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Moving to Nuneaton

A small market town situated in the very heart of England, Nuneaton is best known as a commuter town and distribution base thanks to its excellent transport links.

The town has more to offer than just its favourable position. While it has a decidedly smaller economy than the larger cities surrounding it, Nuneaton does have a few industries providing steady work, and many new arrivals enjoy the family-friendly village feel and the welcoming nature of locals.

Living in Nuneaton

Nuneaton is becoming increasingly popular as a commuter town for those who work in nearby Birmingham, Coventry and even Leicester, thanks to its excellent transport links and affordable fares. That said, the little market town boasts a few growing industries of its own, particularly in automotive engineering, logistics and retail, and a few international firms have based their UK head offices in and around Nuneaton.

The slower pace, improved work-life balance and the much gentler cost of living are luring more and more city slickers to Nuneaton. An assortment of shops, good eateries and cosy pubs in nearby Leamington Spa, Coventry and Warwick make up for the relative lack in Nuneaton itself.

Cost of living in Nuneaton

One of the main attractions of life in Nuneaton is the low cost of living, especially when compared to nearby cities.

Money stretches significantly further in Nuneaton, especially when it comes to accommodation. With entry-level housing available at a cost well below the national average, Nuneaton is a great place for first-time buyers looking to climb the property ladder, particularly as there are plenty of new residential developments springing up in and around Nuneaton.

Those working for one of the many firms based in and around Nuneaton can usually afford to live comfortably in one of the town's more desirable and leafy suburbs.

Families and children in Nuneaton

Nuneaton offers a great lifestyle and a safe environment in which to raise a family, with plenty of greenery and several parks and sports facilities. For cultural attractions and more family-friendly entertainment, Coventry, Leamington Spa, Warwick and Birmingham are all just a short train ride away, while London is close enough for a day trip.

There is only a small selection of schools in Nuneaton, though a few of these are highly rated and worth considering. Parents should peruse the Ofsted ratings of the area's schools to help them make their decision. For parents not satisfied with local government schools, there is a selection of superb private schools in Coventry. 

Climate in Nuneaton

England has four distinct seasons but the weather is changeable and unpredictable. Nuneaton is warmer on average than most of the UK and gets more sun and less rain throughout the year on average, but it can still get damp and a bit dismal weather-wise. Temperatures do not usually drop much below 32°F (0°C) in winter, and in summer they rarely exceed 86°F (30°C).

Whether moving to Nuneaton through an intra-company transfer or relocating there to take advantage of its easy commute and village feel, newcomers will undoubtedly be surprised by the little town's big hospitality and charming locals.

Weather in Nuneaton

Newcomers to Nuneaton can expect a climate similar to that of much of the UK. Winters tend to be long, chilly and overcast, while summers bring mild pleasant days, long balmy evenings and sometimes a bit of sunshine. 

December through to February are the coldest months and can bring frosts and a sometimes a few snowy days. The days are short, and often overcast. Summer hits its peak around July, though rain can be expected throughout the year.


Pros and cons of moving to Nuneaton

Nuneaton may not be at the top of the list when it comes to UK destinations, but the little-known town in Warwickshire has gained something of a reputation as a commuter town for nearby Birmingham, Coventry and even Leicester, and has started to attract residents looking to take advantage of the town's peaceful country feel.

Of course, like any destination, there are negatives as well as positives to life in Nuneaton. Below we list some of those pros and cons.

Accommodation in Nuneaton

+ PRO: A range of affordable accommodation options 

One reason Nuneaton is gaining popularity is because of its cheaper housing. Modern apartments and terraced housing in the town centre are much more affordable than in bigger cities such as Birmingham, and newcomers may even find bargains for larger freestanding houses in Nuneaton's suburbs.

Working in Nuneaton

+ PRO: Up-and-coming industries

Though many treat Nuneaton simply as a commuter town, it has a number of rising industries including automotive engineering, logistics and distribution, and it also hosts the headquarters of several large international firms. This means that Nuneaton itself is increasingly offering job opportunities for new arrivals with the right skillsets.  

