BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Travel Options

Coventry and its surrounding region is one of the most accessible locations in the UK. Situated right at the heart of the country, you can comfortably arrive at BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend either by car, bus, coach, or train. 

Travel options 

Walking

War Memorial Park is 15 minutes walk from Coventry Rail Station, and 20 minutes from the centre of Coventry.  The event entrance is in the centre of the park, close to the Visitor Centre. Use the travel planner map below to find directions to the event entrance.

Drop off and Pick up

For visitors to the event being dropped off and collected by car, we recommend Central Six Shopping Centre, Warwick Road, CV3 6TA, close to Coventry Ring Road Junction 6. Traffic marshalls and safety stewards will be there for your safety, and it is 15 minutes walk from the event entrance and will be accessible by car when road closures are in place. 

Please avoid using roads around War Memorial Park for Drop Off and Pick Up, parking enforcement and tow trucks will be in operating in the area, and road closures will be in place at different times of the day. 

Taxis / Ubers

Please use the Drop Off and Pick Up area for taxis and ride on-demand services, these services will not be able to collect from the roads around War Memorial Park after the event.  Use postcode CV3 6TA

Cycling

For visitors arriving on their own cycles, a dedicated event cycle park will be available by the tennis courts, close to the event entrance.  Please follow signs or ask a steward.  Please do not ride your bike in the park when paths are busy and do not lock your bike to temporary barriers or trees, it may be removed. 

If you would rather not bring your own bicycle, West Midlands Cycle Hire bikes are available at multiple locations across Coventry (including e-bikes) and can be used to travel to and away from the event cycle park – the regular docking station at War Memorial Park will be closed for the event, but you can take your hire bike to the cycle park and leave it with a member of the cycling team.  To sign up and find your nearest docking station, please visit  www.wmcyclehire.co.uk 

Use our travel planner to find a safe cycle route to the park. 

Train

War Memorial Park is 15 minutes walk from Coventry Rail Station, with regular services from Birmingham, Rugby, London, Nuneaton and Leamington Spa.  Please check rail times at www.nationalrail.co.uk

Parking

Please note there is no public parking at the event or on the roads around War Memorial Park. 

Park & Ride / Shuttle Bus

Book your parking space at the prestigious headquarters of Jaguar Land Rover with quick access from the A46, A45, M40 and A444, and ride the dedicated shuttle bus service that will drop you two minutes from the event entrance.  Parking is for any vehicle type on hard standing or gravel. Get organised and pre-book for quick access on arrival, you will be issued with a wristband for return bus travel. Book your parking and bus travel here.

Park and Ride Address: Jaguar Land Rover, Abbey Road, Coventry, CV3 4LF

Cost: £7 per vehicle parking per day, £5 per person return shuttle bus travel. (if you can get to the Park & Ride site on foot or can be dropped off at the Park & Ride site you can purchase bus travel only). 

For blue badge and accessible travel options for the event please visit this link.

City Centre Parking

There are plenty of parking spaces in Coventry City Centre within 15-30 minutes walk from War Memorial Park.  These are subject to availability and cannot be pre-booked.  Please visit the car park links for price and directions.  Suggested car parks:

Coventry Rail Station 1

Coventry City Council https://www.coventry.gov.uk/parking-2/car-parking

Coventry Rail Station 2

Avanti https://www.avantiwestcoast.co.uk/where-we-go/parking/coventry-railway-station-parking  

Barracks

Coventry City Council https://www.coventry.gov.uk/directory-record/49373/barracks-multi-storey-car-park

York Street / Ramada Hotel

Ramada Hotel https://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/carpark/york_st/cv1/

Salt Lane

Coventry City Council https://www.coventry.gov.uk/directory-record/49378/salt-lane-car-park

Butts College / Earlsdon Park

Connect parking https://www.connectcashlessparking.com/locationDetail/?id=1544

Skydome

APCOA https://citycentre.apcoa.co.uk/carpark/coventry/skydome/3283

Gosford Street

Coventry City Council https://www.coventry.gov.uk/directory-record/49437/gosford-street-car-park

Belgrade Plaza

NCP https://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/coventry-belgrade-plaza/

 

For more information about Parking in Coventry, visit here https://www.coventry.gov.uk/parking-2/car-parking

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