For satellite navigation users, please use the post code ST5 5BG.
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).
Please note that visitors arriving at the Science and Innovation Park by car will need to obtain a free parking permit from the reception area of the relevant Innovation Centre. Delegate parking permits are also available for free for visitors attending events on-site. Parking in other areas on campus are subject to a ‘pay and display’ system which is in operation 8.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday (parking in these areas is free during evenings, weekends and bank holidays).
By Public Transport (Train / Bus)
Keele Science and Innovation Park is well-served by public transport.
The nearest major railway stations to Keele are:
- Stoke-on-Trent (4.8 miles, 14 minutes by car)
- Crewe (11.6 miles, 20 minutes)
From Stoke-on-Trent train station, First Bus Group operates the No.25 service which calls at the centre of Keele University campus, a 3-5 minute walk from the centre of the Science Park. The bus stop is on your left when exiting the train station, on the opposite side of the road (opposite the taxi rank).
From Crewe train station, D&G buses run the No.85 service to Newcastle-under-Lyme, stopping in Keele Village or Barnes Hall (outside IC2 and IC3) (please note that, due to building works, the Barnes Hall bus stop has been temporarily relocated near to the roundabout outside Home Farm). The bus leaves the station from the stop to the right of the station entrance (towards the roundabout, outside the Crewe Arms Hotel), with the service leaving at five minutes past the hour (Monday to Saturday), taking about 50 minutes to reach Keele.
There are also a number of other train stations situated in and around the Stoke-on-Trent area, details of which are available on the National Rail website (www.nationalrail.co.uk).
The nearest airports to Keele are:
- Manchester airport (37.2 miles, 47 minutes by car)
- East Midlands Airport (49 miles, 58 minutes)
- Birmingham Airport (54.7 miles, 58 minutes)
- Liverpool Airport (51.5 miles, 63 minutes)
- Heathrow Airport (157 miles, 141 minutes)
Keele positively supports cycling as a vital aspect of sustainable transport and has recently increased the quality and quantity of the cycling facilities available within both the Science and Innovation Park and the general University campus. There are plenty of places to securely leave your bike, as this map demonstrates (https://www.keele.ac.uk/media/keeleuniversity/microsites/keelecyclists/Campus%20map%20for%20cyclists.pdf).
If you planning to cycle to Keele, the following maps and websites may be of use:
- Stoke-on-Trent City Council Cycle Map
- Staffordshire County Council Cycle Map
- Map My Ride
- Cycle Street
To find out more about Keele’s sustainability programmes, please visit the relevant section on the University’s website.