Venue and Directions

Physics West x912The event will be held in the Poynting Building, R13 on campus map, Edgbaston campus.

How to find us

Birmingham is at the heart of the UK’s road and rail network, and is easily accessible from other parts of the country and beyond. The Poynting Building (R13 on the campus map) is just adjacent to Physics West  (pictured above and R8 on the campus map) and is situated near to the East Gate of the University’s main campus at Edgbaston.

Plan your journey using the details below or using google maps.

By motorway

Approaching 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 three
    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
  • 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 
  • The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway

By rail

Most cross-country services to Birmingham arrive at New Street station. Up to six trains an hour depart for the University station on the cross-city line (final destination: Longbridge or Redditch).  Turn left as you leave the station and the Aston Webb Building is in Chancellor's Court, near to the clock tower.

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.
  • The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway

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. The University is a short taxi ride or bus journey away.

By bus

The X21, X22 serves the University of Birmingham. The services run frequently from the city centre, timetables are available on the National Express West Midlands website.

Taxis

There are taxi ranks at New Street station and throughout the City centre. The journey from the City centre takes about ten minutes.

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 in all locations above are:

  • 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

Visitor car parks are pay and display, the machines accept cash only, or register with RingGo to pay via your credit/debit card via your mobile phone.

Parking at the University of Birmingham is free of charge after 6.00pm Monday - Friday and is free all day at weekends.

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 parking regulations.