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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Birmingham (BHX)

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Visiting from Sydney to Birmingham (UK)

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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 it's history, shopping, nightlife, 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.

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When to visit

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.

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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 greet you when you land and assist with your travel 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.

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Departure information

Fly from Sydney

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.

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. Visit Booking changes 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 contact anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important Information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

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