- CON: Lower salaries

While the town's job market might be on the rise, salaries are still considerably lower than in larger cities such as Birmingham and Leicester. 

- CON: Limited industries

Nuneaton doesn't boast an overly diverse economy, and only those with very specific skillsets will be able to earn lucrative salaries.

Cost of living in Nuneaton

+ PRO: Costs are low

Fortunately, the cost of living in Nuneaton is decidedly gentle compared to larger cities. Rent, transport and food – as well as eating out – are all much cheaper in Nuneaton, which is why so many are deciding to base themselves here and commute to surrounding towns and cities for work.

Getting around in Nuneaton

+ PRO: Excellent public transport networks

Nuneaton is well connected via a series of excellent motorways, bus routes and rail networks, making commuting to the town centre and surrounding cities an absolute doddle. Fares are also low across the board.

+ PRO: Cycling and walking possible

Nuneaton has started to invest in cycle paths, making two-wheeled commutes possible for those who work in the town centre, even if they live out in the suburbs. Given the compact size of Nuneaton, walking is an option as well, though walking at night, especially alone, is not advised.

Lifestyle in Nuneaton

+ PRO: Close to both Coventry and Birmingham

Though Nuneaton itself doesn't have much in the way of restaurants or cultural attractions, the town is only a short train ride from Coventry and Birmingham, both of which have plenty to offer in terms of attractions, shopping, eating out and nightlife. 

+ PRO: Parks aplenty

There are several great parks in and around Nuneaton, perfect for families to run, play and picnic on lush, shaded lawns. The town also has two excellent golf courses in close proximity. 

Education and schools in Nuneaton

+ PRO : Free government-funded schooling

As is the case throughout the UK, British citizens and foreign nationals legally living in Nuneaton are entitled to send their children to a government-funded school at little to no cost.

- CON: Few schools

That said, given the size of the town, the number of schools is limited, but children can always commute to a number of excellent public or private schools in Coventry. 

Healthcare in Nuneaton

+ PRO: Access to the NHS

Residents of Nuneaton will have access to good healthcare in the form of the NHS (National Health Service) at little to no cost. There are some excellent public hospitals in and around town. While patients are required to pay for certain medications, the cost of these is often subsidised.

- CON: Long NHS waiting lists and expensive private healthcare options

Waiting lists for certain treatments in the UK are long. It's possible to bypass these by exploring options in the private sector in nearby Coventry and Warwick. Private healthcare in the UK is expensive though, and those with any ongoing health issues or chronic illnesses planning on using private health services should invest in a comprehensive insurance policy.

Working in Nuneaton

Not only is Nuneaton becoming an increasingly popular commuter town, but its own industries are also growing and attracting employees from elsewhere in the UK and beyond.

Those with expertise in automotive engineering, distribution, electronics or retail are likely to secure employment in and around Nuneaton.

Job market in Nuneaton

Nuneaton has become what is known as a 'commuter town' thanks to its excellent road and rail links. Both Birmingham and Coventry attract large numbers of commuters from Nuneaton. The town's good transport links have also resulted in Nuneaton becoming something of a distribution hub, and there are plenty of opportunities in this sector for new arrivals.

Traditional industries in Nuneaton, such as mining and manufacturing, have all but died out and given way to sectors such as automotive, engineering and distribution industries. HORIBA MIRA Limited, for instance, the big automotive engineering and development consultancy firm, is a large employer in the area. TNT has its UK headquarters just northwest of Nuneaton, and Saputo Dairy UK (formerly Dairy Crest) is located at Bermuda Park just south of Nuneaton's town centre.

Finding a job in Nuneaton

Regardless of which industry they work in, all expats from outside the EU hoping to take up a job offer in Nuneaton will need to ensure they have a valid work permit.

Some of Nuneaton's large employers such as Holland & Barrett, Saputo Dairy UK and TNT (whose offices are located 6 miles northwest of Nuneaton in Atherstone) recruit employees through intra-company transfers from elsewhere in the UK, Europe and beyond.

