The University offers a free airport collection service for International students arriving into Birmingham International (BHX) and London Heathrow (LHR) airports during the main arrivals period in September. Further information and booking details are available on our Welcome website. The Birmingham International Academy provides an airport pick up service from students on the 15, 10, 6 and 4 week courses. Further details will be provided nearer the time on the Birmingham International Academy Website.
If you plan to make your own way to the University, Birmingham International Airport has a great train, coach and taxi service just outside the Airport Arrivals service. Please remember to carry UK pounds in cash with you in your hand luggage to pay for these services.
If you are travelling from other airports in the UK or elsewhere in the UK, there are several ways to get to the University:
Train: The University has its own train station, simply called 'University' (UNI). There are also stations in Selly Oak (SLY) and at Five Ways (FWY) which are near to some student accommodations. Trains run through these stations every 10 minutes during the week, and regularly at weekends. You can plan rail journeys and check times and ticket prices in advance using National Enquiries.
Birmingham New Street (BHM) is two stops away on the cross-city line and is a major national station, with trains running to cities across the UK, such as London and Manchester, as well as Wales and Scotland. If you are travelling by Eurostar, you will need to change at London stations.
Coach: You can take a coach to Birmingham Coach Station, in the Digbeth area of the city centre, and then take a taxi directly to your University accommodation. Coaches to Birmingham Coach Station are operated by National Express.
Driving: The University is well connected by national motorways and the road network, however parking at the University is limited, particularly at University-owned accommodation, and in most cases requires a parking permit. Most students find they do not need a car at the University because of the excellent local transport links in the area.
Parking on Campus
Parking at Student Accommodation