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Travelling to the University of Warwick

The University of Warwick lies between the area of Coventry city and two other towns, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa. Train services run from London Euston station to Coventry train station and from London Marylebone station to Leamington Spa town. Ticket prices vary depending on the time of travel but its best to book your rail tickets in advance to get a good deal. You can book by visiting the following website: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

From Coventry train station:

You can either take a taxi or a bus to the University’s central campus (you will need to get off at central campus’ Bus Interchange, ask the driver if you are unsure).

A taxi rank operates outside the station. The journey will cost you approximately £8-10 and will take 10-15 mins depending on traffic.

Bus services run between Coventry station and the University of Warwick. You can take either the number 11, 11U or the 12X bus from Coventry station (and back). The journey time with the 11 and 11U buses takes 20-25 mins, whereas journey time with the 12X takes 12-15 mins. A single journey costs £2.20 and an unlimited day pass costs £4.00. You can pay by either cash or contactless debit/credit card on the bus (Note: international credit/debit cards may not work on the bus as forms of payment).

From Leamington Spa train station:

You can either take a taxi or a bus to the University’s central campus.

No taxi rank is in operation at Leamington Spa train station but you can call a cab (01926 42 59 59) to take you to the University’s central campus. The cost will be approximately £20 and the journey time will be approximately 25 minutes.

Bus services run between Leamington Spa station and the University of Warwick.

You can take the number 11 bus, which will take you to the University. The bus stop for number 11 is located on High Street. As you come out of the rail station you will find yourself on a road called Old Warwick Road. Turn left and and walk down the road; as you walk down the road you should see opposite a big building called ‘Station House’, if you see this then you are going the right way. Continue down this road, crossing Lower Avenue. Upon crossing Lower Avenue you will notice that Old Warwick Road has now become High Street. On the opposite side of the road you should see a convenience store called ‘Wisla Delikatesy’. From here one can take the 11 or the 11U bus to Warwick University (the 11 and the 11U follow an identical route).

The bus journey goes via Leamington Spa city centre and Kenilworth town and lasts approximately 40 minutes. All bus services run to the main campus’ Bus Interchange. A single journey costs (£2.40) and a day pass (£4.60). Be advised that drivers will only accept the exact cash amount and do not give change, alternatively you can pay via contactless.

University campuses and Locations

The University of Warwick is comprised of three campuses: Westwood campus, Central or Main campus and Gibbet Hill campus. They are a short distance apart, and the conference will be held in the Oculus on the main campus.

The Oculus is to the left of the main piazza and grocery store along University Road. The University’s Bus Interchange is located right next to the Warwick Arts Centre and less than 2 minutes away. Maps can be found on the route, at the end of this document and online at https://campus.warwick.ac.uk/.

The Oculus is wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets on the first floor. Gender neutral toilets can be found in the Library, Social Sciences building, Student Union Headquarters and in the Dirty Duck pub (these last two buildings are located on the main campus piazza).

Places to eat on campus

During the workshop lunch and coffee will be provided. If you have specific dietary requirements please make sure to inform us of these when you register, or by contacting us by email.

There are a number of restaurants on campus: Xananas, Bar Fusion and the Dirty Duck are all located around the Piazza, the main square of central campus, all of which have vegetarian and vegan options. There are also two coffee shops on the Piazza, the student-run ‘Curiositea’ and Costa Coffee.

Local Accommodation

There are several hotels in the local area that might have rooms during the conference. The Village Hotel in Canley is located approximately 20 minutes away from the university by bus (11) or 35 on foot, and very close to Canley station; the Ibis Coventry Centre is approximately 35 minutes by bus, and very close to Coventry station; the Ramada is also 30 minutes away by 11 or 12x bus.