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Travelcard operating area map

The entire National Express West Midlands bus network

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

Travelcard operating area map

Travelcard operating area map
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Birmingham and Solihull area

Includes central Birmingham, Solihull and 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 Travelcard if you intend to travel in this area.

The main places included 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.

Black Country area

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 Travelcard 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 

Coventry area

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 Travelcard 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

West Midlands Metro / Other operators

West Midlands Metro

If you intend to use NXWM buses and West Midlands Metro tram you will need to buy a West Midlands travelcard 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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