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.)
Please note that the A38 tunnels through the city centre will be closed for six weeks this summer while essential refurbishment is carried out.
The St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels will be completely closed to all traffic from 19 July to 2 September. The closure will be preceded by four weeks of overnight closures, from 10pm to 6am, and followed by up to two weeks of similar overnight closures.
Customers are advised to allow for extra journey time when travelling to either Town Hall or Symphony 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.
There is a taxi rank on Broad Street alongside Symphony Hall.
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.
Birmingham International Airport. Frequent trains to the City Centre run from the adjacent Birmingham International Station.