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Getting here

The University of Birmingham is in the heart of the West Midlands, easily accessible from across the country.

Birmingham is the UK’s second-largest city, with great transport links by road, rail and air. The campus is in Edgbaston, just two miles south of the city centre.

Directions to the University of Birmingham

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.

Parking:

See individual venues below for parking information.

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 seven minutes. This train usually leaves Birmingham New Street from Platform 12, with a final destination of Bromsgrove 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. Bus services X20 / X21 / X22 stop directly outside the University’s North Gate, and University Station. Bus services 61 / 63 run along the Bristol Road to and from Birmingham city centre, and stop directly outside the University of Birmingham Sport and Fitness Centre.

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 are available on the National Express West Midlands website.

There are taxi ranks at New Street Station and throughout the city centre. If you hail a cab, you’ll need to pay the driver in cash. Uber is also available in Birmingham.

The journey to the University takes around 15 minutes, depending on traffic.

Find a venue

Choose a venue to see details of how to find it on campus

  • The Bramall

    The Bramall can be found at: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT.

    On arrival at the University of Birmingham campus, make your way towards the clock tower, affectionately known as ‘Old Joe’, which you can easily see from most locations on campus.

    When you are at the foot of the clock tower, you will have reached the Aston Webb semicircle of red-brick buildings. The Bramall is the leftmost dome, with the tall windows at its frontage.

    View the map on the Bramall page

    Make it easy: download the UOB Campus Map app for Apple or Android, and it’ll map the quickest or most accessible walking route for you.

    Parking

    Visitors should park in the University’s North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA. This costs £2.50 per hour or £7.00 for up to 10 hours, using the RingGo cashless system. Parking here and on campus is free of charge after 6pm Mon-Fri, and on weekends.

    Blue Badge parking for disabled drivers is available on campus, through the East Gate entrance on Edgbaston Park Road.

  • The Great Hall

    The Great Hall can be found at: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT.

    On arrival at the University of Birmingham campus, make your way towards the clock tower, affectionately known as ‘Old Joe’, which you can easily see from most locations on campus.

    When you are at the foot of the clock tower, you will have reached the Aston Webb semicircle of red-brick buildings. The Great Hall is through the large wooden doors beneath the central dome.

    View the map on the Great Hall page

    Make it easy: download the UOB Campus Map app for Apple or Android, and it’ll map the quickest or most accessible walking route for you.

    Parking

    Visitors should park in the University’s North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA. This costs £2.50 per hour or £7.00 for up to 10 hours, using the RingGo cashless system. Parking here and on campus is free of charge after 6pm Mon-Fri, and on weekends.

    Blue Badge parking for disabled drivers is available on campus, through the East Gate entrance on Edgbaston Park Road.

  • Staff House

    Staff House can be found at: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT.

    On arrival at the University of Birmingham campus, make your way towards Staff House on grassy University Square. If you’re approaching from the North East Car Park, Staff House can be found on the right-hand side of the square, clearly signed. If you’re approaching from University train station, Staff House will be on your left before you reach the square, also clearly signed.

    View the map on the Staff House page

    Make it easy: download the UOB Campus Map app for Apple or Android, and it’ll map the quickest or most accessible walking route for you.

    Parking

    Visitors should park in the University’s North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA. This costs £2.50 per hour or £7.00 for up to 10 hours, using the RingGo cashless system. Parking here and on campus is free of charge after 6pm Mon-Fri, and on weekends.

    Blue Badge parking for disabled drivers is available on campus, through the East Gate entrance on Edgbaston Park Road.

  • Bournbrook Pavilion

    Bournbrook Pavilion can be found at: Aston Webb Boulevard, Selly Oak, Birmingham B15 2GR.

    From University train station, turn left and follow signs onto the campus. Turn right onto SW Campus, then follow the road left towards the sports pitches. Cross the small bridge. Bournbroook Pavilion will be immediately on your right. The Owsley Room is on the first floor, accessed via stairs or lift.

    View the map on the Bournbrook Pavilion page

    Make it easy: download the UOB Campus Map app for Apple or Android, and it’ll map the quickest or most accessible walking route for you.

    Parking

    Visitors should park in the University’s North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA. This costs £2.50 per hour or £7.00 for up to 10 hours, using the RingGo cashless system. Parking here and on campus is free of charge after 6pm Mon-Fri, and on weekends.

    Blue Badge parking for disabled drivers is available on campus, through the East Gate entrance on Edgbaston Park Road.

  • Muirhead Hospitality Suite

    Muirhead Hospitality Suite can be found at: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TN.

    On arrival at the University of Birmingham campus, make your way towards Muirhead Tower, a clearly-signed tall building on the Green Heart. If you’re approaching from the North East Car Park, turn right, then left at the iron gates of the North Gate. If you’re approaching from University train station, turn left when you reach grassy University Square, and you’ll see the tower ahead to your right.

    View the map on the Muirhead Hospitality Suite page

    Make it easy: download the UOB Campus Map app for Apple or Android, and it’ll map the quickest or most accessible walking route for you.

    Parking

    Visitors should park in the University’s North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA. This costs £2.50 per hour or £7.00 for up to 10 hours, using the RingGo cashless system. Parking here and on campus is free of charge after 6pm Mon-Fri, and on weekends.

    Blue Badge parking for disabled drivers is available on campus, through the East Gate entrance on Edgbaston Park Road.

  • Lecture Theatres

    Our lecture theatres can be found on the main campus at: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Please ask us for specific directions to the lecture theatre that you have booked.

