HOW TO GET HERE
Let’s be honest, you don’t want to spend all your time travelling and feel exhausted before you even arrive at the ICC. That’s where our handy central location and unrivalled transport connectivity makes all the difference. And with 90% of the UK within a 4 hour drive time of the ICC, most of our visitors enjoy the option of either travelling home after the event, or remaining in Birmingham overnight – whichever’s more convenient.
If you opt to stay the night, you’ll have a choice of over 6,500 hotel rooms. Luxury ones, cost-effective ones, historic ones, the choice is entirely yours. To help find the best local deal we recommend using the handy online HotelFinder service. You’ll also save a small fortune on taxi and bus fares during your visit, as everything from museums and bars to street dining and spas can all be found within minutes of our front door.
Why not come and see us?
NEED TO FIND US?
HEADING HERE BY CAR
If you’re driving to the ICC, you’ll have no problems finding us as Birmingham is at the heart of the UK’s motorway networks, close to the M6, M5 and M42. And when you get here, you’ll find parking’s a walk in the park thanks to the thousands of spaces near to our venue. Our closest spaces are at our sister venue Arena Birmingham (King Edward’s Road, B1 2AA). You can reserve your space in advance to save you the hassle of paying when you arrive. Mobile payments can be made via www.parkjockey.com/pay and quote location code 5020.
HEADING HERE BY TRAIN
If you’re jumping on the train you’ll find three stations to choose from, all in the city centre, and all just a short walk from the ICC with New Street Station the closest. And because we’re part of the NEC Group you can get 25% off pre-booked ticket prices thanks to our fantastic partnership with Virgin Trains.
HEADING HERE BY FOOT
With a wealth of landmarks to view along the way including the impressive Library of Birmingham, walking to the ICC from the city centre offers the most scenic route to the venue. From New Street head up to Victoria Square and follow the signs to Centenary Square, the ICC and Arena Birmingham. Enter Centenary Square and walk straight towards the ICC, passing the stunning Library of Birmingham and Rep Theatre on your right.
HEADING HERE BY AIR
Joining us by plane? No problem, Birmingham Airport is the only UK airport with a train station connected to the terminal, which means it takes just a ten-minute train ride to get into Birmingham New Street. If you’d prefer to jump in a taxi, you’ll find a rank directly outside the airport.
It’s great to have so much development and growth in our city. It’s also good to know that this does sometimes bring with it temporary changes to driving and walking routes around the city so we’ve pulled together all the resources that you need to make sure you are fully informed before making your trip to see us, making sure you don’t miss a minute of your event.STAY UP TO SPEED
We’ve put together some videos to show you the best walking routes from New Street Station in the heart of the city centre, to the ICC. Choose the scenic route or the quick routes, depending on how much time you have!Find out more