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About the Commonwealth Games
The Commonwealth Games bring are a sporting competition exclusively for countries part of the Commonwealth, former and current British colonies and territories dating back to 1930. Today approximately 72 countries participate in these games with some of the nations including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Cyprus, Belize and more. Like the Olympic Games, this event is held every 4 years and hosted by successful bidding cities, in 2022 the UK's Birmingham is set to be host. The games are founded on the principles of humanity, equality and destiny. Although a competitive event the games are often regarded as a ‘Friendly Games’, aiming to inspire athletes from all participating nations to embrace the spirit of friendship, fair play and sport. 2022 marks Birmingham's turn to play host following the 2018 games down under in the Gold Coast. This event will be the UK's third time hosting the tournament and the city of Birmingham and wider West Midlands first.
How to fly to Birmingham 2022
If travelling to Birmingham from within the UK then you are easily able to do so. Birmingham airport has direct domestic services to Aberdeen, Belfast City, Belfast International, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Jersey, Inverness, Isle of Man. This makes it really easy to fly to the Commonwealth Games from other parts of the UK. However, Birmingham is centrally located and close to other major cities so there are no domestic flights from other places such as London, Manchester, Cardiff, Liverpool and more. You may need to use public or private transport to reach Birmingham from these locations.
Flying from an international destination
Birmingham Airport has a wide range of international destinations you can travel from. You can easily travel from Delhi, Amritsar, Istanbul, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Cancun, Hurghada, Malta, Sofia, Lisbon, Geneva, Dubai and more. The airport offers numerous international destinations primarily within Europe. However, Lufthansa, KLM, Air France and Emirates all operate direct services to their hub airports you could easily connect via one of these airlines hubs onto Birmingham. You could also fly into one of the UK's other major international airports such as Manchester or Heathrow.
Airports close to Birmingham Commonwealth Games
The closest airport to Birmingham 2022 is Birmingham Airport. The airport is about 30 minutes to the city centre making transfer times really short. The airport offers great connections internationally making it easy to fly to. However, Birmingham is one of the smaller international airports in the UK so it additionally could be easier to fly to a different region in Britain and transit. London Heathrow offers a wide range of international services making it attractive and is only 2 hours to Birmingham. Manchester is also another option being north of Birmingham and just under 2 hours away. The airport also offers a wide range of international destinations making it an attractive alternative. London boasts 4 other airports you could also fly into, but Heathrow is the best alternative to Birmingham.
Birmingham Airport (BHX)
Birmingham Airport is the airport closest to the city and closest to the Commonwealth Games. The airport offers a wide range of airlines and destinations across the UK, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and North Africa and the Middle East. Major international airlines serve the airport making it really easy to connect via their hub airport onto Birmingham Airport. The airport is connected to Birmingham City centre via Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, West Midlands Trains and London Northwestern Railway services to Birmingham New Street. Local and intercity bus services also help get you from the airport to Birmingham. The airport also has numerous taxi companies and hire rental outlets to choose from.
Distance to Birmingham 2022: 15 miles (30 mins approx)
✈ Domestic British airlines: Aurigny, Blue Islands, British Airways, Eastern Airways, Jet2.com, Loganair and TUI Airways
✈ International airlines: Aer Lingus, Air France, Air India, Austrian Airlines, BH Air, Blue Air, Brussels Airlines, Corendon Airlines, EasyJet, Emirates, Eurowings, KLM, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, SunExpress, Swiss International Air Lines, Turkish Airlines, Vueling and Wizz Air.
Manchester Airport (MAN)
Manchester Airport is another international airport you could choose to fly into. The airport is located in northwest England and is under 2 hours from Birmingham. The airport offers a range of airlines and destinations across the UK, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. The airport makes an attractive alternative to Birmingham and Heathrow. The airport is connected to Manchester by national rail services as well as the Manchester Metrolink. You can easily get from the airport to Birmingham via Transpennine services to Manchester Piccadilly, changing to a CrossCountry train or by getting a Northern Trains service to Crewe from the airport and changing for either Avanti West Coast or London Northwestern Railway services. The airport is also served by numerous national and local bus services as well as numerous car hire and taxi companies.
Distance to Birmingham 2022: 86 miles (1hr 40mins approx)
✈ Domestic British airlines: Aurigny, Blue Islands, British Airways, Eastern Airways, Jet2.com, Loganair, TUI Airways and Virgin Atlantic
✈ International airlines: Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Air Malta, Air Transat, airBaltic, Austrian Airlines, BH Air, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Condor, Corendon Airlines, EasyJet, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Eurowings, Finnair, Freebird Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Nouvelair, Pakistan International Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, Saudia, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SunExpress, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Air Portugal, and Vueling.
London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
London Heathrow Airport is one of the many airports serving the London area, it is also the UK's primary international airport. Although not located that close to Birmingham it may prove a great alternative to Birmingham Airport. Heathrow has hundreds of international destinations and airlines making it extremely easy to arrive from one of the commonwealth countries. The airport offers destinations across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Oceania. If choosing to fly into Heathrow then a connection up to Birmingham will be needed. As the distance is around 2 hours domestic flights aren't available. You can easily use the National Express coach service to Birmingham or use one of the many taxi or car hire outlets. If you are transiting by train, then head to Marylebone Station and get a Chiltern Rail service to Birmingham Moor Street. Alternatively, head to Euston Station and get either an Avanti West Coast or London Northwestern Railway service to Birmingham New Street.
Distance to Birmingham 2022: 115 miles (2hr approx)
✈ Domestic British airlines: British Airways, Loganair and Virgin Atlantic
✈ International airlines: Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Algerie, Air Astana, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, Air Malta, Air Mauritius, Air Serbia, All Nippon Airways, American Airline, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Azerbaijan Airlines, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Blue Air, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Croatia Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Delta, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Eurowings, EVA Air, Finnair, Gulf Air, Hainan Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, Iran Air, ITA Airways, Japan Airlines, Jazeera Airways, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, LATAM, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Oman Air, Pakistan International Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Rwandair, Saudia, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Sky Express, Smartwings, South African Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Air Portugal, TAROM, Thai Airways, Tianjin Airlines, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, United Airlines, Ural Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Vistara and Wideroe.
When is the Commonwealth Games?
The 2022 Commonwealth Games are due to be held on 28th July with the final day being until 8th August 2022.
Where are the 2022 Games being held?
It was announced that the 2022 Commonwealth Games are to be hosted by the city of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.
How do I get tickets to Birmingham 2022?
To attend the events during Birmingham 2022 you will need to visit the official website. Tickets are currently on sale. If you are purchasing tickets from outside of the UK please visit your local Commonwealth Games website to purchase tickets.
Who is participating in the games?
Unlike the Olympic and Winter Olympic games held by the IOC, the Commonwealth Games is open to select nations. Any country which is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations is invited to participate in the competition. It is expected that 72 nations will participate including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Cyprus, Belize and more. Interestingly the UK doesn't compete as one but each nation (England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland) competes individually.
How do I fly to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games?
It is really easy to fly to Birmingham 2022. The easiest airport to arrive at is Birmingham Airport as it is about 30 minutes from the city centre. The UK is a small country and Birmingham is centrally located. This means that you could alternatively fly to Manchester or London Heathrow offering a wider range of destinations and airlines.
How do I buy flights to Commonwealth Games 2022?
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