When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Birmingham?
The best times for good deals on flights to Birmingham are in spring from March to June, and in autumn from September to late November. During these seasons the weather is mild and crowds are smaller. The winter months are also good for cheap fights to Birmingham, excluding December. With Netflights, you can easily find deals on return flights from a selection of top airlines.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Birmingham?
You’ll find a wider range of routes, rates and airlines when you book Birmingham flights two to four months in advance your travel dates. Last-minute flights can help you save when booking sooner. If you’re heading to the city for the summer festivals in July and August, then book as early as possible. It’s always a good idea to carry an umbrella with you, especially when sightseeing in the winter.
Flying to Birmingham Airport BHX
Birmingham Airport (BHX) is located ten kilometres southeast of Birmingham’s city centre, in Solihull. It is the seventh-busiest airport in the UK. There are a number of airports in the UK with flights to Birmingham, which include London City Airport, George Belfast City Airport, Glasgow Airport and Edinburgh Airport. Direct flights to Birmingham can be found from George Belfast City Airport, Glasgow Airport and Edinburgh Airport. London City Airport and Manchester Airport only have indirect return flights with stopovers in UK cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh, and European cities like Knock, Ireland and Frankfurt, Germany. Most Birmingham flights are served by Flybe airlines but also include Lufthansa, British Midland Airlines and Aer Lingus.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Birmingham Airport consists of single building with two floors. It is divided into two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, which is also known as Eurohub. Both are connected by the Millennium Link Walkway, which has a number of shops, bars and restaurants. Travellers will find more facilities in the terminals themselves such as Bureau de Change services, ATMs, baggage trolleys and duty-free shops. There are also left-luggage facilities in Terminal 1, family services, pharmacies, grocery stores, an observation deck and Wi-Fi connection available throughout. Serendipity Games provides video games and amusement rides to help keep children entertained.
Getting to the City from Birmingham Airport BHX
Birmingham Airport is easily connected to the city centre by national rail service through the free Air Rail Link, which arrives in just two minutes. From here there are regular trains to Birmingham New Street, which take 10-15 minutes with 6-7 services every hour. Buses depart for Birmingham city centre from outside BHX with the X1 running 24 hours a day with a journey time of around 45 minutes. There is a taxi rank outside the arrivals hall and car hire companies such as Avis Budget and Enterprise have their offices inside Millennium Link Walkway.
Why Visit Birmingham?
Known as ‘Brum’ by locals, Birmingham has been a dynamic city since the 18th century when it was at the helm of the British Industrial Revolution. Its waterways, once crucial transport networks for commercial goods, are now places to unwind within the vibrant urban medley that is the UK’s second-largest city. Sherborne Wharf is the heart of the canal system which irrigates Birmingham in a network of cool cafes, relaxed tow paths and pretty city gardens.
Though Birmingham is at the forefront of the Midlands contemporary art scene, it’s also home to some of the best museums in the UK. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is renowned for its pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and the Staffordshire Hoard. Soho House is a fascinating glimpse into Birmingham’s golden era, and Aston House, built in the 1600s, is a fine example of a Jacobean architecture. The Custard Factory and Thinktank are perfect places for families with kids and the Ikon Gallery is the top venue for contemporary art.