There are frequent trains from Birmingham International airport to Birminghan New Street station.

To walk from New Street station to the Ibis Budget hotel, exit the station on the Southside and then follow these directions.

To go from the Ibis Budget hotel to the University, you can either walk all the way, or walk to Five Ways station and take a train, or walk to New Street station and take a train. Every train from New Street to Bromsgrove, Redditch, Cardiff, or Hereford stops at the University, but only the Bromsgrove and Redditch trains stop at Five Ways.

Sunday train times

New Street Five Ways University Final destination
08:55 08:58 09:01 Redditch
09:03 09:07 09:10 Bromsgrove
09:15 09:19 09:22 Redditch

Weekday train times

New Street Five Ways University Final destination
08:30 Doesn't stop 08:36 Cardiff
08:33 08:36 08:40 Bromsgrove
08:43 08:46 08:50 Redditch
08:50 Doesn't stop 08:55 Hereford
08:53 08:56 09:00 Bromsgrove

It is strongly recommended to buy tickets in advance, because the machines will be crowded. Go to the National Rail website, and ask for a return ticket from Birmingham to University (Birmingham) on Monday, departing at 08:00 and returning at 19:00. Press "Go" then select an Anytime Day Return ticket for £3.20. (The time you select is irrelevant; the ticket may be used at any time.) Buy the ticket, specifying Birmingham New Street as the collection place, and do the same for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. You will be given codes that you can enter into a machine at New Street on Sunday to collect your tickets. Be sure to have with you the card you used to buy the tickets.

To go from the University station to morning lectures, exit "University" station, turn left, cross the road, enter the Learning Centre, and UG09 is the second room on the right. Coffee breaks are in the School of Computer Science, directly opposite the Learning Centre. Here is a map of the relevant area; Computer Science is marked "Y9", the Learning Centre "R28".