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Travel and Transportation

The ICC Birmingham is superbly positioned at the heart of the UK and its transport network. A truly international city, Birmingham is within easy reach of one of the country's main international airports, the UK's largest interchange rail station and a motorway network that connects The ICC to every part of the UK and beyond.



Birmingham International Airport is one of the best connected airports in Europe. Over 50 airlines operate scheduled and charter services to more than 100 destinations including Europe, North America, the Middle East and the Indian Sub-Continent.
The airport is just 8 miles/13km from the city centre and is directly linked to Birmingham International Railway Station via an Airlink Shuttle. Birmingham International Railway Station operates up to 9 trains an hour to Birmingham City Centre so visitors can go from plane to train to The ICC in minutes.


The ICC is served by the UK’s largest interchange rail station, Birmingham New Street and also the smaller Five Ways Station. Both stations are a short walk from The ICC and are also served by taxi ranks. Birmingham New Street has direct and regular services to Birmingham International Railway Station which directly serves Birmingham International Airport and The NEC. It also has three direct services to London Euston every hour, a journey that takes just 80 minutes at peak times.

Birmingham New Street’s status as a key part of The UK’s transport system has recently been recognised by plans to spend £388 million on an ambitious redevelopment plan. The station offers regular services to and from every major UK destination which connects Birmingham and The ICC to the whole of the country.

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 via an hourly service. Snow Hill is a short walk from The ICC and Moor St. a short taxi drive away offering even greater travel flexibility.


The ICC is located in the centre of the city of Birmingham and is easily accessible by road. Directly connected to the UK’s motorway network, visitors from any direction can travel in using the following motorways: M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42.

There is abundant, secure multi-storey parking available located within The NIA, which is just a short walk away from The ICC. The NIA is signposted on motorways and major roads and is marked on most road maps.

To reach our nearest car park, located at sister venue The NIA, the address for sat nav users is:

Street: King Edward’s Road

Postcode: B1 2AA


Birmingham has a brand new, major coach station just 5 minutes by taxi from The ICC. The new £15m station offers services to destinations throughout The UK and also to Ireland and mainland Europe. The largest scheduled coach service provider in Europe, National Express has its national headquarters on the site.

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