It's almost time for TFNation 2019! We know that many of you are packing and preparing to arrive into Birmingham, both nationally and internationally, and we wanted to make sure you know exactly how to find us for the whole weekend, no matter your choice of transportation.
The Hilton Birmingham Metropole has been the home of TFNation since its beginnings, and will host us again in 2019; it is located in the centre of the UK and is easily accessible by air, rail or car, whether you are travelling from North or South of the UK, or internationally.
Travel By Air
From Birmingham International Airport (BHX) a courtesy monorail takes passengers to Birmingham International Rail Station.
From the Rail Station, the Hilton operates a complimentary courtesy bus to take its guests the short distance to the venue. Hotel guests may use the free telephone (signposted with the Hilton logo, adjacent to Subway) to arrange a collection to the hotel, by courtesy bus. The bus stop is Bus Stop C and located next to the taxi rank in the bus depot.
Alternatively the venue is approximately a 15 minute walk from the Rail Station.
Travel By Rail
From Birmingham International railway station, guests may use the free telephone to arrange a collection to the hotel, by courtesy bus. The bus stop is Bus Stop C and located next to the taxi rank in the bus depot. The journey to the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel takes approximately 5 minutes. The 24-hour service runs at 30-minute intervals. In case of delay, you may contact the Hotel on +44 0121 780 6265.
Alternatively, the venue is approximately a 15 minute walk from the Station.
Know train service disruptions:
West Midlands Railway: https://www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk/#
Cross Country by Arriva: https://www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk/travel-updates-information/planned-timetable-changes
Travel By Car
The hotel is located 200 yards from junction 6 of the M42 motorway and A45. Please use the postcode B40 1PP with your SatNav.
For an up to date list of roadworks, traffic changes, and possible delays, please consult Roadworks.org.
From the North
M6, then M42 exit at junction 6.
From the South
M40, M42 exit at junction 6.
M5, M42 exit at junction 6.
M1, M6, M40, M42 exit at junction 6.
The hotel includes an award-winning 700 space "Safe Park" car park.
Should spaces fill quickly, the nearby National Exhibition Centre has thousands of parking spaces. Please visit its website for up to date pricing.
For more detailed instructions for each method of travel, please see the Hilton's official website.
A note on hotel access.
The Hilton Birmingham Metropole is equipped with full accessibility features including;
- Level or ramp entrances.
- Wheelchair accessible rooms, elevators and parking spaces.
- Elevators use braille signage and audible alerts.
- Emergency bedroom / bathroom pull cords available.
- Service support animals are welcome.
A note to all attendees: be kind to yourselves, allow plenty of time for all methods of transport, and mark down contacts for people to check in with during your travels. Make sure you stay hydrated with plenty of water, and well rested - especially if driving.
We can't wait to welcome you all to the Hilton Birmingham Metropole and TFNation 2019 - where all are one!