Planning Your Airport Trip

So – you’re going on a trip. Where are you headed? A family holiday or a business trip? A historic city or the great outdoors? A sunny beach, a snowy slope, or a gorgeous hotel room? Wherever you’re going, we want to help you get there.

Useful Information and Travel Tips

We’ve created this information hub to guide you through all the advice you might need when flying from Birmingham Airport. For each step of your journey, we’ve got crucial information, useful tips, and links to answer your questions. Whether you want to know about packing, parking, shopping, or picking up your bags once you return – you’re in the right place.

Before you travel

Information on travel planning, luggage restrictions, and getting to the airport.

At the airport

Information on arriving at the airport for your journey, checking-in, security, special facilities, boarding and departures.

After you travel

Information on returning to the airport, immigration, customs, baggage reclaim and airport pick-ups.

Tips for different types of travellers

Some people like arriving at the airport with plenty of time to shop, relax and eat, whilst others prefer arriving in the nick of time. And what about those travelling with young children? We know people have different preferences when it comes to travel, so we’ve created three great guides to help you plan your journey through the airport, whatever type of traveller you are.

The Speedy Traveller

If you’re the type of traveller that wants to arrive at the airport at the last possible minute to get through security and onto the plane as quickly as possible, check out the Speedy Traveller guide.

The Family Traveller

If you’re travelling with children, getting through the airport can be a stressful time but it doesn’t have to be. Read our Family Traveller guide for all our top tips to seamlessly get your little ones on the plane.

The Leisurely Traveller

For those who like to arrive at the airport in plenty of time to relax and make the most of the facilities on offer, you should read our Leisurely Traveller guide.


If you're simply visiting the airport rather than flying yourself, make sure you find the best place to park your car here. This includes dropping off and picking up 

More than 12 million people fly through Birmingham Airport each year. Thanks for being one of them. Have a great trip!

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