Travelling to the UK

Birmingham International Airport is the nearest airport to CU Coventry, it is located just 20 minutes away from our campus. Alternatively, you could fly into Heathrow or Gatwick which are both based in London.

You will go through certain procedures before you can leave and travel to Coventry. The Immigration Officer may ask you for certain documents, which you should have ready in your hand luggage for inspection.

Documents for inspection:

  • Passport
  • Offer letter
  • CAS
  • Qualifications
  • Bank statement used for your visa application
  • Health documents e.g. TB screening

If the Immigration Officer refuses you entry, you may be removed immediately or given a very short period of temporary admission. Please telephone the International Student Adviser in the International Office on +44 (0)24 7615 2152 if this happens to you. If they are not available telephone +44 (0)24 7688 7688.

Free Airport Meet and Greet Service

To help make your journey to the UK as easy as possible, FutureLets and CU Coventry have teamed up to safely transport you from the airport to your accommodation. The service will operate from both Birmingham and London Heathrow airports, and is offered for new, non-returning students only. For more information on dates and times please visit the FutureLets website.

How to get to Coventry

If you are not taking advantage of one of our meet and greet services, below are details of alternative ways to get to Coventry.

Arrival Airport Transport Option Cost* Time to Coventry
Birmingham Local Bus Service – Number 900 £1.90 1 hour
  Train from Birmingham International Station to Coventry Station £2 20 minutes
  Taxi  £30-40 20 minutes
Heathrow National Express coach service From £36.30 2.5 hours
  Train From £50 2.5 hours
Gatwick National Express coach service From £23 3-4 hours
Coventry Train Station Taxi £8 5-10 minutes

*Please note that prices are indicative only.