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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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).
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.
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.
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.
Visitors to campus are requested to park in our pay and display car parks:
Charges are applicable Mon-Fri 08:00 – 18:00 (excluding bank holidays)