Finding us

The University of Birmingham is conveniently located in the heart of the West Midlands, just two miles from the city centre, with easy access by road, rail and air.

Here you’ll find detailed information on how to travel to the campus.

If you’re attending an event at one of our venues, scroll down for handy maps, parking information, and postcodes for your satnav for each individual venue.

Travelling by …


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 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.
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.


The University is served by its own train station – called University.

Most cross-country services to Birmingham arrive at New Street Station. Up to six trains an hour then depart for the University station on the cross-city line (six minutes to University station, with the final destination Longbridge or Redditch).

The centre of the main campus is a five-minute walk from University Station.

You can access Network West Midlands’ Live Travel Map for current rail and bus information.


Birmingham International Airport has its own convenient train station, Birmingham International, which operates a high-frequency service into Birmingham New Street in under 15 minutes. Change here, and follow the rail directions above to University station.


Numbers 61, X62 and 63 travel to the University’s Edgbaston campus, while the 76, 98 and 99 serve the Medical School and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The services all run frequently from the city centre.

Online bus timetables for 61, X62 and 63 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.


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



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