Sustainable travel - Public transport

Birmingham is brilliant for buses and tremendous for trains and trams. There’s a huge network linking everyone to everything. You can easily plan your journey around Birmingham and the West Midlands and buy tickets at TfWM.


Transport for West Midlands has online timetables and fare information, with easy ticket buying and route planning. Alternatively, call 0871 200 22 33 for timetable information (calls from landlines and mobiles cost 12p per minute; your phone company may add its own access charge but it will tell you about this).

More and more local buses have facilities such as low floors for easy access for wheelchair users and pushchairs. Birmingham buses can’t be hailed to be stopped; passengers wishing to board or leave a bus should do so at an official bus stop.

Visit Transport for West Midlands for more bus information

Train & Coach

Trainline is Europe’s leading train and coach website and app. They work with 270 rail and coach companies to offer customers travel to thousands of destinations in and across 45 countries in Europe. They aim to bring together all rail, coach and other travel services into one simple experience so people can get the best prices and smart, real-time travel info on the go.

Search for train and coach times at Trainline.

Visit Megabus and FlixBus for more coach services to and from Birmingham.

Tram - West Midlands Metro

Birmingham's modern tram system, the West Midlands Metro, is a convenient and efficient way for visitors to explore our amazing city with ease.

The tram lines connect key areas around Birmingham, including the city centre and Jewellery Quarter, and extend out to connect to Wolverhampton. You can hop on by the iconic Library of Birmingham and hop off at Wolverhampton train station!

The trams use a zone-based ticketing system that gives visitors more flexibility in their travel plans. You can buy single journey tickets, or day passes for unlimited travel within specific zones for a day, a week or more.

The tram system not only ensures swift travel but also offers a unique perspective of the city and surrounding areas, allowing visitors to absorb its vibrant atmosphere while seamlessly connecting them to the best Birmingham has to offer.

For more information or to buy your tickets, visit West Midlands Metro.

Park and ride

There are park-and-ride sites across most of the West Midlands transport network. There is parking for cars and bikes. All sites are well-lit, with CCTV and help points, where you can speak to someone by pressing a button.

Most parking at train stations and along the West Midlands Metro line is free - find out more on the TfWM website

Swift Pay As You Go

The cashless way to travel. Simply load credit to your card to buy single, return and day tickets on the bus and tram.

No more hassle finding the exact change, just ask your bus or tram driver for your ticket when you board. With most bus operators accepting Swift Pay As You Go and offering a discount, as well as discounted fares on the West Midlands Metro, if you pay cash on the bus or tram then switch today to start saving.

Find out more about Swift

You can easily plan your train journey and book tickets by visiting the Travel for West Midlands website. For National Rail Enquiries call +44 (0)8457 48 49 50. Cross CountryTrains also offer services to Birmingham from popular UK locations such as Plymouth, Newcastle and Cardiff.