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Travel and accommodation FAQs

Below you can find answers to questions you may have around travel and accommodation at Congress 2024.

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You can book your Congress 2024 accommodation via our hotel booking site here.

Congress 2024 takes place at the International Convention Centre Wales, better known as the ICC.  

Find it on a map: The Coldra, Catsash Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 1HQ

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The nearest train station to the ICC is Newport in south Wales.  

If you’re travelling with First Great Western from London Paddington to Newport, you can claim a discount on your journey. Visit the ICC website to learn more.

From Newport station, you’ll need to take a 15-minute taxi to the venue, which costs approximately £12 (more information is available in the 'Need a taxi?' section).

The ICC is conveniently located just off the M4, next to the Celtic Manor Resort, as you head into Wales.  

We would strongly recommend car-pooling as there are no direct transport links. There are also no shops or restaurants nearby.   

There are 700 visitor parking spaces in the underground car park at the ICC. You can access the main foyer of the venue directly from the car park. Additional car parking can be found at the Catsash car park on site.  

Free electric vehicle charging points are available on site. 

The venue is offering discounted parking at £6 per day, which you can pay for in advance online.  

If you don’t pay in advance, the following charges will apply:

ICC underground car park 

  • 0 - 1 hour – £2 
  • 1 - 3 hours – £4
  • 3 - 5 hours – £8
  • 5 - 8 hours – £13

Catsash car park

  • 0 - 3 hours – Free
  • 3 - 5 hours – £3
  • 5 - 8 hours – £4
  • 8 - 12 hours – £8.50

National Express offer direct routes to Newport from central London, Birmingham, Bristol, and Gatwick, Heathrow and Bristol airports. The coach stop is in the city centre, outside the Riverfront Theatre. You’ll need to take a train one stop to Newport, which takes roughly 13 minutes. You’ll then need to take a 15-minute taxi to the venue (more information is available in the 'Need a taxi?' section).

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Aer Lingus, Eastern Airways, Easyjet, Flybe, Logan Air and Ryanair all fly to Cardiff or Bristol. Both airports are a 40-minute drive to the venue.  

Alternatively, from Bristol airport, take the bus to Bristol Temple Meads – roughly a 50-minute journey. Then take the train to Newport, which takes about 32 minutes. Finally, you’ll need to take a 15-minute taxi (more information is available in the 'Need a taxi?' section).

If you’re arriving at Cardiff Airport, take the train for 34 minutes to Cardiff Central. From there, take the train to Newport, which takes about 13 minutes. From Newport, you’ll need to take a 15-minute taxi.

We are arranging for shuttle buses to run on a loop between Newport train station, key hotels and the ICC. These will be free of charge to Congress delegates. More information will be posted here shortly.

The ICC’s main taxi provider, Dragon Taxis, quote a cost of around £12 from Newport train station as of September 2023. They have an easy-to-use app that allows you to book and pay with card or Apple Pay. Alternatively, give them a call on 01633 216 216.

For more travel information, visit the ICC website.

Page last updated - 30/01/2024