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Car parking
Car parking spaces are very limited at the University. Ask the member of staff you are visiting whether it is possible to reserve a visitor's car parking space for you in one of the University car parks. If not, there are a number of public car parks located close by. Car parks are shown on the downloadable campus map.

By air
Alternatively you can fly to Birmingham International airport, which is a 20 minute journey from Coventry by road or rail. It provides direct daily flights to and from Glasgow, Manchester, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf and many other major European cities.

If you fly into London Heathrow, Stansted, Luton or Gatwick, you can catch a train to London and travel to Coventry by rail.

By rail
Coventry is on the main intercity route. Trains from London (Euston) leave every 30 minutes throughout most of the day with journey times of approximately 80 minutes. You can book tickets with Virgin Trains. It takes approximately 20 minutes to reach Coventry from Birmingham International Station. For more information about trains to and from Coventry see the National Rail website.

There are also daily services from Scotland and the Northwest, from Bristol, the Southwest and South Wales. In addition there are frequent services to Oxford, Southampton and Bournemouth, as well as Nuneaton, Rugby, Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International (for Birmingham International Airport and the National Exhibition Centre).

Coventry train station is approximately 10-15 minute walk from the University campus.

Once in Coventry
Once you arrive in Coventry, you have three ways to reach the University:

If you take a taxi, the fare will be approximately £3.00 and you should ask for Coventry University in the city centre.

Alternatively, bus numbers 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. This is opposite Priory Street. Make sure you have the exact cash ready as no change is given on the buses.

If you choose to walk, it will take you 10-15 minutes. Cross the station square and turn right onto Park Rd. At the crossroads with Manor Rd, turn left. A footbridge on the right takes you over the ring road and onto Friars Rd. Continue straight ahead. Turn right at the end of Friars Rd onto New Union St, then left at the traffic lights and onto Little Park St. Follow the road as it bends round to the right and becomes Earl St. Just before the Herbert Art Gallery turn left onto Bayley Lane. The University is on the right, near the cathedral.

By bus or coach
Pool Meadow bus and coach station is located five minutes' walk from the University's main reception in the Alan Berry building.

For details of local bus/coach/train times and destinations please contact the bus station enquiry line on: 024 7655 9559.

National Express offers connections between Coventry and other major cities around the UK. If you travel from Birmingham Airport you can take line number 900 bus to Pool Meadow station.

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