For those who don't transfer through their current employer, we recommend starting the search online. Social networking sites such as LinkedIn and other job portals are a good starting point. Jobseekers can also scour local companies' career pages for opportunities in their fields, while recruitment agencies are another good bet. 

Work culture in Nuneaton

Business hours are generally 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, although working hours have become more flexible as more people work from home, permanently or one or two days a week. Employees should be polite and punctual, and while the dress code in creative industries tends to be more relaxed, those working in almost all other industries should dress more formally. 

Cost of living in Nuneaton

The cost of living in Nuneaton is reasonable, coming in slightly below the national average. As a commuter town, Nuneaton is significantly cheaper than larger cities in the UK such as nearby Birmingham and Coventry.

Still, while Nuneaton is comparatively affordable, expenses such as housing, utilities and transport can add up, as can the cost of grocery shopping and eating out, if one isn't careful.

Cost of accommodation in Nuneaton

Accommodation in Nuneaton is reasonably priced, especially when compared to the likes of London. Indeed, newcomers to Nuneaton will find that their rent money goes much further here than it would in a large city.

It's important to keep in mind that monthly utilities and council tax are usually extra expenses borne by the tenant. These costs should be considered when setting out a budget for rent.

Cost of groceries in Nuneaton

The cost of groceries in Nuneaton is roughly on par with the rest of the country thanks to the presence of UK staples like Tesco, Sainsbury's, Aldi and Lidl. With this variety of options available, the size of one's grocery bill can very much be affected by brand preferences.

In-store brands are cheaper than big name brands, and local goods are cheaper than imports. A good standard can be expected across the board regardless of price although, naturally, luxuries come at a higher cost.

Cost of transport in Nuneaton

Nuneaton has a decent public transport network at a reasonable price. Because Nuneaton is largely a commuter town, however, most people own and use cars to get around. Between the cost of purchase, maintenance, petrol and mandatory insurance, driving can be a significant expense.

Cost of education in Nuneaton

Parents moving to Nuneaton from abroad will be glad to know that their children will have access to free public schooling. No fees are charged for any child, be they British or from elsewhere. There are a few private schools in the area although tuition at these schools tends to be pricey.

Cost of living in Nuneaton chart

These are average costs for Nuneaton in May 2022. Prices may vary depending on product and service provider.

Accommodation (monthly rent)

Three-bedroom apartment in city centre

GBP 950

Three-bedroom apartment outside of city centre

GBP 750

One-bedroom apartment in city centre

GBP 550

One-bedroom apartment outside of city centre

GBP 450


Milk (1 litre)

GBP 0.95

Dozen eggs

GBP 1.70

Loaf of white bread 


Rice (1kg)

GBP 1.30

Packet of cigarettes (Marlboro)

GBP 11


City centre bus/train fare

 GBP 3.50

Taxi rate per km

 GBP 1.20

Petrol/gasoline per litre

 GBP 1.50

Eating out

Big Mac Meal

 GBP 6

Coca-Cola (330ml)   

 GBP 1.30


 GBP 2.70

Local beer (500ml)


Three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant

GBP 50


Internet (uncapped ADSL per month)

GBP 25

Mobile call rate (mobile-to-mobile per minute)

GBP 0.15

Utilities (average per month for standard household)

GBP 130

Accommodation in Nuneaton

Accommodation in Nuneaton is well priced, and newcomers will find they get more for their money here than in some of the larger cities in the area, such as Birmingham.

Those moving to Nuneaton for work will usually rent rather than buy a home, at least initially while they get to know the town better.

Key features to consider when deciding on accommodation include budget, lifestyle and proximity to work (and, if applicable, school).

Types of accommodation in Nuneaton

With a number of new builds going up in and around Nuneaton, there are some appealing and modern options for newly-arrived house hunters.

Accommodation in Nuneaton is largely made up of terraced housing and flats in the centre of town, with more detached housing around the suburbs. Terraced and semi-detached houses are most common, while freestanding homes are likely to be more expensive.

