WASD 2024 Travel Guide


Warning: the University of Warwick is on the outskirts of Coventry, not the town of Warwick!

Rail and Bus

Coventry Railway Station is well-connected to both Birmingham and London.

There are frequent buses from just outside Coventry Railway Station to campus, taking either the 12X or 11 -- these also connect to the city centre.

Canley Station is the closest to the university geographically, but is a half-hour walk and not well served by buses.

Arriving by Car

Warwick University is on the south-western edge of Coventry (Postcode: CV4 7AL). There is lots of parking available on campus, although not all of it is publicly accessible. See this website for up-to-date information. The parking rules on campus can be a little awkward, so please be careful.

Getting Around Campus

Campus is walkable and fully wheelchair accessible. The SU Atrium (where we’ll be) is on central campus and two minutes from the Bus Interchange. When navigating around campus, the Interactive Campus Map can be useful.

Staying Nearby

If you're coming from further afield and want to stay overnight, there are a wide range of hotels to choose from - while we are not affiliated with any, here are a selection:

If you'd like to stay in central Coventry, then Premier Inn Earlsdon Park and Ibis Coventry Centre are a close walk to the train station and bus routes.

If you'd like to be geographically closer, there is accomodation directly on-campus at a premium. Premier Inn Coventry South and Village Hotel Coventry are also closer and connected by bus, with less amenities directly around. Finally, Premier Inn Balsall Common is further out, but good value-for-money if you're driving.

Eating around Campus

The university campus hosts a range of places to eat and drink, owned by either the SU or University. There are also three pub-restaurants nearby: The Dirty Duck, Varsity, and The Phantom Coach. The Cannon Park shopping center is directly adjacent to campus, with a big Tesco, Aldi, and some fast food places like Greggs and Subway.

Coventry Centre and Royal Leamington Spa have a more diverse selection, but require buses to reach.