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AIRPARKS PARK & RIDE Rating 4 out of 5
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Birmingham Airport Parking

You can save a great deal on parking at Birmingham Airport by pre-booking with Purple Parking. We can arrange on-airport or off-airport parking at a reasonable and competitive price with our parking partners Aardvark, Airparks, Airparks Long Term Value, APH Park & Ride, APH Park & Ride Saver, Meteor, Stress Free, Stress Free Non Flexible, Birmingham Short & Medium Stay 1, Birmingham Short & Medium Stay 1 Saver, Birmingham Short & Medium Stay 2 & 3, Birmingham Short & Medium Stay 2 & 3 Saver, Birmingham Long Stay 1, Birmingham Long Stay 1 Saver, Birmingham Valet, Birmingham Valet Saver, and Birmingham Budget Meet & Greet.

Aardvark; Meteor; Stress Free; Stress Free Non Flexible, Birmingham Valet; Birmingham Valet Saver and Birmingham Budget Meet & Greet all store your car at one of Birmingham Airport’s on-site secure car parks. They provide a Meet & Greet service which offers secure parking and the convenience of dropping your car off at the airport.

Birmingham Short & Medium Stay 1, Birmingham Short & Medium Stay 1 Saver, Birmingham Short & Medium Stay 2 & 3, Birmingham Short & Medium Stay 2 & 3 Saver, Birmingham Long Stay 1 and Birmingham Long Stay 1 Saver all provide on-airport parking close to the terminals which are within walking distance or just a short bus ride away.

Airparks and Airparks Long Term Value are located just 4 miles away and APH are 7 miles away. They all provide a Park & Ride service which offers secure parking and frequent courtesy transfers to and from the airport which take about 15 minutes.

Birmingham Airport is situated 5½ miles east, south east of Birmingham city centre and is easily accessible by car. The airport can be found on the A45 just off of JUNCTION 6 of the M42 MOTORWAY. Take the dedicated exit off of the A45 to enter the airport.

To get a Purple Parking quote or to book Birmingham Airport Parking, please complete the form above and then click "Get My Quote".

Parking Services at Birmingham Airport

At Birmingham Airport, Purple Parking offers Meet & Greet services operated by:

With the Meet & Greet services, just drive yourself to Birmingham Airport where you will be met by a chauffeur from your chosen service. The chauffeur will collect your vehicle and take it to a secure car park either at Birmingham Airport or nearby, where it will stay for the duration of your trip. When you return, call the car park as soon as possible after landing and a chauffeur will be waiting to hand your vehicle back to you once you have cleared the airport terminal.

We also offer Park and Ride services operated by:

With Park & Ride, simply drive yourself to your chosen car park which will be located either at the airport or just a few miles away. Once you have parked simply take the short walk to the terminal or load your luggage on to the courtesy transfer bus, then sit back and relax whilst you are driven to the terminal. On your return either walk or take the courtesy bus straight back to the car park and your car which will be ready for you to collect.

Facilities at Birmingham Airport

Transport Facilities - Birmingham Airport has several car parks offering short; medium and long stay parking as well as Drop and Go parking and a valet parking service. Purple Parking can arrange airport parking for Birmingham with our parking partners whose car parks are located in the close vicinity of the airport. Our parking partners at Birmingham offer Park & Ride and Meet & Greet parking. Birmingham Airport has its own rail station, Birmingham International, which also serves the adjacent National Exhibition Centre, and is connected directly into the terminal building via a free 'Air-Rail Link' monorail system. The 'Air-Rail Link' operates between 05:00 - 02:00. The main bus services at the airport are the 900 (connecting Birmingham and Coventry) and the 966 (connecting Erdington and Solihull). Long distance coach services at the airport are operated by National Express and Megabus, to a range of destinations across the UK. Black cabs operate a 24 hour service from directly outside the arrivals area of the terminal building.

Birmingham Airport provides a good range of facilities in its passenger terminal for all travellers including those who require special assistance.

Leisure Facilities - Birmingham Airport's passenger terminal has a good range of shopping and eating facilities both landside and airside. There are also family gaming areas, foreign currency exchanges, left baggage, lost property, religious & cultural facilities, toilets and trolleys available throughout the terminal.

Facilities For Disabled Passengers - OCS - Ltd are contracted by Birmingham Airport to provide assistance to persons with reduced mobility. If you require wheelchair or special assistance for any part of your journey from arrival at the airport through to the aircraft or on your return journey, OCS staff will be happy to help.

