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Nottingham Airport

Transportation to Birmingham Airport from the City Center

The city of Birmingham is located in West Midlands, England, at the basin of the Severn and Trent rivers. It is the one of the biggest cities in the country and the second most populated city in the country, after London. Those who want to travel to Birmingham fly into Birmingham Airport. The city contains five main areas that are intertwined. The first zone covers the area known as New Street, which is the innermost part of the city and considered the city center.

When it comes to urban transportation most of the city is accessible by bicycle or on foot. Network West Midlands is the executive body responsible for the public transportation network in the city. This institution encourages citizens and visitors to use bicycles to get around in the city. Buses provide transportation to most parts of Birmingham as well. Many of these bus lines are run by National Express West Midlands. There are also Diamond Buses that operate throughout the city. If you are planning on riding multiple buses throughout the day we would recommend buying a day ticket, also referred to as a daysaver, because it is more economical than buying a single trip ticket.

Single fare or daysaver tickets for National Express West Midlands buses can be purchased on board from the driver but you must have the exact fare, the driver cannot give you change. Therefore we recommend that you have the exact fare ready before getting on the bus. You can also purchase different ticket options with longer validity from the Pavilion Shopping Centre, which is located in close proximity to the Moor Street Station.

There are many public transportation alternatives in the city that provide transportation to the airport. Most of these options provide transportation to the airport from the city center or from the main train station. Birmingham Airport is located about 10 km from the city center.


The airport is accessible by train via the Birmingham International Station. The Air-Rail Link connects the Birmingham International Station with Birmingham Airport. The train from New Street Station to Birmingham International Station can take between 10 and 20 minutes. Trains on this route run every 5 to 10 minutes. These trains operate from 6:15 am to 11:15 pm. Trains are usually more expensive when compared to buses. The rail service is provided by London Midland and it has an extensive network throughout Birmingham. You can find maps detailing the train routes in tourist information offices located in various parts of the city.

The fare for the train can vary depending on the region you will be traveling to. There are 3 main train stations in Birmingham. New Street Station is considered the main station and is located in the city center. There are four different train lines that run throughout the city. The yellow line runs between Wolverhampton and Northampton, the green line runs between Hereford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington Spa, the red line runs between Redditch and Lichfield Trent Valley, and the blue line runs between Rugeley Trent Valley and Walsall.

There are also longer lines that provide transportation to neighboring cities. The majority of the train lines intersect at certain points so passengers can easily transfer between lines. The Air-Rail Link is a people mover that provides transportation between Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport.

The Air-Rail Link operates from 5:15 am to 2 am and runs every 2 minutes. The Air-Rail Link takes no more than 2 minutes to get to the airport. 


One of the buses that operates between the city center and the airport is bus number 900. This bus runs every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night and on Sundays. Another bus that provides transportation between the city center and the airport is bus number 97. This bus departs from the same location as bus number 900 but it goes along a longer route.

One advantage that bus number 97 has is that it operates 24 hours a day. Bus 97 runs every hour on the hour. Bus number 966 provides transportation to the airport from Solihull and Erdington. This bus runs every 30 minutes during the day and every hour, on the hour, at nights and on Sundays.

There is no central bus station in the city, instead buses depart from various parts of the city. The majority of the buses pass through Bull Street, Colmore Row, Moor Street, and Priory Queensway. Buses generally operate from 5 am to midnight.

There are two routes that buses follow, the Inner Circle, which runs through the city center and the Outer Circle, which avoids entering the city center and runs along the outskirts of the city center.    

There are also bus services that provide transportation between the suburbs, hospitals, and shopping centers. However these services run less frequently at night and on Sundays.

There are also coach services that operate throughout the city and to the airport. These services depart from Birmingham’s Digbeth Coach Station and the fare is approximately the same as city buses. These coach services also operate at night.


The tram line in the city is known as the Midland Metro. So the word ‘metro’ is used to describe the light rail/tram line in Birmingham. However, the airport is not accessible by tram.

There is only one tram line that operates throughout the city. This line operates between Snow Hill Station, Wolverhampton, Jewellery Quarter, West Bornwich, Wednesbury and Bilston. The tram operates from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm on weekdays and on Saturdays. On Sundays the tram operates from 8 am to 11 pm.


There are many taxi stops located throughout the city but the easiest place to find a cab is in the city center. However keep in mind that it can be hard to find an empty taxi during peak hours or on Saturdays. Taxi fares in Birmingham are quite high.


