Operated by National Express Coventry
Garage Coventry, Wheatley Street
Vehicle Volvo B6LE with Wright Crusader body
Peak vehicle requirement 3
Start University of Warwick
Via Stivichall, Cheylesmore, Whitley, Willenhall & Binley.
End University Hospital Coventry
Length About 10½ miles
Level 07:00 - 22:00 Monday - Saturday
13:00 - 22:00 Sunday
Frequency every 30 minutes
Journey time 42 minutes
Night No Service

National Express Coventry Route 801 is a bus service in the city of Coventry in the West Midlands region of England.

All journeys are supported by Centro on behalf of the NHS Trust of Coventry & Warwickshire.

Both ends of the route contains the word University which sometimes can be confusing, however the buses will (depending on the direction) usually display "University of Warwick" or "Walsgrave Hospital"


  • 30 Jul 2006 - Route launched, this bus service came into existence due to a planning condition imposed on the University Hospital for to provide such a service, the initial contract is believed to be for 3 years.
  • 7 Jan - 31 Mar 2007 - a temporary timetable operated due to roadworks on the A45, journeys were operated c. every 40 minutes.
  • 10 - 25 Feb 2008 - service was temporarily diverted to Cannon Park shopping centre due to a road closure preventing access to the University of Warwick.
  • 27 Apr 2008 - Timetable amended, additional earlier journey added towards Walsgrave Hospital on Monday to Saturday mornings.


  • University of Warwick
  • Kirby Corner Road
  • Canley Fire Station (towards Hospital only)
  • Canley Crematorium (towards University only)
Bus 801 17u07

Service 801

  • A45 Fletchamstead Highway
  • A45 Kenpas Highway
  • Stivichall, Leamington Road
  • Stivichall, The Chesils
  • Cheylesmore, Black Prince Avenue
  • Cheylesmore, William Bristow Road
  • Whitley, London Road
  • Willenhall, St. James Lane
  • Ernesford Grange, Bredon Avenue
  • Binley, Brandon Road
  • Clifford Bridge Road
  • University Hospital, Walsgrave

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