2019 Conference Travel and Accommodation

Accommodation

Travel

Useful Information

Accommodation

On-campus accommodation and venue facilities will be provided by Warwick Conferences.

Travel

The University of Warwick is located 3 miles from Coventry Station. A list of potential travel options are below.

Please note that the University is not in the town of Warwick (which is about 8 miles away), and it is not the same as Coventry University (which is a different university, located in the centre of Coventry). This is important when telling taxi drivers where you want to be.

Travelling from Overseas

By Air

The University of Warwick is easily accessed from all major airports in the UK. There are two regional airports and the campus can also be reached by public transport from all the major London airports (see below):

Birmingham: To get to the University from Birmingham airport, either

  • take the train to Coventry (apporximately 10 minutes) and then local bus (approx 25 minutes) or taxi (15 minutes) to the University of Warwick
  • take a taxi from the airport to the University of Warwick (possibly slightly quicker, but potentially more expensive).
  • East Midlands (near Nottingham) has some international flights, and has an (infrequent) National Express service to Coventry.

If you are travelling from London:

  • London Heathrow has many more flights, and is about 2 hours away from Coventry either by bus (National Express) or by rail (via London). The bus option is simpler and cheaper.
  • London Luton also has various international flights, and is under 2 hours from Coventry by bus (National Express).
  • London Gatwick is the second largest airport in the UK, offering a variety of international flights, and is 3hrs 30mins from Coventry by bus (National Express).
  • London Stansted has various international flights, and is 3hrs 30mins from Coventry by bus (National Express).

Coventry can also be reached by train from all the London airports listed above. For more information see the National Rail website.

Channel tunnel rail link

Eurostar operates train services from continental Europe via the Channel Tunnel. From the London St Pancras domestic terminal you will need to make your way to Euston train station, which is only 5 minutes by taxi or 10-15 minutes on foot. From there you can board a direct train to Coventry station.

Eurostar

London St Pancras

Travelling within the UK

By Train

Coventry Station is the nearest railway station to the University of Warwick. There are train services from London Euston Station and Birmingham New Street Station. From Euston, the journey takes about one hour; from New Street, about 15-20 minutes. From Coventry Station, you can take a taxi, or catch a number 11 or 12 bus from the bus stop on the bridge that crosses the railway tracks next to Coventry Station. You'll need the exact fare as the bus drivers don't give change.

Visit National Rail to find out about rail times and fares.

By Coach


National Express Coaches to Coventry depart from London Victoria coach station and take between 2 and 3 hours. For more informaiton visit the National Express website.

By Car

The postcode for the University of Warwick central campus is CV4 7AL.

You can use that with route planning services like Google Maps, or with your sat nav to find your way to the University. As you get closer to the area, joining the A45 or A46, there will be signs marked "University of Warwick" to help you find it.

Local Buses

Local buses offer a frequent and convenient way of travelling to and from the University of Warwick campus. There are regular bus services to the University campus from Coventry City Centre and Coventry rail station, with the journey taking about 30 minutes.

These services all connect the University to Coventry City Centre and Coventry rail station:

  • National Express 12X - this express service goes directly from the City Centre to campus, via Coventry Rail station.
  • National Express 11 & 11U - these services come from Coventry City Centre and Coventry rail station to campus via Earlsdon

Taxis


Taxis are available at Coventry train station and throughout the city itself. Uber is also present in the city.

Useful Information

General information on facilities available at the University of Warwick will be provided in due course.

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