    View the map on the Lecture Theatres page

    Make it easy: download the UOB Campus Map app for Apple or Android, and it’ll map the quickest or most accessible walking route for you.

    Parking

    Visitors should park in the University’s North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA. This costs £2.50 per hour or £7.00 for up to 10 hours, using the RingGo cashless system. Parking here and on campus is free of charge after 6pm Mon-Fri, and on weekends.

    Blue Badge parking for disabled drivers is available on campus, through the East Gate entrance on Edgbaston Park Road.

  • Winterbourne House and Garden

    Winterbourne House can be found at: 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2RT.

    From the North East Car Park, turn left then left again onto Edgbaston Park Road (5 minutes’ walk). From University station, turn left and walk onto main campus towards the clock tower, known as Old Joe. When you reach grassy University Square, bear left through the Green Heart towards the iron gates at the top. Turn right along Pritchatts Road, then left onto Edgbaston Park Road (15 minutes’ walk). You’ll find Winterbourne House on the other side of the road, clearly signed.

    View the map on the Winterbourne page

    Make it easy: download the UOB Campus Map app for Apple or Android, and it’ll map the quickest or most accessible walking route for you.

    Parking

    Visitors to meeting rooms at Winterbourne should park in the University’s North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA. This costs £2.50 per hour or £7.00 for up to 10 hours, using the RingGo cashless system. Parking here and on campus is free of charge after 6pm Mon-Fri, and on weekends.

    Blue Badge parking for disabled drivers is available at Winterbourne Hosue, or on campus through the East Gate entrance on Edgbaston Park Road.

  • The Lapworth Museum

    The Lapworth Museum of Geology can be found at : University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT.

    On arrival at the university, make your way towards the clock tower, affectionately known as ‘Old Joe’, which you can easily see from most locations on campus.

    The fully-accessible entrance to the Lapworth is situated on Ring Road South inside the original Aston Webb semicircle of red-brick buildings.

    View the map on the Lapworth page

    Make it easy: download the UOB Campus Map app for Apple or Android, and it’ll map the quickest or most accessible walking route for you.

    Parking

    Visitors should park in the University’s North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA. This costs £2.50 per hour or £7.00 for up to 10 hours, using the RingGo cashless system. Parking here and on campus is free of charge after 6pm Mon-Fri, and on weekends.

    Blue Badge parking for disabled drivers is available on campus, through the East Gate entrance on Edgbaston Park Road.

  • Sport & Fitness

    Sport & Fitness, including the Munrow Sports Arena and meeting rooms, can be found at: University of Birmingham, Bristol Rd, Birmingham, Edgbaston B15 2TT.

    On arrival at the University of Birmingham campus, make your way towards the clock tower, Old Joe: it is tall and clearly signed. At Chancellor’s Court (the red-brick semicircle of original buildings), continue between the Physics buildings and cross the bridge towards the Guild of Students. Turn left, and follow the paths or stairs down the slope to Sport & Fitness.

    View the map on the Sport & Fitness page

    Make it easy: download the UOB Campus Map app for Apple or Android, and it’ll map the quickest or most accessible walking route for you.

    Parking

    The Sport & Fitness multi-storey car park entrance is on Edgbaston Park Road, opposite Lloyds Bank. Discounted parking rates are available for groups using the meeting spaces, by prior arrangement. Please take a ticket on entry to the car park, then take it to reception to pay the discounted parking rate. Alternative paid parking can be found at the University’s North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA. This costs £2.50 per hour or £7.00 for up to 10 hours, using the RingGo cashless system. Parking here and on campus is free of charge after 6pm Mon-Fri, and on weekends.

    Blue Badge parking for disabled drivers is available on campus, through the East Gate entrance on Edgbaston Park Road.

  • Green Heart

    The Green Heart can be found at: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT.

    On arrival at the University of Birmingham campus, make your way towards Muirhead Tower or the clock tower, Old Joe; both are tall and clearly signed. If you’re approaching from the North East Car Park, turn right, then left at the iron gates of the North Gate. If you’re approaching from University train station, turn left when you reach grassy University Square and continue to the Green Heart.

    View the map on the Green Heart page

    Make it easy: download the UOB Campus Map app for Apple or Android, and it’ll map the quickest or most accessible walking route for you.

    Parking

    Visitors should park in the University’s North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA. This costs £2.50 per hour or £7.00 for up to 10 hours, using the RingGo cashless system. Parking here and on campus is free of charge after 6pm Mon-Fri, and on weekends.

    Blue Badge parking for disabled drivers is available on campus, through the East Gate entrance on Edgbaston Park Road.

  • Teaching & Learning Building

    The Teaching & Learning Building can be found at: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT.

    On arrival at the University of Birmingham campus, make your way towards Muirhead Tower, a clearly-signed tall building on the Green Heart. If you’re approaching from the North East Car Park, turn right then left at the iron gates of the North Gate, and continue down the gentle slope. If you’re approaching from University train station, walk towards the clock tower, Old Joe, then turn left when you reach grassy University Square. The Teaching & Learning Building is next to the Library, on the Green Heart.

    View the map on the Teaching & Learning Building page

    Make it easy: download the UOB Campus Map app for Apple or Android, and it’ll map the quickest or most accessible walking route for you.

    Parking

    Visitors should park in the University’s North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA. This costs £2.50 per hour or £7.00 for up to 10 hours, using the RingGo cashless system. Parking here and on campus is free of charge after 6pm Mon-Fri, and on weekends.

    Blue Badge parking for disabled drivers is available on campus, through the East Gate entrance on Edgbaston Park Road.

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.

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Winterbourne's woodland walk garden

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