Keele University Directions
Getting to Keele by Train
The nearest railway stations to Keele are:
- Stoke-on-Trent (5 miles/8km away)
- Crewe (12 miles/19km away)
From the train stations you can get to Keele Campus via bus, taxi or cycling.
Taxi: There is a taxi rank outside Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe railway stations. The journey takes 15-20 minutes from Stoke-on-Trent railway station and 20-25 minutes from Crewe railway station.
Getting here by bus
From Stoke-on-Trent train station, “First” buses operate No. 25 service. The bus stop is on your left when exiting the station, on the opposite side of the road (opposite the taxi rank). More details can be found on the First Group website.
From Crewe bus station, “D&G” buses (No. 85 service) to Newcastle-under-Lyme leaves from the stop to the right of the station entrance towards the roundabout. The service leaves at 5 minutes past the hour (Monday to Saturday), taking about 50 minutes, and stops in Keele village or Barnes Hall.
Getting to Keele by car
Keele is between Junctions 15 and 16 on the M6 motorway, and is just west of Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme. We are halfway between Manchester and Birmingham.
Satellite Navigation users please use the University post code ST5 5BJ for main visitor car parks. The University reception is signposted from all visitor car parks. Visitor parking (pay and display) is available on Car park E2. More parking information can be found here.
University Reception, Chancellor’s Building: Latitude = 53.0034, Longitude = -2.2733
Ordnance Survey Map reference for Keele: SJ817451
From the North
Leave the M6 motorway at Junction 16. At the motorway roundabout turn right onto the A500 for Crewe and Nantwich. Continue for about two miles, go left at the roundabout, continue for a further mile and go left at the next roundabout onto the A531 towards Betley. Continue on this road for approximately eight miles until you reach the Keele University entrance. From the motorway junction to Keele the journey time is about 20-25 minutes.
From the South
Leave the M6 at Junction 15 and follow the signs for the A519 into Newcastle-under-Lyme. The University is signed from the first roundabout. From the motorway junction to Keele the journey time is about 15-20 minutes.
From the East
If you are travelling on the A53 follow signs to Newcastle-under-Lyme. If you are using the A50, join the A500 (south) and then turn right at the roundabout at M6 Junction 15 and follow directions from the south (above) . Travel from the M1 is easiest using Junction 23A onto the Derby bypass and following signs for the A50.
From the West
Follow signs for the A525 towards Newcastle and turn right at roundabout at main University entrance (signposted).