Getting here

For the most up to date information about travelling to the University and for comprehensive directions, please visit our directions pages which contain detailed directions, maps and information concerning roadworks around the campus.

Public transport

The University benefits from excellent public transport links providing access to numerous destinations up and down the UK for staff, students and visitors.


The University is the only UK university to have its own railway station on campus, known as ‘University Station’. The Station is a real asset to the University, making travel by train a convenient option for many.

University Station is only two stops from Birmingham New Street where staff, students and visitors can catch trains to locations all across the country. The journey between the University and Birmingham New Street takes approximately eight minutes. For all timetable information visit National Rail Enquiries


National Express have recently changed a number of services in the South of the city including services that serve the main University of Birmingham campus. More detail on these changes can be found on their website.

In total there are eight local services (1A, 61, 63, X64, 76, X20, X21, X22 ) that directly serve the University and also provide links to the City Centre, local train stations and residential areas including Solihull, Kings Heath, Kings Norton, Harborne, Bearwood and Cotteridge.

Park and ride

There are a number of local train stations that provide car parking and direct links to University Station.

From the south

  • Selly Oak (2 minute train journey from the University)
  • Kings Norton (7 minutes)
  • Northfield (9 minutes)
  • Barnt Green (16 minutes)
  • Alvechurch (22 minutes)
  • Bromsgrove (17 minutes)
  • Redditch (27 minutes)

From the north

  • Wylde Green (27 minutes)
  • Sutton Coldfield (30 minutes)
  • Four Oaks (33 minutes)
  • Blake Street (38 minutes)
  • Shenstone (42 minutes)
  • Lichfield City (47 minutes)