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How to get to conference 2017:

car image   Travel Directions By Car

 Please note that parking charges will apply

Note to Exhibitors:  Exhibitors will unload at the South Entrance and will then need to move vehicles to Car Park B (see map below).  Exit tickets will be provided at the registration desk at the point of collecting exhibitior passes.

Ricoh Carpark MapRicoh Carpark Map

Directions from the North   

~Take the M1 southbound, leave the M1 at junction 21, then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the M69 (signposted Coventry, Birmingham)

~ Leave the M69 branching left (signposted Birmingham M6, Coventry North and Central A4600).

~ Keep in right-hand lane then continue forward (signposted Birmingham) joining the M6 at junction 2.

~ Leave the M6 at junction 3, then take 2nd exit onto Phoenix Way - A444 (signposted Coventry)

~ At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rowleys Green Lane.

~ At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane

~ Arrive at Ricoh Arena.

 

Directions from the North-West

~ Take the M6 southbound.

~ Leave the M6 at junction 3 (signposted Coventry North) then at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Phoenix Way - A444 (signposted Coventry).

~ At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rowleys Green Lane.

~ At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane.

~ Arrive at Ricoh Arena.

 

Directions from the South

~ Take the M40 northbound

~ Leave the M40 at junction 15, then at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Warwick Bypass - A46 (signposted Coventry).

~ Continue forward to join the A444, take left hand lane (signposted City Centre) onto London Road - A4114.

~ Continue forward on London Road - until you reach the Ring Road.

~ Stay in right-hand lane and take 2nd exit onto the Ring Road.

~Leave the Ring Road at junction 3 - at roundabout take 2nd exit onto Sky Blue Way.

~ Proceed forward over traffic lights.

~ At next roundabout, take 1st exit onto A444, signposted Nuneaton.

~ Continue forward on A444, straight on at roundabouts until you see the Ricoh Arena.

~ At the last roundabout adjacent to the Ricoh Arena on you right-hand side, take 3rd exit onto Rowleys Green Lane.

~ At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane

~ Arrive at Ricoh Arena.

 

Directions from the South-East

~ Take the M1 northbound.

~ Taking the left hand lane, join the M6 motorway (signposted M6 The North West, Coventry North, Birmingham)

~ Leave the M6 at junction 3, then at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Phoenix Way - A444 (signposted Coventry)

~ At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rowleys Green Lane.

~At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane.

~ Arrive at Ricoh Arena.

 

Directions from the East

~ Take the A14 westbound.

 ~ Continue forward, then join the M6 motorway (signposted M6, The North West, Birmingham, Coventry)

~ Leave the M6 at junction 3 (signposted Coventry North) then at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Phoenix Way - A444 (signposted Coventry)

~ At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rowleys Green Lane.

~ At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane.

~ Arrive at Ricoh Arena.

 

 bus image Travel Directions By Bus

Public transport from train station to the Ricoh Arena:

~Number 8 Bus from Coventry Train Station to Coventry Transport Museum

~Then catch the Number 4 or Number 5 from Coventry Transport Museum to Arena Park (Tesco)

~Once you arrive at Arena Park there is an underpass which takes you into Car Park B of the Ricoh Arena. Follow signs for the Ricoh Arena main entrance from here

For more information regarding regular public bus services around Coventry and Warwickshire please visit: http://nxbus.co.uk/local/west-midlands/cv6 6ge

Bus Shuttle service from Coventry Railway Station to the Ricoh Arena will be running from 15:00 to Midnight on concert days. A return ticket will cost £5.00.

Taxi - For our local taxi service please visit ww.gmtaxi.co.uk or call 02476 375550

   

 train image  Travel Directions By Train        

 

Coventry Arena train station next to the Ricoh Arena is now open. Please note, there will be a limited service in operation in the first stage of this two-stage project.

You can download the time table here: www.londonmidland.com/download/112257.6/coventry-nu

Monday to Friday: one train per hour in either direction

Wasps match day: Rugby matchday specials now in operation. Timetable for Wasps vs Harlequins can be found at the bottom of this page

CCFC Match day: one train per hour in either direction with double carriage capacity

There is also the central Coventry station.

Please Note – The last train leaving Coventry Railway Station to London Euston is 23:31. The last train leaving Coventry Railway Station to Birmingham New Street is 01:13.

For more information on train stations and timetables please visit:http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

The railway station for the Ricoh Arena is the main Coventry railway station, which is in the City Centre and approximately six miles away. There are always black cabs immediately outside the station and it is roughly a 10 to 15 minute journey.     

 

parking image  Park and Walk

Please note that parking charges will apply

Christ the King

Christ the King park and walk site is located on Wheelwright Lane which is accessible by leaving the M6 at J3 and going along the A444 for half a mile then turn right at the first roundabout and then the third exit into Winding House Lane.

Continue to the first set of traffic lights and turn rileasght into Wheelwright Lane and the car park is on the right.

Sat Nav users: CV7 9HR /Wheelwright Lane/Winding House Lane.

It is advisable to pre-book via www.ricoharenaparking.com

Wayside Business Park

Wayside Business Park park-and-walk site is accessible from J3 of the M6, follow the B4113 towards Bedworth, take the third exit at the roundabout and Wayside Business Park is on your left.

Sat Nav users: CV6 6NY.

It is advisable to pre-book via www.ricoharenaparking.com

St Finbards FC

St Finbars FC park and walk site, leave the M6 at J3 onto the A444 towards Coventry, at the first roundabout by the Ricoh Arena take the third exit onto Hen Lane, then left onto Holbrook Lane opposite the Peugeot Garage.

Postcode is CV6 4DJ for Sat Nav users.

It is advisable to pre-book via www.ricoharenaparking.com

Coventrians RFC

Coventrians RFC park and ride site is located in Yelverton Road. If you leave the M6 at junction 3, head onto the A444 and once you approach Rowleys Green roundabout, continue straight on the A444 and go past the Ricoh Arena and Tesco on your left.

At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Holbrooks Way and then go left at the mini island. Continue straight ahead onto Holbrooks Lane and Yelveton Lane is on your right just before the Holbrooks Lane bridge.

Proceed to the car-park for Coventrians RFC.

Sat Nav users: CV6 4AG.

It is advisable to pre-book via www.ricoharenaparking.com

Exhall Grange School

Exhall Grange School park and walk site is located on Winding House Lane which is accessible by leaving the M6 at J3 and going along the A444 for half a mile then turn right at the first roundabout and then the third exit into Winding House Lane.

Continue to the first roundabout and take the second exit into Exhall Grange School. 

Sat Nav users: CV7 9HP.

It is advisable to pre-book via www.ricoharenaparking.com

 

Travel by Plane

The closest airport to the Ricoh Arena is Birmingham International Airport and is accessible by a short taxi ride from the venue (~14 Miles).  Birmingham International Airport offers many flight options from a variety of destinations.