Airport Transfers


Low cost airport transfers

Warm Welcome Homestay will provide you with a meet and greet, transfer service from Birmingham International Airport to your host's address for only £40 

Please Note:
We also provide an excellent value for money service at other UK airports:


London Airports to Birmingham - from only £125
Luton  - £125
Heathrow - £150
Stansted - £175
Gatwick - £190


Manchester Airport to Birmingham - £125
Liverpool Airport to Birmingham - £140
East Midlands Airport to Birmingham - £99


Each extra passenger will be charged £25


One hour waiting time is included, however any additional waiting time will be charged at £15 per 30 minutes

Group transfers are also available and price can be provided upon request - please contact us for a no-obligation quotation.

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Birmingham Airport to city centre options

Birmingham Airport to Birmingham City Centre

If you would prefer to make your own way travel arrangements to your homestay accommodation, you can either:

1) Travel by train from Birmingham International to Birmingham New Street station which is located in the city centre. Birmingham International Airport is directly connected to Birmingham International Train Station by a free Air-Rail Link monorail system. It is clearly signposted as you enter the Arrivals area.

The Air-Rail Link operates between 3:30am and 12:30am daily. The Air-Rail Link is free-of-charge and takes approximately 90 seconds to travel between the two points. The journey to Birmingham New Street takes approximately 10 minutes and costs £3.10 (price accurate as of January 2020). From there you can take a taxi to your homestay address.

2) Order an Uber taxi from the airport direct to your host family address.

Travel from London to Birmingham

Travelling to Birmingham from London Airports

Alternative travel options

Airport transfer by car from London airports take an average of 2 hours to Birmingham city centre or your Birmingham homestay accommodation in moderate traffic and is the fastest way to travel to your homestay in Birmingham but there are more cost-effective options available to you.

Heathrow Airport to Birmingham by train

It’s 93 miles/149 km from Heathrow Airport to Birmingham International and the average journey time by train is 2 hours 51 minutes. Prices start from as little as £15 if you book in advance but will be more expensive on the day. Prices may vary due to time of the day, route and class you book.

You will travel from Heathrow Airport’s underground (Tube) station to Euston Train Station. From there you will change from underground (Tube) train to overground train and travel to Birmingham International or Birmingham New Street.

Gatwick Airport to Birmingham by train

It’s 118 miles/189 km from Gatwick Airport to Birmingham International and the average journey time by train is 3 hours 14 minutes. Prices start from as little as £20 if you book in advance but will be more expensive on the day. Prices can vary due to time of the day, route and class you book.

You will travel by train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria. From there you will catch the Tube from London Victoria to London Euston and then change to train from London Euston to Birmingham International.

You can plan your journey in advance and book your tickets here on The Trainline train ticket planner https://www.thetrainline.com/journey-planner

London airports to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth by Bus

The National Express Bus services from both Heathrow and Gatwick offer great value for money with prices starting from as little as £6. Journey time is an average of 3 hours depending on traffic conditions. You should always book your ticket in advance to get the cheapest price and remember, prices will vary depending on the time of day.

Plan your journey and book your ticket here on The Trainline train ticket planner: https://www.thetrainline.com/buses/london-to-birmingham

A representative of Warm Welcome Homestay Limited will meet you at Birmingham International or Birmingham Coach Station and drive you to your homestay and introduce you to your host family. You will usually have a day or two to settle in before you begin your English Language course.

Group travel transfer service

If you’re coming to the UK as part of a group for your English language course, private coach transfers can be arranged from any airport in the UK. You will be met at the airport by one of our representatives who will accompany you on the journey to Birmingham. There you will be welcomed by your host/host family who will be delighted to meet you and welcome you to your new homestay.

Wherever you are staying in Birmingham, Warm Welcome will assist you every step of the way to ensure you get the most out of your experience in the West Midlands and you have the best possible chance to improve your English.