Our university is a major hub of the South Birmingham bus network. Staff and students alike benefit from reduced bus passes, a £1 fare to the city centre and excellent-value group tickets.

Services to UoB

Eight local routes (1A, 61, 63, X64, 76, X20, X21, X22) directly serve campus, linking the university to the City Centre, local train stations and neighbourhoods, and the circular 11 route runs nearby. National Express is the main service provider. All services can be found on a good journey planner.

25% off Staff Bus Pass

Staff members benefit from an interest-free loan for their annual National Express bus pass, repaid in instalments via payroll. Even better, the cost of the pass is 25% off full price, exclusively for UoB staff. Applications for this scheme are via the payroll department.

Student Passes

There are a range of discounted student bus passes available directly from NX Bus (the main bus company for most routes near UoB) or West Midland Network, whose passes can include all bus companies, local trains, trams, and travel across the region

It is worth taking time to consider which type of pass is right for you between the monthly, termly and yearly options, and the bus-only or bus and train options. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need advice.

£1 fare—The Hop

University of Birmingham staff and students can travel between Selly Oak, the main campus and the city centre for £1, by showing university ID when you get on board.

Contactless Payments and Useful Apps

NX Bus’s mtickets app is a practical way to buy single tickets, passes and excellent-value group tickets. You can also make contactless payments on their buses.

A good map and journey planner are useful companions when out and about on public transport.



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