Set in the Midlands, Warwickshire lies at the heart of Britain’s transport network, centrally located for your customers and easily accessible for your suppliers. Businesses in and around Warwickshire benefit from the County’s excellent transport infrastructure.
Warwickshire’s motorway network includes the M6, M40, M42, M45 and M69 and is in close proximity to the M1 and M5. This network, along with the A14, provides convenient access to all parts of the UK. 95% of the UK is within a five hour drive time of Warwickshire.
The county’s rail facilities have great connections around the Midlands and to the north and south of the UK. Recent improvements to the West Coast Mainline mean that journey times from Rugby to London have been reduced to 50 minutes. Nuneaton has direct links to Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester and Stansted Airport, as well as being the closest mainline station to MIRA Technology Park. Additional improvements to the Chiltern Line have reduced travel times from Leamington Spa and Warwick Parkway to the capital by up to 18 minutes during peak travel times, with peak trains getting into London from Leamington Spa in 66 minutes.
Along with connections to London, all the major towns in the county have excellent connections to the Midlands rail network and beyond to the rest of the UK.
Further ongoing developments as part of the NUCKLE programme, including new stations at Bermuda (Nuneaton) and Kenilworth, will continue to reduce travel times, improve connectivity and increase commuting options.
Network Rail has, in consultation with its customers, developed a package of infrastructure improvements which would upgrade rail freight links via the Hams Hall National Distribution Park (North Warwickshire) and nearby DIRFT (Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal). The Hams Hall site in Warwickshire is the Midlands Channel Tunnel Rail Freight Terminal – now fully operational and run by Parsec, the world leader in terminal operation, development and management. Rail freight terminals are also under development at Birch Coppice Business Park, North Warwickshire and Prologis Park, Coventry.
Airports in Birmingham, Manchester and East Midlands offer daily flights to all European capitals, as well as direct services to the USA, the Far East, Middle East, Africa and Australia.
Birmingham International Airport is the primary airport serving Warwickshire and operates direct flights to both New York and Dubai. Various budget airlines operate flights from Birmingham, these include bmibaby, easyjet, flyBe and Ryanair.
London’s 3 major airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton) can be reached from Warwickshire in door to door motorway driving or via express airlinks from Birmingham International Airport. These airports offer worldwide flights to every major destination.
Coventry Airport is a successful freight airport located close-by.