Getting to Coventry

Getting to Coventry

Coventry University staff and student ambassadors are on hand to support you with your arrival. This includes a free airport meet and greet service at Birmingham International and London Heathrow Airports which will need to book prior to your arrival. You can view more information on this service here.

If you know your flight will not coincide with our free meet and greet service, there are a few other services available to you.

Premium Meet and Greet Service

Why not arrive in style and book our Premium Meet and Greet Service? A private chauffeur will meet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation in Coventry. The cost of this service is as follows:

  • London Heathrow to Coventry - £220
  • Birmingham to Coventry - £75

View more information about our Premium Meet and Greet Service here.

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


Time to Coventry

Birmingham Airport

Local bus service – Number X1


1 hour


Train from ‘Birmingham International Station’ to ‘Coventry Station’ 


20 minutes approx


Taxi (only suggested if you arrive very late at night or early in morning)

£30 - £40

20 minutes approx

Heathrow Airport

‘National Express’ coach service 

From £36.30

2.5 hours



From £50.00

2.5 hours

Gatwick Airport

‘National Express’ coach service 

From £23.00

3-4 hours

Coventry Train Station


£8.00 approx

5-10 minutes

* Please note that prices are indicative only. We would not recommend taking a taxi from Heathrow or Gatwick airports, as this will be very expensive. 

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