The following two links contain generic information about travel to/from the University of Warwick:
- http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/ and
Make sure that you're travelling to the University of Warwick and NOT to Warwick - Warwick is a town a few miles away from the campus.
For those flying to the UK, we recommend, if possible, flying to Birmingham International Airport, which is less than half an hour's drive from the University. Typical time for travel from Heathrow Airport is about 2-2.5 hours, and typical travel time from Gatwick Airport is about 3-3.5 hours.
Generic university information about travelling by train to the campus is available at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/directions/train/.
The nearest train station for the University is Coventry. There are frequent services between Coventry and major cities in the UK (but be aware that Sunday train services are typically very limited). Coventry Station is about 10 minutes from the campus by taxi and there are frequent local bus services (12/12A/U1) between Coventry Station and the University (bus stop is next to the station, 1 minute walk).
The UK rail schedule is available at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/, from which one can find details of train connections between Coventry and major airports (including Birmingham airport, and all London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, etc)).
National Express coaches (http://www.nationalexpress.com/) seem more convenient if someone wants to go directly from/to the London airports and avoid traffic in London. They minimize the number of changes needed and go to/from Coventry Pool Meadow coach station 24/7. Coventry Pool Meadow coach station is about 10 minutes from the campus by taxi; public transportation (buses 12/12A/U1) between the campus and the coach station is also available.
Coaches depart frequently and tickets can be bought from the National Express desk in airports' Arrivals halls. If you plan to use this service, it is advisable to book your ticket in advance through the National Express web page, as the coaches can get very full. From central London or Heathrow to Coventry will take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, or 3 hours and 30 minutes from Gatwick.
Coaches vs. Trains
Comparing to the coaches, trains from/to London airports require more changes and don't go throughout the night, but may be preferable if someone wants to visit London before/after the workshop.
Travel to/from Birmingham International Airport
Birmingham International Airport is the closest major airport to the University.
For those willing to use public transportation to travel from Birmingham International Airport: take a train to Coventry and then take a bus (services 12/12A/U1) to the University of Warwick. The bus stop is next to the station (1 minute walk). The total price should be less than 10 UK pounds.
Taxis from Birmingham International Airport will take 20-30 minutes and should cost about 25-30 UK pounds. Taxis are available outside the terminal building.