Organise your trip


Birmingham is at the heart of the UK's domestic, European and International transport network. Download a free app from the University of Birmingham website to access campus maps and lots of useful information.

By air

By air

Birmingham International Airport is one of the UK's fastest growing airports, with more than 50 airlines flying from over 100 destinations. The airport operates direct flights from locations in the UK, as well as from the USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

The journey by taxi from the airport to the University takes approximately half an hour. Alternatively, Air-Rail Link provides a free, fast connection between the airport terminals and Birmingham International railway station. Air-Rail Link operates every two minutes (journey time 90 seconds). Birmingham International railway station has frequent services to Birmingham New Street railway station in the city centre (journey time around 15 minutes).  
Flying to Birmingham Airport via Europe is recommended than flying to London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.

By air - from London Airports

If you arrive at one of the London airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, City or Stansted, you will need to travel by London Underground to London Euston railway station where you can board a frequent railway service to Birmingham New Street railway station. The journey time between London Euston and Birmingham New Street is around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Alternatively, all the London Airports run 'express' train shuttle services where you can travel quickly into the capital city. Please visit the airport website for more details on the shuttle services they provide.

For information about public transport in London (including journey planner, ticket fares, etc) please visit the Travel for London (TfL) website:

By train

By train

Most cross-country services to Birmingham arrive at New Street Station. Up to six trains an hour depart for University station on the cross-city line (ten-minute journey time, final destination Longbridge or Redditch). The centre of the main campus is a five-minute walk from University station. For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

By coach

By coach

There are frequent express coach services to Brimingham from London, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, and many UK cities. The long-distance coach station is in Digbeth in the city centre.

By car

By car

Approaching from the north west or south east along the M6:

  • Leave at Junction 6 (signposted Birmingham Central) to join the A38(M)
  • At the end of the motorway, keep to the right, go over a flyover, then through some underpassess to join the A38 Bristol Road
  • The University is on your right, two and a half miles from the city centre.

Approaching from the M42 north

  • Leave at Junction 8 to join the M6 northbound and follow the instructions above

from the south west:

  • Leave the M5 at Junction 4 signposted to Birmingham SW to join the A38
  • The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway

Approaching from the M40:

  • It is easier to turn south on the M42 and leave at Junction 1, heading north on the A38 Bristol Road
  • The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.



Visitors to campus are requested to park in pay and display car parks:

  • North East Multi Storey car park (access via Pritchatts Road) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2SA
  • North Car Park (access via Pritchatts Road) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2SB
  • Pritchatts Road Car Park (at the junction with Vincent Drive) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2QU
  • Pritchatts Park Village (Pritchatts Road) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2QX

By taxi


Further details will be available here shortly.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    31 May 2017
  • Early registration deadline:
    31 May 2017
  • Proceedings deadline:
    30 June 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    7 July 2017
  • Paper reviews deadline:
    14 August 2017