birmingham airport parking

Birmingham Airport parking demystified

Handy parking hints for Birmingham Airport

When it comes to Birmingham Airport parking, we know our stuff here at gosimply HQ. With long term parking options and a handful of on-airport short stay car parks, here's some rather useful information to help you on your way.


There's a good mix of on and off-airport parking at Birmingham Airport. We've gathered all the essential information and score the car parks with our gosimply rating - created to give you a truly informed choice. One thing is certain, if you're looking to save money on the standard gate prices, you've come to the right place...

  • Choose on-airport parking for convenience. These car parks are located within Birmingham Airport's perimeter road and are a good all-round time saving option, especially the Short term car park as is it within walking distance!
  • Choose off-site parking to save even more. Off-site car parks are a little further from the airport but our prices make this a cracking value option for those looking for cheaper parking near Birmingham Airport, but with a little extra time on their hands.
  • Dropping off your favourite Auntie? Use the convenient "Drop & Go" car park adjacent to the terminal buildings - costing £1 for 15 minutes, or £2 for 30 minutes, it's a quick and convenient option.
  • Grab 15 minutes free parking. Look out for the Long Stay car park 1. Follow signs to the drop-off point by the customer waiting room and passengers can catch the courtesy bus or take a short walk to the terminals.
  • Picking up passengers. Use the Multi-storey Short and Medium Stay car parks 1, 2 or 3 just across the road from the terminals.
top tip So far we've gathered 1718 Birmingham Airport parking reviews from our previous customers and with an average rating of 88% we're confident that you'll have a top-notch parking experience. The good news doesn't stop there. We search the web every day to find the cheapest parking at Birmingham Airport, and today's no exception. Book the cheapest car park available within the next week and you could pay as little as: £3.06 - a day, £25.69 - 1 week, £45.97 - 2 weeks - now that's a bargain!
Short stay Birmingham Airport car parking

Short stay car parking at Birmingham International

Just a short skip from the terminal buildings and available for anything up to 24 hours - short stay car parking at Birmingham Airport is a quick and convenient solution:

  • Up to 30 minutes - £1.00
  • Up to 1 hour - £3.30
  • Up to 2 hours - £6.00
  • Up to 3 hours - £10.50
  • Up to 4 hours - £12.00
  • Up to 8 hours - £14.00
  • Up to 8 hours - £19.50
  • Subsequent 24 hours or part thereof - £18.20

Short stay car parking charges and information correct as at 29th July 09.

Birmingham Airport car parking for Disabled Badge holders

Disabled Badge car parking Birmingham Airport

Here's a handy list of Birmingham Airport parking services, located on-airport, offering facilities for Orange and Blue badge travellers.

  • Long Stay Parking at Birmingham Airport. Bays for Orange Badge holders are available on request upon arrival.
  • Short and Medium stay parking. Spaces for Orange Badge holders are available on request. Please ask staff for details via the intercom upon arrival.
  • Meteor Meet and Greet Parking. Drive straight to the terminal and have your car collected and delivered back to arrivals on your return.

Essential services

Local services near Birmingham Airport

Packed and ready to go? We know it can be easy to forget small but essential things when trying to get to the airport in time. You may even need to stop off somewhere on your way home for petrol, milk and bread. Here's a handy list of garages, convenience stores and banks near Birmingham Airport, just in-case you should need them.

Nearby Petrol Stations

Convenience stores

Area Banks

Bickenhill Service Station
Coventry Road
Bickenhill
Solihull
B92 4JA

BHE Plant Hire
Unit 2 Bickenhill Trading Est
Bickenhill lane
Marston Green
Birmingham
B37 7JQ

One Stop Convenience Store
9 Hatchford Brook Road
Solihull
West Midlands
B92 9AG

J Salisbury's Stores
11 Poplar Way
Solihull
West Midlands
B91 3BX

Coventry Building Society
10 Maple Walk
Birmingham
B37


Barclays Bank PLC
29 Station Road
Marston Green
Birmingham
West Midlands
B37 7AB

Some facts about Birmingham Airport

  • The airport identification code for Birmingham International Airport is BHX, and is sometimes shown on holiday booking confirmations and tickets.
  • In 2009, Birmingham Airport celebrated its 70th year of operation with its first flight taking to the skies in May 1939.
  • July 1991 saw the opening of the Birmingham International Airport's second terminal - the Eurohub.
  • On March 3rd 2000, Her Majesty, The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, officially opened a 40 million terminal development, which provided a two-storey arrivals concourse linking the two passenger terminals for the first time, and a new pier with three glass-sided air bridges, 16 new check-in desks, a new baggage reclaim hall with 6 carousels, 12 new catering and retail outlets, and new Customs and Immigration halls.
  • To handle future growth and aspirations to reach all corners of the globe, the airport embarked on a £45 million state-of-the-art extension to Terminal One in June 2007. The new 'International Pier' will replace the current out-dated facility constructed in 1984. It is the single biggest investment that the Airport has made in over 20 years.

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Award Winner
gosimply award
APH Birmingham Parking
customer-rating rated 92% based on 710 customer reviews

APH Parking Birmingham are consistently rated highly by customers for their excellent service, plus they have received the Warwickshire Police Safer Premises Award.

