We strongly recommend, where possible, for visitors to use public transport to reach the University. Each day we welcome over 15000 visitors to our Open Days, and as a result the adjacent roads and University car parks get extremely busy. The University has a very limited number of car parking spaces and our car parks can fill up very quickly on Open Days. Therefore, we cannot guarantee a parking space on campus for all visitors.
Travel by train
The easiest way to reach the University is by train. Birmingham is the only University in mainland UK to have its own railway station on campus, known as ‘University’ station. The journey takes approximately 8 minutes from Birmingham New Street and up to six trains an hour depart for the University on the cross-city line (final destination Longbridge or Redditch). For up to date information on train times and prices, please contact National Rail Enquiries.
There are frequent express coach services to Birmingham from London, Heathrow and Gatwick airports and many other UK cities. The long-distance coach station is in Digbeth in the city centre.
Parking on campus
Parking on Open Days is extremely limited and the majority of visitors will be unable to find a space on campus. We therefore recommend that visitors use public transport to reach the University or find alternative parking in and around the city. There are a number of NCP car parks across the city centre along with large shopping centre car parks and there is a direct trainline from Birmingham New Street to the University train station. The journey takes approximately 8 minutes from Birmingham New Street and up to six trains an hour depart for the University on the cross-city line (final destination Longbridge or Redditch).
The University has three main car parks: South, North and Pritchatts Car Park (£1 pay and display); however please note these are used by staff and students and fill up very quickly, therefore the majority of visitors will be unable to find a space. However, anyone with a blue badge can park in the disabled parking bays on campus.
Further information about travelling to the University and the onsite train station can be found at: