in the Gas Street Basin. However the city is not accessible from the airport by ferry.

Rental Car

There are 7 different international rental car companies at Birmingham Airport. You can rent a car from the rental car offices located at the airport or book your vehicle in advance by making a reservation online. 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

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For Kandahar-Birmingham flights, you can use Ahmad Shah Baba Intl. - Kandahar Intl. Airport as departure airport, and Birmingham Intl. Airport, Birmingham New Street Railway Station for arrival.

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

The flight distance between Kandahar-Birmingham is 5799 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 7 hour 10 minutes.

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

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

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