Public transport


The University benefits from excellent public transport links that provide access to numerous destinations across the UK.


UniversityStation1The University of Birmingham is the only UK university with its own railway station on campus, known as ‘University Station’.

The Station is a great asset to the University making travel by train a convenient option being only two stops (8 minutes) away from Birmingham New Street where links are available to many locations across the country.

For all timetable information visit

 Train Ticket Vending Machine now on Campus

You can now avoid the queues at the Station and purchase your train tickets and collect pre-booked tickets at the new vending machine in University Centre, next to Spar. More details can be found here.


A bus travel leaflet details how to travel to and from the University via National Express West Midlands bus services. In total there are nine local bus services (11, 61, 63, X64, 76, 84, 98, 99, & 48) that directly serve the University and also provide links to the City Centre, local train stations and residential areas including Solihull, Kings Norton, Harborne, Bearwood and Cotteridge. For further information on the full range of bus services available or to help plan your journey please use the Network West Midlands journey planner or contact National Express West Midlands.

For student ticket information and prices click here or visit for all timetable and ticket details.

**NEW** Real time bus information in the palm of your hands - download the National Express West Midlands App


The Midland Metro serves 23 stops and operates from Wolverhampton to Birmingham City Centre where you can catch bus or train connections to the University.

Live travel information

A live public transport travel information map is available so you can easily check what time your bus or train is due to arrive simply by entering either your home or University postcode (B15 2TT).

Discounted travel passes

Save money on travel by public transport!

The University offers interest free season ticket loans to benefit members of staff who use public transport to commute to work. For example, the University working in partnership with National Express West Midlands, provide staff with a 25% reduction off the cost of a full price annual bus pass to encourage staff to use the bus instead of driving. For further information on current prices and discounts available for bus and rail annual travel passes please visit the University's Finance Office.

Shuttle bus services

A FREE shuttle bus service operates during term time (Mon-Fri) between the Edgbaston and Selly Oak Campus for staff and students whose work and study requires them to be at both sites across the course of the day/week and into the early evening. This is a free service on production of your student or staff ID card. Please note that this is a limited stop service and the bus will only stop at the designated stops on the timetable.

Park and ride

There are a number of local train stations that provide car parking and direct links to University Station.

From the South:

Selly Oak (2 minute train journey from the University)
Kings Norton (7 minutes)
Northfield (9 minutes)
Barnt Green (16 minutes)
Alvechurch (22 minutes)
Bromsgrove (17 minutes)
Redditch (27 minutes)

From the North:

Wylde Green (27 minutes)
Sutton Coldfield (30 minutes)
Four Oaks (33 minutes)
Blake Street (38 minutes)
Shenstone (42 minutes)
Lichfield City (47 minutes)
Lichfield Trent Valley (49 minutes)

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