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Edgbaston, Birmingham

B15 2TT

United Kingdom

The University of Birmingham is the heart of the West Midlands, the UK’s second-largest city, with excellent travel connections. Our leafy campus is located in Edgbaston, just two miles south-east of the city centre.

We have a train station on campus, making travelling by rail via central Birmingham or Birmingham International airport to the University simple. If you’re travelling from Western Europe, Eurostar connects a number of European cities to London St Pancras, with direct trains from London Euston to Birmingham New Street.

We are committed to reducing the environmental impact any event held at one of our venues; please help us by considering your method of travel carefully.

If you’re not able to complete your journey without travelling by road, please consider car sharing with other attendees.

Directions to campus Our campus is based at University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT.

Travelling by rail

Birmingham New Street is a hub for travel from across the country, and links directly with or University (Birmingham) station via a high-frequency service that takes only six minutes.

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

You can use National Rail Enquiries to plan your journey

Travelling by bus

Frequent bus services run from the city centre to campus. Bus services X20, X21, and X22 stop directly outside the University’s North Gate and University Station, whilst services 61 and 63 stop outside our Sport & Fitness centre. Plan your journey on the National Express West Midlands website.  

Travelling by car

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.



You’ll find visitor parking for our campus venues and Edgbaston Park Hotel at the University’s North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA. Blue Badge parking is available through the East Gate entrance on Edgbaston Park Road.


Parking in this multi-storey car park costs from £2.50, with a maximum charge of £7 for up to 10 hours. Payment is cashless and should be made via the RingGo app. Parking is free after 6pm Monday-Friday and at weekends.


The ground floor of the North East Car Park is reserved for visitors to Edgbaston Park Hotel. Parking is free on this floor so long as you display a parking permit, which you can collect from the hotel’s reception. You can also park directly outside the hotel for free.


Electric charging points can be found outside Edgbaston Park Hotel and at North East Car Park, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Travelling by air

You can travel to us quickly by rail from Birmingham Airport (BHX). Simply catch a train from Birmingham International to Birmingham New Street and then change lines to University station. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or dive to us in approximately 30 minutes (12 miles).

Directions The Exchange The Exchange is in the heart of the city at 3 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2DR

Travelling by rail

The nearest train station to The Exchange is Birmingham New Street, a short 10-minute walk away. Snow Hill and Five Ways stations are 0.7 miles away, whilst Moor Street is 0.9 miles from the venue. All are within a 20-minute walk of The Exchange.


Visiting us from campus?

Hop on the train at University station, stop off at Birmingham New Street, and walk to The Exchange within 20 minutes (service permitting).

Travelling by metro

West Midlands Metro takes you directly to Centenary Square from New Street Station/Grand Central. From here, there are only two quick stops until you arrive at The Exchange (stop Library).

Travelling by bus

Centenary Square is served by several bus routes, and the nearest bus stop is Baskerville House. Plan your journey easily online.

Travelling by car

Centenary Square cannot be accessed directly by car. Therefore, we recommend putting the postcode of your chosen car park into your satnav, rather than The Exchange’s postcode. 


The Exchange lies within Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone. You can find out if you need to pay for your vehicle via the GOV.UK website, as well as pay the daily fee (if eligible) after or before your journey. 



There is no on-site parking at the venue, however, you’ll find plenty of pay-and-display parking nearby. The nearest multi-storey car parks are Paradise Circus, Town Hall, and Navigation Street, just a 5-minute walk away (0.3 miles). Street parking is also available at Bridge Street, just 5 minutes away.


The nearest car park to The Exchange with designated Blue Badge parking bays is Cambridge Street. From here, the venue is just 192 yards away. A good alternative is Paradise Circus multi-storey car park (243 yards away).

Travelling by air

Take a train from Birmingham International to Birmingham New Street, before walking to The Exchange. The trip in total should take you under 30 minutes.

Winterbourne's woodland walk garden

What's on campus

The city’s a short trip away. But there’s plenty of vibrant culture to discover right here, from Old Masters and classical music to botanic gardens and dinosaurs.