The University of Wolverhampton

Travelling to Wolverhampton

If you are travelling to England via an airport in Europe, you should try and get a flight to Birmingham International Airport, which is closest to all University of Wolverhampton Campuses. It has a railway station with frequent, direct services to Wolverhampton and good connections to Walsall, Telford and Birmingham.

If you cannot get a flight to Birmingham, the other options are Manchester or London. For advice on how to make your way to the University, please read the information below or contact the International Centre.

There are connections from all airports to the West Midlands / Wolverhampton area.

Cars             ‌  

Remember at all times to drive on the left and to carry your driving licence, car ownership and insurance documents. 

Please note that it is a criminal offence to drive without proper insurance. It is compulsory to use seat belts. The speed limit on British Motorways is 70 mph (112kmh).

To drive any motor vehicle in the UK, you must hold a current licence. Licences issued in EEA country are valid in Great Britain, so students holding them do not need to obtain a GB licence. You should exchange your licence for a GB licence if your EEA licence expires.

Any vehicle registered in the UK that is more than 3 years old must be tested each year by the Department of Transport to ensure that it is safe to drive. Most garages will do this test for you (known as the M.O.T.) and will issue you with a certificate.

If you bring a car into the UK and remain longer than 12 months, you must register it with the DVLA in Swansea. After 12 months you may also need to swap your driving licence for a British Licence or even get a provisional British Licence and take a driving test in order to receive a British Licence.

For further information about driving in Britain, please visit their website: DVLA website


National Express / Flight Link


From Manchester, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, we recommend using the National Express coach as there are no direct trains to Wolverhampton from these airports. If you would prefer to get the train from these airports please contact the International Centre for advice.

Tickets for the National Express/Flight Link coaches may be available at the airport on the day of your arrival. We do, however, recommend that you book them online prior to your arrival, as the coach services are very popular. The coaches run frequently from all airports throughout the day. Students based at Telford or Walsall can catch a train or bus from Wolverhampton to their campus.

The coach journey takes 4 – 5 hours from London and about 2 – 3 hours from Manchester. From Birmingham International it can take approximately 1 hour on the coach so it is faster and cheaper to use the train.


For further information, please contact National Express
Telephone: +44 (0)8717 81 81 81

Train on a track

From Manchester, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, we recommend using the National Express coach as there are no direct trains to Wolverhampton from these airports. If you would prefer to get the train from these airports please contact the International Centre for advice.

The best option for getting to the University of Wolverhampton from Birmingham International Airport is by train as it is the cheapest and fastest route.

There are some direct trains to Wolverhampton from Birmingham International, although it may be faster to take the first train that goes to Birmingham New Street and change to a train that goes to Wolverhampton from there. Please ask at Birmingham International station for advice.

The journey to Wolverhampton or Walsall takes about 45 minutes and about 60 - 80 minutes to Telford (including a change at Birmingham New Street Station).

Useful websites

Travelling in London

We do not advise students to travel into London by taxi as taxi fares from the airports are around £50 or more.

The London Underground (The Tube)

London tube station

If you need to use the Tube to travel into central London from Heathrow, you will use the ‘Piccadilly’ line. This is always shown on Tube maps (available at all Tube stations) as a dark blue line. Each Tube route is a different colour, which makes it easy to see which train you need to take to reach a particular stop such as London Euston.

You must buy your ticket before getting on the Tube. Tickets can be bought from machines or a ticket kiosk, where you will also be able to ask for advice about your journey. Ticket prices are worked out according to the number of zones you are travelling through – zones are shown on the Tube map. You may need to show the ticket to an inspector on the Tube and you will need it at the end of your journey to get out of the station.

The Tube is not an easy way to travel if you have a lot of heavy luggage, particularly if you have to change from one line to another.

London Transport: +44 (0)20 7 222 1234

Web: The Tube

Getting to your campus from the train / coach station

Wolverhampton Campus

University of Wolverhampton MD Building

Both the railway and coach station are situated in the centre of Wolverhampton and it is possible to walk to the University’s City Campus. Randall Lines and Lomas Street/North Road accommodation is also within 1 kilometre of the town centre, but if you have heavy luggage to carry, you may prefer to get a taxi.



‌Walsall Campus

Walsall CampusIf you are arriving by tra in and wish to use the bus to get to the campus you will have to make your way to Walsall Bus Station (at St Paul’s) and catch the number 51 bus at Stand G. This bus goes towards Birmingham and it is only a short journey to the campus (cost approximately £2.10). Get off the bus at Jesson Road (just before the Broadway traffic island) go down Jesson Road. Take the first road on the right, Gorway Road.

Alternatively, take a taxi from the station, which costs around £5.

For more information about local buses in Wolverhampton and Walsall:

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Telford Campus

_HIP7787-SC---Version-2Telford is our youngest campus and a place where technology is pushed to new limits. The facilities fit our engineering and built environment (as well as some of our computing and social work) students like a glove. It's possibly the brightest place in one of our greenest counties.

You will find us near to – but just far enough from –  Junction 5 of the M54.

Trains from Telford Central go directly to Wolverhampton (15 to 25 minutes) and Birmingham (30 to 35 minutes)

Our free shuttle bus service takes you into Telford town centre - as well as to the bus and railway stations - on its way to Wolverhampton City Campus.


University Campus Buses

 Picture of Inter-site transportDuring term time, a free shuttle bus operates between campuses Monday – Friday. Unfortunately, bulky items or large pieces of luggage (such as suitcases) cannot be accommodated on our buses. This is for the health and safety of passengers. Only those items that can be held or placed on the passenger’s lap will be allowed.

Please ensure therefore that you allow for additional travel time on public transport to get you to your campus on arrival in the UK. You will need to show the driver some student ID in order to use the Intersite buses. When you are enrolled this will be your ID card but before you enrol you may be able to show your Unconditional offer letter. Find out more about intersite bus travel.

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