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Airports in United Kingdom

Birmingham Airport (BHX)

Location

The airport is situated eight miles (12km) southeast of Birmingham.

Getting to the city

Buses to the city centre and surrounds can be caught opposite the airport at the Bus and Coach Terminus. Birmingham city centre can also be reached via Birmingham International railway station connected to the airport by a free monorail system called the Air-Rail Link. Trains run from Birmingham International Station to Birmingham New Street Station and vice versa throughout the day but are less frequent in the evenings and on weekends. Uber, and other mobile app based taxi services are also available. For onward travel, Birmingham International Station is connected to over 100 towns in and around the UK.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

see full airport guide


Bristol International Airport (BRS)

Location

The airport is situated eight miles (13km) southwest of Bristol city centre.

Getting to the city

Bristol International Flyer Express buses depart for the city centre (including the train station) around the clock, every eight minutes during peak hours, and every 30 minutes off-peak. It costs around £7 for a one-way ticket. Taxis are also available outside the terminal. Uber, and other similar mobile app based taxi services are also available.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).

see full airport guide


Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA)

Location

The airport is situated nine miles (14km) northwest of Leeds.

Getting to the city

The bus services run frequently from the airport to Leeds and Bradford city centre bus and rail stations. The bus services link the airport to Leeds City Rail Station, from where connections can be made to all parts of the UK. Taxis and mobile app based taxi services are also available.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 113 250 9696.

see full airport guide


London City Airport (LCY)

Location

The airport is situated at the Royal Docks, 10 miles (16km) from the West End.

Getting to the city

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) departs from London City Airport every 8-15 minutes to Canning Town, Woolwich Arsenal and Bank. There are regular London buses from the airport to stations throughout London. Nearby National Rail stations are reached via the Jubilee line from Canning Town (a seven-minute DLR journey). Licensed taxis (black cabs) are available outside the terminal building, a taxi to the centre of London will take only 20 to 30 minutes and cost roughly £30. Car rental desks are situated on the ground floor. There are also chauffeur services available from Quay Cars. Mobile app based taxi services, like Uber, are available, as is car sharing through the DriveNow app.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 20 7646 0088.

see full airport guide


London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

Location

The airport is situated 28 miles (45km) south of London.

Getting to the city

The easiest and quickest way into London from Gatwick is on the Gatwick Express train, which takes 30 minutes to the central Victoria railway station. Local buses call at both terminals and run between Gatwick and key destinations including Crawley, Horley, Redhill and Horsham. Taxis are also available from the airport into town, while coaches take passengers to destinations including Heathrow, central London, Bristol and Brighton (ticket desks are in the North and South Terminals). Car rental companies operate from both terminals. Taxis and mobile app based taxi services, like Uber, are also available.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 870 000 2468.

see full airport guide


London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Location

The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) west of London.

Getting to the city

The quickest way into London is on the Heathrow Express train, which leaves every 15 minutes for Paddington station, takes 15 minutes, and costs £22 if booked online or at a ticket machine, or £27 on-board, if travelling during off-peak times. Paddington has good connections to the other London railway stations and all parts of London via the London Underground. Heathrow is also on the Piccadilly underground line, which takes passengers into central London in around 50 minutes. The National Express coach service runs to central London and other towns and cities throughout the UK.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 8700 000 123.

see full airport guide


London Luton Airport (LTN)

Location

The airport is situated 32 miles (52km) northwest of London.

Getting to the city

Trains leave regularly to Kings Cross, Farringdon, City Thameslink, Blackfriars and London Bridge stations. Train journeys to central London take 20-25 minutes with providers such as East Midlands Trains and First Capital Connect. Tickets can be bought from the Onward Travel centre at the airport or online. Luton Airport Parkway Train Station is connected to the terminal by a free shuttle bus service. Green Line and National Express buses run daily between the airport and central London. Taxis operate from outside the airport terminal 24-hours a day and car rental is also available.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 1582 405 100.

see full airport guide


London Stansted Airport (STN)

Location

The airport is situated 34 miles (55km) northeast of London.

