The Aston University campus is located on a green, 60-acre, self-contained site in the centre of Birmingham, within 5-10 minutes walk of the main shopping, business and entertainment areas of the city. You’ll find a number of facilities in this friendly space, including cafes, a supermarket, and places to meet, study and get healthy.
- Travelling by bicycle
If you are planning to cycle to Aston University, you can plan your route using CycleStreets.
There are bike shelters on campus and changing facilities are available.
- Travelling by car and parking
Postcode: B4 7ET
The University can be accessed from:
• M6, Junction 6 (Aston Expressway)
• M5, Junction 3 (Hagley Road)
• M42, Junction 6 (Coventry Road)
Google maps: Directions
There are 10 car parks spread across the campus.
We patrol the campus car parks to deter and prevent any possible criminal activity, and to make sure vehicles are authorised. Unauthorised vehicles will be subject to penalty charge notices.
We carry the Park Mark accreditation and make sure our car parks meet current codes of practice.
Parking for visitors:
We have two car parks for visitors on campus:
• Car park 5: Holt Street, B7 4BH - £5.50 per visit (6am to 10pm)
• Car park 6: Coleshill Street, B7 4EJ (evenings and weekends only)
We recommend you visit JustPark, where you can find the nearest available parking, get costs, reserve spaces (where applicable) and pay online.
We do have spaces for disabled parking, which will need to be reserved in advance. If you require disabled parking, please contact the person or department you are visiting.
Parking for staff:
If you are staff, you will need to register for parking online.
Parking for students:
If you are a student, please note that we do not offer student parking and encourage public transport instead. If you are a blue badge holder, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Travelling by plane
The nearest airport is Birmingham International airport.
A free shuttle service runs regularly between Birmingham International airport and Birmingham International train station, and takes less than 10 minutes.
- Travelling by public transport
If you’re planning on travelling by bus, timetable information is available from Travel West Midlands.
Numerous buses stop at Aston University.
If you’re planning on travelling by coach, timetable information is available from National Express. The nearest coach station is in Digbeth, and it is a 20-minute walk through the city centre to Aston University.
If you’re planning on travelling by train, timetable information is available from National Rail.
The nearest stations are 10-15 minutes away from campus:
• Birmingham New Street
• Snow Hill
• Moor Street
Lowered kerbs, lifts and adapted facilities, along with the compact and flat nature of our 60-acre campus, help facilitate the mobility and general wellbeing of visitors with disabilities.
All teaching and recreational facilities are on one site at Aston Triangle in Birmingham city centre, along with residential accommodation which is managed and owned by UNITE.
Disabled car parking is available at locations P1, 20 and 24, marked on the campus map. Spaces will need to be booked in advance, so please contact the person you're visiting to make arrangements. For further information, call the Disability Team on +44(0)121 204 5015.
Although we strive to make the University as accessible as possible, the Main Building does not have electronic door opening along the corridors which may make the building difficult to navigate without assistance for some users.
The guides below aim to provide general advice on the location of services and facilities and the easiest way to access them. Any staff, students or visitors who need specific route-planning and/or advice should contact the Enabling Team.