Sunday, 14 July 2019

X1: Birmingham - Coventry



The X1 links the two major cities of the West Midlands, Birmingham and Coventry, via Birmingham's airport and the National Exhibition Centre. It runs every 20 minutes Mon-Sat daytimes, with a good evening and Sunday service and is operated by National Express West Midlands.


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Timetable

At the time of writing, the X1 runs every 20 minutes Mon-Sat daytimes, with a slightly less frequent service in the evenings. There is an hourly overnight service between Birmingham Airport and Birmingham City Centre.

See the full timetable on any of the following sites:




Places served




Maps

The X1 operates wholly within the County of West Midlands, for which public transport maps are produced by Network West Midlands. See the full range here.

Here are extracts from the maps that cover the X1's route:

Central Birmingham: The X1 serves tops MS4, PA1 and DS3, marked.




Coventry City Centre: The X1 uses stop H at Pool Meadow Bus Station, BS6 and UL3, marked.



Tickets


The cheapest day ticket valid throughout the route of the X1 is the National Express West Midlands Daysaver Ticket at £4 for an adult, when paying cash. It's £4.60 if you need to travel before 0930 on weekdays. Prices are about 10p lower if you pay by contactless. It's valid on all National Express West Midlands buses in this area.


If you need to connect with the buses of other operators, but will be remaining within the County of West Midlands, then the multi-operator 1 Day nBus is for you. For an adult it costs £4.20 (£5 if you need to travel before 0930 on weekdays). It is valid on the buses of all operators within the County of West Midlands.

Network West Midlands also offers multi-modal tickets for travel with the County of West Midlands by bus, tram and/or train.


If you're travelling by train from outside the County of West Midlands, then you can buy a Plusbus ticket for £3.40 with your train ticket. The following Plusbus tickets are valid all day on the full route of the X1 and on all buses in the County of West Midlands:




Stops

You can see a full list of stops served on the following pages:



Here are some of the major stops served:



Connections

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Alternatives

Sharing part of their route with the X1 are the X2 and 60, also operated by National Express West Midlands, which provide extra buses between Sheldon and Birmingham City Centre.

Trains run between New Street, Birmingham International and Coventry stations. See times here and fares here.


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All of the information in this post is correct at the time of writing, but please check the relevant links before travelling.