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.


Most cross-country services to Birmingham arrive at Birmingham New Street. From here, a high-frequency service operates which brings you to the University’s own train station, University, in only six minutes. This train usually leaves Birmingham New Street from Platform 12, with a final destination of Longbridge or Redditch.

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

Timetables and service updates are available from the National Rail website.


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 directions above to University station.


Frequent bus services run from the city centre. Numbers X61, 63, X64 and 886 travel to the University’s Edgbaston campus, with the most convenient campus stops located on the X64 route. Number 98 serves the Medical School and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. You can catch most of these buses directly outside Birmingham New Street station, on Smallbrook Queensway.

Maps can be found throughout the city centre indicating bus stop locations, and bus stops will display route information and times. Pay for your ticket on the bus with cash, or using a contactless card. The journey takes around 20 minutes, depending on traffic.

Online bus timetables fare available on the National Express West Midlands website.


There are taxi ranks at New Street Station and throughout the city centre. The journey to the University takes around 10 minutes, depending on traffic. If you hail a cab, you’ll need to pay the driver in cash.



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