Travelling by public transport
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.
Numbers 61, X62 and 63 travel to the University’s Edgbaston and Selly Oak campuses, while the 76, 98 and 99 serve the Medical School and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The services all run frequently from the city centre.
Online bus timetables for 61, X62 and 63 are available on the National Express West Midlands website
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.
You can also access Network West Midlands' Live Travel Map for current rail and bus information.
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 New Street train station. Ask at the coach station for directions to New Street and then either catch the local train service to University station or catch the bus as described above.
There are taxi ranks at New Street Station and throughout the city centre. The journey to the University takes about ten minutes.
Travelling by bicycle
Surrounded by the suburbs of Selly Oak, Edgbaston and Harborne, the campus is easily accessible by bicycle or on foot from any of these locations and as part of our commitment to sustainable living, we encourage the use of local cycle routes.
Cycle parking facilities are provided in numerous locations across campus including a 40 space compound at the Munrow Sports Centre. The Munrow Sports Centre also provides free use of its shower and changing facilities.
The canal which runs next to the University of Birmingham is known as the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. You can download a map of the canal here
For further details on cycling on the canal towpaths visit our Bicycle Users Group website.
Travelling 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 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