Local buses run from a convenient hub on Corporation St, just north of where it connects with New St. For routes, pick up a free copy of the Network Birmingham Map and Guide from the tourist office. Single-trip tickets start from £1.50.
Be aware that bus stops may change during construction works in the city centre and journey times may be extended.
All the big car-hire companies have town and airport offices.
TOA Taxis is a reliable black-cab taxi firm.
Tickets & Passes
Various saver tickets covering buses and trains are available from the Network West Midlands Travel Centre at New St station.
Commuter trains to destinations in the north of Birmingham (including Aston) operate from Moor St station.
Birmingham's single tram line, the Metro (www.nxbus.co.uk), links New St station with Wolverhampton via the Jewellery Quarter, West Bromwich and Dudley. Tickets start from £1.
An extension from New St to Birmingham Town Hall and Centenary Sq is due to open in 2021.