Venue Address & Contact Details
8 Centenary Square
B1 2EA (see map below for directions)
Tel: +44 (0) 121 200 2000
E-mail: ICC Business Reception
Birmingham Airport has more than 200 direct and connecting flights with routes to and from key business and leisure destination. 10km from the centre of Birmingham, the airport is connected by rail, road and bus to the centre of the city. There are a number of well-known hotel chains, either on the airport site or very close by. The quickest way to the city centre is by train from Birmingham International Station, the transport hub located between the Airport and the National Exhibition Centre. The Airport’s terminal is connected by a free monorail link, enabling you to go rapidly from plane to train.
Birmingham New Street Station is at the hub of the National Rail network with fast and frequent services to London’s Euston station and many other major towns and cities. Services to London Marylebone are served by Birmingham Moor Street (next to the Bullring) and Birmingham Snow Hill (in the Colmore Business District). Birmingham International Station sits next to Birmingham Airport and provides a ten-minute direct link to the city centre for air passengers.
Set at the heart of the UK motorway network, Birmingham is linked by the M5, M6, M40 and M42 while the A34 and A38 further add to your options and the M1 is less than 30 minutes away. The M6 Toll Road adds another choice (while also helping to keep through traffic away from the city centre at peak times). Once you are in Birmingham, there are 25,000 city centre parking spaces within easy reach.
Birmingham welcomes around 20,000 coaches every year, bringing over 1 million coach travellers to the city.
In the centre of the country, and with the M6, M5 and M42 all within minutes of the city centre, the city can be easily reached within a couple of hours by coach from pretty much anywhere else in the country.
Birmingham's Clean Air Zone
Birmingham operates a clean air zone. No vehicle is banned from the zone, but vehicles of specified classes that do not meet emissions standards will be required to pay a daily charge if travelling within the area. You can check if your car is eligible to drive within the Clean Air Zone, without charge, by visiting www.brumbreathes.co.uk.
The daily charges apply to cars, taxis, LGVs, HGVs, coaches and buses, and range from £8 for a private car to £50 for HGVs. The criteria for not incurring a charge differs across diesel, petrol, gas, electric and hybrid vehicles.
For further information, please click here.
Getting Around Birmingham
By Rail: Eight local rail lines criss-cross the city to ensure quick links to all attractions and venues (as well as connecting to services for other UK cities and towns). Travel around the region easily and affordably using West Midlands Railway.
By Bike: With miles of canals, and a compact city centre, there is no better way to explore Birmingham than by bicycle. Designed by cyclists, Birmingham CycleStreets plots your route and shows the number of traffic lights you’ll cross, the calories you’ll burn and the time your journey will take. Brompton folding bikes can be hired from Birmingham New Street, Moor Street, Snow Hill, Brindleyplace, Birmingham Airport and Aston University through Brompton Bike Hire or hire a road/hybrid bike from On Your Bike.
By Taxi: Established in 1961, TOA Taxis have been serving the people of Birmingham for more than 50 years. They have the largest and most modern fleet of GPS satellite-controlled taxis in the city and offer a wide variety of taxi services including local pickup.
How to get to the ICC Birmingham