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Getting Here and Around
Bus 900 runs from the airport to the city center every 20 minutes; a taxi will cost you around £25. Try to avoid the city's convoluted road network. Drivers are often surprised that Birmingham's inner ring road twists through the city center. Parking in the center is free from 6 pm to 8 am.
New Street train station is right in the center of the city, close to the Bullring shopping center. The bus station is at Oxford Street, a few minutes' walk from the Bullring.
Most of the central sights, which are well signposted, form a tight-knit group. The easiest way to get around the city is on foot, though you'll need a bus for the Barber Institute and Cadbury World, and a short Metro (tram) trip for the Jewellery Quarter. A Daytripper ticket covering bus, train, and Metro travel costs £6. The tourist information center, the best place to pick up a map, is close to the public bus and rail stations. It has details of heritage walks.
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