Ferry boats in the Gas Street Basin offer public transportation services and sightseeing tours for tourists. However the airport is not accessible by ferry.

Rental Car

There are various rental car offices located throughout the city and Birmingham Airport works with seven different international car rental companies. Alternatively, you can book your vehicle in advance before your flight by making a reservation with one of these companies online.

Airport Information

Birmingham Airport has a passenger terminal that contains various services you can enjoy while waiting for your flight. Passengers can go shopping at well-known stores such as Accessorize, Hugo Boss, Victoria’s Secret, and JD Sports or buy luxurious products at affordable prices at the World Duty Free shop.

Cafes and restaurants located in the terminal include Deli Hub, which offers delicious dishes from Indian cuisine, Frankie & Benny’s, where you can enjoy classic American dishes, Pret a Manger, where you can find homemade, natural meals, Giraffe, which serves a variety of international cuisine, and Wetherspoon, which reflects traditional British culture.

There is a Burger King for those who prefer fast food, those who want luxurious restaurants and bars can head to All Bar One or Blanc et Noir, and those who want to spend time at a café can go to Caffé Nero and Costa. 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Transportation to Nottingham City Center from Airport

East Midlands Airport

There are plenty of options to respond to your budget and needs in order to reach the city center from East Midlands Airport, which is 15 miles from Nottingham city center. You can get a taxi airport at any time and easily benefit from this service.

You can make online reservations in advance to rent a car from the car rental offices that will welcome you at the airport, or you can contact the car rental offices directly when you arrive at the airport. You can take advantage of the options like bus, train, private car, shuttle services and rental car, as well as you can ride a bike to the airport.


If you travel by your car, you need to use the routes A453 and A50 to get to Nottingham city center from the airport. You can reach the city center directly from East Midlands Airport by following ‘Nottingham’ signs on these routes.

Those who travel from the airport to the city by their cars can benefit from the car park for a short or long time. At the airport car park, conveniently priced options are also available for those traveling regularly. There is also a short-time parking area for those who want to pick up or send off their relatives. For a short-time parking at the airport for up to 30 minutes, the amount you need to pay for parking is £3.


You can also get on the affordable buses to reach Nottingham city center from East Midlands Airport. These buses depart from the stops just outside the airport terminal and take their passengers directly to Nottingham city center 7 days 24 hours. In addition to Nottingham, you can also get to the destinations such as Derby, Leicester, Long Eagon and Coalville. You can get information about bus routes and ticket prices from the bus drivers, as well as you can buy tickets from them.

Airport Shuttle Services

It is not possible to reach Nottingham city center directly from the airport by taking a shuttle service. The shuttle services take you to Sheffield and Leeds. By taking the airport shuttle services, you can also reach Luton, Gatwick and Heathrow airports in the capital London. You can call 08717 818181 for more information about the National Express shuttle services.


If you want to continue your journey from the airport to the city center by taxi, you can get a taxi waiting for the airport passengers just outside the airport terminal. Taxi service at East Midlands Airport is provided by the Arrow Cars and you can also pay by your credit card for the taxi ride.

As with many other airports, you can take advantage of taking a taxi 7 days 24 hours and the taxi fare is not so expensive in the city. However, you can bargain with the taxi driver about the average cost of the taxi ride to reach your destination before getting on the taxi. If there are other passengers going in the same direction with you, you can travel together.


You can travel by a connecting train from the airport to the different destinations around the city. To do this, you should firstly get on the buses departing from the airport every 20 minutes and then reach the train station which is about 40 minutes away from the airport.

Once you arrive at the train station, you can easily transfer to one of the trains heading up to different destinations such as Birmingham, Sheffield or Chesterfield.

If you take a bus from the airport to reach the station located in Nottingham, you can easily reach Lincoln and other cities in the east of the United Kingdom.  The buses to Nottingham depart from the airport every 30 minutes and they arrive at the station after a 30-minute journey.

If you take the Long Eaton bus which departs every 20 minutes from the airport, you can easily reach the capital London and other cities in the south of the country from this station.

After a 20-minute ride, the buses take their passengers to the Long Eaton station which is the hub of the trains heading up to the south


You can ride a bicycle to reach the city by taking advantage of riding your bicycle on the specially designed cycling lanes between the airport and the city center and leaving your bicycle in the bike stand area near the airport exit gates. Bicycles are often preferred for transportation in Nottingham city center. The bicycle option, which is usually used by the airport staff or the city dwellers to travel between the airport and the city center, also offers a different option for the airport passengers and visitors.

