VENUE & TRAVEL
 

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

The conference will take place on the Edgbaston Campus of the University of Birmingham (approximately 2 miles from the city centre of Birmingham). Travel to Birmingham and the University via excellent road, rail and air networks. The city also has a local train service and extensive bus networks.

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University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Travel by Air

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

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 Birmingham 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

Travel by Rail

Most cross-country services to Birmingham arrive at Birmingham New Street station. From here you can catch the local train service which depart up to six trains an hour for the University (Birmingham) station 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 (Birmingham) Station.


Travel by 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.

Digbeth coach station is a short walk from Birmingham New Street train station. Ask at the coach station for directions to Birmingham New Street station and then either catch the local train service to University (Birmingham) station or catch the bus. 


Travel by Bus

Numbers X61 and 63 travel from the Bus Mall, Moor Street Queensway, and from Birmingham New Street Station, St Martin’s Queensway, to the Bristol Road, at the corner of Edgbaston Park Road. The services all run frequently from the city centre.

Online bus timetables for X61 and 63 are available on the National Express West Midlands website

There is a travel information office outside Birmingham 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.

You can also access Network West Midlands' Live Travel Map for current rail and bus information.


Travel by Car

Approaching from the north west or south east along the M6

  • Leave at Junction 6 (signposted Birmingham Central) to join the A38(M)
  • At the end of the motorway, keep to the right, go over a flyover, then through some underpasses to join the A38 Bristol Road
  • The University is on your right, two and a half miles from the city centre

Approaching from the M42 north:

  • Leave at Junction 8 to join the M6 northbound and follow the instructions above

Approaching from the south west:

  • Leave the M5 at Junction 4 signposted Birmingham SW) to join the A38
  • The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway

Approaching from the M40:

  • It is easier to turn south on the M42 and leave at Junction 1, heading north on the A38 Bristol Road
  • The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway

Motorway map around Birmingham and the university

Visitor car parking

Visitors to campus are requested to park in our pay and display car parks:

  • North East Multi Storey car park (access via Pritchatts Road) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2SA
  • Pritchatts Road Car Park (at the junction with Vincent Drive) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2QU
  • Pritchatts Park Village (Pritchatts Rd) Sat Nav B15 2QX

Visitor charges

  • Up to 1 hour £2.50
  • 1-3 hours £4.00
  • 3-5 hours £5.50
  • 5-8 hours £6.20
  • Up to 10 hours £7.00

Charges are applicable Mon-Fri 08:00 – 18:00 (excluding bank holidays)