Travel and Accommodation Information
The University of Warwick is located approximately three miles from the centre of Coventry (not in Warwick). General information about visiting the University can be found here.
Travel by Train
We recommend travelling to Leamington Spa railway station and then taking a U1, U2 or number 12 bus to the University (click here for timetables). These buses are frequent and cost about three pounds for a return journey.
From Leamington station, cross the road and walk past the old pub on the corner. The bus stop is easy to see and anyone can direct you. The buses travel up the Parade, which is Leamington's main shopping street, and then on to the University. It takes between 20 and 30 minutes and it is clear when you have arrived. The Mathematics and Statistics building is near the second bus stop on campus, after the roundabout and before the Sports Centre.
Alternatively, there are equally frequent number 12 buses from Coventry railway station. Remain in the station and take the outside steps by the car park to the bus stop. These run every 15 minutes, cost around two pounds and will take you to the University in about 15 minutes.
Travel by Road
If you are travelling by car, take the A46 to Coventry from the motorway. Do not turn off at Leamington Spa or Warwick – the University is located on the outskirts of Coventry. Follow signs for Warwick Arts Centre (our cinema and theatre complex), which is clearly signposted about one third of a mile before the turn off. At the turn off, stay in the left hand lane which takes you left only. Keep following Arts Centre or University signs for the next 10 minutes and you will arrive at the Warwick campus. There are various pay-and-display car parks available.
We recommend staying in a hotel or bed and breakfast in Leamington Spa or Coventry, both of which have frequent bus links to the University of Warwick (details above). There are several reasonably priced B&B’s in the area which will be able to take your booking. In particular, you may want to contact:
- Hedley Villa Guest House, Leamington Spa
- Travelodge Coventry
- The Lansdowne Hotel (more expensive, but very nice)
Those wishing to stay in Leamington can find a list of Hotels and B&Bs here. Bear in mind the walking distance to The Parade – the main shopping street in Leamington – which is where most of the easy to find bus stops are located.
Please note that the conference dinner will take place on the University of Warwick Campus. Those staying off-campus will therefore need to make arrangements (e.g. bus or taxi) to get back to their accommodation at the end of the evening.