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Travel and Parking

When making travel plans, please make sure you plan to arrive to campus with sufficient time to find the venues, and collect tickets and robes. All graduands/graduates and guests must be seated in the Butterworth Hall at least 30 minutes before the ceremony start time. We strongly advise that you arrive a minimum of one hour before your ceremony start time.

Driving

The postcode for central campus where ceremonies are held is CV4 8UW. You can use this for route planning when inputting into a sat nav or map services such as Google maps.

Parking

On campus parking (payable in advance) will be available for graduates and their guests attending in January 2023. More details on recommended car parks will be communicated and published here nearer the time. On arrival, please follow the yellow "Warwick Graduation" signs to direct you to the car parks. It is a 10-15 minute walk from the car parks to the venue. If any passengers in your vehicle have difficulty walking, but are not blue badge holders, you are welcome to drop passengers off nearer to the Arts Centre before parking your car, just please make sure to allow time for this.

The University of Warwick campus operates a cashless payment system, with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) parking systems in all of the main campus car parks. We recommend that you book your parking in advance.

Book your Parking in Advance

To save you needing to pay for parking on the day of your visit, you can pre-pay for your parking in advance. Simply select which parking option you need from the weekday options. Then select the date you will park and for how long you will need the parking for - see the Key TimingsLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window to help guide you. After you’ve filled in your personal details and your registration number, the charge will then be calculated and you can pay online in advance of your visit to us. Please note that you will not be allocated a specific car park or space.

For further information on our parking tariffs and where you can park, please visit https://warwick.ac.uk/services/carparks/prebook/Link opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window.

Blue Badge Holders

Registered blue badge holders have the same rights on the University campus as they have on the public highway.

Parking on campus is free for blue badge holders displaying a valid blue badge. More information about how to register for blue badge parking will be communicated and published here nearer the time.

On arrival, please follow the yellow "Warwick Graduation Blue Badge Holders" signs to direct you to the nearest parking location for blue badge holders, which will be behind Senate House and on Health Centre Road.

Rail

Coventry Rail station is the closest main-line station, which can be easily reached from stations such as London Euston and Birmingham. From outside of the station, there are regular bus services to campus such as the National Express bus 12X which travels onto main campus. Taxis are also available from outside of the station.

Taxi

If you are arriving by taxi, please direct your driver to the taxi rank at the Bus Interchange. This is next to Warwick Arts Centre.

West Midlands Bus on Demand

West Midlands Bus On Demand is a Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) service that meets you wherever you are. The service is a cross between a taxi and a bus. You can book a ride in the West Midlands On Demand app by inserting a pick-up and drop-off location. You’ll then be matched with other passengers heading in the same direction. You can book rides when you're ready to go, or pre-book rides days in advance. More information about this service is available on our websiteLink opens in a new window.

Journey Planner

There are lots of tools and information to help make it easy to travel to Campus. This Journey PlannerLink opens in a new window will help you use existing transport networks where you can find bus, train and tram routes, times, and ticket prices. You can also look up walking and cycling routes.