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Travel Directions

By road

The hotel is right next to J10 of the M6, but is not visible from the motorway.

From the North: Exit at J10 and turn right heading for Wolverhampton but DO NOT enter the left hand lane. (This will take you down the Black Country Route which you don’t want and it is a long way to the next roundabout!) Stay in the right-hand lane to the traffic lights and take the second exit signposted “Buses and Hotel” and then immediately the first right into what looks like a small service road. Follow this and you will come to the hotel. Go in through the car park barrier. When you leave remember to pick up an exit token from reception.

From the South: Come off at J10 and keep to the righthand lane. Stay in lane as you go up the slip-road to the lights. Then follow directions as above. The Quality Hotel is located just off Junction 10 of the M6, approximately 20 miles north of Birmingham and five miles west of Walsall; free parking is available immediately adjacent. If you're using satellite navigation, the address is 20 Wolverhampton Road, WS2 0BS.

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By rail via Wolverhampton

The nearest intercity station to the hotel is Wolverhampton. Exit Wolverhampton station on to Railway Drive where you can pick up a taxi to the Quality Hotel (at J10 of the M6 in Bentley). Expect to pay about £7.00 for a journey of about 10 minutes. If no taxis are available, try Associated Taxis on (01902) 425591.

There is also the 529 bus to the hotel. Most of the vehicles on this route are wheelchair/buggy friendly with “kneeling suspension”. They run every six minutes during the day and every twenty minutes in the evening. Walk past the taxi rank down Railway Drive to the clock and turn left past the bus station. Cross at the first crossing and continue through the rows of shelters until you find stand F on the right. The 529 takes about twenty minutes depending on traffic. Get off after the Lane Arms pub and walk past some houses towards the motorway junction bearing left down the Wolverhampton Road West access road to the hotel.

By rail via Walsall

Exit the station following signs to the taxi rank on Station Street. The five minute journey should cost about £6.00.

Alternatively, walk down Station Street past the side of Marks and Spencers to Park Street and cut through Butler’s Passage (the alleyway near Littlewoods) to St. Paul’s Bus Station and catch the 529 from stand M. (See above for details).

By bus

From Birmingham: Catch the 51 from Carrs Lane (facing the side of Marks and Spencers) in Birmingham to St Paul’s Bus Station in Walsall. The 51 runs every seven minutes during the day and every twenty minutes in the evening. The journey lasts approximately forty minutes. Disembark at stand G and cross the bus station to stand M where you will catch the 529. Follow earlier details.

From Sutton Coldfield: Catch the 366 from Lower Parades. The journey will take about 35-40 minutes. Disembark at Walsall (stand G) and cross the bus station to stand M where you catch the 529. Follow earlier details.

The fares on all local buses are £1.20. Exact change is required on the buses listed.

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By air

Birmingham New Street Station is only ten minutes away by train from Birmingham International. A shuttle bus called Air Rail Link connects the Airport directly to Birmingham International Station. This runs approximately every ten minutes from outside Terminal 1 (Main Terminal) and International Station. It is a two minute journey and free of charge. From New Street you can pick up trains to either Walsall or Wolverhampton and follow instructions from there.

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