Confused about where to park in Birmingham instead of looking for spots in the busy city-centre?
With park and ride, you can get to the Birmingham city centre hassle-free, avoid all traffic jams, and take advantage of Birmingham’s eco-friendly public transport.
Let’s check each of these options in more detail.
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This Article Covers:
- Park and Ride Facilities at Tram Stations
- Park and Ride Facilities at Train Stations
- Airport Park and Ride Facilities
- Birmingham Airport Park and Ride (Arrival & Departure Procedures, Features, Surcharges)
Birmingham Park and Ride Facilities at Tram Stations
The 5 main Birmingham park and ride tram stations along the West-Midlands Metro tram line are:
- Bradley Lane
- Black Lake
- The Hawthorns
- Wednesbury Parkway
They offer free parking and are open 24 hours Monday through Sunday.
Phone: 0345 835 8181
Birmingham Park and Ride Facilities at Train Stations
The main car parking facilities are around the following train stations:
- Four Oaks
- Rowley Regis
- Stourbridge Junction
- Tile Hill
- Whitlocks End
- NCP Car Park Birmingham High Street
- Cannon Hill Park – Holders Ln South Car Park
- Birmingham New Street Station (use this car park instead of NCP Birmingham Grand Central, which is temporarily closed)
- Birmingham International Station
Most park and ride train stations offer free parking except for Bromsgrove, Birmingham New Street Station, Sutton Coldfield, and Longbridge park.
Did you know that Longbridge railway station offers one of the newest multi-storey car parks?
The station was constructed by the Transport for West Midland (TfWM) in 2020. The Longbridge park opened officially in 2021 – the same year the Birmingham City Council introduced the clean air zone. This park and ride features 600 spaces and charges £3 per day and £2 on weekends and holidays.
For some of these locations, you can even book parking through the Save-a-space app. The booking fee is £3.60 per day.
To find parking availability and accessibility options at different train stations, you can check the TfWM interactive map.
TfML Contact Details:
Phone: 0345 303 6760
- Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 8 am to 6 pm
- Wednesdays: 10 am to 6 pm
- Saturdays: 9 am to 1 pm
- Sundays and Bank Holidays: Closed
Birmingham Airport Park and Ride Facilities
The APH Birmingham airport park and ride services provide a smooth transfer from the airport car park to your terminal. Transfer shuttles run regularly between the car parks and the terminals.
Birmingham airport offers both on and off-airport park and ride services:
- On-airport park and ride: The Birmingham Long Stay Car Park 1 is the airport’s on-site park and ride service. Car parks 2 and 3 are also within short walking distance (2&3.)
Transfer buses that connect this APH park to the airport operate 24 hours and run every 5-10 minutes. The transfer takes only 5 minutes, so this option is ideal if you’re in a hurry.
- Off-airport park and ride: Car parks 5 and 7 are conveniently located in close proximity to the airport. Shuttles from the parking to the airport run every 25 minutes between 03:00 and 23:55 (If you need a transfer outside operating hours, you can request a shuttle bus in advance.) It will take you about 15 minutes to reach your terminal.
All Birmingham airport parking sites are fully secured and hold the Park Mark award.
Phone: +44 (0)345 0507080
Birmingham Airport Park and Ride (Arrival & Departure Procedures, Features, Surcharges)
Here are a few more essentials you should know before using the Birmingham airport park and ride service:
When you arrive at the Birmingham airport parking site, you will be checked in and given a receipt.
Make sure to remember your parking space.
Then catch one of the transfer buses from the designated waiting area.
On the bus, you’ll need to present your ticket to the driver, so prepare a printout, an e-mail confirmation, or your booking reference number.
Once you land at the airport, you just need to catch the shuttle bus from the terminal back to the car park. You should have your check-in ticket prepared to show it to the driver. At the car park, you just need to scan your ticket at the exit barrier and exit the car park.
The airport park and ride sites are equipped with:
- 24-hour patrols
- Entry/exit barriers
- Disabled spaces
- Shuttle buses
- Perimeter fencing
At the airport parking, you can get your car valeted or even book one of Birmingham’s airport hotels.
Additionally, once you book the airport parking service, you can get park upgrades and traffic updates, check yourself in the Birmingham airport lounges, or even book some of the Birmingham airport hotels.
Fines and Surcharges
If your car stays at the parking for more days than originally booked, every extra day, you will be charged £10. Holidays like Christmas and New Year’s are surcharged an additional £10.
You can get a fine if you park:
- In a disabled parking area without a valid Blue Badge
- Outside a marked area
- On double yellow lines
Note: Vehicles above 2 meters in height cannot access the park and ride areas.
How to Check About Park and Ride Maintenance Work
Park and ride maintenance work might affect your travel plans. Follow this Transport for West Midland link to find up-to-date information on all ongoing park and ride maintenance work.