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Our operating area

The entire National Express West Midlands bus network

Use our operating area map to check where you can use your tickets

Our operating area
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Unlimited travel on all our buses across West Midlands

Includes everywhere shown on the above map including central Birmingham, Solihull and the parts of Staffordshire not covered by the Black Country area. The area stretches as far north as Stafford and Sutton Coldfield, south to Rubery and Wythall and east to Coleshill. 

You will need to purchase a West Midlands pass if you intend to travel in this area.

Places includes in this area are:

  • Birmingham City Centre
  • Erdington
  • Yardley
  • Acocks Green
  • Birmingham International Airport
  • Solihull
  • Castle Bromwich
  • Chelmsley Wood
  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Smethwick
  • Handsworth
  • Great Barr
  • Longbridge
  • Northfield
  • Quinton
  • Bearwood
  • Harborne

The eastern boundary of the area overlaps with the Coventry area around the A452, Meriden.

Unlimited travel on all our buses across the Black Country

Includes all parts of the Black Country and as far north as Burntwood, Cannock Hednesford and Coven; south to Halesowen and Stourbridge; and west as far as Codsall and Perton.

You can purchase a Black Country pass if your journeys will be wholly within this area.

The main places included in the Black Country area are:

This area borders the Birmingham, Solihull and Staffordshire area at: Halesowen / Quinton; Oldbury / Smethwick; West Bromwich / Handsworth and Pheasey / Great Barr and Gailey / Coven 

Unlimited travel on all our buses across Coventry

Includes Coventry and surrounding areas as far north as Bedworth and Keresley and along a southern corridor to Kenilworth and Leamington Spa.

You can purchase a Coventry pass if your journeys will be wholly within this area.

The main places included in the Coventry area are:

  • Coventry City Centre
  • Binley
  • Finham
  • Earlsdon
  • Canley
  • Longford
  • Bedworth
  • Meriden
  • Tile Hill
  • Hearsall Common
  • Leamington Spa
  • Kenilworth
  • Nuneaton

Staying in your local area? Take a look at our Low Fare Zone tickets

Metro, train and other bus operators

West Midlands Metro

If you intend to use NXWM buses and West Midlands Metro tram you will need to buy a West Midlands pass with a Metro add-on.


Using other operators

nBus and nNetwork tickets and cards are valid within the West Midlands County and to / from certain other destinations just outside of the county boundary. Please click here for the latest details.

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