Trains to Birmingham International Station

Birmingham International Station is situated east of Birmingham City Centre, next to Birmingham Airport and the National Exhibition Centre to which it is connected underground. Birmingham International Station is named after the nearby Birmingham International Airport, which Air Rail Link can reach. Many famous landmarks are on the doorstep of Birmingham International Station, including The Bear Grylls Adventure, The National Motorcycle Museum, and the Jaguar Land Rover Experience Solihull.

Birmingham International Station is the 139th busiest station in the UK and the 3rd busiest station in Birmingham, with 4.2 million passengers passing through the station in 2022/23.

Birmingham International Station is managed by Avanti West Coast, with CrossCountry, London Northwestern Railway, Transport for Wales, and West Midlands Railway also operating services from the station. Avanti West Coast and CrossCountry operate intercity trains, with Avanti West Coast trains running to the cities of Edinburgh, London, and Glasgow and CrossCountry trains running to Bristol, Derby, and Sheffield.

Station Area Map

Birmingham International Station is situated on Stationlink Road, east of the city of Birmingham. Birmingham International Station is one of four mainline stations servicing the city of Birmingham, along with Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street, and Birmingham Snow Hill. Birmingham International Station is connected to the National Exhibition Centre by undercover walkways and escalators.

Birmingham International Station, managed by Avanti West Coast, has five platforms, a first-class lounge, and a waiting room. Avanti West Coast, Cross Country, and London Northwestern Railway operate intercity services to cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London, while Transport for Wales and West Midlands Railway operates regional services. Birmingham Airport is reachable by train from Birmingham International via the Air Rail link.

Hotels Near Birmingham International Station

Station Details and Facilities


Stationlink Road,

National Exhibition Centre,


West Midlands

B40 1PA

General Information

Ticket Office Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 05:40 to 21:00
  • Saturday: 06:15 to 21:00
  • Sunday: 08:15 to 21:00

Staffing Level

  • Monday - Friday 05:30 - 02:00
  • Saturday 05:00 - 02:00
  • Saturday, Sunday 07:30 - 02:00

Ticket Buying and Collection

You can book cheap train tickets to Birmingham with Split My Fare. You will have the option to receive e-Tickets via email or collect your tickets from the self-service ticket machines at Birmingham International. Any queries can be answered at the ticket office.

Ticket Office

Accessible Ticket Machines

There are accessible ticket machines at this station.

Height-adjusted ticket counter

A height-adjusted ticket counter is available at this station.

Induction Loop

This office has an induction loop.

Penalty Fares

Penalty fares apply for West Midlands Trains.

Station Facilities


An ATM is available on the station concourse.

First Class Lounge

  • Monday to Friday: 05:30 to 20:00
  • Saturday: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 to 18:00

Located up the stairs from the platforms, lift is available.

Tickets Accepted
Avanti West Coast Business, First Open or Advance First tickets. You can only enter the lounge on the travel date shown on your ticket.


Dedicated business areas are fully equipped with desks, power points and screens with updated train information.


Tea, coffee, soft drinks.


No showers are available

Seated Area

Seating is available on all platforms.

Waiting Room

Waiting rooms are available on all platforms apart from Platform 1.

Baby Change

There is a baby changing toilet on the station concourse.


There are telephones taking cards and coins on the station concourse.

National Key toilets

The accessible toilets are located on the Concourse. There is a Changing Places toilet on the station concourse, accessed using a RADAR key.



You can request assistance up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day.

Ramp For Train Access

A ramp for train access is available.


08000 158 123 (08000 158 124 Textphone)

Step Free Access

Category A - This station has step-free access to all platforms.


Wheelchairs are available at this station.


Public WiFi is available at this station.


Opening Hours

Monday - Sunday 24 Hours a Day.

Number of spaces

2124  with 24 accessible spaces available.

Accessible car park equipment

Wheelchair users can use car park equipment at this station unaided.

CCTV Coverage


Cycle Parking

Compound, Stands, and Wheel Racks.

Storage sheltered


Storage location

18 cycle stands plus a cycling compound with 27 spaces available at the front of the station (please see staff for more information).

Storage spaces


4 x hoops under NEC link by bus stands (2 x cycles per hoop = 8 spaces).

10 stands in shelter short stay car park.

Cycling compound with 27 spaces available at the front of the station.

Storage CCTV


Toilets and Baby Care

The accessible toilets are located on the Concourse. There is a Changing Places toilet accessed using a RADAR key.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a drop-off point at Birmingham International train station?

There is a drop-off point at Birmingham International Train Station as well as a multi-storey car park and a short-stay car park.

Is Birmingham Airport the same as Birmingham International?

Birmingham Airport is not the same as Birmingham International. Birmingham International is the train station which was originally named after the Airport.

How long does it take to get from Birmingham International train station to the airport?

It takes two minutes to get from Birmingham International Train Station to the Airport via the free Air Rail Link, which operates between 05:15 and 02:00 daily.

Is Birmingham International train station the same as New Street?

Birmingham International Train Station is not the same as New Street. New Street is situated in the city centre and is the busiest train station serving the city of Birmingham, while Birmingham International Train Station is east of the city and quieter.