BASICS The airport is located eight miles (13 km) southeast of the center of Birmingham. The Information Desk is on the ground floor in the main concourse
TAXI Taxis are available directly outside arrivals. The fare is metered and will be about £11 ($18) to the city center and the convention center. Travel time is about 25 minutes.
TRAIN There is a free, short monorail ride to the railway station. Trains leave every 15 minutes for Birmingham New Street Station during the day. Journey time is 15 minutes and the fare is about £1.70 ($2.50).
BUS There is a public bus that departs about every half-hour for the center of town. Fare is about £1.20 ($1.80), and the journey time is 30 minutes.
AIR RAIL LINK A shuttle bus service, Air Rail Link, does what its name promises; it links the airport directly to Birmingham International Rail Station and the National Exhibition Centre. This bus runs approximately every ten minutes and is free-of-charge.
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