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How to get from Birmingham Airport to Coventry

Coventry is a picturesque city located in the West Midlands of England. Known for its interesting architecture, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, medieval Coventry Cathedral and 14th-century St. Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry is filled with a fascinating history. Any history buff or culture lover will undoubtedly find never-ending things to see and do in this amazing city.

There are three ways to go from Birmingham airport to Coventry; taxi, bus or train. Taking a Birmingham airport taxi is the quickest and most comfortable transfer option. In fact, getting from Birmingham airport to Coventry by cab will take you just 18 minutes and cost around £34 (€40). Another fast option is to take the X1 bus, for a 25 minute-journey that costs just £3 (€3.50). Lastly, the cheapest transfer option is taking the train from Birmingham International Railway Station, a trip of approximately 25 minutes which costs as little as £2.80 (€3.40).

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €40 18min 24/7
Bus €7 25min 01:34–00:50
Train €6.80 25min 05:40–00:55

How to get from Birmingham Airport to Coventry by taxi

Taking a taxi from Birmingham airport to Coventry is the fastest and most direct way to travel. More specifically, a Birmingham airport taxi will conveniently get you from the door of the airport to the door of your accommodation in just 18 minutes, whilst the cost is around £34 (€40) for up to 4 people.

Cost of a taxi from Birmingham Airport to Coventry

The local drivers outside of Birmingham airport don’t offer a set rate fare for the journey into Coventry. Instead, you are more likely to be charged based on several factors – i.e. the time of day, the total journey time and the number of passengers and luggage. The average fare is around £34 (€40) for up to 4 passengers.

Cost

£34 (€40)

Trip Duration

18 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Birmingham Airport.

Where do I get it from?

The taxis that serve Birmingham airport can be found just outside of the Arrivals-Hall exit doors. You will see a long line of cabs right there, at the taxi rank.

Convenience

Taking a taxi is the only direct way to get from Birmingham airport to Coventry. It means you won’t need to wait in line for tickets, won’t need to make any transfer changes and won’t have to patiently sit (or stand!) on the bus while the driver makes multiple stops. Instead, you can hop into a taxi or private vehicle and make your way to your hotel in Coventry seamlessly.

Editor’s Note

If you want the convenience of a taxi but want to save money, we suggest booking your transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups, or splitting your fare between a group.

Useful Tips

You can sometimes agree on a set price with your driver before beginning your journey.
Prices may vary depending on the type of vehicle you choose.
Tipping isn't usually expected in England, but if your driver does a great job, you can round up your fare to the nearest Pound.

How to get from Birmingham airport to Coventry by bus

Making the journey from Birmingham airport to Coventry by bus is a fairly fast and cheap transfer option, perfect for those travelling light and on a budget. The X1 bus travels from the airport to Coventry in around 25 minutes and costs just £3 (€3.50) one-way.

How much is the Birmingham Airport to Coventry bus?

The cost of the bus from Birmingham airport to Coventry is £3 (€3.50) one-way. You can purchase your tickets from the driver on the bus in cash or by card.

Cost

£3 (€3.50)

Trip Duration

25 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 1 hour for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The X1 bus runs from 01:34 to 00:50.

Where do I get it from?

The X1 bus leaves from stops K, J and L at the bus area of Birmingham airport.

Convenience

Taking the bus is a fairly convenient transfer option for those travelling on a tight budget. The only downsides are the long wait times in-between buses, the lack of luggage storage and the fact that you will need to find an alternative mode of transport to your hotel once you get to Coventry.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

Taking the bus is a quick budget transfer option but it's not very convenient if you're travelling with young children, a large group or lots of luggage.

Useful Tips

There's very limited luggage space on the X1 bus, so be sure to travel light.
Make sure you arrive at least 10 minutes before your bus leaves to ensure you get a seat.
The buses run more frequently during daytime hours, up to every 20 minutes.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Birmingham. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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How to get from Birmingham airport to Coventry by train

Unfortunately, no train runs from the main terminal at Birmingham airport to Coventry. Upon your arrival, you will first have to take the Air-Rail Link to Birmingham International railway station and then take the train from there into Coventry. The total journey time is approximately 25 minutes and the cost may start from £2.80 (€3.40).

How much is the train from Birmingham Airport to Coventry?

The cost of the train from Birmingham airport to Coventry depends on the time of day you’re travelling and if you book in advance or purchase your tickets on the day. Having said that, you should expect to pay between £2.80-5 (€3.40-6) for the train journey from Birmingham airport to Coventry.

Cost

£2.80 (€3.40)

Trip Duration

25 Min.

There's a waiting time of 20 minutes for the train.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Birmingham airport to Coventry train runs from 05:40 to 00:55. || The Air-Rail Link runs from 03:30 and 00:30.

Where do I get it from?

The train to Coventry leaves from Birmingham International railway station. You will need to first take the Air-Rail Link from the Birmingham airport Terminal to the Birmingham International railway station, and then take the train from there into Coventry.

Convenience

As you need to make a transfer from the airport to Birmingham International railway station, taking the train from Birmingham airport to Coventry is the least convenient transfer option. You will need to drag your heavy luggage through multiple stops, which would add stress and time to your journey – especially if you’re travelling with kids.

Editor’s Note

If you're looking for a cheap and quick transfer option on public transport, I suggest taking the bus instead, as it's slightly more convenient and direct.

Useful Tips

There's some storage space on the train at the end of each carriage.
Booking your tickets in advance can save you up to 43%.
If you want to purchase your tickets on the day of your transfer, you can do so in the Birmingham International railway station at the kiosks.

Frequently asked questions

How to get from Birmingham airport to Coventry?

There are three different transfer options from Birmingham Airport to Coventry; taxi, bus or train. Taking a Birmingham airport taxi is the quickest and most convenient option as it takes just 18 minutes to reach Coventry and costs £34 (€40). The X1 bus is another fast transfer option as it takes 25 minutes and costs £3 (€3.50) one-way. The final transfer option from Birmingham airport to Coventry is by train. The train leaves from Birmingham International Railway Station, costs around £2.80 (€3.50) and takes 25 minutes.

How to get from Birmingham airport to Coventry by bus?

The X1 bus runs from Birmingham Airport to Coventry around evert 20 minutes from 01:34 to 00:50. The journey time is around 25 minutes and it costs £3 (€3.50) one-way.

How to get from Birmingham airport to Coventry by taxi?

There are taxis that run from Birmingham airport to Coventry 24/7. The average cost is around £34 (€40) and the total journey time for a Birmingham airport taxi is 18 minutes in light traffic.

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