Transfers take 15 minutes and run on-demand
Airparks Parking
customer-rating rated 87% based on 402 customer reviews

Airparks, one of the most trusted names in airport parking, is the closest "off-airport" car park to Birmingham Airport.

Transfers take 13 minutes and run every 25 minutes
Short Term Car Park 1
customer-rating rated 85% based on 62 customer reviews

This multi-storey car park is perfect for travellers going away on a short trip or weekend break.

Within walking distance
Long Term Parking
customer-rating rated 84% based on 284 customer reviews

The Long Stay Car Park at Birmingham Airport offers the convenience and security you expect from an official on-airport car park.

Transfers take 5 minutes and run every 15 minutes
Short Term Parking 2 and 3
customer-rating rated 76% based on 18 customer reviews

Short Stay Car Parks 2 and 3 are multi-storey and conveniently located adjacent to the terminals at Birmingham Airport.

Within walking distance

meet and greet

A favourite during the winter months, or maybe you just feel like being posh for the day, Meet and Greet car parking for Birmingham Airport means you can drop off your car at the terminal and it will be waiting for you on your return. For those that enjoy a simpler life!

Meet and Greet
Drivefly Meet and Greet
customer-rating rated 97% based on 27 customer reviews

Let a professional, insured driver from Drive Fly Parking meet you at the terminal when you depart from and return to Birmingham Airport - the ultimate in airport parking convenience.

You are met at the terminal
Award Winner
gosimply award
Meet and Greet
Aardvark Parking
customer-rating rated 96% based on 40 customer reviews

Save time at both ends of your journey when you book Aardvark's meet and greet parking at Birmingham Airport - the most convenient way to park at a value-for-money price.

You are met at the terminal
Meet and Greet
Meteor Meet and Greet
customer-rating rated 94% based on 104 customer reviews

Meteor Meet and Greet Parking provide a professional valet parking service at Birmingham Airport, which is ideal for people travelling with children or anyone with mobility difficulties.

You are met at the terminal
Award Winner
gosimply award
Meet and Greet
Stress Free Meet and Greet
customer-rating rated 93% based on 66 customer reviews

The easiest parking at Birmingham Airport is meet and greet parking, and Stress Free Parking lives up to its name. Plus, you can relax knowing your car is safe in a secure compound for the duration of your trip.

You are met at the terminal
Meet and Greet
APH Meet and Greet
customer-rating rated 75% based on 5 customer reviews

APH will meet at Birmingham International Train Station where the free monorail service will transfer you to the airport terminal within minutes. Your vehicle is stored at APH's secure facility for the duration of your trip.

You are met at the terminal

gosimply recommends

Birmingham Airport parking winners

Unsure which car park to choose?
Our gosimply award winners are made from the finest ingredients including pure, undiluted opinions from our previous customers. Only the best car parks make the grade, and here they are:

customer reviews

...Waiting for bus was minimal in both directions and journey time reasonably short. The only hiccup in the experience was the flat tyre on return which I believe was due to a nail/screw picked up on the compound when being parked/checked by parking staff. Fortunately there is.....

Mr Battersby - Airparks Parking

...I only booked their services the day before we went on holiday. We contacted them shortly before arriving at the airport, and they met us precisely where and when they said they would. The same happened on our return, so we're pleased and would recommend this company...

Mr Barker - Drivefly Meet and Greet

...Initially impressed when my registration and advanced booking were recognised. Slight hitch when the automatic barrier didn't lift. All sorted out amicably by Customer Services...

Mr Lomas - Long Term Parking

...very efficient. The texts to confirm they were expecting us were extremely helpful. Will definitely recommend and use again...

Mrs Pook - Drivefly Meet and Greet

...When we were going to the airport we called them and straight away they had our phone number and recognised me which was really good and we got there later than we should have because of some congestion on the way, but they were there and they were really nice, On the way.....

Mr Jalali - Drivefly Meet and Greet

...Was transferred to the airport as soon as I arrived. On return we were waiting for other passengers but after 15 minutes they took me back to the car park as a sole traveller as nobody else turned up. Good service...

Mrs Wrenn - APH Birmingham Parking

...Very good value for money service, which I would use again and would certainly recommend to others. No waiting around in the cold for a bus to take you to a distant off site location. Only slight problem was that radio was used, please ask driver to restore original settings.....

Mr Higgs - Meteor Meet and Greet

...I was very pleased with the service offerd by APH Birmingham Parking, especially in the help given to restart my car after finding a flat battery on my return from holiday...

Miss Rowlands - APH Birmingham Parking

...After all the organising of the holiday items, insurance, car hire, transfers, this was a simple no fuss part of the holiday, and when you have a 4am start, I do not want to be waiting around in a cold car park for a courtesy bus. The terminal was a 3 minute walk from the car,.....

Mr GREEN - Short Term Car Park 1

...Driver was waiting for me on drop off, just a few minutes wait on departure. Relatively expensive but probably the going rate for meet and greet...

Mr Busby - Drivefly Meet and Greet

1718 straight talking Birmingham Airport parking reviews and counting

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