Birmingham by Bus
Connecting people throughout the Midlands and beyond, buses in the West Midlands are one of the main sources of public transport
Public transport is an excellent and economical way to travel around the city with a bus network that spans across the entire West Midlands.
Getting into the city centre from other UK destinations is also made simple thanks to Birmingham being situated in the heart of the country. The numerous motorways surrounding the centre give national coaches quick and easy access to and from the second city.
- 84% of the public transport journeys in the West Midlands are by bus
- There are close to a million bus journeys across the West Midlands each day
- The headquarters of National Express coach network are based in Birmingham
Network West Midlands
Network West Midlands is your first port of call for information on tickets and passes for public transport.
For a monthly fee, you can have unlimited travel across your chosen section of the West Midlands saving you money on your commute to work, day trips and weekend getaways. Tickets and Swift Cards are valid across all Centro services within the set boundary meaning you can hop on and off as you please.
Birmingham Coach Station, formerly Digbeth Coach Station, is only a short walk from the city centre and serves as a Birmingham's hub for coaches from all over the country. The station and its ticket machines are conveniently open 24 hours a day allowing passengers to book journeys at any time of day.
If you are travelling towards the capital, there is an hourly service to and from London Victoria. National Express coaches also link Birmingham to 500 locations in Europe plus a further 1,200 destinations in Britain.
Birmingham Airport is easily accessible by bus; the 900 bus service travels from Birmingham Moor Street in the city centre to the airport throughout the day with an evening service running seven days a week. There are also a number of additional services from Sutton Coldfield, Solihull and Erdington which serve the airport.
A great way to explore Birmingham is on the top of a tour bus taking you on a journey through the rich history and landmarks of Birmingham. If it's your first time visiting the city or even if you've been here beforeand want to experience the history of the area, taking a tour is both informative and brilliantly entertaining.
The Big Brum Buz is one of the most popular tourist services in the city with experienced and fun guides with boundless knowledge of Birmingham to share. For more details on the tours they offer click here.
Discover More about transport in Birmingham
There are plenty of transport options for travelling in and around the Birmingham region including relaxing trips across the canals and regular trains taking you across the nation and beyond.