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Getting to Rugby

Rugby Location Map

Easy to reach by road, rail and even canal, Rugby is situated at the heart of the motorway network and less than an hour by train from London.

By road

Rugby town centre is easily accessible from junctions 18 and 20 of the M1 motorway and from J1 of the M6. When leaving the motorway at M1 J20 or M6 J1 follow the A426 into Rugby town centre; from M1 J18 take the A428 to get into town.

On arrival in Rugby town centre there are a number of pay and display car parks.

Download a Rugby town centre map

By coach

National Express operates one service from Rugby (Rugby-Paignton route), and dozens more to the nearby Coventry and Birmingham coach stations from all the major UK cities and towns, as well as airport and European destinations. Tickets can be purchased from Rugby Visitor Centre. Megabus offers direct links to Rugby from London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Cardiff, Milton Keynes and more.

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By rail

Travelling to Rugby train station is easy. There are fast, regular rail services from London , Birmingham and most major towns and cities. There is a direct link to Birmingham International Airport and the NEC. For up-to-date rail information contact National Rail enquiries on (08457) 484950 or visit the National Rail website.

Rugby train station is around fifteen minutes walk from the town centre, and is served by a taxi rank and regular bus services. Please contact the Visitor Centre for local bus timetables.

By air

Rugby has direct rail links to Birmingham International airport, and London Luton airport can be reached by regular train and connecting coach services via Milton Keynes station. East Midlands airport is a short drive up the M1.

By canal

The Oxford Canal meanders through the Borough close to Rugby town centre. There are a number of moorings located along the canal and local buses operate near to the canal with frequent services to the town centre. More information on the Oxford Canal can be found on the Canal and River Trust pages.