TRAVEL INFORMATION

YOUR JOURNEY TO AAC 2017 STARTS HERE

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Travelling by Car

The ICC is located centrally in Birmingham city centre and is easily accessible by road from all over the UK. Visitors from any direction can travel in to Birmingham using many different routes connected to the following motorways: M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42. There is abundant, secure multi-storey parking available located within the Barclaycard Arena, which is just a short walk away from the ICC. Both the ICC and Barclaycard Arena are signposted on motorways and major roads and are marked on most road maps.

Car Parking

The nearest car parks to the ICC are located at sister venue the Barclaycard Arena. The North car park is closest or alternatively simply follow the road around on to St Vincent Street for the West car park or carry on further around to Sheepcote Street for the South car park. Current charges are from £2.30 for up to 2 hours to £8.00 for 24 hours. Payment can be made by coin or card at the Pay and Display machines or via the Parkmobile App. Full cark park charge details can be found here. Alternative parking is located at Brindleyplace or Paradise Circus.

Travelling by train

The ICC is served by the UK’s largest interchange rail station, Birmingham New Street and the smaller Five Ways Station. Both stations are a short walk from the ICC and taxi ranks are situated close by. Birmingham New Street has direct and regular services to Birmingham International railway station which directly links to Birmingham International Airport and The NEC. It also has many direct services to London Euston, including a service that takes just 80 minutes and runs every 20 minutes. Birmingham’s two other city centre train stations, Moor St and Snow Hill, are also within quick and easy access of the ICC and directly connected to London Marylebone or London Paddington via an hourly service. Download our maps for walking directions from the 3 main city centre train stations.

 Discount on Virgin train travel

We are delighted to offer delegates a 25% discount on Virgin train travel to the conference when booking an advanced fare. To receive the discount please book your journey via the booking link. Please note, you must show confirmation of conference attendance to receive the discount.

 Travelling by air

From Birmingham International Airport simply take the free and fast Air-Rail Link to Birmingham International railway station and then catch a train to New Street Station in Birmingham City Centre, which takes about 10 minutes and operates up to 9 times an hour. Alternatively, take a taxi from outside the airport to the ICC, which is 8 miles away.

Travelling by foot

The ICC is located in the well-known, accessible Broad Street area of Birmingham city centre, adjacent to Brindleyplace and Centenary Square. Download this city map and follow the below the directions.

  •  Walking to the ICC from any part of Birmingham city centre is easy, well signposted and takes 10-15 minutes:
  • From New Street, head up to Victoria Square (the opposite direction to the Bull Ring shopping centre)
  • At Victoria Square, the Town Hall is on your left and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is on the right next to the Council House
  • Walk straight ahead and directly through Paradise Forum
  • Exit the Forum and walk past the circular Hall of Memory building
  • You will see the ICC straight ahead, past the new Library of Birmingham and the Rep Theatre on your right.