Stephen Sutton's body is being taken through his home town of Burntwood in a horse-drawn carriage.
The cortège passed by Swan Island just minutes after leaving the family home. It is expected to arrive at Lichfield Cathedral for a vigil at 7pm.
The mother of inspirational Stephen Sutton has urged mourners to wear bright colours in honour of his wish to "put the fun in funeral".
The Church of England has offered Lichfield Cathedral as a funeral venue to the family of inspirational teenager Stephen Sutton.