Getting around

Things to do in Coventry | Getting around

Coventry is a compact city where the best mode of transport is arguably your own two legs. Getting to the city is easy, thanks to a choice of train connections linking Coventry to London, Birmingham and beyond, alongside a park and ride scheme and a cheap public bus system.

Airport transfers

Coventry is handily served by a number of different airports, with Birmingham International Airport being the closest at just 10 miles away. We have a wide range of hotels near Birmingham Airport for you to choose from.

If you’re flying in or out of Birmingham, the easiest and quickest way to reach Coventry is by train, which will only take between eight and 15 minutes from Birmingham International Station.If you’re driving from the city centre, give yourself at least 30 minutes to factor in any traffic. There are a number of long- and short-term parking options at the airport and early bird online booking could give you up to a half-price saving.

Flying high

For a cheaper option, you can take the X1 bus. Leaving regularly from Coventry’s Pool Meadow Station, the bus takes approximately 40 minutes and costs just a couple of pounds for an adult one-way ticket.

Public transport

Coventry is a very compact city. So much so that you can walk from one side of the city to the other in about 20 minutes. If you do want to catch a bus to help you get around, the city has a central bus station. You can buy tickets on the bus with cash, on your phone or by using a pay-as-you-go Swift card.

If you’re driving into the city, you can leave your car and use the convenient park and ride operated by Stagecoach. Services run up to every 15 minutes from the War Memorial Park on Kenilworth Road and operate seven days a week. There are over 400 free parking spaces, so the scheme can provide a cost-effective way of getting into the city.

Coventry Bus Station

Train stations

Coventry station is well served with regular services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street stations. Just south of the city, outside the ring road, the station is a close 15-minute walk to our City Centre (Earlsdon Park) hotel or, if you’re travelling to and from the station in the car, there are 358 spaces available for a daily fee. The station has public Wi-Fi, a small selection of food and drink options, and a first class lounge.

Visitors coming to the Ricoh Arena have the ease of using the Coventry Arena station, which is handily adjacent to the arena.

Coventry Train Station

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