Getting to the city

The Stansted Express rail service operates between London's Liverpool Street station and the airport, taking approximately 45 minutes. There are also bus and coach services to Victoria Coach Station, Heathrow and Gatwick airports, among other London and national destinations. The bus and coach station is opposite the main terminal entrance. Coach tickets are available from the ticket desk in arrivals and at the station; a ticket to Victoria costs around £10. Taxis are available outside the terminal building and car rental is also available. Uber, and other mobile app based taxi services are also available, although there have been licensing issues as of late.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 844 335 1803.

see full airport guide


Manchester International Airport (MAN)

Location

The airport is situated 10 miles (17km) southwest of Manchester city centre.

Getting to the city

There are regular trains between the airport and Manchester Piccadilly railway station, which has connections to destinations throughout the UK. Buses service Manchester city centre as well as other local towns and cities. National Express operates coach services to cities all over the UK. All buses, coaches and trains leave from The Station, the airport's transport interchange that is connected to all terminals by a covered walkway. Taxis are available outside all terminals.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 161 489 8000.

see full airport guide


Newcastle International Airport (NCL)

Location

The airport is situated six miles (10km) from Newcastle city centre.

Getting to the city

The Metro system connects the airport to Newcastle Central Station, and other parts of the city, leaving every few minutes. Buses also leave regularly for the Eldon Square Bus Concourse.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 871 882 1121.

see full airport guide


Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ)

Location

The airport is situated seven miles (11km) northwest of Aberdeen.

Getting to the city

Aberdeen and Inverness train services run from the local station at Dyce, which is just a short taxi ride from the airport. The main station is in Aberdeen city centre and services all parts of Scotland and England. Regular bus services operate from the airport to Aberdeen city centre, and the journey takes roughly 30 minutes. Services are less frequent at weekends than on weekdays.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between last Sunday in March and Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 344 481 6666

see full airport guide


Edinburgh International Airport (EDI)

Location

The airport is eight miles (13km) west of Edinburgh.

Getting to the city

Airlink 100 buses connect the airport and the city centre every 10 minutes, from early morning until after midnight, and cost around £4.50 one way; the journey takes approximately 30 minutes. There are many alternative buses, including Night Bus N22 and Service 21A, that run to the city centre via a couple of stops en route. Stops for public buses are situated on the terminal forecourt road outside the main entrance.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 131 348 4203

see full airport guide


Glasgow Airport (GLA)

Location

The airport is located eight miles (13km) west of Glasgow.

Getting to the city

Buses leave regularly for Glasgow, stopping off at the main railway and bus stations. The journey to the city centre takes 15 to 20 minutes. There are also eight trains per hour from Paisley Gilmour Street Station to Glasgow Central Station, which is one mile (2km) from the airport and can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 344 481 5555

see full airport guide


Rhoose Cardiff International Airport (CWL)

Location

The airport is located 12 miles (19km) southwest of Cardiff city centre.

Getting to the city

The Cardiff Aiport Express bus service runs every 30 minutes during the day, seven days a week. Journey time to Cardiff from the airport is approximately 35 minutes and the bus fare is approximately £5 one way. A rail link also connects Cardiff International Airport to Cardiff Central and Bridgend. Trains run each direction every hour daily (every two hours on Sunday) with onward connections to other destinations on the rail network. A shuttle connects the airport to the nearby train station in 10 minutes, costing about £1.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 1446 711 111.

see full airport guide


Belfast International Airport (BFS)

Location

The airport is situated 18 miles (29km) northwest of Belfast.

Getting to the city

The Airport Express operates between the airport and the city centre every 10 minutes from outside the terminal building, 24 hours a day. The International Airport Taxi Company offer taxis outside the right hand door of the airport exit lobby with a list of fares displayed in the exit hall of the terminal. The journey takes around 25 minutes.

Time

Local time is GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 28 9448 4848.

see full airport guide


Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)

Location

The airport is conveniently located about five miles (8km) from downtown Birmingham.

Getting to the city

Several shuttle companies, including Meteors Shuttle and Birmingham Door to Door, operate between the airport and the city, but reservations must be made prior to arrival. Taxi services are available 24 hours a day at ground level outside the baggage claim area.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 205 595 0533

see full airport guide


Birmingham Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

Airports in United Kingdom

Birmingham Airport (BHX)

Location

The airport is situated eight miles (12km) southeast of Birmingham.

