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The far end of the D concourse was very quiet and had some seats without arms. This area is set up for US Airways, possibly their connection carriers - but it was not in use at all on this Saturday. -bexar4 

Recent Review

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by realessence
I didn't plan to stay the night, but my flight was very delayed (and eventually cancelled) and I ended up spending 12 hours there. The boarding area was large, brightly lit, with plenty of waiting seats and computers with Internet access (no Free WiFi though). Most shops were closed some time after midnight, except for the duty free shopping store and a pub called Yates' Bar, which served drinks and food all night. There were a few reclining armchairs to sleep on, but other chairs were good enough for me. Even though most of them had armrests, it was possible to find two seats next to each other without one on which you could lie and stretch your legs a bit. However, I don't think that they would normally let anyone get in this area after the last flight. That night there were several fire alarm testing a couple of times, which was kind of disturbing. But if you're really looking for free airport accommodation, maybe the cushioned seats on the ground floor of Terminal A's check-in area near the escalators will do. All in all, I'd say the flight was horrible, but the airport itself was not too bad to stay over night.

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Birmingham Airport Guide

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

  • 4deck Lounge - Location: Airside, follow signs for Gates 1-20. Hours: 5am - 8pm (Sun - Fri) • 5am - 6pm (Sat). Lounge Access:from £16.50 per person (online) to guarantee that you have a seat. » book lounge
  • Aspire Lounge - Location: Terminal 1, Airside, follow signs for Gates 1-20. Hours: varies. Lounge Access: £17.49 per person (online) to guarantee that you have a seat. » book lounge
  • Emirates Lounge - International Pier
  • No. 1 Lounge - Location: Airside. Hours: 5am - 9pm. Lounge Access: £22.50 per person (online) to guarantee that you have a seat. » book lounge
  • Flybe Executive Lounge - Terminal 2, airside, near Gates 1-20. Hours: 5am - 8pm.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at the Birmingham Airport.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in airports does not appeal to you, there are hotels at Birmingham Airport as well as many other hotels nearby:

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Birmingham Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Information not available
  • Luggage Trolleys - Locations: various. Rate: £1 or €2 (non-refundable)
  • Car Rentals - Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • National. Location: Arrivals Area.
  • Food & Drinks - Several food and beverage concessions both landside and airside. Below are the 24-hour food options:
    Landside: Costa Coffee (Arrivals Hall) • Estpresso
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Location: Lost Property Office on the First Floor
  • Prayer Room - There is a multi-faith prayer room located on the Ground Floor, behind desk 28. Hours: 4am - 10pm
  • Showers - Information not available

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Airport Hours

open 24 hours

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Last Updated: 13 December 2013

The information in this Airport Guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airport's and their web sites. The information above is subject to change without notice. Use it for informational purposes only to help you du ring your stay. To report errors, or to add/change any items quoted in the guide, email me.

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