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!

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.

Parking

There will be several car parks available for Insomnia attendees. Parking costs £5, which you will need to pay at the designated parking payment area before leaving the venue. Parking is free for BYOC attendees; you just need to get your parking validated at the parking payment area by showing your BYOC pass.

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.

Coach Information

We have a coach service running throughout the event. It will run from 8am-8pm, Friday-Sunday.

From 8am-11am the route will be:

  • First Stop – Ramada Hotel & Suites, Butts, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 3GG, United Kingdom
  • Second Stop -Hotel Ibis Coventry Centre, Mile Ln, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 2LN
  • Third Stop – Ibis Hotel, Mile Ln, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 2LN
  • Forth Stop – Premier Inn, Belgrade Plaza, Bond St, Coventry, Warwickshire CV1 4AH
  • Fifth Stop – Holiday Inn Coventry M6, Jct.2, Hinckley Rd, Coventry CV2 2HP
  • Sixth Stop – Novotel, Wilsons Ln, Coventry, West Midlands CV6 6HL
  • Final Stop – Ricoh Arena
  • A map of this route can be found here: here

    After 11am the route is:

  • First Stop – Coventry Train Station
  • Second Stop – Pool Meadow Bus station
  • Third Stop – Coventry City Centre
  • Forth Stop – Ricoh Arena
  • A map of this route can be found here

    The bus will take about 1 hour to complete every stop for both journeys and it will be departing every hour.