Welcome to Platinum, the premium bus service from National Express West Midlands and National Express Coventry.

Stretch your legs, charge your phone and access FREE Wifi, safe in the knowledge that we'll let you know when to get off the bus with our next stop announcements. 

Although our Platinum buses offer a range of additional features, we continue to keep prices on these services in line with the rest of our fares.

To find out more about our Platinum buses and the growing number of routes which they serve, browse the sections below.

Discover Platinum

What is Platinum?

Platinum offers a number of features which provides customers with an enhanced user experience. By offering these features we aim to keep our current customers and encourage non-bus users to make changes to their travel habits in order to grow use of public transport and help keep the West Midlands moving, taking more people out of their cars and onto our buses. 


*USB power only on 2016 vehicles

In addition to the on-board features we work closely with Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) to ensure bus stops are improved on the Platinum Routes and also ensure we have a regular set of drivers on each route who are specially trained to drive these vehicles and fully understand the route and features that they consist of.  

Platinum Routes

Birmingham city centre | Coventry

via Yardley (Swan Island), Sheldon, Airport/NEC, Meriden & Allesley

Birmingham city centre | Solihull

via Yardley (Swan Island) & Sheldon

Birmingham city centre | Hill Hook | Minworth | Roughley

X3 Birmingham - Lichfield/Hill Hook X4 Birmingham - Minworth/Falcon Lodge X5 Birmingham - Roughley

Wolverhampton | Birmingham city centre & Wolverhampton | Dudley | Merry Hill | Stourbridge | Wollaston Farm

8 via Woodside, Waterfront, Delph Corner, Amblecote Rd abd Wollaston X8 Dudley, Blackheath, Bearwood

Birmingham city centre | Stourbridge

via Bearwood, Quinton, Halesowen & Lye

Gornal Wood | Birmingham city centre

via Merry Hill, Halesowen, Quinton & Bearwood

Coventry city centre | Leamington Spa | Warwick Uni

11 via Earlsdon, Warwick Uni & Kenilworth
12X via Coventry train station (express)

Solihull | Birmingham city centre

via Airport/NEC & Chelmsley Wood

Birmingham | Hockey | Hamstead

Birmingham city centre | Sutton Coldfield

via Pype Hayes, Walmey & Falcon Lodge

Birmingham city centre | Cofton Hackett | Woodcock Hill | Woodgate

X20 via University, QEH, Northfield & Longbridge X21 via University, QEH & Weoley Castle
X22 via University, QEH & Bartley Green

Birmingham city centre | Bartley Green | Woodgate Valley North

23 via Five Ways, Harborne & Woodgate
24 via Five Ways, Harborne & Quinton

Birmingham city centre | Druids Heath

via Moseley, Kings Heath & Maypole

Birmingham city centre | Walsall

via Scott Arms

Birmingham city centre | Chelmsley Wood

via Castle Bromwich, Coleshill Parkway & Water Orton

Birmingham | Bearwood | Dudley

82 via Cape Hill 87 via Oldbury & Cape Hill

Wolverhampton | Walsall

via Willenhall

Walsall | Brownhills West | Birmingham city centre

934 via Perry Barr & Barr Beacon
935 via Perry Barr, Hundred Acre Road & Barr Beacon
936 via Perry Barr, Barr Beacon & Walsall Wood
937 via Perry Barr, Aldridge, Streetly & Kingstanding

Birmingham city centre | Walsall

via Old Oscott & Rushall (limited stop)