Travel

Directions to the University of Warwick are below:

By rail

There are various rail stations that are easily accessed from the campus and they offer excellent links to Birmingham, London and many other major UK cities.

Coventry Rail Station

Coventry Rail Station, approximately four miles from the campus, is the nearest main-line train station to the University. If you're travelling locally, you may find the nearer, but less frequently served, Canley Rail Station or Tile Hill Rail Station more convenient. You can easily reach Coventry Rail Station from London (Euston) and Birmingham, which run regular and frequent services direct to Coventry. From Coventry Station, there are frequent local bus services to the University.

Outside the station, catch the National Express bus 12X which travels onto main campus.

Taxis are also available from outside of the station.

Birmingham New Street Rail Station

During weekdays trains from Birmingham New Street depart for Coventry on average every 10 minutes. The journey takes between 20-30 minutes depending on which service is used.

London Northwestern Railway offer a regular rail service that stops at local rail stations including Canley Rail Station which is a 25 minute walk, or a shorter bike ride or taxi journey than from the main Coventry Rail Station to campus.

Birmingham International Rail Station

The station that serves Birmingham Airport is Birmingham International. During weekdays trains depart from Birmingham International to Coventry on average every 10 minutes. The journey takes between 10-15 minutes depending on which service you use.

Northwestern Railway offer a regular rail service that stops at local rail stations including Canley Rail Station which is a 25 minute walk, or a shorter bike ride or taxi journey than from the main Coventry Rail Station to campus.

Canley Rail Station

Canley has a small local rail station that is roughly 1.3 miles away from the University - it's a 25 minute walk, a short bike ride or taxi journey to main campus. There isn't a taxi rank at Canley so please ring a taxi in advance if you need one. London Northwestern Railway offer a regular rail service that passes through Canley Rail Station.

There is now a new free shuttle bus service between the University of Warwick campus and Canley Railway Station. This consists of three trips to the University from Canley Station each morning, timed to coincide with train arrivals from Birmingham, London and Oxford and also two return trips back to the station each evening to connect with key train departures. The service runs from Monday to Friday. You can find details of the timetable on the Shuttle Bus webpages.

Tile Hill Rail Station

Tile Hill Rail Station is roughly 2.2 miles from the University. It's a 45 minute walk, a short bike ride or taxi journey to main campus. There isn't a taxi rank at Tile Hill so please ring a taxi in advance if you need one. London Northwestern Railway offer a regular rail service that passes through Tile Hill Station.

Leamington Spa Rail Station

Leamington Spa Rail Station is roughly 9.5 miles from the University. The station offers rail services to Warwick, Solihull, Coventry, Oxford and Reading as well as a service to London Marylebone.

Stagecoach provides a dedicated frequent bus service from Leamington Spa to tour campus: the Unibus (U1). There is a second version of this route that passes through Kenilworth, named the U2. For information on this service, please visit the StagecoachLink opens in a new window website. This service also covers Coventry City Centre and Coventry Rail Station on Sundays and Public Bank Holidays. View the Unibus timetableLink opens in a new window.

Warwick Rail Station

Warwick Rail Station is in Warwick Town - approximately 8.4 miles from the University campus. The University of Warwick is not in Warwick Town. If you are travelling by rail, we advise you to travel to Coventry Station (not Warwick Station) which is closer to the University and has better public transport links.

By car

The postcode for our central campus is CV4 7SH.

You can use that with route planning services like Google Maps, or with your sat nav to find your way to the University. As you get closer to the area, joining the A45 or A46, there will be signs marked "University of Warwick" to help you find us.

Finding the right part of campus

When you reach campus there are signs at all the main roundabouts to each of the major areas of campus: Central campus, Gibbet Hill campus, Westwood campus, Cryfield Village, Lakeside Village and the Science Park.

Parking

Parking is available free of charge, using the following link: https://citycentre.apcoa.co.uk/carpark/location/warwick-university-car-parks/3992 

  • Click BOOK NOW on the Conference parking button.
  • Select the dates you require parking for including entry and exit time.
  • Enter the promo code Jvnconf in the promo code box and click APPLY (this will reduce the cost to £0.00).
  • This can be done in advance of your arrival on the day (recommended) or upon arrival.

Getting to the building

Once you've parked, keep an eye out for our backlit map boxes. There's one outside every major car park on campus, showing a clear map of the area with building names on. You'll also find interactive totems complete with maps in some places on campus.

By bus

Local buses offer a frequent and convenient way of travelling to and from campus. There are regular bus services to the University campus from Coventry city centre and Coventry rail station, with the journey taking about 30 minutes.

From Leamington Spa

These services all connect the University to Leamington Spa:

From Coventry City Centre and Coventry rail station

These services all connect the University to Coventry City Centre and Coventry rail station:

  • National Express 12X - this express service goes directly from the City Centre to campus, via Coventry Rail station.
  • National Express 11 & 11U - these services come from Coventry City Centre and Coventry rail station to campus via Earlsdon

From Kenilworth

These services all connect the University to Kenilworth:

  • Stagecoach U2 - this service comes from Leamington Spa, through Kenilworth, and on to campus.
  • National Express 11 - this service comes from Leamington Spa, through Kenilworth, and on to campus.

From other areas of Coventry

This service connects the University to other areas of Coventry:

  • Travel de Courcey 60 - this service goes from the University to University Hospital in Walsgrave, Coventry and to the Ricoh Arena.
  • Travel de Courcey 43 - this service goes from the University to Eastern Green in Coventry via Tile Hill.