Edgbaston campus

The University’s Edgbaston campus is set in 250 acres and has all the facilities of a busy town.  Lawns, mature trees and walkways contribute to the peaceful atmosphere and make the campus a wonderful spot for picnics and walking. 

Download Edgbaston campus map (PDF - 465Kb) 

Travelling by public transport

TrainBy rail

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 (10 minutes to University station, final destination Longbridge or Redditch). The centre of the main campus is a five-minute walk from University Station.

BusBy bus

Numbers 61 and 63 travel to the University’s Edgbaston and Selly Oak campuses via the Bristol Road. These services travel from the Bus Mall, Moor Street Queensway, and from 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.

Numbers X20, X21 and X22 run along Egbaston Park Road and Pritchatt's Road.

Online bus timetables 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.

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 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. 

taxiBy taxi

There are taxi ranks at New Street Station and throughout the city centre. The journey to the University takes about ten minutes.

Travelling by motorway

 

Road signApproaching from the north west or south east along the M6

  • Leave at Junction 6 (signposted Birmingham Central) to join the A38(M)
  • At the end of the motorway, keep to the right, go over a flyover, then through some underpasses to join the A38 Bristol Road
  • The University is on your right, two and a half miles from the city centre

Approaching from the M42 north:

  • Leave at Junction 8 to join the M6 northbound and follow the instructions above

Approaching from the south west:

  • Leave the M5 at Junction 4 (signposted Birmingham SW) to join the A38 (South West)
  • The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway

Approaching from the M40:

  • It is easier to turn south on the M42 and leave at Junction 1, heading north on the A38 Bristol Road towards Birmingham
  • The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway

Motorway map around Birmingham and the university

Visitor car parking

Visitors to campus are requested to park in the following locations:

  • North East Car Park Multi Storey Floors 1-5 (access via Pritchatts Road) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2SA
    The Ground Floor bays are reserved exclusively for Hotel Guests displaying a guest permit only.
    Please note that this car park does not have a lift.
  • Pritchatts Road Car Park (at the junction with Vincent Drive) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2QU
  • Pritchatts Park (next car park along after Pritchatts Rd car park) B15 2QX

Visitor charges

  • Up to 1 hour £2.50
  • 1-3 hours £4.00
  • 3-5 hours £5.50
  • 5-8 hours £6.20
  • Up to 10 hours £7.00

If you don't have any cash, you can register for a RingGo account and use your mobile phone to pay via your credit/debit card.

Visitors who require access to the main campus for business purposes should contact the department they are visiting to request a permit which should be hung from the rear view mirror of their vehicle.

Please be advised that enforcement procedures are in place in all University parking areas and penalty charge notices will be issued to all vehicles that fail to comply with University Traffic Regulations.

Travelling by bicycle

bikeSurrounded 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.  

Cyclist facilities

The university provides secure cycle parking across the campus and residences. A map of cycling facilities including showers can be accessed below thanks to our very own Bike User Group (BUG).

University of Birmingham cycle parking and showers

Canal towpath

The canal which runs next to the University of Birmingham is known as the Worcester and Birmingham Canal.
Download a map of the canal

For further details on cycling on the canal towpaths visit  our Bicycle Users Group website.

Travelling by air

AeroplaneBirmingham 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