Birmingham Airport Free Parking & Cheapest Car Parks
Industry expert tips and tricks on how to save money on your Birmingham airport parking
Free Drop Off at Birmingham Airport
Free Parking near Birmingham airport
Cheapest Birmingham Car Parks
Birmingham Residential Parking
Save money on your Birmingham airport parking with Holiday Extras. In our handy guide we'll share where you can enjoy Birmingham airport free parking, both on-airport and alternative options just a short transfer away. Plus, browse and save up to 60% on the cheapest car parks at Birmingham airport, including incredible deals on customer-favourites like Airparks.
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Free Parking Birmingham Airport Drop Off
Birmingham airport offers FREE parking for 20 minutes at the Drop Off area.
🚶 It's a 5-10 minute walk from the terminal, via a covered walkway. There's also a regular, wheelchair-friendly free shuttle bus that runs between the car park and terminal.
For stays longer than 20 minutes, the standard rates will apply.
|0 - 20 minutes||FREE|
|20 - 25 minutes||£1.00|
|25 - 30 minutes||£3.00|
|30 - 35 minutes||£5.00|
|35 - 40 minutes||£10.00|
|40 - 45 minutes||£15.00|
|45 - 50 minutes||£20.00|
|Each extra 5 minutes thereafter||£5.00|
ℹ Free Parking at Premium Set Down for Blue Badge Holders
Blue Badge holders can park at the Premium Set Down, located steps away from the check-in desks, for FREE for 30 minutes . You'll need to present your entry ticket and Blue Badge at the NCP customer service desk before your flight to validate the free parking.
Free Parking near Birmingham Airport
There are a couple of villages that have excellent train links directly into Birmingham International (which is connected to Birmingham airport via the FREE 'Air-Rail Link' system), making them convenient places to find FREE, short-stay parking. We've narrowed down 2 car parks in 2 nearby villages - Hampton in Arden and Marston Green - that we think could be worth considering if you think you might need longer than Birmingham airport's 20 minute free drop off parking. Please note: all car park information is correct at time of writing but subject to change.
Marston Green Station Car Park
🕐 Opening times: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours
🚗 96 spaces
Hampton-in-Arden Station Car Park
🕐 Opening times: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours
🚗 68 spaces
At both car parks parking is FREE and available on a first come, first served basis.
ℹ How to get to Birmingham Airport
From Marston Green Station car park:
Simply walk from the car park to the platform (Plat. 1 usually) and catch the train straight to Birmingham International. The journey takes just 3 minutes! Prices start from £2.90 for a return ticket. The first train leaves at 04:51 and the last train is at 00:51.
From Hampton in Arden Station car park:
Make your way from the car park to the platform (Plat. 2 usually) and hop on the direct train to Birmingham International. It's a super speedy 3-minute journey. Prices start from £2.90 for a return ticket. The first train leaves at 05:02 and the last train is at 00:01.
From Birmingham International Station catch the Air-Rail Link into Birmingham airport. Transfers on the Air-Rail Link are FREE, take 2 minutes and operate between 03:30 and 00:30 hours daily.
As you can see, if you think you might need longer than 20 minutes, it can work out cheaper to opt for an off-airport car park. For comparison, the Drop Off car park charges £20 for up to 50 minutes. So even when you factor in the train fare, you can still make a significant saving and enjoy a fast and fuss-free transfer.
Please keep in mind that the car parks at Marston Green and Hampton in Arden don't have the same kind of capacity as the Birmingham airport car parks, so we'd always recommend getting there as early as you can to secure a space, especially during peak hours. If you're not able to find a space in either of these alternatives, the cheapest on-airport car park is Car Park 7 (which has over 250 spaces). It's a 10-minute shuttle bus ride away from the airport and costs just £5.00 for 3 hours.
Cheap Birmingham Airport Parking - Prices from £55.99 p/w
While it would be nice to enjoy free Birmingham airport parking for long stays, it's only really a viable option for short stays, if you're dropping off or picking up passengers for example. Don't worry though, when you book with Holiday Extras you can save up to 60% (vs the airport) on our brilliant range of cheap Birmingham airport parking. Prices for 1 week's parking start at just £55.99, that's just £6.99 per day! And to make sure our customers always get the very lowest prices, we're proud to offer our Never Beaten on Price guarantee on all of our packages.
Airparks Drop & Go - Prices from £4.99* per day
Transfers are FREE, run regularly and take 14 minutes.
Airparks Self Park - Prices from £6.24* per day
Keep your keys. Transfers are FREE, run regularly and take 14 minutes.
Blue Circle Meet and Greet - Prices from £8.79* per day
Drive to the Valet Parking car park and walk to the terminal in 2 minutes.
Browse our best Birmingham airport parking deals:
|BHX Car Park||Pre-booked Price* (8 days)||Transfer time|
|Airparks Drop & Go||£55.99||14 minute shuttle bus|
|APH Drop & Go||£55.99||14 minute shuttle bus|
|Airparks Self Park||£69.99||14 minute shuttle bus|
|APH Self Park||£69.99||14 minute shuttle bus|
|Blue Circle Meet and Greet||£70.39||2 minute walk|
|Car Park 1||£99.99||2 minute walk|
|Car Park 2 & 3||£99.99||2 minute walk|
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Birmingham Airport Free Parking - Residential Areas ⚠
On your search to find free parking near Birmingham airport, you might have considered trying to find a space on residential roads nearby. Our advice would be to avoid this option, especially if you're going out of the country and looking for long stay parking. With parking restrictions to consider, potential disgruntled local residents and lack of security, residential parking often isn't as straightforward or free as it might initially seem. With this type of parking your car is at a greater risk of damage, since your vehicle isn't protected by Park Mark approved security features like it would be in an official car park. Plus, you're more likely to risk coming back to a pesky Penalty Charge Notice (PCN), if you're unaware or misinterpret the local on-street parking rules.
Instead, why not pre-book with Holiday Extras and enjoy parking that's easier, safer and still wallet-friendly. For the cheapest car park, be sure to keep an eye out for Airparks Drop and Go when you make a search. At Holiday Extras you can save up to 60% vs the turn-up prices, and not only that, you'll be guaranteeing yourself a space and have peace of mind that your car is being protected by top notch security features. And remember, you can amend or cancel your booking for FREE in just a couple of clicks, so even if your travel plans change, you'll never be out of pocket.
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*Prices are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change.