Easy to Get Around
Birmingham is a wonderful city to explore either on foot, by public transport or under your own steam by car.
However you decide to explore the city, you’re sure to find it easy to get around.
Exploring By Foot
Strolling around Birmingham is one of the best ways to see all of the sights. With plenty of pleasant pedestrianised zones, it’s easy to enjoy a safe and relaxed wander around the city’s compact centre with its shops, bars, restaurants and attractions.
Planning your walk around the centre is simple thanks to the Interconnect street totems which show all of the pedestrian routes as well the metro stops, bus interchanges and railways stations.
Buses And Metros
Birmingham has an excellent public transport network with both buses and metros linking all areas of the city. Trams run to Bull Street in the centre of the city as well as to New Street Station and Corporation Street and local rail services run from Snow Hill station to the wider surrounding area of Worcester and Solihull.
Buses cannot be hailed in Birmingham and therefore, passengers must wait at a designated stop in order to catch one of the bus services. Passengers must also pay the driver with exact change.
Thanks to Birmingham’s location in the heart of the UK, it is a transport hub for anyone travelling in the UK.
Birmingham has linked to the rest of the world via the city’s airport. With direct flights to over 150 different destinations worldwide, travellers can access the city centre direct from the airport with the free Air-Rail Link which takes just 2 minutes, with one of 5 different bus services, by taxi or, of course, by car.
There is ample car parking at the airport itself as well as at several park and ride locations in the local area.
Birmingham has a plentiful supply of taxis, including the TOA black cabs which serve the entire city and beyond.
The city centre itself has numerous taxi ranks, with the easiest ones to find being located at Digbeth Coach Station, on Stephenson Street and at New Street Station. Alternatively, it’s possible to hail a cab on the street.
Hiring A Bike
Birmingham’s Cycle Revolution project has seen countless traffic free cycle paths being introduced across the city. For those who don’t have their own bicycle, Brompton’s folding bike hire service is both flexible and affordable and, as an added bonus, the bikes can easily be taken on public transport.
Available from numerous locations city-wide, it is very easy to take advantage of this handy service by registering online, and leisure users can benefit from the scheme from just £5 per day.