Our free student travel ticket offer is valid on routes served by West Midland Railway or London Northwestern Railway. This offer is only valid on a University of Birmingham Open Day, for a same-day return journey. This offer is for one free train ticket per booking, guests (including parents and guardians) of Open Day attendees are not eligible for a free ticket.
This offer is only vaild for the student travelling with an Open Day ticket for 19 October 2019 and you must show this to railway staff, either a paper or digital ticket with unique QR code. An Open Day ticket will be sent to all visitors who pre-register to attend before Thursday 17 October 2019.
"University" is the closest station to the Universtiy of Birmingham. Please visit West Midland Railway or London Northwestern Railway to plan your journey. Please be aware that other train providers may use the same routes.
The London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway offer covers all trains run by these operators. Other trains do run on these lines (e.g. Cross country, Transport for Wales, Virgin and Chiltern etc) but the day pass will not be valid on these services. Network maps are available for West Midland Railway or London Northwestern Railway.
You can still use the day pass for any part of your journey that is operated by West Midlands Railway or London Northwestern Railway - you’ll just need to order and pay for the other part of your journey separately.
All students will be able to use the pass to visit Birmingham city centre and the surrounding area on their day, so you can travel into Birmingham New Street to explore what the city has to offer.
We know that travelling to Open Days can be expensive especially when there is a group of you. So you can choose to prebook your tickets with any operator you wish, use Group Save or Railcards to help reduce your travel costs. If you decide to use the LNR/WMR free pass and you live outside of the network, you can always buy a ticket to travel to the edge of the network and then change trains. For example, if you’re travelling from Manchester, you can change at Crewe or Stoke. If you’re travelling from the South East you can purchase a ticket to Euston and then travel on a LNR train free of charge. If you’re travelling to us from Wales, get yourself across to Shrewsbury or Hereford and then you can pick up a WMR train from there.
LNR and WMR will be available on the day close to University station to support with help and advice for visitors travelling to the day.