Holidays from Birmingham International Airport

Holidays From Birmingham Airport

Popular Holiday Destinations From Birmingham

airlines and tour operators from Birmingham airport

Airlines & Tour Operators from Birmingham Airport

With multiple airlines flying from Birmingham International Airport (BHX) including lowcost airlines, Wizzair and Ryanair, holiday airlines like TUI and Jet2 and national airlines like Air France, Air India and Emirates, there's a wealth of great destinations you can travel to. Some of the more holiday orientated airlines like Corendon and SunExpress may only fly at certain times of the year.

All the big tour operators and travel agents can help you book your holiday including internet agents like Expedia, loveholidays and On The Beach, as well as your local travel agent like Kuoni, Hays Travel and Midlands Co-Op Travel. You can also book direct with tour operators like Jet2holidays and TUI for package holidays which are ABTA and ATOL protected.

holiday destinations from Birmingham airport

Holiday Destinations from Birmingham

From sunny beach destinations and year round sunshine in the Canary Islands, to exploring the cobbled streets of a new city in Italy, take a look at some of the top plaecs to visit from Birmingham.

Jersey, Channel Islands

You can fly direct from Birmingham to Jersey (about an 80 minute flight time), allowing you to enjoy warmer weather in the Channel Islands, without technically leaving the UK, making it the perfect holiday destination if you want to staycation, but still feel like you're flying abroad.

The Algarve, Portugal

With loads of flights throughout the year, the Algarve is a popular holiday destination for families, couples and groups looking for a bit of sun. A huge range of different accommodation options, from self catering apartments and villas to luxury resorts and all inclusive hotels, make this a great option no matter your budget.


If you've done all the typical beach destinations, take a look at Malta for something a little different. Warm weather for most of the year, a thriving food destination and plenty to see and do make this a favourite for those who don't want to just sit on the beach and sunbathe.

Rhodes, Greece

Home to the infamous Faliraki, there's so much more to the island of Rhodes than you've heard. Quiet Greek seaside towns and historic villages, as well as stand alone holiday resorts combine to make an ideal mix for exploring the island and relaxing by the pool. Don't forget all the other Greek Islands on offer too.

Cancun, Mexico

If it's tropical beaches you prefer, head to Mexico's incredible Caribbean Coast of Cancun and simply sit back, sip on a cocktail, and enjoy the huge resorts and soft sandy beaches that Mexico has to offer.

Connecting Destinations

With scheduled airlines like KLM, Air France and Emirates flying to their hubs of Amsterdam, Paris and Dubai, you can connect on to literally hundreds of worldwide destinations, from New York and Los Angeles in the USA, to India, Thailand and Indonesia in Asia, with Australia and New Zealand also possible.

Holiday Types

Holiday Types From Birmingham Airport

Last Minute Escapes

Flexibility is key to grab a last minute holiday bargain, and with so many destinations on offer, there are often some great late deals from Birmingham. Spain, Turkey and Greece can be three very good destinations for this. Lots of sunshine, plenty of flights, and lots of hotels wanting your business.

Villa Holidays

When you're a group, family, or just like a little extra space and privacy, booking a villa holiday is perfect for this. Packages with the likes of Jet2Villas and TUI can include flights and car hire, but brands like James Villas and Villa Plus also offer just the accommodation, allowing you to book your flights separately.

All Inclusive

Going all inclusive means that when you go on holiday, you don't have to worry about spending much more, and if you've got fussy eaters in the family, the buffet restaurant will usually cater for all tastes. Even chicken nuggets and chips. Just be mindful that not every all inclusive holiday from Birmingham will have absolutely everything included. You might have to add things like seat selection, check-in luggage and airport transfers on top, so check to see what is and isn't included in your package.

City Breaks

There are a great range of city breaks from Birmingham, whether you like lots of history in Budapest, plenty of culture and canals in Amsterdam, or a beach and city break combo in Barcelona.

about Birmingham airport

About Birmingham International Airport (BHX)

It's easy to get to Birmingham Airport, whether you're coming in from the city centre, arriving from Conventry, Dudley or Wolverhampton, or even travelling in from London.

Getting There

By Public Transport

If arriving by public transport, the train can often be the easiest option. Birmingham International station is a short monorail ride away, and has connections into Birmingham City Centre and beyond. If you're coming in from the surrounding areas, the bus can be another convenient option.

By Car

There are various car parking options at the airport, ranging from budget friendly long stay car parks on the other side of the airfield, to valet parking and premium set down right outside the terminal. Book in advance for the best prices and to ensure there's a space reserved for you. There's also a drop off section if a family member or friend is giving you a lift.

In The Terminal


From Boots and Accessorize, to World Duty Free and WHSmith, there are plenty of shops here to make sure you're all stocked up on snacks, suncream and sunglasses.


For food and drink, you'll find cafes, restaurants and bars are here to calm those hunger pangs before the flight. Grab a coffee at Costa or SOHO Coffee Co, a cheeky drink at the Wetherspoon or All Bar One, or enjoy some heart grub at places like Burger King and Giraffe.

Airport Lounges

If you like to enjoy the calm and tranquility of an airport lounge, there are 4 here (plus the Emirates business class lounge). Book ahead for the best deals (it usually costs more when you buy it at the airport), and sip on complimentary drinks while you while away the time.

Travelling With Kids

Perhaps one of the most stressful experiences for families, it's always good to know you've got the kids entertained and sorted when you're travelling. Pushchairs and baby changing facilities are available at the airport, and you can even download the airport's children's travel booklet, with all sorts of activities including eye-spy and wordsearches. There's also a Sky Zone area in the departures lounge near gate 55 to help keep the kids busy too.

airport hotels

Airport Hotels

With easy access to Birmingham International train station and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), there are loads of hotels around the airport, perfect if you have an early morning flight and want to be able to just walk across the the terminal, or you want to get your holiday started as early as possible.


The 4-star Novotel Birmingham Airport is the closest hotel to the airport terminal. A quick 2 minute walk across the road from the airport with limited overnight parking available, this is by far the most convenient way to stay before you travel.

Ibis Hotel

A more budget friendly option isn't too far away, in fact, across the other side of the car park is the Ibis Birmingham Airport - NEC hotel. This low-cost hotel offers free WiFi, clean and comfortable rooms and a 24 hour reception desk, so no matter what time you're checking-in or out, there's someone to help.

Hilton Birmingham Metropole

If you'd like more than just a room from your airport hotel, take a look at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. This 4-star hotel sits on the other side of Pendigo Lake within walking distance from the NEC. Although there isn't a shuttle bus to the airport, it's a 12 minute walk to Birmingham International station where you can jump on the monorail to the airport. Here you'll find three restaurants, a health club with 24 hour fitness centre, as well as a range of room types, including interconnected rooms, perfect for families.

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