Getting to the city

Buses to the city centre and surrounds can be caught opposite the airport at the Bus and Coach Terminus. Birmingham city centre can also be reached via Birmingham International railway station connected to the airport by a free monorail system called the Air-Rail Link. Trains run from Birmingham International Station to Birmingham New Street Station and vice versa throughout the day but are less frequent in the evenings and on weekends. Uber, and other mobile app based taxi services are also available. For onward travel, Birmingham International Station is connected to over 100 towns in and around the UK.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

see full airport guide


Bristol International Airport (BRS)

Location

The airport is situated eight miles (13km) southwest of Bristol city centre.

Getting to the city

Bristol International Flyer Express buses depart for the city centre (including the train station) around the clock, every eight minutes during peak hours, and every 30 minutes off-peak. It costs around £7 for a one-way ticket. Taxis are also available outside the terminal. Uber, and other similar mobile app based taxi services are also available.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).

see full airport guide


Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA)

Location

The airport is situated nine miles (14km) northwest of Leeds.

Getting to the city

The bus services run frequently from the airport to Leeds and Bradford city centre bus and rail stations. The bus services link the airport to Leeds City Rail Station, from where connections can be made to all parts of the UK. Taxis and mobile app based taxi services are also available.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 113 250 9696.

see full airport guide


London City Airport (LCY)

Location

The airport is situated at the Royal Docks, 10 miles (16km) from the West End.

Getting to the city

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) departs from London City Airport every 8-15 minutes to Canning Town, Woolwich Arsenal and Bank. There are regular London buses from the airport to stations throughout London. Nearby National Rail stations are reached via the Jubilee line from Canning Town (a seven-minute DLR journey). Licensed taxis (black cabs) are available outside the terminal building, a taxi to the centre of London will take only 20 to 30 minutes and cost roughly £30. Car rental desks are situated on the ground floor. There are also chauffeur services available from Quay Cars. Mobile app based taxi services, like Uber, are available, as is car sharing through the DriveNow app.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 20 7646 0088.

see full airport guide


London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

Location

The airport is situated 28 miles (45km) south of London.

Getting to the city

The easiest and quickest way into London from Gatwick is on the Gatwick Express train, which takes 30 minutes to the central Victoria railway station. Local buses call at both terminals and run between Gatwick and key destinations including Crawley, Horley, Redhill and Horsham. Taxis are also available from the airport into town, while coaches take passengers to destinations including Heathrow, central London, Bristol and Brighton (ticket desks are in the North and South Terminals). Car rental companies operate from both terminals. Taxis and mobile app based taxi services, like Uber, are also available.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 870 000 2468.

see full airport guide


London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Location

The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) west of London.

Getting to the city

The quickest way into London is on the Heathrow Express train, which leaves every 15 minutes for Paddington station, takes 15 minutes, and costs £22 if booked online or at a ticket machine, or £27 on-board, if travelling during off-peak times. Paddington has good connections to the other London railway stations and all parts of London via the London Underground. Heathrow is also on the Piccadilly underground line, which takes passengers into central London in around 50 minutes. The National Express coach service runs to central London and other towns and cities throughout the UK.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 8700 000 123.

see full airport guide


London Luton Airport (LTN)

Location

The airport is situated 32 miles (52km) northwest of London.

Getting to the city

Trains leave regularly to Kings Cross, Farringdon, City Thameslink, Blackfriars and London Bridge stations. Train journeys to central London take 20-25 minutes with providers such as East Midlands Trains and First Capital Connect. Tickets can be bought from the Onward Travel centre at the airport or online. Luton Airport Parkway Train Station is connected to the terminal by a free shuttle bus service. Green Line and National Express buses run daily between the airport and central London. Taxis operate from outside the airport terminal 24-hours a day and car rental is also available.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 1582 405 100.

see full airport guide


London Stansted Airport (STN)

Location

The airport is situated 34 miles (55km) northeast of London.

