Travel Information

The Insomnia Gaming Festival is held at the Ricoh Arena.

Here we have collated some information to help you get to the event, but as ever if you have any questions don’t hesitate to Contact Us!

External Event Map

We’ve made a map of the area surrounding the venue which you can view below.
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Free Coach Service

Organised by the local Coventry City Council, the Insomnia51 Coach service will be entirely free for all event attendees, stopping at several local hotels and the train station. There will be two services operating throughout the event, Coach A and Coach B. The Coach Shuttle Service will be operating on Friday and Saturday, with services on Sunday that will be stopping at 6pm. The timetable is as follows:
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Travelling by Car

For those of you travelling by car, here’s the full address:
Ricoh Arena
Phoenix Way
Foleshill
Coventry
CV6 6GE

Directions from the North
  1. Take the M1 southbound, leave the M1 at junction 21, then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the M69 (signposted Coventry, Birmingham)
  2. Leave the M69 branching left (signposted Birmingham M6, Coventry North and Central A4600).
  3. Keep in right-hand lane then continue forward (signposted Birmingham) joining the M6 at junction 2.
  4. Leave the M6 at junction 3, then take 2nd exit onto Phoenix Way – A444 (signposted Coventry)
  5. At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rowleys Green Lane.
  6. At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane.
  7. Arrive at Ricoh Arena.
Directions from the North-West
  1. Take the M6 southbound.
  2. Leave the M6 at junction 3 (signposted Coventry North) then at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Phoenix Way – A444 (signposted Coventry).
  3. At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rowleys Green Lane.
  4. At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane.
  5. Arrive at Ricoh Arena.
Directions from the South
  1. Take the M40 northbound
  2. Leave the M40 at junction 15, then at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Warwick Bypass – A46 (signposted Coventry).
  3. Continue forward to join the A444, take left hand lane (signposted City Centre) onto London Road – A4114.
  4. Continue forward on London Road – until you reach the Ring Road.
  5. Stay in right-hand lane and take 2nd exit onto the Ring Road.
  6. Leave the Ring Road at junction 3 – at roundabout take 2nd exit onto Sky Blue Way.
  7. Proceed forward over traffic lights.
  8. At next roundabout, take 1st exit onto A444, signposted Nuneaton.
  9. Continue forward on A444, straight on at roundabouts until you see the Ricoh Arena.
  10. At the last roundabout adjacent to the Ricoh Arena on you right-hand side, take 3rd exit onto Rowleys Green Lane.
  11. At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane
  12. Arrive at Ricoh Arena.
Directions from the South-East
  1. Take the M1 northbound.
  2. Taking the left hand lane, join the M6 motorway (signposted M6 The North West, Coventry North, Birmingham)
  3. Leave the M6 at junction 3, then at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Phoenix Way – A444 (signposted Coventry)
  4. At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rowleys Green Lane.
  5. At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane.
  6. Arrive at Ricoh Arena.
Directions from the East
  1. Take the A14 westbound.
  2. Continue forward, then join the M6 motorway (signposted M6, The North West, Birmingham, Coventry)
  3. Leave the M6 at junction 3 (signposted Coventry North) then at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Phoenix Way – A444 (signposted Coventry)
  4. At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rowleys Green Lane.
  5. At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane.
  6. Arrive at Ricoh Arena.

Travelling by Train

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 and buses immediately outside the station and it is roughly a 10 to 15 minute journey.For more information about the station you can check out The National Rail Website

Taxi Information

For our local taxi service please visit www.mgmtaxi.co.uk or call 02476 375550

Airport Information

The nearest international airports are Birmingham and East Midlands. Birmingham International is approximately 15 miles from the venue and East Midlands is 40 miles.