How to find us

Location on Campus

The Clock Tower in Chancellor's Court in the centre of the map is the dominant feature of the campus skyline. The School of Physics and Astronomy buildings are all to be found east of the Clock Tower. The labelled buildings are Physics Poynting (R13), Physics West (R8) and Physics East (R10).

Campus location map for the School of Physics and Astronomy

Map of the local area, taken from the Edgbaston Campus map

The main access by car is at the East Gate, this is normally manned, and is reached via Edgbaston Park Road which leads off the main Bristol Road (A38). From the East Gate entrance, proceed straight ahead and then take the second left turn.

If you are visiting for an Open Day or Applicant Day, please use the South Car Park which is accessed from lower down Edgbaston Park Road and is a Pay and Display. If using satellite navigation, use B15 2TU to reach the South Car Park.

Follow this link for directions to the University.



Travelling by Train

If you are coming by train, you will normally come into New Street station.  Change there for the Cross City line to the University Station (just two stops away and taking just 10 minutes), and take the Redditch or Longbridge train.  If you are driving and coming in from the South West, there is a free park and ride at Selly Oak Station.  Take the Cross City line in the direction Four Oaks or Lichfield. The University Station is just one stop away.

(Note the University of Birmingham is the only University in the country with its own station, so you should be able to buy a ticket directly to the University Station without the need to purchase a separate ticket for the New Street to University.

Train times

Cross City Line to the University from New Street (towards Longbridge or Redditch):

1, 12, 21, 30, 42 and 51 minutes pass the hour.

Cross City Line to the University from Selly Oak (towards Four Oaks or Lichfield):

2, 12, 23, 32, 42, and 53 minutes pass the hour.

And for the return...

Cross City Line to New Street from the University (towards Four Oaks or Lichfield):

4, 14, 25, 34, 44, and 55 minute pass the hour

Cross City Line to Selly Oak from the University (towards Longbridge or Redditch):

1, 11, 23, 31, 41, and 52 minutes pass the hour.