Birmingham Airport is committed to encouraging employees to travel to work in a sustainable way and by supporting employees in getting to work by public transport. As part of the Airport’s runway extension project, the Airport Company is committed to reducing the number of employees who travel to work by private car, with a target of 43% of staff to travel by non single occupancy private car by 2023. We have therefore introduced a number of initiatives to encourage all employees who work at the airport to use more sustainable modes of transport
Employee Car Sharing Scheme
Birmingham Airport offers a car sharing scheme to all staff who work on-site at the airport. The scheme is free to join and helps match you with people who live in your area, driving the same route to work. Great benefits to the scheme include petrol money savings, meeting new people and a 'guarantee to get you home' pledge by the company to ensure if there is a family emergency or illness where your driver has to leave early without you, the company will pay to get you home.
To find out more and register for the Liftshare scheme visit Birminghamairport.liftshare.com
Travel by Train
The Airport’s on-site mainline rail station, Birmingham International, provides direct services to 45 stations from its on-site rail station - making it the country’s best connected airport and an ideal way for passengers and staff get to and from the airport.
Travel by Bus
There are 5 bus routes that serve BHX and Birmingham International rail station which are ideal for those employees who live locally as they serve Chelmsley Wood, Marston Green and Erdington, Birmingham City Centre, Coventry and Sutton Coldfield.
Discounted Travel Pass Scheme
Birmingham Airport Limited are committed to encouraging staff to travel by sustainable means and therefore work in partnership with Transport for West Midlands and National Express to offer discounted annual travel passes. The travel pass is purchased in full by BAL and the employee pass for the pass monthly through their salary.
Birmingham Airport Limited employees can benefit from a 25% discount on both an annual bus pass and bus/train pass combined in addition to a 22.5% discount on an annual train pass.
Transport Pass Through Salary Application Form
Any queries on the Travel Pass Scheme, please contact Victoria Higgins on [email protected].
Travel by Bike
We actively encourage employees to cycle to work as it is more sustainable than most other modes of transport. There are approximately 60 cycle storage lockers provided for employees at the airport, 30 of which are located behind Diamond House and the remaining 30 are found on the corner of Trident Road and Comet Road. If you would like access to a locker, please contact Birmingham Airport's Head of Planning, Transport and Strategy Nikki Bains on [email protected].
As well as the lockers, there are also 4 Sheffield stands which provide an extra 8 spaces for staff and visitors to utilise.
Birmingham Airport has also joined forces with 'CycleScheme’, an operator of 'Cycle2Work' schemes across the UK, which boasts 98% coverage of all independent cycle shops in the country. 'Cycle2Work' is a HMRC approved scheme, which enables Birmingham Airport employees to hire/ purchase a bike, which is paid through salary over a twelve month period.
Please note that from 31/03/20 Cycle to Work Scheme Applications have temporarily been suspended until further notice and you are unable to apply. Birmingham Airport Limited would like to apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Travel by Car
The employee parking is located in Car Park 5. A 5 minute covered walking route is available from the car park to the terminal building and a bus service is also be provided (see bus stops for timings). In order to access the car park by vehicle employees will need to have their ID card activated for car park use in the ID Centre, 1st floor Diamond House.
M6 Toll Discount for Birmingham Airport Employees
All Birmingham Airport Employees can now benefit from a 20% discount if they take out an M6 Toll Tag account. If you are interested in joining the scheme, please follow the instructions on the flyer below:
Birmingham Airport Travel Staff Plan
Birmingham Airport’s Travel Plan is a long-term strategy that seeks to deliver sustainable transport objectives through positive action and includes a number of objectives to promote more sustainable means of travel for our staff and to reduce reliance on the private car. A copy of the Staff Travel Plan can be found at the link below: