Organise your trip

The Scarman Conference Centre is located on the grounds of the University of Warwick, which lies on the outskirts of Coventry, 3 miles from the city centre.


By air

By air 

The closest airport is Birmingham Airport. A taxi from the airport will take about 20 minutes and cost around £30. Alternatively, you can take a direct train to Coventry from Birmingham International station which is located at the airport.

London Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports are all connected to Coventry by National Express coach services. Alternatively, you can take the train to Coventry, with a change in central London.

By train

By train

Coventry is the most convenient train station for most visitors. It’s served by trains from London Euston, Birmingham (New Street and International) and Leicester. Coventry is on the West Coast Mainline and serviced by regular trains, 7 days a week. From the station, it's easy to get a taxi to the University. 

For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

By coach

By bus

There are regular buses to us from Coventry and Leamington Spa.

The 11 and 12 bus routes both serve Warwick University. Both buses call at the Rail Station Bridge SD stop on Warwick Road - a one-minute walk from Coventry station.

By car

By car

Easily accessible from many major routes: M1, M6, M5, M42, A5 and A14. 

There is a charging point in the car park for anyone driving an electrical vehicle. 

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC. The post code is CV4 7AL, this will direct you to Gibbet Hill Road, the main road through the University.



Complimentary car parking is available at the conference centre.

The car park has an entry barrier which lifts on approach. To exit the car park, participants will need to obtain a code from reception.  

By taxi


There is a taxi rank located at Coventry train station, alternatively contact Trinity Taxi's on 02476 999 999. 

If you require any assistance planning your journey, please e-mail stating where you are travelling from and your preferred method.

Key dates

  • Poster abstract submission deadline {EXTENDED}: 
    30 September 2017
  • Early registration deadline {EXTENDED}:
    30 September 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    20 October 2017