Getting to Birmingham

Birmingham is incredibly easy to reach. Right in the centre of England, it’s well-connected by road, rail and air.

The ICC venue is located on Broad Street in the city centre and is surrounded by hotels, restaurants and shops. With more canals than Venice and more park than Paris, Birmingham is without doubt one of the most interesting and photogenic cities in Europe. 

If you are planning on staying for longer, must-see attractions include a Peaky Blinders film locations tour, a visit to Cadburys chocolate factory, the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and the Jewellery Quarter. 

Train

Avail of 20% off travel to your event at ICC Birmingham (An NEC venue ). Book up to 24 weeks in advance. Reserve your seat at least 3 days in advance to access discounted fares. 

 

Journey Durations

to Birmingham New Street

London Euston –  1.5 hours
Manchester Piccadilly – 1.5 hours
Liverpool Central – 2 hours
Bristol Temple Meads – 1.5 hours 
Cardiff – 1.5/2 hours
Edinburgh – 4.5/5 hours 

 

Walking to ICC from the Station

Exit New Street and walk to Victoria Square. Follow signs for Centenary Square, the ICC and Arena Birmingham. Enter Centenary Square and walk straight towards the ICC. 

Tram

The new Birmingham Tramline Extension will be open in November 2020 and will connect New Street Station to Broad Street so you will be able to exit the train station and take the metro right to the ICC front Entrance. 

Driving

Birmingham is at the heart of the UK’s motorway networks, close to the M6, M5 and M42. Parking is available at ICC sister venue  Arena Birmingham (King Edward’s Road, B1 2AA). Mobile payments can be made on arrival at the Arena car park, quote location code  5020. 

Getting From Birmingham Airport to ICC

Train 

The quickest way to the city centre is by train and the Airport’s terminal is connected by a free and rapid monorail link to the station.  

Taxi

Taxis cost c 25-£30 and Uber offers a cheaper alternative under £25  

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