The Birmingham Convention & Visitor Bureau (BCVB), 150 New St., in the City Centre (tel. 0870/2250127; www.beinbirmingham.com), is open Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pm, Sunday 10:30am to 4:30pm. The BCVB assists travelers in arranging accommodations, obtaining theater or concert tickets, and planning travel itineraries.
Birmingham's City Centre hosts a number of attractions within easy walking distance. Centro (tel. 0121/200-2787; www.centro.org.uk) provides information on all local bus and rail services within Birmingham and the West Midlands area. For bus use only, a Day Saver Pass costs £3.40 for one adult and is an economical way to use the Centro bus system. For the metro and buses, a weekly Centro Card costs from £15 to £22 depending on what zones you travel. Exact change is required on one-way local bus and train trips. Taxis queue at various spots in the City Centre, rail stations, and the National Exhibition Centre. Travelers can also ring up a radio-cab operator such as TOA Taxis at (tel. 0121/4278888; www.taxinumber.com).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.