Getting to the city

The Stansted Express rail service operates between London's Liverpool Street station and the airport, taking approximately 45 minutes. There are also bus and coach services to Victoria Coach Station, Heathrow and Gatwick airports, among other London and national destinations. The bus and coach station is opposite the main terminal entrance. Coach tickets are available from the ticket desk in arrivals and at the station; a ticket to Victoria costs around £10. Taxis are available outside the terminal building and car rental is also available. Uber, and other mobile app based taxi services are also available, although there have been licensing issues as of late.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 844 335 1803.

see full airport guide


Manchester International Airport (MAN)

Location

The airport is situated 10 miles (17km) southwest of Manchester city centre.

Getting to the city

There are regular trains between the airport and Manchester Piccadilly railway station, which has connections to destinations throughout the UK. Buses service Manchester city centre as well as other local towns and cities. National Express operates coach services to cities all over the UK. All buses, coaches and trains leave from The Station, the airport's transport interchange that is connected to all terminals by a covered walkway. Taxis are available outside all terminals.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 161 489 8000.

see full airport guide


Newcastle International Airport (NCL)

Location

The airport is situated six miles (10km) from Newcastle city centre.

Getting to the city

The Metro system connects the airport to Newcastle Central Station, and other parts of the city, leaving every few minutes. Buses also leave regularly for the Eldon Square Bus Concourse.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 871 882 1121.

see full airport guide


Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ)

Location

The airport is situated seven miles (11km) northwest of Aberdeen.

Getting to the city

Aberdeen and Inverness train services run from the local station at Dyce, which is just a short taxi ride from the airport. The main station is in Aberdeen city centre and services all parts of Scotland and England. Regular bus services operate from the airport to Aberdeen city centre, and the journey takes roughly 30 minutes. Services are less frequent at weekends than on weekdays.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between last Sunday in March and Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 344 481 6666

see full airport guide


Edinburgh International Airport (EDI)

Location

The airport is eight miles (13km) west of Edinburgh.

Getting to the city

Airlink 100 buses connect the airport and the city centre every 10 minutes, from early morning until after midnight, and cost around £4.50 one way; the journey takes approximately 30 minutes. There are many alternative buses, including Night Bus N22 and Service 21A, that run to the city centre via a couple of stops en route. Stops for public buses are situated on the terminal forecourt road outside the main entrance.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 131 348 4203

see full airport guide


Glasgow Airport (GLA)

Location

The airport is located eight miles (13km) west of Glasgow.

Getting to the city

Buses leave regularly for Glasgow, stopping off at the main railway and bus stations. The journey to the city centre takes 15 to 20 minutes. There are also eight trains per hour from Paisley Gilmour Street Station to Glasgow Central Station, which is one mile (2km) from the airport and can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 344 481 5555

see full airport guide


Rhoose Cardiff International Airport (CWL)

Location

The airport is located 12 miles (19km) southwest of Cardiff city centre.

Getting to the city

The Cardiff Aiport Express bus service runs every 30 minutes during the day, seven days a week. Journey time to Cardiff from the airport is approximately 35 minutes and the bus fare is approximately £5 one way. A rail link also connects Cardiff International Airport to Cardiff Central and Bridgend. Trains run each direction every hour daily (every two hours on Sunday) with onward connections to other destinations on the rail network. A shuttle connects the airport to the nearby train station in 10 minutes, costing about £1.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 1446 711 111.

see full airport guide


Belfast International Airport (BFS)

Location

The airport is situated 18 miles (29km) northwest of Belfast.

Getting to the city

The Airport Express operates between the airport and the city centre every 10 minutes from outside the terminal building, 24 hours a day. The International Airport Taxi Company offer taxis outside the right hand door of the airport exit lobby with a list of fares displayed in the exit hall of the terminal. The journey takes around 25 minutes.

Time

Local time is GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 28 9448 4848.

see full airport guide


Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)

Location

The airport is conveniently located about five miles (8km) from downtown Birmingham.

Getting to the city

Several shuttle companies, including Meteors Shuttle and Birmingham Door to Door, operate between the airport and the city, but reservations must be made prior to arrival. Taxi services are available 24 hours a day at ground level outside the baggage claim area.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 205 595 0533

see full airport guide


Birmingham Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.