BHX Spotting

Spotting Help for Birmingham Airport

In my opinion, i have found the best 6 places, to view and take photos/videos of planes. I will describe each of the 6 areas, including directions.

Area 1 - Marston Green Footpath
From the Marston Green Train Station, find the car park, opposite Marston House, on Elmdon Lane. From the car park, head north on the footpath, until you come to some benches at the end of the runway.

Area 2 - Hatchford Brook Golf Course
From the airport, head south on Airport Way. At the first roundabout, take the 1st exit. Then at the immediate next roundabout, take the 3rd exit, Bickenhill Lane, B4438. Then at the next roundabout take the 5th exit, Bickenhill Lane, B4438. At the large roundabout, take the 5th exit, Coventry Road, A45. After the Travel Lodge (to your left), go straight on. Before the Eagle Court Business Park, there will be a footpath to your right, walk down there and follow the fence line until you hit the corner.

Area 3 - Cargo Terminal Multi-Storey Carpark
From the airport, head south on Airport Way. At the first roundabout, take the 1st exit. Then at the immediate next roundabout, take the 3rd exit, Bickenhill Lane, B4438. Then at the next roundabout take the 5th exit, Bickenhill Lane, B4438. At the large roundabout, take the 5th exit, Coventry Road, A45. After the Travel Lodge (to your left), take the first right, Terminal Road (Air Cargo Centre). Follow road, until you see 'Multi Storey Freeport' to your right, drive in, and go to the top floor.

Area 4 - Bickenhill Footpath
From the airport, head south on Airport Way. At the first roundabout, take the 1st exit. Then at the immediate next roundabout, take the 3rd exit, Bickenhill Lane, B4438. Then at the next roundabout take the 5th exit, Bickenhill Lane, B4438. At the large roundabout, take the 3rd exit, Catherine De Barnes Lane, B4438. After St. Peters Lanes (to your left), walk down the 2nd footpath to your right. Follow the hedge line, and look right for the runway.

Area 5 - Long Stay Carpark 1
From the airport, catch the Airparks bus to Long Stay Carpark 1. As the runway extension is currently taking place, the old spotting place is off limits. I suggest that you find the highest spot of the Long Stay Carpark 1, which is in the middle of the carpark.

Area 6 - Short & Medium Stay Carpark 1
From the airport, walk across to the Short & Medium Stay Carpark, take the elevator or stairs to the 7th floor. On the 7th floor, walk to the other end of the carpark, which is the most southern part of the carpark.