What is Premium Fast Track?
Premium Fast Track aims to make your arrival at Birmingham Airport as smooth and as easy as possible. The service allows passengers upon arrival to skip the long general queues and gain faster access to Passport Control at the UK Border Force checkpoint by using the separate designated lane.
How do I buy a voucher?
Premium Fast Track vouchers can only be pre–booked online for a cost of £5 (£7 from 15th May 2023) per person and must be purchased at least 24 hours prior to their arrival at Birmingham Airport. Tickets cannot be purchased from the airport on the day of arrival. Unfortunately, cancelled tickets are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to an alternative date.
Can anyone purchase a Premium Fast Track ticket?
The service is inclusive to all airlines operating into the airport. Passengers can purchase Premium Fast Track tickets online here.
Children are permitted to use this facility, providing they are booked as an additional person and have their own unique booking reference. Each passenger must have their own barcode, including children.
When is the Premium Fast Track lane open?
The lane is open daily from 06:00 until 24:00. Vouchers can only be used once.
What should I do when I land in arrivals?
On completion of your booking, you will receive an email confirmation with a unique bar-code reference. On your arrival at Birmingham Airport, follow the signs for Premium Fast Track and scan your barcode on the automatic gate. This can be shown on your mobile phone or as a printed copy.
You will then follow the Premium Fast Track lane through to a Border Force Officer. From here, you will follow standard border control and passport checks before being allowed to continue to the Baggage reclaim area to collect any checked-in luggage or straight through arrivals.
Anything else I should know?
The service is subject to availability. Ticket bookings are limited to only 50 tickets per hour in order to reduce queuing time to a minimum of 5 - 15 minutes. The service is only available to passengers arriving at the airport. This service is for faster access to Passport Control only.
A separate product for departing passengers is available to fast track security.
For any queries regarding Premium Fast Track Arrivals bookings, please get in touch with NCP at [email protected] or call on 0345 050 7080 option 1.