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Getting Here

Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) is well signposted throughout the town and from the A338 (Wessex Way) into Bournemouth. We’re the big brick building near the sea, between the iconic pier and the new Hilton and Hampton by Hilton complex. 

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From the M3, M27, A31 and A338.

Just two hours from London, Bristol and Brighton 

Take the A338 to the Bournemouth West roundabout and then follow the signs to Bournemouth International Centre (BIC). Onsite parking when you arrive.


Just one hour 45 minutes from London and around two hours from Bristol and Brighton. Fast train services also offer regular direct connections to and from other major UK business centres. Bournemouth Interchange coach, bus and train station is about five minutes from the venue by bus, or half an hour’s walk.


Scheduled and charter flights to major UK and European business centres operate from nearby Bournemouth International and Southampton airports, with London Heathrow and Gatwick airports just two hours away by road or rail. Bournemouth International Airport is a short drive away on the A338 (Wessex Way) or approximately 20 minutes by express bus. 


Buses run frequently from Bournemouth Interchange and will drop you outside the venue. The journey takes about five minutes, or you can walk it in about half an hour. An express A1 bus operates between Bournemouth International Airport and Bournemouth Interchange.

On foot

Most of Bournemouth’s accommodation is within walking distance of Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth Pavilion, Pier Approach, Bournemouth beach and promenade, town centre shops, bars, restaurants and the destination’s main arts, leisure and cultural attractions.


  • Bournemouth International Centre has a large multi-storey, pay-and-display car park attached, with 700 spaces, accessible bays and a covered walkway into the venue. 
  • Open 24 hours and well-lit with sensory lighting. 
  • Credit/debit card payment accepted at machines on Levels 3 and 5. You can also pay by cash or use your mobile phone with the Phoneandpay app 
  • You may book and pay for a parking space in advance on show nights, subject to availability. You will need to arrange this at least 48 hours before the show's scheduled start time and arrrive between 5pm and 9pm. More information at or 0300 500 0595


If you use the car park on a regular basis, you may wish to apply for a three-, six- or 12- month permit. More information from Parking Services on 01202 451365



We are a member of the following organisations

  • AEO: Associate of Event Organisers
  • AIPC
  • eventia
  • naa
  • ICCA