Our Selly Oak campus is located approximately two miles from Edgbaston, and is a green and spacious 80-acre site with a village atmosphere.
Travelling by car
The campus is on the Bristol Road (A38), three miles south west of the centre of Birmingham. If approaching from the city centre, pass Sainsbury's supermarket on the right in Selly Oak and then go through a set of traffic lights and turn right at the brow of the first hill into Weoley Park Road.
If approaching from the south west, look for Bournville College on the left and a pedestrian footbridge overhead. After these there is a short hill, at the top of which you should turn left into Weoley Park Road.
Travelling by public transport
From Birmingham New Street station connect to a local service to Selly Oak station and walk out onto the Bristol Road, turning left and walking about half a mile past Sainsbury's until the OLRC is on your right.
The Travel West Midlands bus services that lead along the Bristol Road are nos 61, X62 and 63. You can catch these from Stephenson Street in the centre of Birmingham.
Online bus timetables for 61, X62 and 63 are available on the National Express West Midlands website.
If you are a registered student of the University, or a member of staff, and you are travelling between the Edgbaston campus and the Selly Oak campus, you can do so via the Selly Oak shuttle bus (Term time only service).
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 Selly Oak station or catch the bus as described above.
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 variouslocations across campus.
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.