Coventry and its surrounding region is one of the most accessible locations in the UK. Situated right at the heart of the country, you can comfortably arrive at any of your destinations either by car, bus, coach, plane or train. Only one hour from central London by train and twenty minutes from Birmingham, Coventry and Warwickshire is superbly linked to all the major towns and cities around the country.
TRAVELLING BY AIR?
Birmingham Airport provides the nearest public passenger terminal for Coventry, which provides flights to destinations across the UK and around the world, including Europe, the Middle East and Indian subcontinent.
Birmingham International train station, located at the airport, offers a quick and direct route to Coventry train station, located in Coventry city centre.
www.birminghamairport.co.uk Tel: 0871 222 0072
London’s Heathrow Airport and East Midlands Airport are also easily accessible from Coventry.
www.eastmidlandsairport.com Tel: 0808 169 7032
www.heathrow.com Tel: 0844 335 1801
Travelling by train?
Visiting Coventry by train is a breeze, with easy access to the West Coast Main Line and regular services to nearby cities and towns. And now, you can travel from London to Coventry in just an hour, with Avanti West Coast trains running every 20 minutes.
West Midlands Railway strive to provide a rail service that everyone can feel proud of. One that’s responsive, better equipped and more reliable for our community. With their new trains introduced on multiple routes, it’s the little things that go a long way – like free Wi-Fi, usb plugs and seat back tables so you can keep browsing on the move. Their new trains are more accessible, with more spacious carriages and dedicated space for wheelchairs, so everyone can travel in comfort. There’s even extra under seat storage for those who don’t pack light.
Running down the very backbone of England, London Northwestern Railway is connecting the economic powerhouses of London, the North West and the West Midlands, at a price everyone can afford. Book your tickets in advance for the greatest savings!
www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk – Tel: 0333 311 0039
www.londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk – Tel: 0333 110 006
Travelling by bus?
From Leamington into Coventry city centre, or the University to Tile Hill, there’s a bus that will take you there. National Express Coventry are proud to serve Coventry, taking you where you need to go, seven days a week by bus.
Whether it’s your first time travelling by bus, or you’ve had a little break from public transport, here’s a handy guide to help you along every step of your next bus trip. Use the handy ticket list below to help you find the best ticket for your adventure by bus.
Travelling in a group?
£7 – Travel for up to 5 people together or 2 adults + 4 children for less on the National Express bus Ticket app. Find out more and jump on board using the interactive journey planning tool.
Travelling by taxi?
The black taxi cab is a British icon along with Big Ben and bowler hats, but did you know this much loved vehicle has been made in Coventry since the 1940s? With this is mind, it is no wonder it is so easy to book a taxi in Coventry. Let the locals get you from A to B with these super convenient taxi companies.
Enroute Taxis – www.enroutetaxis.com – 02477 222 222
Taxi Coventry – www.taxicoventry.com – 02477 620 620
Travelling by bike?
Coventry and its neighbouring towns have great access for cyclists, with traffic-free and cycle-friendly routes. Take a look at the Cycle Coventry routes which help you get to places of leisure by bike more easily. The improved traffic-free paths, which feature on some of the routes, are clearly shown on detailed route maps. There is also a city centre map which shows where the Cycle Coventry routes connect and a map showing other cycle facilities in the city. There are also some great self-guided routes to get you out and about.
West Midlands Cycle Hire: Try a fun, healthy and greener way to travel with West Midlands Cycle Hire in Coventry.
West Midlands Cycle Hire offers more people the opportunity to enjoy cycling and provides a convenient and sustainable alternative to the car for shorter journeys.
Bikes are available to hire 24/7 from over 20 docking stations located in the city centre and surrounding areas. See the map of local docking stations.
Travelling by car?
With easy access to the national motorway network, arriving by road could not be easier. The M6, M6 Toll, M40, M42, M5, M69 and the A45/A46 are the major arterial routes out of and into the city of Coventry and regional Warwickshire, as well as linking central Birmingham which is only around 20 minutes by car from the centre of Coventry.
Visit Coventry City Council’s car parking page for further details on parking charges and space availability.