Keep moving during the Games

The Games will shine a spotlight on Birmingham and the West Midlands, meaning over a million people from across the globe will be travelling to the region to enjoy not only the sporting events but everything else it has to offer.

We want all residents to be able to enjoy the Games events and festival sites, whilst also being able to go about their day-to-day activities.

So, whether you are on your way to work, going on a night out or taking the family out for a day trip, be aware that the road and public transport network is going to be significantly busier than usual.

Plan your journeys ahead of time, to minimise delays and disruption before, during and after the Games and check back to this page frequently for more location specific information.

Top tips to keeping moving during the Games:

  • Plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey.
  • The busiest times will be just before and just after the events take place - could you plan your travel outside of these times? Find the full event schedule and session timings here.
  • For local journeys, avoid the traffic by walking or cycling.
  • Use the road and rail network maps to see which junctions or services are likely to be busy on which days and at which times.
  • If you live close to a road event, be aware that road closures and diversions will be in place on these days. More information can be found here.
  • Follow @GetSet2022 on Twitter for the latest updates.

Planning to attend a road event like the Marathon or Cycling Time Trial?

If you are planning on attending a road event as a non-ticketed spectator, driving and parking nearby will not be an option. You are encouraged to spread out along the route and walk to your viewing point.

How busy will the network be?

Check out the below graphics to find out when the roads, bu and rail network will be busiest throughout the Games, and which times to avoid in each area.



Games begin in:


28 July - 8 August 2022