Friday, 17 January 2014

110: Birmingham - Tamworth

Arriva 110 links Britain's second city with what was once the capital of much of England. Operated by Arriva under their posh Sapphire brand, it runs every 15 minutes Mon-Sat daytimes, 30 mins Sunday daytimes and hourly in the evenings. It's most useful for visiting Drayton Manor Theme Park. Click here to discover other bus routes in the Midlands.


Useful overview maps:

Places served:

The 110 leaves from Stop BS6 opposite the Square Peg pub on Corporation Street in Central Birmingham.

Buses towards Tamworth call at stop EQ opposite Erdington Library on Sutton New Road.
Buses towards Birmingham use stop EC on the other side of Sutton New Road.

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Buses towards Tamworth use stop YN, opposite the Co-Operative supermarket on Birmingham Road in Yenton.
Buses towards Birmingham use stop YB opposite, outside Coral bookmakers.

Buses towards Tamworth call at stop SH on Lower Parade opposite McDonalds by the Gracechurch Shopping Centre in Sutton Coldfield.
Buses towards Birmingham call at stop SD, also on Lower Parade, opposite Marks & Spencer.

Buses towards Tamworth use this stop on Tamworth Road at Fazeley Square. This is the nearest stop for Drayton Manor.
Buses towards Birmingham use this stop on Lichfield Street at Fazeley Square. This is also the nearest stop for Drayton Manor.

In Tamworth, the 110 starts from stop A2 on Corporation Street, outside Tamworth Assembly Rooms.


See the full timetable here.

Here are the live departure boards for major stops towards Tamworth:

...and back towards Birmingham:


The cheapest day ticket that is valid on the whole of route 110 is the Arriva Midlands DaySaver at £6.20. Arriva also offers local tickets valid in Tamworth, that also cover Fazeley.

The Plusbus tickets for Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and Tamworth are accepted on the 110 in their respective zones only.

Within the County of West Midlands, Network West Midlands' range of all-operator tickets are valid on the 110 from Birmingham as far as Fox Hill Road in Roughley. An adult one day nBus currently costs £4.60.


110 and major connecting routes. Not to scale. Arriva Midlands DaySaver is valid on red routes. Green routes are run by other operators.

From Central Birmingham, you can connect to the following major bus routes and destinations:

You can also catch trains from New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill. Snow Hill is also where the Midland Metro tram service runs to Wolverhampton.

The 110 passes near to the following railway stations on the Cross City Line: Gravelly Hill, Erdington, Chester Road, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield.

From Sutton Coldfield, you can reach Burton-on-Trent by bus with Midland Classic X12. See a full spider map of all bus connections from Sutton Coldfield, click here.

From Tamworth railway station, you can catch trains in four directions, including towards Burton-on-Trent, Derby and Nottingham.

Change buses in Tamworth for Arriva 765/785 towards either Lichfield or Nuneaton.


Arriva 116 takes a different route between Birmingham and Tamworth. National Express routes 902, 904 and 905 take the same route as the 110 between Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield. You can also take the train: Times here and here and fares here.

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