Trains to Coventry
Take a train to Coventry and immerse yourself in the city bursting with history, culture and unforgettable experiences!
Nestled in the heart of England, Coventry beckons you to embark on an extraordinary journey and discover why it is the perfect destination for a truly great day out.
Culture and heritage
Discover the magic that awaits you in this extraordinary city and create special memories to last a lifetime. From top-class sport to beautiful country walks and world-famous theatre – you’ll find lots to do in Coventry and throughout the surrounding areas. Whether you’re visiting for the day, or staying for a little longer, why not immerse yourself in culture at one of the city’s unique museums or galleries, or step back in time inside a world-famous heritage site? Coventry offers a wealth of experiences that make it a truly great place to visit.
A city like no other, Coventry is home to a wealth of things to do and discover. From the unexpected with centuries-old history and heritage, to breath-taking architecture and impressive innovation, Coventry is undeniably the go-to destination for a city centre staycation.
Explore the rich tapestry of Coventry’s past by visiting some of the city’s key landmarks including St Mary’s Guildhall or Coventry Cathedral . Discover the history of the British motor industry by exploring Coventry Transport Museum , or say hello to the Dippy, the nation’s favourite dinosaur, at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum .
Food and drink
Whether your trip to Coventry is food-focused, or perhaps you’re visiting one of our fascinating city attractions, you won’t leave hungry. From popular chains to thriving independents, one-off experiences to vibrant street food, we’ve got something to suit every taste and budget.
Coventry’s food and drink scene reflects the city’s diverse culture, giving locals and visitors the chance to taste their way around the globe. Whether you’re craving a particular dish, have a special occasion to celebrate or are looking for a family-friendly place for dinner, you’ll find everything you need and more.
Sports and outdoor activities
There’s always something going on throughout Coventry and the wider region. From adventure experiences at Go Ape , to top name stadium concerts, football matches at the Coventry Building Society Arena , and some of the best in national ice hockey , we have it all. There’s plenty to see and do for all the family.
But it is not just Coventry that is packed with adventure. If you’re venturing further afar, be sure to check out events and activities happening at some of the other great places across Warwickshire and surrounding areas.
Music and nightlife
Coventry is a vibrant city that offers a wide range of great venues for a fun night out with friends and loved ones. Whether you’re looking for a delicious dinner, lively bar, or a night of dancing, Coventry has plenty of great places to suit every taste.
Perhaps head to FarGo Village , a creative quarter that offers a range of independent shops, cafes, and bars, or enjoy a craft beer or cocktail at the quirky and fun Boom Battle Bar , where you can challenge your friends to a friendly competition.
If you’re looking for a night of entertainment, head to Belgrade Theatre , a Coventry-favourite that hosts a wide range of shows, from critically acclaimed musicals to gripping drama performances. After the show, why not enjoy a nightcap at the stylish and sophisticated Telegraph Hotel , located just a short walk from the theatre.
For a lively night out, head to Skydome , a popular entertainment complex that features a variety of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, or celebrate your favourite team at the Sky Blue Tavern, a vibrant city centre sports bar that also hosts live music and DJ sets.
Coventry’s city centre has undergone significant transformation in recent years, combining the best of the old and the best of the new, with an emphasis on leisure, alongside retail, green spaces and the environment.
Lower Precinct is one of Coventry’s prime shopping destinations. Just a 15-minute walk from the train station, the centre is home to over a quarter of the city’s retails stores, including big name brands and boutiques. Nearby, the West Orchards shopping centre is home to an extensive food court, alongside an array of high-street names and independent retailers.
FarGo Village is a repurposed industrial space in the heart of Coventry city centre, exclusively home to independent and creative businesses. You can find this shopping treat on Far Gosford Street, and even enjoy live music there while you browse or feast on street food.
Whether you seek history, culture, arts, or simply a memorable day out, Coventry welcomes you with open arms. With comprehensive rail connections and the ability to hop on and off at your leisure, discovering Coventry and its surrounding region by train is a stress-free and enjoyable experience. So, sit back, let the train whisk you away, and embark on an unforgettable journey through this captivating part of England.
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Where do WMR trains to Coventry arrive and depart?
WMR trains arrive and depart from Coventry’s main train station, located next to the south of junction 6 of the inner ring road.
Which train services run direct to Coventry?
Travelling to Coventry by train is a breeze. From the north, we operate two direct trains an hour from Birmingham New Street station with popular calling points at Birmingham International for Birmingham International Airport,the NEC and Resorts World.
When is the best time to travel to Coventry by train?
If you choose to travel outside of the busy commuter times to Coventry, you can enjoy quieter trains, as well as save money on fares.
Heading into the city for a night out? Our Evening Return ticket will take you from Birmingham to Coventry and back for just £2.80 after 6.30pm.
One adult accompanied by up to two children can travel for just £1 with our Friends & Family ticket, ensuring you have more money to spend on fun activities during your day out