CREDIT: Newsteam and TWM

Transport Links

By Road

Birmingham is at the hub of a comprehensive motorway network that connects to every corner of the country via the M5, M6, M40 and M42. Follow signs to Birmingham City Centre then follow the brown tourist signs to the Convention Centre and NIA. (Town Hall and Symphony Hall themselves are not featured on road signage.)


Town Hall
There are taxi ranks on Colmore Row and at the bottom of Hill Street. Taxis travel along Pinfold Street but there is no taxi rank there.

Symphony Hall
There is a taxi rank on Broad Street alongside Symphony Hall.

By Rail

Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill stations are within easy walking distance of Town Hall and Symphony Hall. Moor Street and Five Ways are slightly further away but still within walking distance. (NB Birmingham International serving Birmingham International Airport and The NEC, is approximately 10 miles away.)

There are fast and frequent rail services to the centre of Birmingham with free parking at many Centro stations. The Centro Hotline on 0121 200 2700 (open 7.30am – 10.30pm every day except Christmas Day) can help you plan your journey.

Please note From 28 April 2013, as part of a project to rebuild New St. Station, entrances and exits you may have used previously will be closed and the first half of the new station will open.

If you’re travelling to or from Birmingham New Street, it is adivsable to familiarise yourself with the new station layout before travelling, particularly the locations of the new entrances. More information can be found here.

Rail Works & Travel – Please Note

We suggest you check the situation before travelling and allow additional time for your journey if rail work is planned.

Please contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 for information on engineering works as close to travel as possible and Network Rail Helpline on 08457 114141 for information about Birmingham New Street.

National Rail Enquiries website

By Air

Birmingham International Airport. Frequent trains to the City Centre run from the adjacent Birmingham International Station.