Getting to Birmingham
Travel by air
Birmingham International Airport is a major hub, with direct flights around the world. It serves European destinations from Amsterdam to Zurich, and is located nine miles east of the city centre and easily accessible by train or car. For more information, please see the airport website. Direct flights to most major US airports operate from Heathrow airport (3 hours to Birmingham by train, travelling via London), Gatwick airport (2 hours 20 minutes to Birmingham, via London), Luton airport (2 hours direct) and Manchester airport (1 hour and 40 minutes direct).
Travel by train
Birmingham is connected quickly and easily by train to every part of the UK – and potentially, via London and the Channel Tunnel, to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Marseille. The city centre is served by three major train stations, New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill. More information about trains to and from Birmingham can be found on the national rail enquiries website.
The Visit Birmingham website is full of useful information for the visitor. And the Lonely Planet guide may be worth a look. And here’s what the Rough Guide has to say. Tripadvisor has plenty of information too.