The heart of Connectivity at the
Heart of England


  • Road

  • Rail

  • AIR

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  • TRAM


At the centre of the UK motorway network, Birmingham is ideally located, with links to the M5, M6, M40 and M42. Whilst the A34 and A38 offer access to the city. Within the city centre itself there are 25,000 parking spaces close to or within easy reach of Eastside Locks.

Birmingham International Airport 9.5 miles 20 mins
Manchester 95 miles 1 hr 41 mins
Bristol 98 miles 1 hr 42 mins
Leeds 119 miles 2 hrs 4 mins
London 118 miles 2 hr 13 mins


Eastside Locks is well served by the three neighbouring stations of Moor Street, New Street and Snow Hill, which all provide excellent rail connections locally, regionally and nationally. Whilst the new HS2 high speed rail service will see journey times between London and Birmingham reduced to just 49 minutes.

London Euston 1 hr 15 mins (every 20 mins)
Leeds 2 hrs (every hour)
Bristol 1 hr 30 mins (every 30 mins)
Nottingham 1 hr 15 mins (every 30 mins)
Manchester 1 hr 30 mins (every 30 mins)
Edinburgh 4 hrs (every 30 mins)
Glasgow 4 hrs (every hour)
Cardiff 2 hrs (every hour)


Birmingham International Airport acts as the gateway to the region for more than nine million passengers every year, with over 50 airlines providing connections to more than 100 destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, North America, the Middle East and even further afield.


Birmingham has a comprehensive bus network providing transport across the city and within the West Midlands.

More than 70% of buses within the city centre travel within or adjacent to Eastside Locks, accessing the Moor Street Queensway bus mall.


Birmingham’s multi-million pound tram extension project will continue to improve transport links throughout the city, with the first stage linking major rail hubs Snow Hill station and New Street station. The second stage will connect New Street to Centenary Square. A further extension will see the creation of the Eastside Metro route linking the city centre to the forthcoming HS2 high peed rail station at Curzon Street in Eastside, before connecting on through to the city creative quarter in Digbeth.


Mins to London

The forthcoming HS2 rail station will reduce journey times to london to 49 mins.

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