Finding accommodation in Nuneaton

The first step to finding a new home in Nuneaton is to find and view available accommodation. This can best be achieved by enlisting the services of a real-estate agent, who will have a good knowledge of the local property market, the different areas, and who can generally act as a guide throughout the process. New arrivals going it alone can also find success by making good use of online property portals such as Rightmove and Zoopla.

Renting accommodation in Nuneaton

Having found their ideal home, the next step for new arrivals is signing the lease and putting down a deposit.


In the UK, leases are typically for an initial 12 months. There are also short-term rentals available for those who prefer not to opt into a fixed lease, which can be especially useful when expats first arrive and need somewhere to stay while looking for something more permanent.


Prior to moving in, a deposit must be paid, as well as the first month's rent, which is paid in advance. Deposits are usually the equivalent of one month's rent, and should be returned in full at the end of the lease period, provided that the rental home is still in good condition apart from normal wear and tear. 


Beyond the price of rent, utilities are usually an extra expense to be paid by the tenant. This includes council tax, electricity, gas and water, which expats should make provision for in their budget.

Areas and suburbs in Nuneaton

The best places to live in Nuneaton

Given Nuneaton's burgeoning status as a commuter town, those moving to the area are increasingly choosing to base themselves in this peaceful location and travelling to bigger cities such as Birmingham and Coventry by road or rail. That said, Nuneaton's own economy is also on the rise and attracting professionals from all over, which has increased the demand and therefore the price of local accommodation, particularly in its more affluent neighbourhoods.

Below are some of the areas in Nuneaton that are popular among working professionals and families moving to the area.



Just southeast of the town centre, bordered by the River Anker to the north and Wem Brook to the west, lies Attleborough, a lovely little hamlet steeped in ancient history that dates back to 1150. There's a real village feel to Attleborough, and the suburb boasts a number of pubs. Houses here are larger than in the town centre, and expats will have a wide variety of accommodation to choose from. The Pingles Leisure Centre and park is nearby, perfect for families looking to stretch their legs. There are also a number of schools and nurseries in the area.


Considered one of Nuneaton's more desirable areas, Whitestone is bounded by the River Anker to the north and the sprawling and lush Nuneaton Golf Club on its eastern boundary. Properties here are large and leafy, and there are plenty of good schools and parks in the area. Paul's Land, in particular, is home to several playing fields, while Crowhill Park is another option where active families can enjoy a run or have a picnic. 

Birchley Heath

Birchley Heath just northwest of Nuneaton centre is another suburb quite popular with new arrivals looking to settle down with their families. Surrounded by greenery in every direction, the little village lies just south of the popular Atherstone Golf Club, and the area's properties consists mainly of large detached, semi-detached and terraced housing. 


Northwest of the town centre on the eastern bank of the River Anker lies Weddington, a former civil parish of Warwickshire. Popular with families, this affluent neighbourhood boasts large freestanding houses and there is a good primary school in the area. A stretch of greenery bordering Weddington, called Sandon Fields, has a sports pavilion and several football pitches, as well as a children's park. 

Galley Common

A popular little village to the west of Nuneaton's town centre, Galley Common is developing quickly and has seen several new residential builds spring up recently. Galley Common sports plenty of surrounding greenery, a school and a few small local shops. There are plenty of hiking and biking routes in the area for families to enjoy, as well as riding stables and an equestrian school.

Bermuda Village

Another option for newcomers to Nuneaton, particularly those who plan to commute to nearby Coventry, is Bermuda Village just south of town. The area consists of a combination of freestanding and terraced housing as well as a large modern estate called Bermuda Park, which was built on land next to Bermuda Village in the mid-2000s. The estate is popular with working professionals and has a village green, a large artificial hill, Bermuda Lake and views of the countryside. Shopping can be done at nearby Ropewalk and Abbeygate shopping centres, and the kids will love Bermuda Adventure Soft Play World. Commuters have quick access to nearby Bermuda Park railway station on the Coventry line.

