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Travel Information

Getting to Birmingham



Travel by air

Birmingham International Airport is a major hub, with direct flights around the world, from Orlando to Marrakech, Istanbul to Dubai. It directly serves European destinations from Amsterdam to Zurich, including Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Krakow, Madrid and Rome – not to mention more than 80 others. It 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 trainline 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.


BACO discount available on Birmingham trains!

You may be aware that First Trenitalia’s Avanti West Coast operator has recently replaced Virgin Trains on the West Coast Mainline. In collaboration with the new operator, Birmingham’s ICC – the host venue of BACO 2020 – has announced a 20% discount available on selected advance fares for all ICC clients in the coming year, which includes BACO delegates planning to travel to Birmingham by train. Avanti West Coast has also confirmed that any 20% discounts on advance ticket bookings made previously with Virgin will still be valid.

For more information, or to book your train tickets for BACO, visit the Avanti West Coast website.