Travel Information

Visa requirements:

Before you plan your travel to the UK, please check whether you need a visa. You can get visa information from the official web site.

Conference venue:

The conference venue is the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom. The details of getting the hotel can be found from location information of Hyatt Regency Hotel. It is labeled by No. 32 in the Birmingham City Center Map.

The hotel, opposite famous Symphony Hall, is well  served by many bus routes.

Get here:

Birmingham is situated in the heart of England and well served by all major forms of transport. View a more detailed map of Birmingham through or

By air:
More than 25 scheduled airlines operate direct flights from and into Birmingham to over 58 destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, North America and Asia.

A short (free) sky rail service connects Birmingham International Airport and Birmingham International Train Station. Trains run from Birmingham International Train Station to the City Centre (New Street Station) every/less half hour in 15 - 30 minutes.

It takes approximate 40 minutes by taxi from the Birmingham International Airport to the City Centre. The approximate cost is £ 15 - £ 20.

If you arrive at London Heathrow Airport, the most convenient way to travell to Birmingham is to take a National Express coach from Heathrow Airport to Birmingham City Centre (Digbeth Coach Station). More information about the Heathrow coach stops can be found at Getting to and from Heathrow by coach.

By road:
Birmingham lies at the crossroads of the UK's motorway system with direct links to the motorways M5, M6, M42 and M40. You can plan your route through RAC Route Planner or The AA Route planner.

The Hyatt Regency Hotel's address is: 2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Postcode: B1 2JZ.

By rail:
Birmingham is served by three main line stations - Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Snow Hill in the city centre and Birmingham International for the airport and NEC. National Rail offers the timetable of trains (through Planning your Journey).

Links to some train companies are:

By Coach:
For information on coach times, fares and more, please visit National Express.

Student Discount Coach Travel:

National Express, Tel +44(0)121 202 5099.


By Bus:
For information on local train times, fares and more,  please Visit Travel West Midlands


By train:
For information on local train times, fares and more, please visit Centro

By taxi:
For information on taxis, fares and more, please visit TOA Taxis . To hire a Taxi Owners Association (T.O.A.) black cab, call 0121 427 8888.

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