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Private Transfer Cardiff to Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is the 3rd largest airport outside of London (after Manchester and Edinburgh) and 7th largest in the UK. Here we discuss why an Executive Taxi Cardiff to Birmingham Airport is probably your best option.

Over 50 airlines fly from Birmingham Airport and in 2019 over12 million passengers used the airport to more than 140 direct routes worldwide.

The most popular routes from Birmingham Airport are:

  • Republic of Ireland, Dublin
  • United Arab Emirates, Dubai
  • Netherlands, Amsterdam
  • France, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
  • Spain, Palma de Mallorca
  • Spain, Málaga
  • Spain, Alicante
  • Spain, Tenerife–South
  • Germany, Frankfurt
  • United Kingdom, Belfast City

With the demise of FlyBe and the lack of direct flights from Cardiff to many European cities, flying from Birmingham may be your best choice if you live in Cardiff or South Wales as it will avoid the hassle of traveling to Heathrow Airport.

About Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport’s current terminal complex is divided into two terminals (1 and 2) and are connected by the Millennium Link which was constructed in 2000.

Terminal 1 check in and arrivals are located on the ground floor with security areas, shops, restaurants bars and gates located on the terminal’s first floor.

Terminal 2 (also known as Eurohub) is served by several European carriers including Air France and KLM. British Airways’ European and domestic operations also operate out of T2. In the terminal check-in and arrival areas are located on the ground floor with security areas and lounges located on the first floor.

Rail Travel to Birmingham Airport from Cardiff

Birmingham Airport is served by Birmingham International Railway Station. Access between the railway station and the airport terminal is free via the AirRail Link.

Fast trains from Cardiff to Birmingham International take around 2 hours and 20 minutes covering approximately 90 miles.

There are around 55 departures from Cardiff to Birmingham International every weekday giving you enough time to change trains without waiting too much.

Unfortunately, there are no direct routes from Cardiff Central to Birmingham International Airport. During weekdays there is normally one change at Birmingham New Street station but during the weekend two changes can be required.

The cost of the cheapest single ticket from Cardiff to Birmingham International Airport is about £30 per person but averages at around £60 per person.

Bus and Coach from Cardiff to Birmingham International Airport

National Express operates the main bus routes calling at Birmingham Airport. The coach departs from Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.

The cheapest bus fare is about £20 (one-way) and fastest bus time is 3h 30m from Cardiff to Birmingham International Airport.

Note that, at the moment, the bus timetable from Cardiff to Birmingham International Airport is severely restricted during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Drive from Cardiff to Birmingham International Airport

It takes about 2 hours to drive the 120 miles from Cardiff to Birmingham International Airport.

You have the choice of taking the M4 / M5 route crossing the Severn Bridge or taking the M50 via Monmouth which takes you on a beautiful picturesque journey. Both routes take about the same amount of time and it is best to check for local travel conditions on the day of travel to decide which route to take.

Parking at Birmingham International Airport.

There are many parking options which are clearly described on this page.

Car Parks 1, 2 or 3 are available for picking up passengers. They are located near the arrivals area and offer short-term parking that is ideal for pick-ups. The low charges at these car parks mean that if your passenger is delayed you will not end up spending a fortune in parking fees waiting for them to arrive.

If you are dropping off passengers at Birmingham Airport you can choose between:

  • Premium Set Down: which is 1-minute walk to the terminal and costs £3 for the first 15 minutes
  • Drop Off: 5 to 10-minute walk to the terminal on a covered wall way and is free for the first 20 minutes

Private Taxi from Cardiff to Birmingham Airport

If you are looking for an option that does not involve:

  • The hassle of changing trains
  • Getting to the National Express coach station in Cardiff
  • Paying expensive parking fares at Birmingham International Airport (especially for longer stays)

Then you should consider a private taxi Cardiff to Birmingham Airport.

As well as being by far the most convenient and hygienic option, it may well turn out being cheaper if there is a larger group travelling as our vehicles can hold up to 7 passengers. Due to Covid-19 the maximum our vehicles can currently hold is 6 people. This is to keep safe social distancing between the group and the driver, keeping everyone safe which is a priority for us.

All our vehicles come with:

  • WiFi
  • Refreshments
  • USB charging points
  • Additional luggage space

Reserve your taxi from Cardiff to Birmingham Airport today.

Birmingham Airport Covid-19

Despite lockdown, Birmingham Airport remains open and is operating safely for those currently able to travel.

Many airlines have suspended flights amid the continued coronavirus travel restrictions. Various measures are in place for passengers, who should be aware that some airlines require face coverings to be worn on flights. All passengers due to travel are advised to check if there are any rules or restrictions at their destination.

Many countries require the passenger to have a negative a test before arriving in the country or have local restrictions in place. Types of test and the timing required to take the test before departure vary by destination. Passengers arriving from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for England and travel corridors are currently suspended.

Airlines currently operating from Birmingham Airport:

  • Aer Lingus and Aer Lingus Regional are operating weekly to Dublin and Belfast
  • Air France are operating two flights per week to Paris
  • Emirates are operating a weekly flight to Dubai
  • easyJet flies daily to Belfast
  • KLM flies daily to Amsterdam
  • Lufthansa are operating three flights a week to Frankfurt
  • Ryanair are operating two flights per week to Dublin
  • Turkish Airlines are operating a two-weekly service to Istanbul and then onwards to many global destinations
  • Wizz Air are operating a weekly flight to Romanian capital Bucharest

Jet2.Com and Jet2holidays Expand Summer 22 Programme From Birmingham Airport

jet2.com and jet2holidays are expanding the summer 2022 programme from Birmingham Airport, with more destinations, hundreds more flights and thousands of additional seats on sale.

There are eight city break new destinations – Paris, La Rochelle, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, Rome, Krakow, Prague and Venice. These destinations are in addition to the recently launched Lisbon.

  • Paris – two weekly services
  • Amsterdam – two weekly services
  • Barcelona – two weekly services
  • Budapest – two weekly services
  • Rome – up to four weekly services
  • Krakow – two weekly services
  • Prague – two weekly services
  • Venice – two weekly services
  • La Rochelle – weekly service

This expansion by jet2.com and Jet2holidays provides a choice of 52 sun and city destinations from Birmingham Airport for Summer 2022 giving customers even more choice and flexibility.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have announced additional flights, representing thousands of additional seats to a huge choice of destinations (24 destinations in total): Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Malaga, Alicante, Reus, Palma (Majorca), Ibiza, Menorca, Faro, Madeira, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Corfu, Halkidiki, Kefalonia, Kos, Preveza, Rhodes, Paphos, Malta, Dubrovnik and Jersey.

This represents more 400 additional flights in total, giving customers a fantastic choice when it comes to reaching their favourite summer destinations from Cardiff and south Wales.

Package options with Jet2CityBreaks include flights with Jet2.com including 22kg free hold luggage and 10kg of free cabin baggage, transfers to and from the airport, as well as a choice of hotels in the best locations.

A Little Information on La Rochelle

Lined with seafood restaurants, the city is becoming increasingly popular with holidaymakers and boating enthusiasts. With a well-preserved walled old town at the heart of the city, La Rochelle also provides access via bridge to Il de Re, an Atlantic-coast island of dunes and pine forest – a relaxed destination with beautiful villages, long golden beaches and rural cycle paths.

The Coronavirus Pandemic

Jet2 has continued their customer-first strategy throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. This includes Jet2.com and Jet2holidays ranking as the number one and two travel firms for providing refunds, promptly without significant backlogs.

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