TRAVELLING TO SOA19
HOW TO GET TO SOA19
The International Convention Centre (ICC) is a major conference venue in Birmingham, UK. The centre incorporates Symphony Hall and faces Centenary Square, with another entrance leading to the canals of Birmingham.
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. This takes about a 10 minute and operates up to 9 times an hour. Alternatively, take a taxi from outside the airport to the ICC, which is 8 miles away.
The ICC is located centrally in Birmingham City Centre and is easily accessible by road from all over the UK. Visitors can travel into Birmingham using many different routes connected to the following motorways:
M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42. The ICC is
signposted on motorways and major roads and is marked on most road maps. The closest spaces are at the ICC sister venue Arena Birmingham (King Edward’s Road, B1 2AA). Mobile payments can be made upon arrival at the Arena car park via www.parkjockey.com/pay, quoting location code 5020. Birmingham travel updates can be found here
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 Street 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. To plan your train journey to London you can use National Rail Enquiries - www.nationalrail.co.uk/
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.