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).

Car Share Scheme

Please note that car sharing arrangements are currently under review. More information will be available on the website following this review.

The Keele University Car Share Scheme is a simple, cost effective and environmentally friendly way to travel to and from work. The scheme is designed to suit both regular and occasional car sharers and there is a simple and secure way to find people living in your area. Car sharers benefit from reduced permit and travel costs, and will be able to utilize a network of conveniently located car sharing parking spaces around campus, reserved only for car sharers.

If you would like to apply for either a 'regular' or 'occasional' car sharing permit, please email  to register your interest.

Find potential staff car sharers here.