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Getting Here

Warwick Arts Centre
University of Warwick

024 7649 6000

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By Car

You can reach Warwick Arts Centre via the A45, A46, M40 and M42. When approaching Coventry, follow "Warwick Arts Centre" or the "University of Warwick" signs. For SatNav users, our postcode is CV4 7AL.

Many car parks are available on central campus, all close to Warwick Arts Centre.

By Bus

We're connected to Coventry, Leamington and Kenilworth with regular bus services. Warwick Arts Centre is around 100 metres behind the bus stop interchange. Bus numbers 12X, 11 and 11U are the main buses serving the campus.

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Bus on Demand

For information on buses travelling to the University of Warwick campus, visit:

National Express Coventry

By Train & Bicycle

By Train

The nearest mainline station is Coventry. From Coventry station, you can catch a No.12 bus which takes about 15 minutes, or instead get a taxi. To plan your trip by train, visit:

National Rail

By Bike There are several bike racks outside Rootes Grocery Store, as well as besides the Bus Interchange.

Important Parking Update July 2022

Cryfield Village car park is closed from Thu 9 June until Mon 1 August. This is to support the University’s summer of celebrations on campus. During July we recommend that you park in Kirby Corner Car Park (This is multi-storey with lift access and a 6 - 8 min walk up Gibbet Hill Road). 

Central Campus Car Parks 8, and 9 are also partially closed with only limited spaces.

Blue Badge Parking remains the same. You can pay (contactless) for parking at the machine inside Warwick Arts Centre or via the Apcoa app.

Where to park

The University of Warwick campus is large and can be a little confusing for first-time visitors when looking for Warwick Arts Centre parking spaces. We’ve given precise locations below, using both what3words addresses and links to Google Maps. (What3words provides very precise locations, as a three-word grid reference). 

Cryfield Village

Please note this car park is closed from Thu 9 Jun until Mon 1 August for Graduation Ceremonies

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411 outdoor flat floor parking spaces, entry opposite the Sports and Wellness Hub. Park at the furthest end from the Sports Hub. Pay online, via the app or contactless within the Arts Centre.

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Car Parks 8/8A

5-10 minute walk

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Multi-storey car park (no lift access) with 430 spaces plus flat floor car park alongside (daytimes until 5pm short stay only). Pay by mobile or contactless within Arts Centre.

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Other Car Parks

There are plenty more car parks to choose from on campus which can be used by Arts Centre visitors with no restrictions, and some with lift access. Pay by mobile or contactless within Arts Centre.

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Paying for parking

The University of Warwick campus operates a cashless payment system, with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) parking systems in all of the main campus car parks. There are lots of ways for you to pay for your parking when you visit us. 

Parking Charges

Evenings & weekends: £1 from 5pm to 8am the following day.

Daytimes (8am - 5pm): Up to 2 hours £2 / Up to 3 hours £3 / Up to 4 hours £4 / All day £7.

Book your parking in advance 

To save you needing to pay for parking on the day of your visit, you can pre-book your parking in advance. 

Simply select which parking option you need from the weekday, weekend or evening options. Then select the date you will park and for how long you will need the parking for. 

After you’ve filled in your personal details and your registration number, the charge will then be calculated and you can pay online in advance of your visit to us. 

You can book your parking up to 12 months in advance. Book your car parking in advance.

Pay using our cashless machine

We have a payment machine within the Arts Centre which you can use to pay for parking by contactless or chip and pin payment. Simply visit the machine, enter your vehicle registration and choose the tariff for your duration of stay. 

Pay using the APCOA Connect app 

You can also pay for your parking via an app called Apcoa Connect.  We recommend downloading the app in advance of your visit. After downloading the app, you need to register for an account.

Once you’ve got an account on the app and you’ve parked at the University of Warwick, simply select the location code 2503 and choose the tariff for your duration of stay. You can park in any car park labelled as “P” or “E” on the University's parking map

You can download the APCOA Connect app on Google Play and Apple IOS.

Optional Auto Pay Setting

After you’ve registered for an APCOA connect account, you can also choose to apply Auto Pay. This means you will not need to enter the location code each time you visit us. 

The APCOA connect system will pick up your vehicle registration number, and charge you based on how long you’ve stayed for. 

If you’re a frequent visitor to us, we recommend you setting up the Auto Pay option. This is so you don’t have to remember or plan to pay for your parking each time you visit us, your parking will be automatically charged based on how long you stay. 

Please note that this is an optional setting. You can still use the app to pay for parking without setting up auto pay. 

However, if you would like to automate your parking payments, simply select the Auto Pay option at the top of the APCOA Connect webpage.

Pay via APCOA’s website (Including Late Pay)

You can pay for your parking using the APCOA connect website itself, instead of its app. You can pay either on arrival or up to 24 hours after the start of your parking session, (this is known as Late Pay). 

You can decide on whether you wish to create an account for a quicker check out on your next visit, or to continue your parking payment without registering for an account.

Pay using a phone

Call 01895 262 122 and follow the instructions provided to pay for your parking session with our location code 2503

Call costs are dependent upon your Network Provider, so please refer to your Network Provider’s pricing policy.

Please note, if you choose to opt in for a reminder or a confirmation SMS then APCOA Connect will charge you at a rate of 10 pence per SMS sent to you, in addition to your Network Provider fees. For further information please visit APCOA connect's FAQs.

Accessible Parking

If you have a blue badge, you still need to register your vehicle with APCOA Connect for your free parking on campus. Please visit APCOA’s website and select the “Pre-approved user account registration”, (unless you are a member of staff or a post-graduate student in which case you need to select the staff portal).

You will need to create an account and upload the details of your blue badge. Make sure you use the location code 2503. Your application will then be reviewed within 48 hours. Once approved, you can park on campus free of charge. Register your vehicle for blue badge parking.

Blue badge holder parking is free at all times and is available at the rear of Senate House and on Health Centre Road. During busy times, an Arts Centre parking steward may be available to assist with additional limited mobility parking. Download an audio copy of directions to us.


Senate House
(Blue Badge Parking)

2-3 minute walk
5 spaces available,
(increasing to 9 in the evenings).

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Health Centre Road
(Blue Badge Parking)

5-10 minute walk
Slight incline towards Arts Centre.
9 spaces available,
(increasing to 24 in the evenings).

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