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# Travel to and from Coventry

Find the best transport routes for your journey to and from Coventry.

# Walking

View our campus map (opens new window) to get your bearings around Coventry University campus. Use our Wayfinder to get walking routes and directions to University buildings.

# By bicycle

Go to the council's Coventry cycle map (opens new window) to find all city centre bicycle routes.

Riding a bicycle from Coventry train station to campus will take you approximately 5 minutes. Google map route (opens new window).


Use the cycle parking map (opens new window) to find covered cycle parking around the University. Make sure your bike is secure by using a sturdy D-ring bicycle lock at all times.

# By car

Coventry University Campus, Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB

Coventry is at the centre of a motorway network. Once you get to the city centre there are signposts to the University from the ring road junctions.

From London Follow the M1, leaving it at Junction 17 onto the M45. At the end of the M45, continue along the A45 and follow the signs for the city centre.

From East Anglia and eastern England Take the A14 until it meets the M1/M6 interchange. Then take the M6 to Junction 2 and follow signs for the city centre.

From southern England Take the A34 to the M40. Leave the M40 at Junction 15, then take the A46 and follow signs for the city centre.

From the southwest Take the M5, then the M42, leaving the M42 at Junction 6. Follow the A45 to Coventry. From South Wales: follow the M4 to the M5, then as above.

From western Scotland and the Northwest Leave the M6 at Junction 3 and follow the signs for Coventry city centre.

From the North Take the M1 to Junction 21, then to the end of the M69, following signs for Coventry city centre.

# By train

Coventry is on the main intercity route. Trains from London (Euston) leave every 30 minutes throughout most of the day, with journey times of 60-80 minutes. It takes approximately 20 minutes to reach Coventry from Birmingham International Station.

There are also daily services from Scotland and the Northwest, from Bristol, the Southwest and South Wales. In addition there are frequent services from Oxford, Southampton and Bournemouth, as well as Nuneaton, Rugby, Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International (for Birmingham International Airport and the National Exhibition Centre). Check the National Rail Enquiries (opens new window) website for more information.

From Coventry station Once you arrive at Coventry train station, you have three main options to get to the University Campus – by taxi, bus or on foot. If you take a taxi, the fare will be approximately £4 and you should ask for Coventry University in the city centre. Bus routes 8/8A/9/9A/85/585/X30 leave the station for the city centre every ten minutes (every 30 minutes after 6pm). Ask the driver for Pool Meadow, which is the bus terminus (opposite Priory Street). The train station is just 10 minutes' walk away from campus. Google maps route (opens new window)

# By coach

Pool Meadow is Coventry’s Bus and Coach Station. It has direct National Express (opens new window) services between most UK cities. It is located in the centre of Coventry, close to the University campus on Fairfax Street (about a 5 minute walk from the University campus).

# By plane

Birmingham International Airport (opens new window) is just 20 minutes away by road or rail. It provides direct daily flights to and from many other European cities.

# Get international travel information

For overseas travel, and information on our airport transfer services, go to the Getting to Coventry (opens new window) page on the Coventry University website.

Last updated: 21/02/2022, 17:04:35