Travel & Parking

This page contains information about Travel and Parking, including an exclusive NCP parking discount.

Below is information on local public transport and parking information to ensure that you are able to get to and from College and University. 



There are various ways for you to access a bike to cycle around Birmingham. The City Council provide short-term free cycle hire if you hold a Birmingham City Council Leisure Card. There are also folding Brompton Bikes avalilable for hire accross Birmingham from as little as £3.50 a day.  This West Midlands Network Page provides information on bike hire, recycling, clubs and routes accross Birmingham. 


By Foot 

UCB Guild of Students is based in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter and is easily accesible on foot from the city centre, including only a 10 minute walk from Birmingham New Street Station. 



The NCP car park (Newhall St, Birmingham B3 1SW) is a short walk, less than a quarter of a mile, from our Richmond House, Summer Row and McIntyre House buildings. Using our unique discount code, you can access chaeper parking in 3 easy steps.

  1. Download the NCP Park Pass app

  2. Complete the registration, ensure you select 'Yes' to the question 'Do you have a SaverID?' and type in the following discount code: UCB963BMX

  3. Park and Save

Note: The ID may take a while to activate, so please download the app before you travel. For all queries related to the NCP Parking Pass, please contact NCP directly here

With your Park Pass, parking costs

  • Up to 6 hours: £2
  • Up to 12 hours: £4.50
  • Up to 24 hours: £8.00

West Midlands Network

West Midlands Network provide information on all forms of travel in Birmingham and the West Midlands. This includes information on Buses, Trains and the Metro.

WMN provide Student travel discounts in a variety of ways including weekly and monthly tickets.

National Rail

National Rail provide information on rail travel accross the U.K. and has a helpful rail planner on their website. National Rail also provide discounted rail travel for 16-25 year olds with their 16-25 Railcard. They also provide other discounts, please see their railcard website for more information.