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Birmingham Airport pick up

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Birmingham Airport pick up

We are arriving at Birmingham airport and being picked up by family unfamiliar with the airport area. Is there a drive through pick up area for arriving passengers? Any advise on picking up or parking?

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1. Re: Birmingham Airport pick up

There is a drive through pickup but you get charged for it - £1 for 15 minutes.


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The trouble with that car park is the fees after the initial time is up, which can be astronomical if there is a delay to the flight. On the plus side the car park is directly outside the arrival terminal

There are also the short stay car parks but again fees are high, but is good if you know you are going to be there sometime

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I agree, whilst the pick up car park at the airport is convenient, if your flight is delayed, it can be very expensive. I always arrange my pick up from International Railway Station. When you arrive, follow the signs for the Air Rail Link. It’s free and takes about 50 seconds. Get off and take the escalator down to ground level. Your pick up car can wait there for 20 minutes without incurring any fees. It’s very easy and can actually be easier for the person picking you up to do this.

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I would certainly second getting picked up from the rail station, the UK airports all seem to be getting in on some sort of scam to charge for the simple act of dropping off and picking people up.... it started at Luton and is slowly spreading :-(


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This page may help you (and the people picking you up).

Go to this web page and select the option "see full local amenities map here".


You see the red "bar" well that is the short link that takes you from the airport to the rail station (it is a sort of monorail). As has been said it takes seconds.

The people picking you up need to just follow the signs for Birmingham International Railway station rather than the airport. They are only about half a mile from each other.

The railway station area is far less busy than the airport area (where there are always hundreds of people either arriving or departing).

There is a large FREE surface car park right next to the station escalators where they can wait till you arrive. It is 20 minutes, but far less "strict" than the airport car park so they are unlikely to get moved on.

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