Rent a car

Going to Nottingham city center by a rental car is also among your alternatives. You can choose from the globally-known car rental companies where you can find at the airport and you can easily rent a car.

Hertz, Enterprise, Europcar and National are at your service at the airport if you are planning to rent a car. If you want to get information about rental cars in advance by contacting the car rental companies at the airport, you can contact Enterprise by calling +44 (0)1332 812 828 or you can call Europcar at +44 (0)1332 853 679.

Last Updated: 02 Jan 2017

Nottingham Airport

East Midlands Airport, which is located 23 km from the city centers, offers passengers a variety of transportation alternatives to get to the city center. These options vary in pricing to suit different budgets. Taxis are readily available at the terminal exit and are an easy transportation alternative to get to the city center.

There are also many rental car offices located at the airport. You can rent a car from one of those offices or book a vehicle in advance by making a reservation online. You can also get to the city center from the airport by bus, train, car, or by bike.


Driving to the city center from the airport is easy and enjoyable via the A453 and A50 roads. You can get to the city center directly from East Midlands Airport by following the Nottingham signposts.  

Those traveling from the airport to the city by car can benefit from the short-term and long-term parking options at the airport. The airport parking lots provide conveniently priced options for those who travel to and from the airport on a regular basis. There is also a short stay car park for those dropping off or picking up loved ones. The short stay car park allows you to park your vehicle for 30 minutes for 3 pounds. 


Buses are an affordable transportation alternative to get to the city center from East Midlands Airport. These buses depart from the bus stops located outside of the airport terminal. Buses provide transportation to Nottingham city center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are also buses that provide transportation to destinations outside of Nottingham such as Derby, Leicester, Long Eagon, and Coalville. You can get more detailed information on bus routes and ticket prices from the bus driver. Bus tickets can also be purchased from the bus driver when on board.

Airport Shuttles

Unfortunately, airport shuttles do not provide direct transportation to Nottingham city center. These shuttle services provide transportation to Sheffield and Leeds. You can also use these airport services to get to Luton, Gatwick, and Heathrow airports in London. For more detailed information about National Express services please call 08717 818181.


Taxis to the city center are a convenient method of transportation. Taxis are readily available in front of the terminal exit. The on-site licensee airport taxi company at East Midlands airport is Arrow Cars. Most of these vehicles are equipped with a credit card payment system. 

As with many airports, the taxis at East Midlands Airport operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Taxi fares in the city are quite reasonable. However, if you want to know the average fare before heading out you can always ask the taxi driver beforehand.


The airport isn’t directly served by train, however the railway station is located very close by. Buses to the station depart from in front of the terminal and run every 20 minutes. The bus service to the station takes about 40 minutes. Here you can transfer to the train and travel to other areas surrounding the city.

Once you arrive at the train station, you can easily transfer to one of the trains that travel to Birmingham, Sheffield or Chesterfield.

Once you get to the station in Nottingham from the airport by bus you can easily transfer to one of the trains that provide transportation to Lincoln and other cities in the eastern part of the United Kingdom. Nottingham buses depart from in front of the terminal every 30 minutes and take 30 minutes to get to the station.

The Long Eaton buses depart from in front of the terminal every 20 minutes and head to the station. From this station you can easily travel to the capital city of London or other cities in the south of the country.

Trains at Long Eaton Station travel to the south. The bus from East Midlands Airport takes 20 minutes to get to Long Eaton Station.


Another unique way to get to the city center is by bike. The bicycle parking areas located close to the terminal exit and the designated bike paths make biking to the city center easy and convenient. Bicycles are a very popular method of transportation in Nottingham city center. Locals and airport employees tend to bike between the airport and the city center but it could be a exceptional experience for visitors as well, especially if you don’t have excess luggage.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another convenient transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport. There are many well-known international rental car companies located at East Midlands Airport, making it even easier to rent a car.

Rental car companies that you can choose from include Hertz, Enterprise, Europcar and National. You can also book a vehicle in advance and get more information by calling one of the rental car offices. To contact Enterprise call +44 (0)1332 812 828 and to contact Europcar call +44 (0)1332 853 679.  

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2016

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Which airports can I use for Birmingham-Nottingham flights?

For Birmingham-Nottingham flights, you can use Birmingham Intl. Airport, Birmingham New Street Railway Station as departure airport, and East Midlands Airport, Nottingham Airport for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Birmingham-Nottingham and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Birmingham-Nottingham is 211 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 40 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Birmingham-Nottingham flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Birmingham-Nottingham flights is Wednesday.

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