Dropping off and Picking up

Dropping off and picking up

if your'e dropping off or picking passengers, there's no need to park for longer than is necessary. At Birmingham Airport, you have several options that are cost effective, easy and convenient, allowing you to drop off or pick up passengers easily with no hassle. 

Dropping off

Our Drop Off car park is not only convenient for access to the main terminal, but it’s also free for 30 minutes, saving you time and money. The main terminal can be reached on foot via a dedicated path in between 5 to 10 minutes. If your passengers have lots of luggage or young children, then rather than walking they can make use of the regular free bus service that operates between the car park and the terminal.

Please note that there is a no return within one hour policy in place at the Drop Off Car Park.

Duration Tariff
0 - 30 minutes Free
30 - 35 minutes £5.00
35 - 40 minutes £10.00
40 - 45 minutes £15.00
45 - 50 minutes £20.00
50 - 55 minutes £25.00
55 - 60 minutes £30.00
Each extra 5 minutes thereafter  £5.00

Our Premium Set Down car park is conveniently located adjacent to the terminal. The charges are as follows:

Duration  Tariff
0 - 10 minutes £2.00
10 - 15 minutes £5.00
15 - 20 minutes £10.00
20 - 25 minutes £15.00
25 - 30 minutes £20.00
30 - 35 minutes £25.00
35 - 40 minutes £30.00
40 - 45 minutes £35.00
45 - 50 minutes £40.00
50 - 55 minutes £45.00
55 - 60 minutes £50.00

Each extra 15 minutes thereafter 


Picking up

If you’re meeting passengers then our Car Parks 1, 2 and 3 are the most convenient. These car parks are only a short walk from the Arrivals gate, making them easy to access for passengers and drivers alike. They’re affordable too, with tariffs starting from £5.10 for up to 1 hour.

Red Routes

To maintain visitor safety, red routes are in operation around the airport site. If you see areas designated as Red Routes then please be aware that you are not allowed to stop, unload or park, even if you are just dropping off passengers (please use the Drop Off car park instead).

Red Routes are clearly marked around the airport roads via signage and double red line road markings. Birmingham Airport operates a vehicle monitoring and enforcement operation. Any vehicle flouting the Red Route restrictions will face an enforcement charge of £100 (reduced to £50 if paid within 14 days).


Birmingham Airport Limited and APCOA Parking UK Ltd are responsible for the enforcement of parking restrictions throughout the site. These are absolutely essential to maintain the free flow of traffic and to minimise congestion on key routes and in all areas in and around the terminal, as well as the approach roads. It is also important that we enforce these restrictions for the safety of both Birmingham Airport staff and members of the public.

Restrictions regarding use of the roadway are clearly indicated on signs displayed throughout the Birmingham Airport site, both on free-standing signs and road markings (such as red lines). It is the responsibility of drivers to ensure that their vehicle is not in breach of any restrictions or indications.

APCOA Parking UK Ltd may issue Parking Charge Notices for breaches of the restrictions. These include (but are not limited to:)

  •          Failing to park in a designated parking area
  •          Dropping off/picking up outside of a designated parking area
  •          Stopping on double red lines

The charge payable for a Parking Charge Notice is £100 if paid within 28 days. This amount can be reduced to £50 if the Notice is paid within 14 days from date of issue. Further fees may be incurred if the Parking Charge Notice remains unpaid.

All appeals and enquiries relating to parking enforcement on the private roads should be addressed to: Apcoa Parking, PO Box 222, Lowton Way, Hellaby, Sheffield, S98 1NX Telephone: 0345 303 7397

In the event of a breach of the restrictions, the vehicle keeper details will be requested from the DVLA, in accordance with all Data Protection Act guidelines.

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