Birmingham canals UK

Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Birmingham (UK) (BHX)

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Visiting from Melbourne to Birmingham (UK)

Birmingham travel information

Birmingham is the gateway to the West Midlands region of England. A popular city to visit, Birmingham hosts up to 33 million tourists every year and has one of the youngest populations in Europe. Discover history, shopping, nightlife and a vibrant arts calendar during your stay or taste a variety of cuisines inspired by the city’s cultural diversity and growing foodie scene. Birmingham’s central location makes it a great base from which to visit regions and attractions such as Black Country and Solihull.

When to visit

Best time to visit Birmingham

The best time to visit Birmingham is in the spring (March to May) or summer (June to August) when the city becomes livelier and the temperature is mild. Weather during summer is also perfect for outdoor activities, and the rain is less frequent. In winter the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market brings the city to life with festivities, while average daytime temperatures range from 6°C and 8°C and there is a possibility of snowfall. Despite the cold weather in the winter months, Birmingham is a great year-round destination with festivals and events happening through every season.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Birmingham Airport (BHX)Opens external site in a new window. Birmingham Airport, also known as BHX, was previously known as Birmingham International Airport and is located in Solihill around 13km (8 miles) from the city centre of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. It comprises of two terminal buildings and services international flights.

Arriving in Birmingham

The helpful staff at Birmingham Airport will be waiting to greet you when you land and assist you with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Birmingham from Birmingham Airport

Getting to and from Birmingham Airport is easy, with many different transport options to choose from including public transport and app-based rideshare services. If you’d like to travel by train, the airport is linked to the Birmingham International Station via a free and fast Rail Link service from the terminal. From here you can be connected via a vast network of destinations inside and outside Birmingham city. National Express bus services also depart from the airport terminal to Birmingham city centre. Licensed Black Taxis operate from the Birmingham Airport just outside the main terminal and Arrow Cars offer private car transfers, with prearranged pickups directly on the front of the building. Private shuttle services are also available to take you to your final destination. Rental cars are a great option to explore the city and wider region, and you’ll find several major car rental companies’ desks located in the Arrivals area of Birmingham Airport. Rental car collection points are next to the entrance of Car Park 4, around a five-minute walk from the terminal.

Getting around Birmingham

There are several modes of transport on offer to make getting around Birmingham easy. This is a well-connected city with an extensive public transport network including buses, trains and trams. Tram and buses offer regular services in and around the city with Network West Midlands. Walking is a great way to explore the city centre, especially in the warmer months. If you’d prefer to move around on wheels, cycling is a popular and safe mode of transport, with an impressive network of traffic-free cycling routes across the city. Taxis, a hop-on-hop off bus, rideshare apps and guided tours such as the popular Birmingham Canal Tour are also available.

Departure information

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called?

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site in a new window (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

Baggage allowance

Customers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are a allocated checked baggage allowance. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.

Checking in

Customers travelling from Melbourne can check-in online up to 24 hours in advance, using the Qantas app or visiting a kiosk at the airport.

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

Fly from with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down. 

Seamless check-in

Get your trip to off to the right start with a check-in option that best suits your needs. Visit a kiosk or desk at the airport to check in on arrival or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure.

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your fare. 

Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.

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