The Birmingham Toolkit

Connected City

Birmingham is ideally placed at the heart of the country, offering exceptional connections to local, national and global networks. The city is at the hub of the UK’s road and rail infrastructure – its international airport handles over nine million passengers a year, with direct flights to cities in Europe, North America and Asia.

  • Rail - With three main train stations in the heart of the city centre, getting into Birmingham train is simple. Birmingham Moor Street, Snow Hill and New Street stations service routes across the country, and Birmingham New Street Station alone services more than 140,000 people every day. 
  • New Street is the busiest interchange station in the UK with a train leaving the station every 37 seconds
  • The redevelopment of New Street Station has increased the capacity of the station from 32 million passengers per year to 52 million.
  • Road - Birmingham is in the heart of England’s motorway network linking the M1, M5, M6, M40 and M42. Overall the transport connections across Birmingham put more than 90% of the UK market within a four hour journey time of the city. 
  • Coach - The city centre is a nationwide hub for National Express Coaches, which offer journeys to Birmingham from 500 locations in Europe and provide access to 1,200 destinations in England, Scotland and Wales via Birmingham
  • Air - Birmingham Airport is the third largest airport outside of London, with over 50 airlines providing connections to over 140 destinations. Birmingham International train station located at the airport gets you into the city centre in 10 minutes — a short and stress-free journey. 

Good transport is crucial to underpin Birmingham’s ongoing economic regeneration and help cement its future as a vibrant, global city. With some of the most ambitious projects the city has ever seen, Birmingham is strengthening its already impressive connectivity credentials.