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Why Birmingham?

Why Birmingham?

Exhibitions & Conferences

The NEC is the busiest exhibition centre in Europe, hosting over 160 consumer and trade events and over 500 conferences and special events.  The NEC is a short 15-minute walk from the airport via the Air-Rail Link and Birmingham International Station.

Stratford and Shakespeare

Birmingham is the closest airport to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace and home of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

Shakespeare's England is located right in the heart of England just minutes from Birmingham Airport covering Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and the surrounding areas.  The area is blessed with beautiful countryside, internally acclaimed cultural attractions and romantic hotspots, for holiday ideas and information on things to do, places to stay, and what's on in the region visit Shakespeare's England

Arts and Culture

Birmingham has a thriving cultural scene, from grassroots cutting-edge festivals such as Artsfest to global cultural assets such as Symphony Hall and the CBSO.

Other Attractions

Conveniently situated less than a mile from Birmingham Airport, The National Motorcycle Museum is recognised as the finest and largest motorcycle museum in the world with over 850 machines on display. It is a place where ‘Legends Live On’ and it is a tribute to and a living record of this once great British industry that dominated world markets for some sixty years.

Travelling onward

Flying to Birmingham

By car 

By train 

By bus or coach 

To book your flight or hotel stay please visit our travel partner, Airport Direct Travel.

See where Birmingham is in relation to other major English cities

Birmingham Airport to Birmingham city centre

  • 23 minutes by car
  • 10 minutes by train
  • 28 minutes by bus

Birmingham to London

  • 2 hours 10 minutes by car
  • 1 hour 8 minutes by train
  • 3 hours by coach

Birmingham to Manchester

  • 1 hour 50 minutes by car
  • 1 hour 50 minutes by train
  • 3 hours 25 minutes by coach

all times quoted are the fastest direct service

Location of Birmingham in the UK
Location of amenities in relation to Birmingham Airport
Terminal 1
Terminal 2
Air rail link
Birmingham International Rail Station
The Exhibition halls
LG Arena

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