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Maps and directions

Getting to the University
Rail: Most cross-country services to Birmingham arrive at New Street Station. Up to six trains an hour depart for the University on the cross-city line (ten minutes to University station, final destination Longbridge or Redditch). The centre of the main campus is a five-minute walk from University Station.
Coach: There are frequent express coach services to Birmingham from London, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, and many UK cities. The long-distance coach station is in Digbeth in the city centre.
Bus: Numbers 61, 62 and 63 travel to the University’s Edgbaston and Selly Oak campuses, while the 21 and 44 serve the Medical School and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The services all run frequently from the city centre. There is a travel information office outside New Street Station, where you can obtain bus timetables and departure point information. Maps can be found throughout the city centre indicating bus stop locations.

Taxi: There are taxi ranks at New Street Station and throughout the city centre. The journey to the University takes about ten minutes.

Air: Birmingham International Airport has direct flights from locations in the UK, as well as from the USA, Canada and Europe.

The journey by taxi from the airport to the University takes approximately half an hour. Alternatively, Air-Rail Link provides a free, fast connection between the airport terminals and Birmingham International railway station. Air-Rail Link operates every two minutes (journey time 90 seconds). Birmingham International railway station has frequent services to New Street Station in the city centre (journey time around 15 minutes).


If you are arriving at London, there is a frequent train service from London Euston railway station to New Street Station (journey time around 1 hour 30 minutes).

  • From Heathrow Airport. Take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington Station and then the Underground or a taxi to Euston Station. Alternatively, an Airbus runs from Heathrow Airport direct to Euston Station
  • From Gatwick Airport. Take the Airport Express train to Victoria Station and then the Underground or a taxi to Euston Station


Visitor car parking: Visitors to campus are requested to park in any of the 4 pay & display car parks, those are:

  • South Car Park (access via Edgbaston Park Road)
  • North Car Park (access via Pritchatts Rd)
  • Vincent Drive Car Park (access via Vincent Drive)
  • Pritchatts Rd Car Park (at the junction with Vincent Drive)

All of the above are peripheral car parks and can be accessed without entering the main campus. The current cost is £1.00 per day.

Visitors who require access to the main campus should contact the department they are visiting to request a permit which should be hung from the rear view mirror of their vehicle.

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