Air Rail Link

Birmingham International Station

Birmingham Airport is directly connected to over 100 towns and cities via Birmingham International Station and the free 'Air-Rail Link' monorail system.  The Air-Rail Link is free and operates between 05:15 and 02:00 daily.

Rail services operate regularly from Birmingham International to a range of destinations, by a number of operators, including:

Virgin Trains

    - 3 trains per hour (tph) to London Euston

    - 2tph to Birmingham New Street

    - 1tph to Wolverhampton via Birmingham New Street

Cross Country

    - 1tph to Manchester Piccadilly

    - 1tph to Bournemouth

London Midland

    - 4tph to Birmingham New Street

    - 1tph to London Euston via Northampton

    - 1tph to Northampton

    - 1tph to Coventry

Arriva Trains Wales

    - 1tph to Shrewsbury, of which:

    - 1tp2h continues to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli after dividing at Machynlleth

    - 1tp2h continues to Holyhead via Wrexham General and Chester 

Click here to view a map of regional train services.

Birmingham New Street is 10 minutes on a direct train, with seven services per hour from Birmingham International.  A single ticket costs £3.30.

Services to central London operate daily with three trains per hour serving London Euston with Virgin Trains and one train per hour by London Midland.  The journey takes approximately 70 minutes with Virgin Trains.

London Euston - Improvement Works

Over a series of weekends from August 2014 to April 2015, Network Rail will be carrying out major improvement work between Watford Junction and London Euston. Further information on how this will affect your journey is available here.

Live journey information for Birmingham International can be found using National Rail Enquiries. Click here.

Chiltern Railway services can be accessed from Solihull Rail Station (via the 966 bus service directly from the Airport) or via Leamington Spa (via trains from Birmingham International).  This offers alternative routes to London.  Chiltern Railways serve London Marylebone, Banbury, Bicester, High Wycombe, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Warwick Parkway, Solihull and Birmingham Moor Street.  Additional routes from Leamington Spa include Stratford-upon-Avon.

Booking Tickets


National Rail Enquiries      National Rail   

Virgin Trains                       Virgin Trains

CrossCountry                       Cross Country

London Midland                    London Midland

Arriva Trains Wales           Arriva

Chiltern Railways                  Chiltern


In Person:

Tickets can be purchased in person from Birmingham International at the ticket office, or via self service machines.

The ticket office is open:

Monday-Friday 05:40-21:00

Saturday 05:40-21:00

Sunday 07:40-09:00

Tickets can also be purchased from the Birmingham Airport Visitor Centre, located near arrivals (

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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