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Where to stay, airport or city

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Where to stay, airport or city

We will be flying home from B'ham but will be arriving the day before we leave so have some free time. Should we give up our hire car and stay near the airport - is there good links into the city - or hang onto the car and stay somewhere reasonably accessible to the airport allowing us a day's sightseeing? Thanks.

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1. Re: Where to stay, airport or city

There's a train from the airport to central Brum - but you aren't that far from Coventry, Warwick & Stratford-upon-Avon

birminghamairport.co.uk/getting-to-the-airpo…

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2. Re: Where to stay, airport or city

Birmingham airport is right next to Birmingham International train station.

And it is one stop from that station to New Street station, which is in the centre of Birmingham.

(Note the airport is also next to the NEC exhibition centre if you are looking for hotels. Any hotel which says NEC / Airport will do)

So getting from the airport area to the centre of Birmingham is easy.

But as has been said, from the airport you can also drive to Stratford or Warwick (about 30 minutes drive) or Coventry (about 15 minutes drive).

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3. Re: Where to stay, airport or city

The other replies are correct and I agree with them. I would return hire car, check into airport hotel to leave luggage and then take train into city centre for a good look around. If you are here before Christmas, it is particularly lovely with the Christmas markets in New Street, Victoria and Chamberlain Squares. You will not need a car if you are visiting Birmingham city centre. If however looking around a city is not your thing, then keep the car and go to Warwick or Stratford for the day. Both are very attractive historic towns which are nearby.

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5. Re: Where to stay, airport or city

Thanks, I think returning the car and staying at the airport is the best. We have visited both Warwick and Stratford before and having had a look at what there is to do in Brum I think a visit to Aston Hall and a canal trip will keep us occupied.

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6. Re: Where to stay, airport or city

Take a look at the Birmingham NEC Hotel Desk (which is basically hotels near Airport too..) and also the IBIS and Premier Inn websites to find a hotel.

www.birmingham-nec.hotel-desk.net

www.premierinn.com

www.ibishotel.com

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