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Travelling to Telford

Telford has excellent local, national and international transport links - so it's easy to get to us.  Our UK central location also makes us an ideal base to explore the rest of the UK.

To travel to Telford from outside the UK, you should try and get a flight to Birmingham International Airport (BHX), which is closest to the campus. It has a railway station with frequent, direct services to Telford. The journey to Telford Central station from Birmingham International airport takes around 55 minutes. You can book a train ticket here https://www.thetrainline.com/

The UK has a number of train companies that operate, and you do not always get the cheapest ticket available to you by using the link above. It is worth knowing that you can get very cheap train tickets from London to Birmingham using the Chiltern Railways, which leave from London Marylebone, use this link to find tickets https://www.chilternrailways.co.uk. The train goes to Birmingham Moor Street station, and there is a 10 mins walk to Birmingham New Street where you can get a train to Telford Central station. Tickets from London with Chiltern Railways can be as cheap as £5 when bought in advance.

If you cannot get a flight to Birmingham, the other options are Manchester (MAN) or London (LHR).

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

From Manchester, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, you can also get an express coach http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx


Telford Campus

‌‌Telford is our youngest campus and a place where technology is pushed to new limits.  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.


Map and directions for Telford Campus

Shifnal Road

Telford Innovation Campus interactive map


Printable maps


By road

Approaching from the east (inc. Birmingham and Wolverhampton), leave the M54 at Junction 4 and take the A4640 (previously the B5060) Castle Farm Way. At the first roundabout, turn left on to to the A5 Telford Way (also known as St George's bypass), then at the Priorslee roundabout take the second exit on to Shifnal Road. The campus entrance is a short drive on the left-hand side.

Coming from the west (inc. Shrewsbury and Wales), leave the M54 at Junction 5 and take the A5 Rampart Way. Go straight over the interchange on to the A5 Telford Way, cross over the motorway, and at the Priorslee roundabout take the Shifnal Road turning.

Free and ample car parking is available on campus. View the interactive campus map for details.

By train

You can get a direct train into Telford Central from Birmingham New Street station (30 to 35 minutes), from Wolverhampton (15 to 25 minutes) and stations on the Shrewsbury line. From Telford Central, you can pick up a taxi to the campus (or even walk to campus in about 15 minutes). If you would rather be picked up contact the organisers and we can arrange for your collection.