Sustainable travel to campus
Supporting sustainable travel
The Transport for West Midlands journey planner can help you plan your route from your location using a range of different travel options.
Aston University offers a range of support from buying a bike to using shower facilities on site. Visit the Aston Bicycle User Group for more details.
For advice on cycling in Birmingham, use the Birmingham City Council website.
If you don't own a bike you may consider:
Beryl bikes that are stationed near stations and our campus. Brompton Bike Hire have installed a cycle locker on campus by the South Wing taxi rank. Staff, students and members of the public can rent a bicycle on a daily basis and leave it in any Brompton cycle locker around Birmingham (or throughout the UK). Further details can be found on their website, which includes the annual membership and daily rental rates. Registering for the Cycle to Work scheme to help spread the cost of a new bike over 12 tax-free instalments.
Consider if you can walk all or part way to work. Plan your journey using Google maps.
Use the journey planner to help find an alternative route around the West Midlands.
Numerous buses stop at Aston University.
If you’re planning on travelling by train, timetable information is available from National Rail.
There are 3 train stations within a 10-15 minute radius from campus; Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street.
West Midlands Metro is currently running from Wolverhampton to Birmingham with extensions underway.
Electric scooters only use a small amount of electricity and do not emit emissions.
Voi is a public e-scooter service, you can find more details here.
Consider if you can share the journey with colleagues. Use the ‘Go Green Aston’ group on Yammer to connect with colleagues across the university and arrange travel.