The University of Warwick is situated in a pleasant greenfield site located 3 miles from the centre of Coventry, which is the city closest to the University. The market town of Kenilworth is slightly closer (2 miles), but the small county town of Warwick is actually much further away (7 miles).
Arriving by train:
Although the closest train station to campus is Canley station (a 30 minute walk), there are no transport links from that station to campus. Also, that station is served only by just one train company (London Northwestern) up to just twice per hour in each direction. Instead, usually the best rail option is to arrive at Coventry station (not Warwick station).
Coventry station is served by 4 train companies (Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, West Midlands, and London Northwestern), and is located on the West Coast Main LineLink opens in a new window -- connecting (among others) London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Coventry station also connects to the Cross Country RouteLink opens in a new window (linking Aberdeen, Newcastle, York, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, Bristol, Exeter and Penzance) through an easy transfer at Birmingham New Street station.
Trains in the UK typically run from 5-6 am until 10-12 pm each day except on Sunday (start operating at about 8:30 am). Check hereLink opens in a new window for options, or for the cheapest route check hereLink opens in a new window or you might find an even cheaper route by TrainSplittingLink opens in a new window (or hereLink opens in a new window).
Then, to get to campus, Coventry train station has excellent bus connections (see below) as well as taxis (£10-15, 10-20 min).
Arriving by (long-distance) coach:
Coventry is served by both National ExpressLink opens in a new window and MegabusLink opens in a new window. The Coventry drop-off point for both companies is Coventry's main bus and coach hub, Pool Meadow Bus Station, located in the city centre. The buses cited below that run to campus from Coventry originate from Pool Meadow Bus Station and, on the way, stop at Coventry railway station.
Arriving by (local) bus:
The campus is well-served by buses which operate through Coventry rail station and Coventry city centre. The price for a single ticket is typically £2.00-2.40 (cash accepted, but drivers won't give change), and the trip duration varies significantly depending on traffic (10-30 min). The bus routes, with links to timetables, are the National Express 11Link opens in a new window and 12XLink opens in a new window. The 12X is faster as it takes a more direct route to campus.
The campus is also served by buses which pass through Kenilworth (2 miles from campus), Warwick (7 miles from campus) or Leamington Spa (8 miles from campus). These include the National Express 11Link opens in a new window from above, as well as the Stagecoach 1, 1A, and 2, which are all superimposed on the same timetableLink opens in a new window, as well as the Stagecoach X17Link opens in a new window.
Arriving by car:
Using the postcode CV4 7AL in your Sat Nav will take you to Central Campus. On approaches to Coventry, follow the signs to Warwick Arts Centre or the University of Warwick. Detailed directions can be found hereLink opens in a new window, which includes parking informationLink opens in a new window. Please note that parking on campus is controlled via ANPR.