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Overview - Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport (IATA: BHX; ICAO: EGBB) serves the city of Birmingham and the region of the West Midlands.


Service to the city and region is provided through Birmingham International Station, located off-site. There is a connecting service from this station to the terminals.

External Services

External services to Birmingham are provided through Intercity Rail.

Intercity Rail

Birmingham International Station

Birmingham International Station. Source: Wikimedia (May 21, 2008, Snowmanradio)/CC-BY-SA-3.0

National Rail serves the airport through Birmingham International station on the Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line, located east of the airport. This station was opened in January 26, 1976. Multiple services by different operators operate through this station, most of which operate once or twice an hour.

Connector Services

The Air-Rail Link connects Birmingham International Station with the airport terminal.

Air-Rail Link

Air-Rail Link. Source: Wikimedia (October, 2004, Quistnix)/CC-BY-1.0

The Air-Rail Link is a 585m Cable Liner people mover service that connects Birmingham Airport with Birmingham International station. This service began in March 7, 2003. Connections to National Rail can be made at Birmingham International station.


Originally known as SkyRail, the service uses Doppelmayr Cable Liner rolling stock, run in two segment consists with one door on each side per segment. The system is fully elevated and entirely grade separated, built on top of the former Birmingham Maglev guideway.


The Air-Rail Link is owned by Birmingham International Airport Limited. Line color from the airport website as of August 28, 2022.

Birmingham Maglev

Birmingham Maglev

Birmingham Maglev. Source: Wikimedia (MaltaGC)/CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Birmingham Maglev was a 600m Maglev people mover service that connected Birmingham Airport with Birmingham International station. This service began in August 16, 1984, and ended in June 18, 1995. Connections to National Rail were possible at Birmingham International station.


The service used custom rolling stock, run in single car consists with one door on each side per car. The system was fully elevated and entirely grade separated.


Line color from the airport website as of August 28, 2022

Internal Services

Birmingham Airport has no internal service.

References & Helpful Links

Airport Website (English)


External Citations


Last Updated: Aug 28, 2022