Birmingham, England Airport Information
The city might have the second largest population in the UK but due to its relative proximity to London's Heathrow Airport (some 110 miles to the southeast), Birmingham has only the seventh busiest airport in the country. Birmingham International Airport is six miles southeast of the city center and has service to many cities across the UK and the rest of Europe but no direct service to North America other than United Airlines' service to Newark, N.J., although American Airlines is due next May to have a New York City JFK route.
Birmingham is very well connected by the UK's motorway (freeway) system, with the M5, M6, M40 and M42 linking the city to London, the west and the north. Rail is also fast, with just a few stops on its high-speed trains between it and most other UK cities. One thing Birmingham does not have, though, is a subway system of underground trains.
Birmingham International Airport (BHX)
The Birmingham Airport is the third largest British airport outside of London. The airport is 13km away from the city center and offers an Airlink Shuttle to ensure a smooth transit to Birmingham International Railway Station. The airport currently serves 143 direct scheduled and charter routes, including cities in Europe, North America, and Asia, and offers an additional 279 possible connections worldwide. Direct flights connect the city to New York, Dubai, Paris, Frankfurt, and Brussels.