Further out

Many people working in and around Nuneaton choose to live in one of the outlying towns and villages. Hinckley is popular market town, with a nice centre, good transport links, supermarkets, and parks. Neighbouring Burbage is quieter and a little more upmarket, and this is reflected in the house prices. Stoke Golding is also worth looking at. Slightly further afield, check out the market town of Lutterworth and Broughton Astley, which is around ten miles from Nuneaton and has some good primary schools as well as a high school. Nearby villages include Bitteswell, Wibtoft, Gilmorton, Ullesthorpe and Claybrooke.

Healthcare in Nuneaton

Healthcare in Nuneaton is of a good standard. As a small town, Nuneaton has only a few options for healthcare and those seeking non-urgent treatment often face long waiting times, although emergencies are better catered for.

The main healthcare provider is George Eliot Hospital. The hospital has a particularly good Accidents and Emergencies (A&E) Department, where patients with an urgent injury or malady can expect to be seen to quickly.

Hospitals in Nuneaton

George Eliot Hospital

Address: College St, Nuneaton CV10 7DJ

Red Roofs Surgery

Address: 31 Coton Rd, Nuneaton CV11 5TW

The Chaucer Surgery

Address: School Walk, Nuneaton CV11 4UZ

The Grange Medical Centre

Address: 39 Leicester Rd, Nuneaton CV11 6AB

Education and schools in Nuneaton

Finding the right school will be a top priority for newly-arrived families in Nuneaton. Being a small town, the selection of schools in Nuneaton itself is limited. Fortunately Coventry, just south of town, has an excellent range of both government and private schools, as does Birmingham, located half an hour west of Nuneaton.

Note that in the case of public schooling, attendance is determined by catchment area. This should be kept in mind when deciding on a suburb to move to in Nuneaton.

Education in the UK is separated into the following stages:

  • Early Years Foundations Stage: Pre-nursery, Nursery and Reception (ages 2 to 5)
  • Key Stage 1: Year 1 and 2 (ages 5 to 7)
  • Key Stage 2: Years 3 to 6 (ages 7 to 11)
  • Key Stage 3: Years 7 to 9 (ages 11 to 14)
  • Key Stage 4: Years 10 and 11 (ages 14 to 16)
  • Sixth Form: Years 12 and 13 (ages 16 to 18)

Schools are regularly inspected by a government body known as Ofsted, which makes its reports available online. This information can be of great use when deciding on a school.

Government schools in Nuneaton

The school selection in Nuneaton is limited. Combined, there are fewer than 50 schools in the wider area, including nurseries, infant schools, primary schools and secondary schools. Almost all of these schools are government-run, which means that they follow the national curriculum, can be attended free of charge, and operate according to catchment areas. Some of the better schools include Higham Lane School and Etone College, which are both secondary academy schools, as well as Weddington Primary School and The Canons CE Primary School.

Independent schools in Nuneaton

Parents looking for independent (private) and international schooling options will have to extend their search beyond Nuneaton. Birmingham, located about half an hour west of Nuneaton, has a wider selection of private schools on offer, as does Coventry, about 20 minutes to the south. Nearby Rugby is home to the famous boarding school, and birthplace of Rugby Union. 

Special-needs education in Nuneaton

In the UK, the management of special needs is approached with the goal of integration. To that end, children with special needs are kept in a mainstream schooling setting as much as possible.

Children with special needs are assessed by the local council. Following this, an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan is drawn up for the child, which specifies a particular school for them to attend. If a mainstream school is unable to provide the kind of support required, the child may be assigned to a special school. There are a handful of special schools in the Nuneaton area catering to children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Tutors in Nuneaton

Tutors can be extremely useful for new arrivals in Nuneaton, particularly if their children need help getting up to speed with their new school's curriculum or if English is not their first language. On the other hand, parents concerned about children losing their mother-tongue language skills may consider hiring a tutor who is a fellow native speaker.

The best way to find tutors is often to ask teachers and parents at their children's school for recommendations. Another option is to hire a tutor online. This is ideal if a tutor for a particular need can't be found within Nuneaton.

