By Car and Motorbike

Birmingham Airport is situated at the heart of the UK Motorway network, located just off Junction 6 of the M42 via the A45.

Our postcode is B26 3QJ if you are travelling to the Airport using a Sat-Nav.

General directions

  • From the north-west (Stafford, Stoke, Manchester, Liverpool): Take the M6, M6 Toll, M42
  • From the north-east (Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Sheffield, Leeds): Take the M1, M42
  • From the east (Coventry, Northampton): Take the M6, M42
  • From the south-east (Banbury, Oxford, Bicester, London): M40, M42
  • From the south-west (Worcester, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol): M5, M42

The AA Route Planner can be used to plan specific directions to the airport.

Live traffic information from The Highways Agency

Road Closure and Traffic Management, February to May 2017

Drivers to the airport should be aware of a programme of surface access works and traffic management measures on our internal roads, starting Monday 27th February in order to develop our passenger drop-off facilities before the peak summer season.

Lane 1 on Airport Way will be closed, commencing Monday 27th February until Friday 19th May between the Bird Island Roundabout and the Hermes Roundabout. From Monday 13th March until Saturday 29th April, Lane 1 will be closed on Concorde Road between the Hermes Roundabout and the Drop & Go exit.

The footway/cycleway along Airport Way will also be closed as part of the improvements and users will be directed through Car Park 5 for the duration.

Traffic management along Airport Way and Concorde Road will be monitored throughout the works to ensure the impact is mitigated.

Please click here for plan.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Chauffeur Drive

If you would like to travel to the airport in style, enjoy door-to-door transport courtesy of Tristar Chauffeur Service. To find out more and get a quote click here

Car Hire

There are seven international car hire firms based at Birmingham Airport for collecting or returning hire cars.

For more information and to book click here



On-site car parks and motorbike parking are available within a short distance of the terminal building. Find out more.

Spaces are selling fast for this summer. The best way to guarantee your parking space is to pre-book direct with us so you have access to all our official airport car parks. Book here now to be entered into our prize draw for a chance to win an Amazon Echo - T&Cs apply

Red routes operate around the airport site to maintain the safety of our passengers, visitors and staff. On red routes drivers are prohibited to stop, unload or park. These routes are clearly marked via signage and double red road markings. Vehicle monitoring and enforcement operations are in place, with an enforcement charge of £100.

Already pre-booked your parking?

Upon arrival
For your convenience we have number plate recognition in operation at this car park.

If you have pre-booked a space with us please wait for your automatic pre-book ticket to be issued. If a ticket is not automatically issued, just push the help button and a member of our customer services team will assist you.

If you haven’t pre-booked your space, please press the button for a ticket at the entrance barrier, collect your ticket and find a space to park.

Leaving the car park
If you have pre-booked your space with us drive to the exit barrier and insert your ticket for your parking to be validated. Once validated, the barrier will raise. If the barrier doesn't raise, please press the assistance button.

If you did not pre-book your space with us, please take the ticket you collected at the entry barrier to one of our payment machines and insert your ticket to pay for your parking stay. You can pay using cash, credit or debit card. On arrival at the exit barrier please insert your ticket and the barrier will rise allowing you to leave.

Your booking allows you to enter and exit the car park once. 


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