Travel and Transportation

Useful Websites

The following websites give detailed information on travel to and within Birmingham:

Travelling by Road

If you are travelling by car, please note that Aston Street (location of Aston University’s Business School) is now closed to through traffic. Google maps and some satellite navigation systems do not yet reflect this!

For access to Aston Business School Conference Centre, please access Aston Street from Woodcock Street and not the main road, James Watt Queensway. Please use the downloadable map to locate your venue.

If you are using a GPS system to find us the Post Code is B4 7ET. On some GPS systems this will take you to Corporation Street, however you will need to get to Aston Street to get to the Conference Aston venues. From here, please refer to the downloadable map for directions to the venues.

Aston University now has onsite car parking which is available to pre-registered delegates attending an event at a Conference Aston venue. Parking spaces are available on a first come first served basis at a charge of £4.50 8am-8pm during the day and £1.00 overnight 8pm-8am. To book and pay for your space, please book online. If we have spaces available, you will then be emailed with your unique entry code for use on the day of your event. For onsite car parking – please complete this form.

If Aston’s on-site car park is full, there are a number of pay and display car parks just minutes from the venues. The closest is Millenium Point which can be found on the downloadable map. A member of the conference team will contact you within 24 hours to confirm your car park space.

Download directions and map for Aston University. All of Blackboard’s conference activities are in either the Aston University Business School or the Main Building (16 and 1 respectively on the campus map).

Travelling by Train

If coming by rail, the main station in Birmingham is New Street Station.

From here it is only a 20-minute walk to the venues. Exit the station via the escalators and keep to your left, take the exit on the right, which will bring you out onto Corporation Street.

Click here for your walking route to Conference Aston powered by Google.

Travelling by Air

The venue is a mere 9 miles from Birmingham Airport and a taxi journey should take approximately 20-30 minutes dependent on traffic. There are also trains from Birmingham International (airport) station to Birmingham New Street (approximately 5-10 minutes journey time) then follow the directions above for taxi journeys or walking to the venues.

More information on Birmingham Airport can be found at the following sites: