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Travel and Accommodation


The University of Warwick lies on the outskirts of Coventry. Situated at the very heart of England it is easily accessible by road, rail and air.

The region is home to cathedrals, stately homes and gardens, museums and galleries.

Location

The University of Warwick is conveniently located for travel via Birmingham International Airport (BHX).

A car or taxi journey between the airport and the university should take approximately half an hour, and a train service also operates between the airport and Coventry.

Should visitors wish to arrive at Heathrow Airport (LHR) or Gatwick Airport (LGW) instead, Coventry is also served by train services from London.

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University of Warwick travel advice

Despite our name, the University of Warwick is not located near the town of Warwick. The nearest big town is the City of Coventry, which is about 3 miles (5 km) from campus.

BY AIR:

Birmingham International (BHX) is our nearest aiport. We recommend that you fly to BHX (rather than to Heathrow or Gatwick), from your home country by getting a connecting flight through one of Europe's major cities, such as Amsterdam, Paris or Frankfurt. BHX is about 15 miles (24 km) from the university. A taxi to the university will cost you about £25 to £30. Alternatively you can take a train directly from the airport to Coventry Railway Station (there are about 4 an hour) at about £3.00, then a taxi to the University for about £10.00. Click on http://www.bhx.co.uk/ to access the Birmingham International website. London Heathrow is about 90 miles (144 km) away (which is why we recommend you go to Birmingham). To get to the university, youʼll find it more convenient to take a National Express coach directly to Coventry Pool Meadow Bus and Coach Station, rather than travelling into London to take a train to Coventry. The coach costs about £32.00 (internet fare), takes about two hours, and leaves directly from Heathrow (so you don't have to negotiate London's infamous transport system!). When you get to Pool Meadow, take a taxi to the University, which should cost about £12-£15. Alternatively, a number 12 bus costs £1.60 and goes straight onto campus; you'll need the exact fare as the bus drivers don't give change. Click on http://www.heathrowairport.com/ to access the London Heathrow website. London Gatwick is about 120 miles (190 km) away. Again youʼll find it much more convenient and cheaper - about £36.00 internet fare - to take a National Express Coach to Coventry. There are some direct coaches from Gatwick, but even if you have to change, the connection is via Heathrow and very straight forward; travelling time is about 3-4 hours. This will give you the minimum amount of transfers and travelling, and youʼll avoid travelling across London, which is a pain at any time of the day! Click on http://www.gatwickairport.com/ to access the London Gatwick website. London Luton and London Stansted airports are about 50 miles (80 km) away. Again National Express has direct coaches to Coventry Pool Meadow, which take about 2 to 3 hours. The costs are approximately £15.00 and £22.00 respectively (internet fares). Click on http://www.stanstedairport.com/ or http://www.london-luton.co.uk/en/#133 to access their websites. You can book a place on a National Express coach via the following website: http://www.nationalexpress.com/coach/index.cfm.

BY RAIL:

Coventry Station is the nearest railway station to the University of Warwick. There are direct train services from London Euston Station and Birmingham New Street Station. From Euston, the journey takes about one hour; from New Street, about 15-20 minutes. From Coventry Station, you can take a taxi, which will cost about £10. Alternatively, catch a number 12 bus from the bus stop on the bridge that crosses the railway tracks next to Coventry Station, at a cost of £1.60 one way; you'll need the exact fare as the bus drivers don't give change. Click on http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ to find out about rail times and fares.Eurostar rail services go to London St Pancras Station. There are frequent services from Paris, Brussels and Lille, all of which are connected to the European railway networks. Students living in Europe therefore may prefer to use this route rather than taking an aeroplane, as the luggage allowance is so much better. St Pancras Station to Euston Station is only 5 minutes by taxi or 10-15 minutes on foot. Click on http://www.eurostar.com for more information.


From London Heathrow


Via Coach
London Heathrow is about 90 miles (144 km) away. To get to the university, youʼll find it more convenient to take a National Express coach directly to Coventry Pool Meadow Bus and Coach Station, rather than travelling into London to take a train to Coventry. The coach costs about £32.00 (internet fare), takes about two hours, and leaves directly from Heathrow (so you don't have to negotiate London's infamous transport system!). When you get to Pool Meadow, take a taxi to the Scarman @ University of Warwick, which should cost about £12-£15. Alternatively, a number 11 or 12 bus costs £1.80 and goes straight onto campus; you'll need the exact fare as the bus drivers don't give change. Click on http://www.heathrowairport.com/ to access the London Heathrow website. Or visit: http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx

Via Rail:
You will need to get the underground train from Heathrow to Euston and then train from Euston to Coventry. http://www.heathrowairport.com/transport-and-directions/trains


 


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.

 

Scarman - Warwick Conferences
The University of Warwick
Scarman Road
(Signposted from Gibbet Hill Road)
Coventry, CV4 7AL UK
Tel: +44 (0) 24 7622 1111
Fax: +44 (0) 24 7652 0362
Email: scarman@warwick.ac.uk