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Transport is organised from Bedworth, Nuneaton, Hinckley, Solihull, Balsall Common, Warwick, Leamington, Kenilworth, Rugby, Southam and Coventry Railway Station.

Full details of these arrangements are given to all new pupils and their parents. In addition, public transport buses pass the school at frequent intervals from Balsall Common, Meriden, Keresley, Solihull and Birmingham areas. Buses from the City Centre also pass the school.

On foot, the City Centre bus station is approximately 15 minutes away, as is Coventry Railway Station. A minibus shuttle service operates from the Railway Station to Bablake every day, before school and until 5.45pm in the evening.

We think our school is one of the most accessible in the Midlands. We are proud of the fact that so many of our pupils walk, cycle or use public transport to get to and from school each day. This is great for developing a sense of independence and responsibility, it is healthy and, of course, it is better for the environment too.

We are excited to have recently launched new routes and a new pricing structure starting from September 2016. All the information regarding transport options to and from Bablake for 2016-17 can be found in our Transport Booklet

In order to help reduce congestion and journey time to school, we are currently running a free Park and Ride service from the Tollgate on Holyhead Road straight to school.

If you have any questions regarding transport or would like to book a place please contact the Coventry School Foundation Transport Manager on 024 7627 1300.

Locations connected to Bablake

Getting to Bablake

By Train

The school is superbly located, with many transport links; however, we also have a free morning minibus, which operates from 8:00am. This collects children from Coventry Railway Station and brings them into school. 

In the evening (from September 2014), there will be a free shuttle bus operating from 4:00pm to 5:30pm from school to Coventry Railway Station. 

For National Rail Enquiries click here 

Available Train Services

StationsOperatorTrain Times
Hampton-in-Arden, Berkswell, Tile Hill, Canley, Nuneaton, Bedworth, Long Buckby, Rugby, NorthamptonLondon Midland

Trains are hourly from Nuneaton; three an hour from Northampton; more than three an hour from Birmingham

For more information

Rugby onlyVirgin Trains

Twice each hour

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Northampton, Rugby, Sandwell and Dudley, Wolverhampton, Birmingham International, Birmingham New Street (and connecting services)Virgin Trains

Three each hour

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Leamington Spa (and connecting services to Warwick and Warwick Parkway)CrossCountry Trains

One each hour

For more information

 

By Local Bus Service

Several buses stop near to the school, making most locations in and around Coventry easily accessible by bus. Services are regular and good value for students, thus making them very popular; especially for those who take part in co-curricular activities after school. 

The following bus services run outside or are a few minutes walk from the school. 

Available Bus Services

Service 
5Stops outside the school. Coventry bus station Pool Meadow to Arena Park via Coundon, Wallace Road, Burnaby Road, Lythalls Lane.
7Stops outside the school. Coventry bus station Pool Meadow to Browns Lane, Allesley via Coundon, Allesley Village.
23Coventry bus station Pool Meadow to Allesley Park via Holyhead Road, Four Pounds Ave, Allesley Old Rd, Allesley Park.
42Coventry bus station Pool Meadow to Coundon (Overslade Road) via Holyhead Road, Mosley Ave, Barker Butts Lane, Hollyfast Road, Norman Place Road.
82Coventry bus station Pool Meadow to Solihull via Holyhead Road, Allesley Village, Pickford and Meriden.
900Coventry bus station Pool Meadow to Birmingham via as Service 82 but via Parkhill and then from Meriden direct to Birmingham.

For up to date timetable information please visit Network West Midlands

Stagecoach do operate bus services from surrounding areas which do come into Coventry, but only via the City Centre, however once in Pool Meadow connecting services are available as per above.

By School Bus...

School Bus Routes are detailed in our Transport Booklet.