Birmingham is the definition of a modern and connected international city


From whichever direction you are approaching Birmingham, Aston University is best reached from the M6 motorway (not the new M6 Toll, which bypasses the city).

Aston University is also close to the A4540 Birmingham Central Ring Road. Alternative routes to the campus from the South and West include the A45 from the M42 Junction 6, the A441 from the M42 Junction 2, the A456 from the M5 Junction 3 and the A38 from the M5 Junction 4.


There is limited parking available on campus .For more information and to book parking ,subject to availability, please click on the following link http://www.conferenceaston.co.uk/content.aspx?PageID=1760

Conference Aston Parking is charged at

£4.50 per day up till 4.30pm

£1 from 4.30pm & overnight

Should the Conference Aston Car park be full there is more parking nearby at Millennium Point  http://www1.aston.ac.uk/about/directions/visitorparking/


Birmingham New Street Station lies in the heart of the city and is the hub of the UK rail network. High-speed trains from London Euston operate three times an hour and the journey takes just 82 minutes.Birmingham New Street Station is the nearest main-line station to Aston University, a short, 15 minutes walk away through the main shopping areas of the city. 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.

Taxis can be hired from the taxi rank at New Street Station and cost around £6 to the University. There is also a taxi rank on campus to get back to the station.

Example train journey times from Birmingham to major UK cities:


Journal Time


1 hour 30 minutes


2 hours


4 hours 15 minutes


50 minutes


1 hour 35 minutes


1 hour 35 minutes


3 hours 20 minutes


1 hour 15 minutes


1 hour 14 minutes


3 hours 5 minutes


2 hours 45 minutes


Coach services, including motorway services to London, operate from Digbeth coach station, which is a short taxi ride or 20 minutes' walk from the campus .


Because of our central Birmingham location many bus routes pass close to the Aston University

By Plane

Birmingham International Airport is one of the most accessible airports in Europe. It also lies at the centre of the UK’s motorway network enabling easy access to all major UK cities. It is also adjacent to Birmingham International Rail Station, and provides a 90 second, no hassle connection via the Air-Rail Link people mover system into the heart of each transport hub. Birmingham International Station links directly to the national rail network with hourly services to Central London, which is only 76 minutes away.

Birmingham International is the UK’s third largest Airport for charter traffic and has the highest proportion of business traffic second only to London Heathrow. In 2008, it handled over nine million passengers through its two terminals and acts as the Midlands’ premier gateway to Europe, Scandinavia, North America, the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent.

Over 50 airlines operate scheduled and charter services to more than 100 destinations including daily departures to New York and a twice daily service to Dubai. Its European route network to 16 European capital cities includes daily flights to Paris and Frankfurt.

Over 50 airlines operate scheduled and charter services to more than 100 destinations, including daily flights to:

  • Amsterdam up to 13 flights a day
  • Brussels up to 8 flights a day
  • Dubai up to 4 flights a day
  • Islamabad up to 2 flights a day
  • Paris up to 16 flights a day
  • Frankfurt up to 9 flights per day
  • New York 2 flights a day
  • Toronto 1 flight a day



The airport is just 8 miles/13km from the city centre and offers an Airlink Shuttle which ensures a smooth transit to Birmingham International Railway Station,


Birmingham New Street is 10 minutes on a direct train, with seven services per hour from Birmingham International.  A single ticket costs approx £3.30.



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