Travelling to Aston University by train

Birmingham New Street Station is the nearest main-line station to Aston University, a short, flat 15 minutes walk away through the main shopping areas of the city along Corporation Street. The station has direct lines to most parts of the UK and many local services.

Some regional and national services arrive at Birmingham Snow Hill and Moor Street stations, which are a short ten minute walk from campus. View an interactive map of the route from Snow Hill station to Aston University. Please check your timetable to ensure you know which station you are arriving at.

Visit http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ to plan your train journey, or call National Rail Enquires on +44(0)845 484 950.

Don’t forget that if you’re 26 or under, or a full time student, you’re eligible for a Young Person’s Rail Card, which can save you up to a third on train fares.

Walking to campus from Birmingham New Street Station   

New Street Station is undergoing an exciting redevelopment, in April 2013 this resulted in the main entrance closing with a new entrance opening on Stephenson Street - even if you are familiar with the route you may want to allow a couple of extra minutes to complete your journey.

For details of changes please see the New Street Station website or see our guide below for directions.

Use our interactive map of the route, and/or follow the instructions below. The Aston University campus is located at one end of Corporation Street, the other end of which is at the exit from Birmingham New Street Station.

  • Exit New Street at the new Stephenson Street exit and up Stephenson Street and then Stephenson Place
New Street
  • Cross New Street on to Corporation Street,then follow Corporation Street (a main shopping street) for half a mile to the Aston University campus. You will pass a Mothercare store on your right, and later a large House of Fraser department store on your left. Keep walking along Corporation Street towards the rocket-shaped tower of the Central Methodist Hall straight ahead. Please note that work is taking place on Corporation Street to install a new Tram system so pedestrian diversions may be in place.
  • You will then pass the Victorian red brick Law Courts on your left and the Central Methodist Hall and STA Travel on your right, until you reach the pelican crossings of James Watt Queensway (a main road) on the right-hand side.

  • At the end of Aston Street you will see the Aston University Main Building with its distinctive red and blue sky lifts and large clock.



Taxis (London-style black cabs seating 5) can be hired from the taxi rank at New Street Station and cost around £5 to the University. There is also a taxi rank on campus (on Aston Street by the mini roundabout) to get back to the station.

Train journey times from Birmingham to major UK cities


 Bristol  1 hour 30 minutes
 Cardiff   2 hours
 Edinburgh   4 hours 15 minutes
 Leicester   50 minutes
 London   1 hour 30 minutes
 Manchester   1 hour 35 minutes
 Newcastle   3 hours 20 minutes
 Nottingham   1 hour 15 minutes
 Oxford   1 hour 14 minutes
 Plymouth   3 hours 5 minutes
 Southampton   2 hours 45 minutes


As a first time or returning visitor to Aston University you might notice a few changes to our city centre campus. Major campus developments and investments from 2010-14 in student accommodation, sports, research and academic facilities


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