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Ground transportation to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

As the chief airport for Alabama’s leafy city of Birmingham, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International is a spacious facility that provides modern services, restaurants & shops perfect for getting familiar with the elevated terrain. The airport is home to one large terminal that is separated into three concourse areas; Concourse A, B and C. Two levels make up the inter-connected concourses, with arrivals along the lower level and departures on the upper. Ground transportation includes high-speed train connections via the free-of-charge Air Rail Link as well as three other commuter rail lines that pick up in Birmingham International Station. There are also express rides to the city via National Express and Megabus, plus car rental services and taxiways along ground level.


There are two main parking areas at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International; a large parking garage adjacent to the terminal and an economy lot separate from the building. The bi-level garage is home to over 5,000 spaces that provide both long-term and short-term rates, while the economy lot provides a few hundred surface spots. Valet is available along the upper level of the terminal’s curbside pick-up. Additional parking services include free battery jump starts as well as courtesy assistance for those who can’t find their car – there are also shuttles that pick up at the economy lot. If you have anymore questions, contact the Birmingham Airport Authority at (205) 599 0730.


Services at the airport include a range of simple perks as well as over-the-top amenities. Financial services include ATMs & currency exchanges, while business perks include two VIP lounges and nearby suites at the Ibis Birmingham Airport. Family services include a few baby-changing rooms as well as rentable strollers, not to mention expansive play areas & games at two separate Skye Zone areas. And for those in need of special last-minute items, look no further than the Boots pharmacy, which provides in-flight necessities as well as baby care products. Other unique services include a 24-hour observation deck that provides a view of the tarmac, while relaxing hair & exfoliating treatments are available at Cloud Spa.


Choose from less than a dozen shops & retailers while you wait, getting what you need from a couple of Hudson Newsstands, each named after iconic Alabama icons like the Vulcan and Alabama Theatre. Enjoy even more travel accessories as well as international news publications at the CNN Newsstand, also considering ethnically diverse reads & gifts at the Ebony Newsstand. Local merchandise includes collegiate gear at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame as well as race-themed accessories at Barber Motorsports. Other useful retailers include last-minute goods at World Duty Free, the Spar grocery store and Boots pharmacy.


Various eateries at Birmingham Airport bring out the vibrant atmosphere of the area - enjoy southern-style comfort food right in the terminal as well as international chains that offer familiar eats. Early-morning eats can be found at a handful of breakfast joints that include a couple of Starbucks locations and The Great American Bagel. Lunch options include fast food at Chick-Fil-A as well as grab-and-go options from Fresh Market and The Local Rustic Market. Sit down for a hearty dinner at various full-service options as well, choosing between the tailgate-style eats at Talladega Grille or gourmet burgers at Grounded in Birmingham, also considering classic smoky flavor at Jim’s Nick’s Bar-B-Q.