Travel in Birmingham

Birmingham is well placed at the heart of the UK. From its historic roots to its modern-day chic, it's a city that's always changing and has something for everyone. 

If you are travelling into Birmingham we always recommend looking at public transport options. 

National Rail and Coach services offer regular journeys into Birmingham and take the hassle of parking charges away. The journey can then be your time to relax and not get stressed queuing on the M5 or M6.

Whether you arrive by train or plane, bus or coach, once you're here we can help you travel around locally. 


Travel by bus 

Catching the bus in the area is easy, our journey planner will help you find the route and stops you need to get to your destination.

When you are on your route, wherever you see our logo our information will be there to help. 

You can download a map here and our free app will give you live departures to help make your trip as smooth as possible. 

Most buses are exact change so make sure you have a few coins, or grab yourself a Swift PAYG card, it's the cashless way to travel. 

There is a variety of day tickets whether you travel on your own or as a family. 

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Travel by train or Metro 

Our local rail network provides fast and convenient services operating up to every 10 minutes and the Metro network provides connections from Wolverhampton or West Bromwich into Birmingham. 

Why not Park and Ride? We have thousands of free parking spaces available at rail stations across the area. 

Our journey planner and app are all you need to help travel around and never be late. 

The network day-tripper for adults, children or families is the perfect way to travel hassle-free. With unlimited use on any bus, train or Metro after 9.30am or all day on weekends.

Journey Planner

Our journey planner will show you the way. Use postcodes for the best result. 

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Everyone needs a travel companion and our app is the best for travelling around our area. 



Travelling by public transport has its rewards with up to 50% off some top attractions. Download a voucher and show your ticket. 

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Swift Cards

Order your card in advance to be delivered to your home, or pick one up from a travel centre. Swift is the smarter way to travel. 

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