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Trains to Birmingham International

Birmingham International opened in 1976 to serve the airport and its ever-popular neighbour, the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), which opened in the same year. The NEC overflows with Britain's most important trade shows and exhibitions, from Crufts to the BBC Good Food Show and the Clothes Show Live, and the 16,000-capacity Genting Arena hosts concerts and sporting events. Covered walkways and escalators connect the NEC complex and Birmingham International. Not long after the station opened, the first-ever commercial Maglev (magnetic levitation) transport system in the world connected it to the airport. In the 1990s, reliability problems and a lack of spare parts signalled the end of the line for the hovering train that 'flew' 15mm above the tracks. A cable-pulled AirRail link replaced it in 2003 and now carries passengers the 500m between the station and the terminal for free.

Station details & facilities

The AirRail link and the NEC entrance are at opposite ends of the concourse, where you will find a Cafe Ritazza, WHSmith and Subway, as well as the ticket counter, money exchange and stairs/lift to the bus station. On this level there are also toilets, the First Class Lounge, and the stairs, lifts and escalators down to the platforms. There are waiting rooms and toilets between platforms 2 and 3, and platforms 4 and 5.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:40 - 21:00
    Saturday 05:40 - 21:00
    Sunday 07:40 - 21:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False

Luggage

  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available :

Facilities

  • First Class Lounge description :

     

    Located

    Up the stairs from the platforms, lift available

    Tickets Accepted

     Virgin Business, First Open or Advance First tickets. You can only enter the lounge on the travel date shown on your ticket.

    Facilities

    Dedicated business areas are fully equipped with telephone points, desks, fax photocopier and modem facilities, screens with updated train information.

     Refreshments

    Tea, coffee, soft drinks.

    Wi-Fi

    Wi-Fi is available

    Showers

    No showers are available

     

  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Except Christmas Day & Boxing Day

  • Customer help points : False

CCTV

  • CCTV :

Shops

  • Shops available :

Toilets

  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :

WiFi

ATMs

  • ATM available :

Bureau de Change

  • Bureau de Change :

Parking

  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Virgin Trains
  • Car parking spaces : 2225
  • Car parking charges :
    Annual£1080.00
    Daily£9.00
    Monthly£110.00
    Off-peak£6.00
    Three Monthly£325.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 14
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : Front of station by taxi rank

Accessibility

  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    lifts to all platforms

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Birmingham International

Address

Stationlink Road, Bickenhill Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B40 1PA
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:40 - 21:00
Saturday 05:40 - 21:00
Sunday 07:40 - 21:00
11:20

Birmingham International

London Midland

Plat. 3

On time

11:25

Birmingham International

London Midland

Plat. 4

Station Due 11:30

11:31

Birmingham International

Arriva Trains Wales

Plat. 1

Station Due 11:33

11:34

Birmingham International

Virgin Trains

Plat. 3

On time

11:39

Birmingham International

Virgin Trains

Plat. 4

On time

11:39

Birmingham International

CrossCountry

Plat. 2

On time

11:51

Birmingham International

London Midland

Plat. 3

On time

11:53

Birmingham International

London Midland

Plat. 4

On time

Birmingham International

Arriva Trains Wales

12:13

Birmingham International

CrossCountry

Plat. 4

On time

11:20

Birmingham New Street

London Midland

Plat. 3

Station Leaving 11:22

11:25

Northampton

London Midland

Plat. 4

Station Leaving 11:31

Birmingham International

Arriva Trains Wales

Plat. 1

11:35

Wolverhampton

Virgin Trains

Plat. 3

On time

11:40

London Euston

Virgin Trains

Plat. 4

On time

11:41

Manchester Piccadilly

CrossCountry

Plat. 2

On time

11:52

Birmingham New Street

London Midland

Plat. 3

On time

11:54

Coventry

London Midland

Plat. 4

On time

12:07

Pwllheli

Arriva Trains Wales

On time

12:14

Bournemouth

CrossCountry

Plat. 4

On time

Useful links when visiting Birmingham International by train