Nicolson Building G11, Winterbourne House, University of Birmingham.


How to get to the University of Birmingham

Travelling by public transport

By rail

Most cross-country services to Birmingham arrive at New Street Station. Up to six trains an hour depart for the University on the cross-city line (ten minutes to University station, final destination Longbridge or Redditch). The centre of the main campus is a five-minute walk from University Station.

Click here for live rail information.

By bus

Numbers 61, X62 and 63 travel to the University’s Edgbaston and Selly Oak campuses, while the 76, 98 and 99 serve the Medical School and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The services all run frequently from the city centre.

Online bus timetables for 61X62 and 63 are available on the National Express West Midlands website.

There is a travel information office outside New Street Station, where you can obtain bus timetables and departure point information. Maps can be found throughout the city centre indicating bus stop locations.

You can also access Network West Midlands’ Live Travel Map for current rail and bus information.

By coach

There are frequent express coach services to Birmingham from London, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, and many UK cities. The long-distance coach station is in Digbeth in the city centre.

Digbeth coach station is a short walk from New Street train station. Ask at the coach station for directions to New Street and then either catch the local train service to University station or catch the bus as described above.

By taxi

There are taxi ranks at New Street Station and throughout the city centre. The journey to the University takes about ten minutes.

Travelling by bicycle

Surrounded by the suburbs of Selly Oak, Edgbaston and Harborne, the campus is easily accessible by bicycle or on foot from any of these locations and as part of our commitment to sustainable living, we encourage the use of local cycle routes.

Cyclist facilities

Cycle parking facilities are provided in numerous locations across campus including a 40 space compound at the Munrow Sports Centre. The Munrow Sports Centre also provides free use of its shower and changing facilities.

Canal towpath

The canal which runs next to the University of Birmingham is known as the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. You can download a map of the canal here

For further details on cycling on the canal towpaths visit  our Bicycle Users Group website.

Travelling on foot

Use the urban walking route planner to get a route map between any two points, including your journey time, calorie burn, step count and carbon saving. It’s quick, free, healthy and green.

Travelling by car

Approaching from the north west or south east along the M6:

  • Leave at Junction 6 (signposted Birmingham Central) to join the A38(M)
  • At the end of the motorway, keep to the right, go over a flyover, then through some underpasses to join the A38 Bristol Road
  • The University is on your right, two and a half miles from the city centre

Approaching from the M42 north:

  • Leave at Junction 8 to join the M6 northbound and follow the instructions above

Approaching from the south west:

  • Leave the M5 at Junction 4 signposted Birmingham SW) to join the A38
  • The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway

Approaching from the M40:

  • It is easier to turn south on the M42 and leave at Junction 1, heading north on the A38 Bristol Road
  • The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway

Car parking on campus

Car Parking

Due to the current campus improvements, the nearest University of Birmingham car parking for all delegates, exhibitors and speakers attending an Aerosol Society event on the 8th or 9th of November is the:

North East Car Park Multi Storey (access via Pritchatts Road) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2SA.

This is a pay and display car park, at the following rates:

  • 0 – 1 hour: £2
  • 1 – 3 hours: £3
  • 3 – 5 hours: £4
  • 5 – 8 hours: £6

Please be advised that enforcement procedures are in place in all University parking areas and penalty notices will be issued to all vehicles that fail to comply with parking regulations.

Travelling by air

Birmingham International Airport has direct flights from locations in the UK, as well as from the USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

The journey by taxi from the airport to the University takes approximately half an hour. Alternatively, Air-Rail Link provides a free, fast connection between the airport terminals and Birmingham International railway station. Air-Rail Link operates every two minutes (journey time 90 seconds). Birmingham International railway station has frequent services to New Street Station in the city centre (journey time around 15 minutes).

If you are arriving at London, there is a frequent train service from London Euston railway station to New Street Station (journey time around 1 hour 30 minutes).

  • From Heathrow Airport. Take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington Station and then the Underground or a taxi to Euston Station. Alternatively, an Airbus runs from Heathrow Airport direct to Euston Station
  • From Gatwick Airport. Take the Airport Express train to Victoria Station and then the Underground or a taxi to Euston Station

Disabled access

You can find full information regarding accessibility to the building here: 

Campus map

Campus map

University of Birmingham campus map

The Nicolson building is G11, the grey building within the green zone on the map.


Nicolson Building G11, Winterbourne House, University of Birmingham.

Nicolson Building G11
Winterbourne House
58 Edgbaston Park Road
University of Birmingham
United Kingdom
B15 2RT

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Where to stay and what to do

Recommended hotel

For your convenience, we are pleased to be able to offer on-site accommodation located just two minutes walk from The Nicolson Building at Venue Birmingham.

Lucas House
The Conference Park
48 Edgbaston Park Road
B15 2RA
Tel: 0121 625 3383

For information and reservations please click here 

Alternative Recommended Hotels

Plough and Harrow Hotel

135 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8LS.

Cobden Hotel Birmingham

166 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 9NZ.

Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan

225 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 9RY.

Birmingham Marriott Hotel

12 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8SJ.

Birmingham Central Broadway Plaza Travel Lodge

220 Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham, B16 8LP.

Additional accommodation can be found at Visit Birmingham.

Further information