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Directions to Warwick

The University of Warwick is situated midway between Coventry and Kenilworth approximately 3 miles away from each. It is 20 miles south of Birmingham, and 100 miles north of London. Some local towns are Leamington Spa (8 miles away), Warwick (8 miles away) and Stratford-on-Avon (18 miles away).


Travelling by Car:

For access from the A45 or A46 see the University’s instructions.

Journeys from Airports:

Birmingham Airport is the most suitable international airport being 18 miles (less than 30 mins taxi ride) from the University.

BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT: There are many international flights to Birmingham. There is a shuttle train service between the Airport and Birmingham International Railway Station. You should then take a train to Coventry Railway Station (trains run approximately every half hour during the day; a 20-minute journey). Then please see section below on Arrival in Coventry. Alternatively, a taxi from Birmingham Airport to the University of Warwick will cost approximately £20.00.

Other airports are NOT as convenient: Heathrow Airport is approximately 2.5 hours away. Gatwick Airport is approximately 3.5 hours away.

London Heathrow (LHR)

There are two options for travelling from Heathrow to the University of Warwick - rail or coach. Both will add approximately 2.5 hours to the journey time, although the coach should be cheaper and does not require a journey across central London.

1. By rail. Take the London Underground from Heathrow to London Euston, then a train to Coventry - follow the instructions on the "by rail/coach" page to complete the journey to the university.

There are trains every half hour throughout the day from London Euston Station to Coventry; approximately 90 minute journey. There is a less frequent service from Marylebone Station to Leamington Spa. For train timetables see National Rail. Train services from London to Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon are very difficult and should NOT be attempted.

2. By coach. National Express provide a coach service from Heathrow direct to Coventry Pool Meadow station - follow the instructions on the "by rail/coach" page to complete the journey to the university.

Take a National Express coach to Coventry (they have pickup points at all the terminal buildings and tickets should be purchased from the National Express Desk in your arrival terminal, or from the National Express office in the Central Coach Station at Heathrow; advance booking is available on a telephone service                         0990-757-747                   from 08.00-22.00 but we cannot make reservations on your behalf); then please see section below on Arrival in Coventry. A single ticket from Heathrow costs approximately £17.00 and a return ticket costs approximately £23.00; from Gatwick a single ticket costs approximately £18.00 and a return ticket costs approximately £24.50. Flightlink coach is the most convenient and inexpensive way to get here if you are arriving at either of these two airports.

General travel from other places in the UK: By rail see National Rail. By coach see National Express.

On arrival in Coventry:

Either at the railway station or the coach station we suggest that you take a taxi as this is much the simplest way to arrive here and is reasonably priced. The taxi fare is approximately £7.00 from either the railway or coach station to the University. The taxi company we have used is Trinity - telephone Coventry +44(0)24 7666 31631. The bus fare from Coventry Railway Station on the number 12 bus is £1.60 approx (exact fare only, no change is given).

Coventry has two universities, Coventry University in the city centre and the University of Warwick to the west of the city. It is important to specify the University of Warwick when taking a taxi.

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