Welcome to Platinum, the premium bus service from National Express West Midlands.

Stretch your legs, charge your phone and access FREE Wifi, safe in the knowledge that we'll let you know when to get off the bus with our next stop announcements. 

To find out more about the full features of our Platinum buses and the growing number of routes which they serve click on the sections below.

Discover Platinum

What is Platinum?

Platinum offers a number of features which provides customers with an enhanced user experience. By offering these features we aim to keep our current customers and encourage non-bus users to make changes to their travel habits in order to grow use of public transport and help keep the West Midlands moving, taking more people out of their cars and onto our buses. 


*USB power only on 2016 vehicles

In addition to the on-board features we work closely with Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) to ensure bus stops are improved on the Platinum Routes and also ensure we have a regular set of drivers on each route who are specially trained to drive these vehicles and fully understand the route and features that they consist of.  

Platinum Routes

Birmingham city centre | Coventry

via Yardley (Swan Island), Sheldon, Meriden & Allesley & Birmingham Business Park

Birmingham city centre | Solihull

via Digbeth & Heybarnes Circus (limited stop)

Birmingham city centre - Sutton Coldfield

902 via Gravelly Hill, Four Oaks Stn & Mere Green 904 via Good Hope Hospital & Walmley Ash Road 905 via Four Oaks Stn & Mere Green

Merry Hill | Birmingham city centre

Halesowen, Quinton & Bearwood

Solihull | Birmingham

Chelmsley Wood

Birmingham | Sutton Coldfield

Pype Hayes & Walmey & Falcon Lodge

Birmingham city centre | Walsall

via Scott Arms

Birmingham | Frankley


Birmingham city centre | Wolverhampton

via Dudley

Wolverhampton | Walsall

via Willenhall

Brownhills West | Birmingham city centre

934 via Perry Barr (Wellhead Lane) & Barr Beacon
935 via Hundred Acre Road & Barr Beacon
936 via Barr Beacon & Walsall Wood
937 via Aldridge, Streetly & Kingstanding

Birmingham city centre | Walsall

via Old Oscott & Rushall (limited stop)

Same great prices as our other buses

Although our Platinum Buses offer a range of features that our other buses and those of competitors cannot match, we continue to keep prices on these services in line with the rest of our pricing structure