Getting Around Birmingham
The best way to explore Birmingham is on foot as the majority of
the city centre is now pedestrianised and the canals, which have
been cleaned up, make for attractive walkways. The majority of
transport used in Birmingham and the West Midlands area are buses.
There is no central bus station, but a bus stop can be found on
almost every corner. Travel West Midlands is the main operator; a
single fare costing between £0.80 to £1.10 and a Daysaver ticket,
allowing unlimited bus travel for one day costing £3. An exact fare
is required when boarding the bus, as drivers will not give change.
Black cabs can be hailed in the street or reached at one of the
many taxi ranks in the city centre, the main ones situated at New
Street Station, Stephenson Street and Digbeth Coach Station. New
Street and Moor Street train stations provide rail connections to
destinations throughout the UK. For coach transfers to other major
towns and cities, National Express is a good bet.