How to get to Coventry

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. 

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. Tel: +44 (0) 871 222 0072

London's Heathrow Airport and East Midlands Airport are also easily accessible from Coventry. Tel: +44 (0) 808 169 7032 Tel: +44 (0) 844 335 1801

By rail

Coventry is on the West Coast Main Line with regular train services linking it with other major towns and cities. Trains operate every 20 minutes on average to London which is only an hour away on Avanti West Coast services. There is also an extensive timetable of local trains linking it to local towns such as Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa and Rugby. Tel: +44 (0)8457 484 950 Tel + 44 (0)3333 110 006 Tel + 44 (0)333 311 0039

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.

By bus


From Leamington into the 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 7 days a week by bus.

Ticket information

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.

By Road


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.