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Hi all

Could any one give me a rough estimate of time and cost of a taxi from mailbox to LG arena. Roughly 5o clock November 8th Friday evening.

thank you jjds

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1. Re: taxi

Why don't you ring a couple of taxi firms( maybe TOA and a minicab firm) for a quote? Unfortunately you're talking about the rush hour out of the city, normally I'd say the journey would be 30 mins give or take, but Friday evenings are busy on the roads. From my place in Kings Heath to the airport (close enough to LG Arena) is usually about £25, but I haven't done the journey in the rush hour.

Do you have to take a taxi? Plenty of trains and you are not far from the station at 5 ways.

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2. Re: taxi

The Mailbox is 5 minutes walk from New Street railway station. Trains to the NEC (Birmingham International) depart every 5 minutes at that time of day and take about 10-15 mins. At the other end its about a 10 min walk to the LG Arena. Overall that's faster than a taxi and at 5pm on a Friday a return ticket is £4.40 per person.

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3. Re: taxi

Black Cab will cost £20-25 and could take anything from 30 minutes to well over an hour at 5pm on a Friday. Definitely much better idea to take the train.

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