Birmingham Airport has staff that can use sign language and they can be contacted from the Special Assistance Reception Desk. An Induction Loop System and mini-loop systems are installed in various locations throughout the terminal.

Disabled Parking spaces are available in the Drop & Go area which is close to the terminal building. Blue Badge holders are entitled to up to 60 minutes free parking within the Drop & Go area upon production of their Blue Badge and car parking ticket at the NCP Customer Services desk, within the terminal building. Normal charges apply if the 60 minutes is exceeded. Parking spaces are also available at multi-storey and long-stay surface car parks. Should you require assistance, help points are situated close to the disabled parking areas. Please note that car parking is charged at the normal rates. For security reasons, disabled drivers are advised that the Blue Badge scheme does not operate within the airport.

Birmingham Airport accepts registered assistance dogs if travelling on approved airlines and routes.

About Birmingham Airport


Birmingham Airport (BHX) is the UK's 7th busiest airport in terms of numbers of passengers. It is located about 5¼ miles east, south-east of Birmingham city centre in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull.

In 2010, Birmingham Airport handled more than 8.5 million passengers.

Birmingham Airport is a base for BMI; Bmibaby; Flybe; Monarch, Ryannair, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways.

BHX offers domestic flights within the UK and international flights to destinations in Europe, the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East, North America and the Caribbean.

The History of Birmingham Airport

The Airport was opened at Elmdon, Birmingham on 8th July 1939 and was owned and operated by Birmingham City Council. It was designed to meet the needs of Birmingham and the surrounding areas’ residents and industries. Civil aviation ceased a few months later with the outbreak of the Second World War and the Air Ministry requisitioned the airport. During this time two hard surface runways were built to replace the original grass strip. The airport re-opened for civil flying in July 1946.

In 1949, scheduled services started with a British European Airways flight to Paris. Flights to the continent grew steadily during the next decade including services to Zurich, Dusseldorf, Palma, Amsterdam and Barcelona. A terminal extension, known as the International Building, was opened in 1961 and transatlantic services to New York commenced in the late sixties. By the early 1970s over one million passengers a year were passing through a now congested Passenger Terminal.

In April 1974, the newly formed West Midlands Metropolitan County Council took over the Airport. The new council undertook studies into the expansion of the airport. This study coincided with the rapid growth of passengers and the development of The NEC (National Exhibition Centre) and Birmingham International Rail Station adjacent to the airport. Following a public enquiry approval was granted by the Government in 1979, for a new passenger terminal building and associated facilities. Her Majesty the Queen opened the new facilities in 1984 and operations were transferred to the new passenger terminal.

Ownership of the airport passed to West Midlands District Joint Airport Committee in 1986 and the following year the airport’s status changed to that of a Public Limited Company, wholly owned by the seven local district councils. With record growth in passenger figures, the need for further expansion became clear. In 1991 the £60 million Eurohub was opened by the Duchess of York. It offered passengers a quick and efficient transfer through the airport and gave easy access with British Airways regional services to over 20 European and North American destinations. In 1999 Birmingham International Airport celebrated its 60th anniversary and a record 7 million passengers passed through the Airport’s two terminals.

Her Majesty the Queen opened the new Millennium Link block in 2000. Three years later Birmingham International Airport’s £11 million Air-Rail Link people mover system and the £7 million public transport Interchange opened. A £30m refurbished Departure Lounge in Terminal 1 was completed in 2007 along with enlarged security facilities and a redeveloped Immigration Hall. The airport’s growth continued steadily in 2007 with passenger figures topping 9.1 million.

In June 2008 work began on the construction of the new ‘International Pier’. It was officially opened on 9th September 2009. The new Pier is a three storey construction; 240 metres long and 24 metres wide. Departing passengers are accommodated on the top level, with arriving passengers on the middle level and office accommodation for airline and handling agents on the ground floor. The new facility provides air-bridged aircraft parking for seven wide-bodied aircraft and enough space to serve 13 smaller aircraft at any given time.

In January 2010, Birmingham International Airport announced they were to spend £13 million on merging Terminals 1 & 2 together thus improving passenger flows and operational efficiency, as well as creating a larger centralised passenger security search area, an enlarged meeting and greeting arrivals point, and an improved shopping and catering choice in both landside and airside areas. This new development was completed in February 2011 and was officially opened on 13th May 2011. Following the merging of Terminals 1 & 2, the airport has dropped International from its official name to become Birmingham Airport.