|West Midlands Transport|
|Operator||National Express West Midlands|
|Garage||Birmingham Central Depot|
|Vehicle||Scania OmniLink/Dennis Dart's, Wright Crusader's|
|End||Birmingham International Airport/Chelmsley Wood|
|Length||About ?? Miles|
|Frequency||Every 2-5 minutes daytime|
|Day|| 04:30 - 04:40 - 00:05 Monday - Saturday|
06:35 - 00:05 Sunday
|Night||Every 10-15 minutes until 0005|
| † peak vehicle requirement|
The 97 is a bus route in the West Midlands County, United Kingdom.
The route links Birmingham and Birmingham International Airport and/or Chelmsley Wood.
The service currently serves Bordesley Green, Stechford, Garretts Green and then Chelmsley Wood before going on to the terminus in Helmswood Drive. National Express West Midlands service 97 runs every 7-9 minutes during the day before reducing to every 20 minutes in the evening and on Sundays. The service is usually run with branded Scania OmniLinks however the Dennis Tridents are known for making an appearance when needed. The service is run commercially.
The major competitor on this service is Diamond Bus who run every 10 minutes during the day and 30 minutes in the evening. Sunday service is similar to National Express West Midlands at every 20 minutes albeit with later starting and earlier finishing times.
National Express West Midlands currently charge a maximum fare of £1.50 on this service.
- The service passes two National Express West Midlands garages - Bordesley and Birmingham Central en route, yet is operated by neither.
- The service also passes National Express West Midlands Bordesley headquarters and the St. Andrews Football ground.