Rail: Trains from Birmingham Snow Hill (a few minutes’ walk from New Street) to Stratford Upon Avon call at Yardley Wood station, and this is about 15 minutes walk away.
Trains from Worcester to Stratford upon Avon also call at Yardley Wood
All road users are advised to approach from the South of Birmingham, via the M42 and motorway network:
From the M42 at Junction 3, head north on the A435 towards Birmingham. After 1.5 miles, go across roundabout at Becketts Farm, continuing on the A435.
After 2.5 miles at roundabout (large Sainsbury’s opposite) take 3rd exit (signposted to Warstock, Shirley and Solihull) into Maypole Lane. After 1 mile turn left opposite Peterbrook Primary School into Yardley Wood Road
Continue straight across a large roundabout (3rd exit).Continue past the bus garage on left. Continue across a double-mini-roundabout complex. After 0.5 miles, cross two pedestrian crossings, and immediately turn left onto Billesley Common.
From the North-West: proceed anti-clockwise around the motorway network (i.e. M6, M5 ) and then M42 to Junction 3.
From the North-East: Go down the M1 to the M42 turn-off at Nottingham. Then M42 south-west to Junction 3
From London and the South-East: M40 to M42, then south-west to Junction 3. (Or M1 to M6 then M42 SW to Junction 3)
From the South-West:M5 and up the M42 to Junction 3
Buses: Buses 2 and 12 from the city centre both stop right outside the entrance to the ground.
The Outer Circle Route (No.11) stops about 100 yards from the common, at the Billesley fire station. The A6 and 69 also come close, stopping just past the Yardley Wood Road, about 10 minutes walk away.
The frequent No. 50 service along Alcester Road, through Moseley and Kings Heath, is also within a few minutes’ walk
Last Updated July 2015
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