Maps and directions


The Munrow Sports Centre is R25 on the Edgbaston campus map. See links to the right to view or download maps.


Travelling by: car | public transport | bicycle | air



Travelling by car

Approaching from the north west or south east along the M6:
Leave at Junction 6 (signposted Birmingham Central) to join the A38(M)
At the end of the motorway, keep to the right, go over a flyover, then through some underpasses to join the A38 Bristol Road
The University is on your right, two and a half miles from the city centre.

Approaching from the M42 north:
Leave at Junction 8 to join the M6 northbound and follow the instructions above

Approaching from the south west:
Leave the M5 at Junction 4 signposted Birmingham SW) to join the A38
The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway

Approaching from the M40:
It is easier to turn south on the M42 and leave at Junction 1, heading north on the A38 Bristol Road
The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway

Visitor car parking
Visitors to campus are requested to park in any of the 4 pay & display car parks, the nearest of those to the Munrow Sports Centre is:

North Car Park (access via Pritchatts Rd)
North car park is a peripheral car park and can be accessed without entering the main campus. The current tariffs are:

University Permit Holders £1.00 per day

Non University Permit Holders:
Up to 1 hour £1.00
1-3 hours £3.00
3-5 hours £4.00
5-8 hours £6.00
Visitors who require access to the main campus should contact the department they are visiting to request a permit which should be hung from the rear view mirror of their vehicle.

All those parked on campus must be in possession of a University parking permit or a pay and display ticket, enforcement procedures are in place for those vehicles which fail to comply.



Travelling by public transport

By rail
Most cross-country services to Birmingham arrive at New Street Station. Up to six trains an hour depart for the University on the cross-city line (ten minutes to University station, final destination usually Longbridge or Redditch). The Munrow Sports Centre is a five-minute walk from University Station.

By bus
Numbers 61, X62 and 63 travel to the University’s Edgbaston and Selly Oak campuses, while the 636 serves the Medical School and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The services all run frequently from the city centre.

There is a travel information office outside New Street Station, where you can obtain bus timetables and departure point information. Maps can be found throughout the city centre indicating bus stop locations.

By coach
There are frequent express coach services to Birmingham from London, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, and many UK cities. The long-distance coach station is in Digbeth in the city centre.

Digbeth coach station is a short walk from New Street train station. Ask at the coach station for directions to New Street and then either catch the local train service to University station or catch the bus as described above.

By taxi
There are taxi ranks at New Street Station and throughout the city centre. The journey to the University takes about ten minutes.



Travelling by bicycle

Cycle parking facilities are provided at the Munrow Sports Centre (40 space compound). 



Travelling by air

Birmingham International Airport has direct flights from locations in the UK, as well as from the USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

The journey by taxi from the airport to the University takes approximately half an hour. Alternatively, Air-Rail Link provides a free, fast connection between the airport terminals and Birmingham International railway station. Air-Rail Link operates every two minutes (journey time 90 seconds). Birmingham International railway station has frequent services to New Street Station in the city centre (journey time around 15 minutes).

If you are arriving at London, there is a frequent train service from London Euston railway station to New Street Station (journey time around 1 hour 30 minutes).

From Heathrow Airport. Take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington Station and then the Underground or a taxi to Euston Station. Alternatively, an Airbus runs from Heathrow Airport direct to Euston Station

From Gatwick Airport. Take the Airport Express train to Victoria Station and then the Underground or a taxi to Euston Station