There are 7 ways to get from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Download Festival by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus via Derby  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
  2. Take the bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Castle Donington, Donington Park (Donington Park Entrance) Skylink Leicester Derby

$41 - $97

Cheapest option

Bus via Coventry, Sainsbury's  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Coventry, Sainsbury's to Haymarket Bus Station 48
  2. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Castle Donington, Donington Park (Donington Park Entrance) Skylink Leicester Derby

$22 - $26

5 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Airport to Leicester National Express
  2. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Castle Donington, Donington Park (Donington Park Entrance) Skylink Leicester Derby

$23 - $30

Train, bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham International to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
  3. Take the bus from Sawley, The Bell to Castle Donington, Donington Park (Donington Park Entrance)

$42 - $102

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Download Festival 36.8 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Download Festival 36.8 miles

$7 - $12

Towncar  •  46 min

  1. Take a town car from Birmingham Airport to Download Festival 36.8 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Download Festival is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Download Festival is to taxi which takes 46 min and costs £130 - £160.

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The distance between Birmingham Airport (BHX) and Download Festival is 48 km. The road distance is 59 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to get from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Download Festival, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Download Festival. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Airport and arriving at Castle Donington, Donington Park (Donington Park Entrance) via St Margaret's Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 21 min.

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What companies run services between Birmingham Airport (BHX), England and Download Festival, England?

You can take a bus from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Download Festival via Leicester, St Margaret's Bus Station, and Castle Donington, Donington Park (Donington Park Entrance) in around 2 h 21 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Birmingham International to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $29
Anytime Single
$25 - $40
Off-Peak Single
$8 - $13
Train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$2 - $4
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $7
First Anytime Day Single
$5 - $8
Bus operators
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Castle Donington, Donington Park (Donington Park Entrance)
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Castle Donington, Donington Park (Donington Park Entrance)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Trent Barton
Phone
01773 712265
Email
talk@trentbarton.co.uk
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Sawley, The Bell to Castle Donington, Donington Park (Donington Park Entrance)
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Stagecoach Warwickshire
Phone
01604 67 60 60
Email
midlands.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Coventry, Sainsbury's to Haymarket Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Download Festival
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
TOA Taxis
Phone
+44 121 427 8888
Website
toataxis.co.uk
Birmingham Taxis
Phone
+44 121 775 0017
Website
taxisbirmingham.co.uk
Golden Line Taxis
Phone
+44 1926 777 777
Website
goldenlinetaxiswarwick.co.uk
Golden Line Taxis
Phone
+44 1926 777 777
Website
goldenlinetaxiswarwick.co.uk
Taxis 4 U
Phone
+44 1926 487920
Jayride
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Birmingham Airport to Download Festival
Estimated price
$100 - $150

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