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How to get to the University by Rail

There are various rail stations that are easily accessed from the campus and they offer excellent links to Birmingham, London and many other major UK cities.

    Coventry Rail Station

    Coventry Rail Station, approximately four miles from the campus, is the nearest main-line train station. People travelling locally may find the nearer, but less frequently served, Canley Rail Station or Tile Hill Rail Station more convenient. Coventry Rail Station is easily reached from London (Euston), Birmingham and Leicester, all of which run regular and frequent services direct to Coventry. From Coventry Station, there are frequent local bus services to the University.

    Visitors should follow the signs from the station to Warwick Road (a 2 minute walk) and from there catch the Travel Coventry services 12/12A or U1 which travel onto the main campus. The Stagecoach service U1 travels along Warwick Road and onto the Central Campus. More information on bus travel to the University can be found here.

    Taxis are also available from outside of the station (about £10, 15 mins).

    Birmingham New Street Rail Station

    During weekdays trains from Birmingham New Street depart for Coventry on average every 10 minutes. The journey takes between 20-30 minutes depending on which service is used.

    London Midland offer a regular rail service that stops at local rail stations including Canley Rail Station which is a 25 minute walk, or a shorter bike ride or taxi journey than from the main Coventry Rail Station to campus.

    Birmingham International Rail Station

    The station that serves Birmingham Airport is Birmingham International. During weekdays trains depart from Birmingham International to Coventry on average every 10 minutes. The journey takes between 10-15 minutes depending on which service is used.

    London Midland offer a regular rail service that stops at local rail stations including Canley Rail Station which is a 25 minute walk, or a shorter bike ride or taxi journey than from the main Coventry Rail Station to campus.

    Canley Rail Station

    Canley has a small local rail station that is approximately 1.3 miles away from The University - it is a 25 minute walk, a short bike ride or taxi journey to main campus (Note: there isn't a taxi rank at Canley so please ring a taxi in advance). London Midland offer a regular rail service that passes through Canley Rail Station going to London, Milton Keynes, Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International, Coventry, Rugby and Northampton.

    There is now a new free shuttle bus service between the University of Warwick campus and Canley Railway Station. This consists of three trips to the University from Canley Station each morning, timed to coincide with train arrivals from Birmingham, London and Oxford and also two return trips back to the station each evening to connect with key train departures. The service will run from Monday to Friday. Details of the timetable can be found on the Shuttle Bus webpages.

    This map shows the walking route from Canley rail station to the university campus:


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    Tile Hill Rail Station

    Tile Hill Rail Station is approximately 2.2 miles from the university campus. It is a 45 minute walk, a short bike ride or taxi journey to main campus (Note: there isn't a taxi rank at Tile Hill so please ring a taxi in advance). London Midland offer a regular rail service that passes through Tile Hill Station going to London, Milton Keynes, Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International, Coventry, Rugby and Northampton.

    This map shows the route from Tile Hill rail station to the university campus:


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    Leamington Spa Rail Station

    Leamington Spa Rail Station is approximately 9.5 miles from the university campus. The station offers rail services to Warwick, Solihull, Coventry, Oxford and Reading as well as a service to London Marylebone.

    Stagecoach provides a dedicated frequent bus service from Leamington Spa to the university campus, the Unibus (U1). 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. This service also covers Coventry City Centre and Coventry Rail Station on Sundays and Public Bank Holidays. View the Unibus timetable.

    Warwick Rail Station

    Warwick Rail Station is in Warwick Town - approximately 8.4 miles from the University campus. The University of Warwick is not in Warwick Town. If you are travelling by rail, you are strongly advised to travel to Coventry Station (not Warwick Station) which is closer to the University and has better public transport links.

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    Travel Information & Timetables:
    National Rail Enquiries

    Rail & Bus Travel:
    Transport Direct
    Rail & Bus Tickets

    Trains & Cycling:
    National Rail
    Cycling to Campus

    Other Useful Links:
    National Rail
    Virgin Trains
    London Midland Trains
    East Midlands Trains

    Typical Travel Times to Coventry:
    London: 60mins
    B'ham New Street: 20-30mins
    B'ham International: 10-15mins