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Hilton Birmingham at UAB

808 20th St S. Birmingham, AL 35205

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Courtyard by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB

1820 5th Ave S. Birmingham, AL 35233

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Residence Inn by Marriott Birmingham Downtown @ UAB

821 20th St S. Birmingham, AL 35205

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Birmingham Downtown

1016 20th St S. Birmingham, AL 35205

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Travel Information

City Population

212,237

Elevation

1,200 ft.

Sales Tax

State, county and city sales taxes total 10 percent in Birmingham. Lodging taxes of 17.5 percent and $3 per night also are levied.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(205) 328-9311

Hospitals

Princeton Baptist Medical Center, (205) 783-3000; St. Vincent's Birmingham, (205) 939-7000; St. Vincent's East, (205) 838-3000; Trinity Medical Center, (205) 592-1000; UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) Hospital, (205) 934-4011; UAB Hospital-Highlands, (205) 934-3411.

Visitor Information

2200 Ninth Ave. N. Birmingham, AL 35203. Phone:(205)458-8000 or (800)458-8085

Air Travel

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Rental Cars

One of the largest car rental agencies in the city, Hertz, (205) 591-6090 or (800) 654-3080, offers discounts to AAA members.

Rail Service

Amtrak trains destined for New York and New Orleans depart from the station at 1801 Morris Ave.; phone (205) 324-3033.

Buses

Greyhound Lines Inc., at 618 19th St. N., provides commercial bus service to and from the city; phone (205) 252-7190 or (800) 231-2222.

Taxis

Taxis are on the meter system. The typical charge is $4.50 initially and $2 for each additional mile. Two companies are Silver Cab, (205) 701-2222; and Yellow, (205) 222-2222.

Public Transportation

Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority provides bus service around town and into the outlying suburbs. Basic bus fare is $1.50. The authority also manages Magic City Connector, a system of buses serving the downtown area; the fare is 30c. Exact change is required for both bus services. Phone (205) 521-0101 for schedule and route information.

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