Lifestyle in Nuneaton

Though small and fairly quiet, Nuneaton's excellent location means it is in range of excellent shopping, dining, nightlife and outdoor opportunities in nearby Coventry, Warwick and Leamington Spa, and the region also plays host to a number of interesting attractions and fun yearly festivals.

Shopping in Nuneaton

The two main shopping centres in Nuneaton itself are Abbeygate Shopping Centre and Ropewalk Shopping Centre. Both are useful for day-to-day shopping. 

For more of an excursion, residents of Nuneaton can take a trip to nearby Birmingham, about half-an-hour's train ride away, to experience the city's excellent shopping. Of particular note is The Bullring & Grand Central in Birmingham. A megamall made up of two shopping centres are connected by a link bridge, it is the UK's largest city-centre shopping mall.

We also highly recommend Leamington Spa, a picturesque little town about 40 minutes south of Nuneaton that offers both boutique and high-street shopping. Must-visit shopping centres in this area include Regent Court Shopping Centre and Royal Priors Shopping Centre.

Entertainment and leisure in Nuneaton

Those who enjoy a good brew will be right at home among the town's various pubs and ale houses. Those looking for more exciting nightlife might find that nearby Coventry and Birmingham hold a greater range of options.

Leamington Spa also has plenty of entertainment options, and is especially recommended for those looking for a bit of pampering. True to its roots as a spa town in the 18th century, Leamington remains a top spot for spas and salons.

Coventry, meanwhile, is a treasure trove for those who love culture, history and architecture. The medieval-era Coventry Cathedral is a spot of great significance, having been restored to its former glory following a WWII bombing that left it in ruins.

Outdoor activities in Nuneaton

Nuneaton has a number of picturesque parks that offer a moment of respite from the hubbub of everyday life. Walking, running, cycling and, in the summer months, picnicking, are wonderful activities to while away an afternoon.

Beyond Nuneaton, Warwick has a particularly lovely selection of parks and gardens. One of the area's most popular green spaces is St. Nicholas' Park, which has a boating lake, BMX track, skate park, leisure club, funfair and adventure golf course.

For those looking for more rigorous activity, joining a local sports club might be just the ticket. The Alan Higgs Centre and Attleborough Sports Club both come recommended for football and cricket.

See and do in Nuneaton

Arbury Hall

Arbury Hall is a Georgian Gothic mansion situated in vast parklands. Dubbed the 'Gothic gem' of the Midlands, this centuries-old mansion is a must-see for history and architecture buffs. It is also notable as having been the birthplace of writer George Eliot (real name Mary Ann Evans), as well as being the basis for the setting of her short-story collection titled Scenes of a Clerical Life.

Coventry Transport Museum

The Coventry Transport Museum takes visitors on a journey through the development of modern transportation, beginning with bicycles in the 19th century and leading up to the latest and greatest in cars. Getting the chance to see penny-farthing bicycles and F1 race cars up close is a real treat.

Hartshill Hayes Country Park

This beautiful woodland area is at its best in spring, when bluebells bloom throughout the park, but it's a lovely place to get a breath of fresh air all year round. There's an adventure play area to keep the kids entertained, while parents can enjoy some refreshments at the tea kiosk.

Nuneaton Museum and Gallery

A fantastic way for newcomers to learn about local art and history, the Nuneaton Museum and Gallery has a range of temporary and permanent exhibits about notable people and events of the town. This includes an entire exhibit devoted to the town's most famous resident, author George Eliot.

Warwick Castle

With a long and colourful history dating all the way back to the 11th century, Warwick Castle is well worth a visit. A number of attractions at the castle are created specifically for children, including a maze, interactive trail and play zone, making it the perfect place for a family day out.

Royal Leamington Spa 

Commonly known as Leamington Spa or just Leamington. This lovely little town gets its name from the River Leam, which flows through the middle of it. A regency town, Leamington Spa is filled with specialist shops and boutiques, great spas and salons, a good selection of eateries, and it's dotted with breathtaking green spaces perfect for walks and picnics. The town also boasts fantastic Georgian and Victorian architecture, and a number of cultural and entertainment attractions. It's been said to have ‘the best bits of London, all in a 10-minute walk’. 

