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How to get to the University by Bus

From Coventry City Centre:

The Travel Coventry services 12 and 12A (which display the destination, University of Warwick or Leamington) run from the city centre bus station, Pool Meadow, out to the University Central Campus passing the Westwood campus en route (travel time approx. 25 mins).

Timetable information for West Midland service number 12 can be found at Travel Coventry

Stagecoach also provides a service that passes the University. The Unibus (U1) is a dedicated frequent bus service to Leamington and Sydenham that passes through campus. There is a second version of this route that passes through Kenilworth and is named the U2. For information on this service, please visit the Stagecoach website.

View the Unibus timetable


From the Railway Station:

Visitors should follow the signs from the station to Warwick Road (a 2 minute walk) and from there catch the Travel Coventry services 12 or U1 (see above) which travel onto the main campus. The Stagecoach service U1 travels along Warwick Road and onto the Central Campus.

It is also possible to catch the Travel Coventry number 42 which goes to Cannnon Park Shopping Centre which is a 5-10 minute walk from central campus.


Other Services:

The Stagecoach service X17 runs from the city centre, passing the junction of Gibbet Hill Road and Kenilworth Road. The entrance to the Gibbet Hill campus is about 5 minute's walk from this bus stop. The Central Campus can also be reached from this site by following the campus footpath, which takes about 10 mins.

View the X17 timetable

The Travel Coventry route 801 travels from the University to Cheylesmore, Binley and Walsgrave Hospital via Finham, Whitley and Willenhall

Find out more on the Travel Coventry website


Bus Travel tips

  • Travel Coventry buses do not usually give change so make sure you have the correct money available before making your journey. You can find information about fares on the Travel Coventry website but it is best to check with the driver when you board the bus.
  • Stagecoach buses do give change on the majority of their services.
  • If you are unsure about which service you require and you would like assistance - you can call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 where staff will be able to assist with planning your journey.
  • Details of timetables and other routes can be obtained from University House reception leaflet racks.