Coventry is located at the heart of the UK and has excellent transport links. Whether you are arriving from another location in the UK or from abroad; we have listed some transport information below.
Birmingham International airport is 20 minutes away from Coventry by train or car and there are national express busses that take you directly to the city centre from the airport. There are direct flights to many of the major European cities.
If you fly in to another airport you can always get the train from that location to Coventry.
International office pickup service: The Coventry University International Office along with student ambassadors, offer a pickup service for students travelling to Coventry University from airports around the country. More information to be uploaded shortly.
- Coventry lies at the heart of a motorway network. Once you get to the city centre there are signposts to the University from all the relevant ring road junctions.
- From London: follow the M1, exit at Junction 17 onto the M45. At the end of the M45, continue along the A45 and follow the signs for the city centre.
- From East Anglia and eastern England: Take the A14 until it meets the M1/M6 interchange. Then take the M6 to Junction 2 and follow signs for the city centre.
- From southern England: take the A34 to the M40. Exit the M40 at Junction 15, then take the A46 and follow signs for the city centre.
- From the southwest: take the M5, then the M42, leaving the M42 at Junction 6. Follow the A45 to Coventry. From South Wales: follow the M4 to the M5, then as above.
- From western Scotland and the Northwest: Exit the M6 at Junction 3 and follow the signs for Coventry city centre.
- From the North: take the M1 to Junction 21, then to the end of the M69, following signs for Coventry city centre.
There are regular trains from London Euston to Coventry from several train providers. The journey takes between 1-2 hours depending on the train you get. Birmingham New Street has most of the major rail routes passing through it, therefore is easily accessible from most areas in the UK. Birmingham New Street station is 20-30 minutes away. The National Rail website is a good place to find out more information.
The main bus station in Coventry is Pool Meadow and is a 3 minute walk from central campus. Please look on the National Express website for more information on buses from round the UK.
Coventry is a great place to study!
In a Higher Education Data Specilalists QS study, Coventry was ranked as one of the Top 50 cities in the world to be a student.
Studying at Coventry University you are in a fantastic location to access all areas of the UK as well. London is only an hour away from Coventry by train and many other areas such as Stratford Upon-Avon, Warwick, Leamington Spa town and Birmingham are close by!
Although London might be famous for the ‘black cab’ did you know it was actually invented in Coventry? In fact they are still produced here and many London cabs will have a “made in Coventry” sign on them. Coventry houses one of the biggest transport museums in the country and has a rich history of automotive engineering.
For theatre lovers; the Belgrade theatre and Warwick arts centre put on great shows throughout the year, with many famous musicians, comedians and theatre groups performing there.
Stratford Upon Avon – which is a short train journey away, was the birth place of famous Poet and Playwright William Shakespeare. It is an incredibly popular tourist destination and is the second most visited UK city outside of London.
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Make sure you have all of the important documentation before you arrive at the university.
You will find a link below for the International Office contact information.
The international office offers meet and greet services; these will take on the 24th and 25th of September from both London Heathrow and Birmingham International airports.
They also offer premium meet & greet service all year round, which is a private chauffeur service which can pick students up from London Heathrow (£220) and Birmingham International (£75). Information on all of this can be found at the international office website.
Why not take a look at the international and cultural societies that you may want to join when you get here?
Tier 4 Complicance
If you are an international student on a Tier 4 Visa you can find more information about regulations and requirements at the Coventry University website.
The university’s International Office. and Centre for Global Engagement pages are likely to provide you with even more information.
Protection Services is the on campus security team of Coventry University available 24/7 for you! Their number is: 024 7765 8555. Why not add their number to your phone now in case you need them.
The Students’ Union Advice Centre (SUAC) is a free, independent and confidential service for all students. SUAC gives advice and support on a wide range of issues including housing, consumer law, cheating and plagiarism, internal disciplinary and complaints.
Our advisors deal with phone queries between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday please telephone to use this service 024 7765 5200. You may be asked to leave your name and telephone number and an advisor will get back to you if they are currently busy with another student.
Drop-in sessions are available Monday to Friday between 11 am – 1 pm. Appointments are available between 2 pm and 3.30 pm Monday to Thursday.
You can also email for advice or further information on firstname.lastname@example.org
*During the summer holidays vacation period, the Student Union Advice Centre is open between 11 and 1 for drop in sessions*
Counselling and Mental Health services.
Are you starting a PhD or Masters by research degree? Research students at Coventry University are also full members of the Student Union. This means you can get involved with everything the SU has to offer from societies to sports clubs and volunteering.
We also offer unique support to research students via our bespoke representation system, research-specific student officers that are elected exclusively by research students as well as our Advice Centre.
Click here for more information about the Research Reps System.