What's on in Nuneaton

Nuneaton Festival of Art (February–May)

All forms of art are celebrated at this vibrant festival, which spans several months. Included in the diverse programme are competitions, exhibitions, classes and presentations.

Leamington Food Festival (September)

Showcasing the best in local and regional cuisine, the Leamington Food Festival is a treat for the taste buds with a range of exhibitors taking part. The Live Cookery Theatre hosts fascinating demonstrations, and attendees in the mood for a bit of music with their grub will be able to enjoy some entertainment at the bandstand.

Nuneaton 10k (September)

Hosted by the Nuneaton Harriers, the Nuneaton 10k is an annual timed and measured race beginning outside Town Hall. The flat, multi-lap setup of the run is ideal for beginners moving towards longer distances as well as more experienced runners aiming to beat their personal best.

Christmas (December)

Kick off the festive season by watching the switching on of the Nuneaton Christmas lights before shopping up a storm at the town's traditional Christmas markets.

Getting around in Nuneaton

Given Nuneaton's compact nature, it's fairly easy to navigate by foot, bicycle, bus or train, although most residents own their own vehicles. Families with children generally need a car to drive the kids around town, for family getaways, or simply for the convenience and freedom that it affords. Nuneaton's roads are good and not overly congested, and the town is close to major motorways. 

Public transport in Nuneaton


Nuneaton is well connected by rail, and travelling by train is convenient for commuters who live in Nuneaton but work elsewhere. The town has two stations: one near the city centre called Nuneaton Railway Station, while the other newer station is located in Bermuda Park south of the centre on the Coventry line. 

The Nuneaton Railway Station is served by the West Coast Main Line from London to the northwest, the Birmingham-to-Peterborough Line, as well as a line out to Coventry via Bedworth. Coventry is 20 minutes away by train, Birmingham is 30 minutes away, and the journey to London takes 1hr 15 mins. 

Train tickets are affordable, and weekly and monthly discounts are offered. 


Buses are widely used in Nuneaton. The principal operator is Stagecoach in Warwickshire and its main depot is located next to the fire station on Newtown Road. Arriva Midlands also runs bus services in Nuneaton. Tickets can be bought online or directly from the driver either in cash or via a travel smartcard. Those making regular use of bus services should invest in a smartcard as these are far more economical for frequent commuters.

Bus schedules vary according to the route and the company. Generally speaking, buses run every 20 minutes during the week and every hour on Sundays and public holidays.

Taxis in Nuneaton

There are several taxi companies operating in Nuneaton. Commuters can flag taxis down on the street or book one in advance via apps or online. More preferable and popular these days are ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft. These apps are considered safer, more convenient and cheaper than regular cabs. 

Driving in Nuneaton

Those who plan to drive in Nuneaton will be happy to know that the road network is excellent, and that the town is well serviced by several big arterials.

Nuneaton is eight miles north of Coventry, 18 miles east of Birmingham and 16 miles southwest of Leicester. The M6, M42 and M69 motorways and the A5 trunk road are all easily accessible from Nuneaton, while the city centre ring road, the A444, handles congestion well and also becomes the high-speed dual-carriageway that runs south from town. The other major route is the A47, which links Nuneaton to neighbouring Hinckley and eventually Leicester. 

Expats in the UK can drive on their licence from their home country until it expires, as long as they're from an EEA country. Non-EEA expats will have to replace their licence from home with a UK licence after 12 months.

Cycling and walking in Nuneaton

With the price of oil affecting vehicle owners and public transport users alike, more and more people are investing in a sturdy bicycle to get them from A to B, and it's no different in Nuneaton. The town has plenty of cycle paths for commuters, and plenty of leisure routes in and around town for both road and mountain bikers. Commuters can usually bring their bicycles on trains at no cost.

Nuneaton is quite compact and flat, which means walking isn't out of the question either. Many Nuneatoners walk to work, and those who aren't walking distance from their offices are usually able to walk to the nearest train station or bus stop.