Fly To Birmingham, UK
Book cheap flights to Birmingham from South Africa online and enjoy the spoils of the UK’s second most populous city after London. Located in the centre of England, Birmingham is fast becoming a key international commercial hub. Not surprising considering the city earned the title of “the first manufacturing town in the world” in 1791!
Today, Birmingham is home to the second largest economy in the UK. This technologically driven place explores its artistic side through museums, galleries, theatres, great shopping centres and jazzy restaurants, cafes, bars, & nightclubs. As the UK's largest site of higher education, Birmingham houses six universities - The University of Birmingham, Aston University, Birmingham City University, University College Birmingham, the University of Law and Newman University. Only minor rivers and brooks, namely the River Rea and the River Cole serve Birmingham. Through its Big City Plan, the Government hopes to make Birmingham one of the top 20 most liveable cities in the world by 2031. Explore this beautiful place and enjoy being called a “Brummie” for as long as you can handle with flights to Birmingham from Travelstart South Africa.
Visa Requirements and SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do require a UK Visa for Birmingham and the United Kingdom.
- The South African Honorary Consulate in the Midlands is situated in Birmingham. Fort Dunlop, Frot Parkway, West Midlands, B24 9FE. Phone 084 538 80473.
See and do
Connect with nature at Lickey Hills and the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham. Travel back to the times of industrial expansion with Birmingham Back to Backs, the houses built for the then growing factory worker population.
Jewellery Quarter displays a jewellery workshop at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and that of pen in The Pen Museum. National Motorcycle Museum pleases bike lovers. The cradle of the Industrial Revolution, the Old Iron Bridge – the world’s first iron bridge stands tall. Britain’s oldest working cinema, Electric Cinema has shown movies since 1909! While you can shake and groove to the tunes of Symphony Hall concerts, paint the town red at Birmingham Delta Force Paintball - Beechwood. Bittell Reservoir, Jesus Fellowship Church, St. Philip's Cathedral, Victoria Square, and Grand Prix Karting are just few of the several other places to explore.
Birmingham Airport – BHX
Location: Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands, England.
Food and beverage: The airport has several cafes, restaurants, and bar outlets, such as Caffé Nero, Costa, Soho, Burger King, Meridian Bar & Restaurant, etc.
Currency Exchange: With 6 counters at the airport, American Express gets you convenient access to over 50 foreign currencies.
Lost Luggage Help: The lost property office is situated on the first floor of the airport, next to Boots. Phone: 0121 767 7987.
Airport Hotels: There are several hotels near the airport.
Car Hire: Budget, Europcar, National, Hertz, Avis, Sixt, and Enterprise Rent-a-car are the seven airport cab service providers.
Airport Hub: Birmingham Airport - BHX is a hub for Thomson Airways (TOM).