For accommodation in the University of Birmingham campus, contact Lucas House at: http://www.bedandbreakfast-directory.co.uk/info.asp?id=111664
This is a short list of hotels situated in the centre of the city which have been used by previous visitors to University events.
Hotel Hampton (Broad Street)
Novotel (Broad Street)
Premier Inn (City Centre, Waterloo Road)
Hotel Ibis (City Centre, Arcadian)
For train times and tickets try The Train Line. The price of train tickets in the UK can vary enormously depending on time of travel and how early the tickets are book. If possible, it is better to book on-line in advance. Tickets can be collected from machines at most major railway stations. Buying tickets on the day of travel at a station may be cost more.
The National Express Bust Station (Mill Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands B5) is about 25 minutes walk. For bus times and tickets try National Express.