Birmingham Travel Information
Welcome to our Birmingham travel section. Here you'll find information on Birmingham Airport, railway routes, coach links, the Midland Metro tram system and local bus services. Birmingham has an integrated transport system which means local trains, trams and buses operate together. You can buy a travel card to use across all types of transport in the city and beyond. See below for some ticket options.
There is a limited bus service in Birmingham during the night with several routes operating 24 hours including the service to Birmingham Airport.
Birmingham Air Travel
Birmingham has its own airport located south east of the city. It can be reached from Birmingham International railway station by a free 'Air-Rail Link' system.
Birmingham is a central hub for UK railways. Direct services operate from here to nearly every part of the country including London Euston, London Marylebone, Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Scotland.
Birmingham Metro System
The first Midland Metro line opened in 1999. An electrically powered tram system, it was built on the old railway line between Birmingham Snow Hill railway station and Wolverhampton via the towns of West Bromwich and Wednesbury.
Birmingham Road Transport
Birmingham is well connected by Road Transport. There are two coach operators competing for business which have greatly reduced fares between Birmingham and London. Local bus users aren't so lucky with National Express West Midlands operating a near monopoly in the city.
Canals in Birmingham add up to over 100 miles, some saying that Birmingham has more canals than Venice. Ok, the quantity might not beat the quality of Venice but Birmingham's canals were the life-blood of the Victorian industrial era.
Birmingham Driving Information
Driving through Birmingham during the morning and evening rush hours is very difficult to say the least! In this section we will feature information on main routes through the city and parking in Birmingham.