European Archery Championship

May 2016, Nottingham, England

In Association with the Nottingham Building Society

Spectator Information


Travel from within the UK

Travel by Rail

High speed trains from London St Pancras to Nottingham and East Midlands Parkway with East Midlands Trains can take as little as 1 hour 45 minutes. The East Midlands Trains network operates from as far north of the UK as Liverpool and from Norwich in the east, as well as surrounding counties.

Cross Country Trains has an extensive rail network with journey's from as far north as Aberdeen in Scotland and as far south as Penzance in Cornwall with trains connecting to Nottingham.

Northern Rail provides local, direct train services to Nottingham from Sheffield, Leeds, Barnsley and Chesterfield.

East Midlands Trains website can be found here

Cross Country Trains

East Coast Trains

Northern Rail website can be found here

Travel by Road

Travelling by Car

The proximity of major motorways and connecting A roads means that Nottingham is easily accessible by car.

From the South the M1 and A1 provide excellent links. The M4, M5 and M42 also connect the M1 from the South West, West Country and South Wales

From Wales use motorway connections from the M6 from North Wales and the M4 from South Wales

From the North West the M62, M60 M1 and A50 will connect you and the A1 from the North East.

Car Parking:

Please note, there is no public parking at either Highfield's Playing Fields or Old Market Square.

There's a range of city centre car parks to choose from and for further information please click here

Park and Ride:

There's a choice of seven park and ride sites within Nottingham to choose from please click here

Travelling by Coach

National Express Coaches operate an extensive network of reliable coach services across the UK with services to the city of Nottingham. The direct service from London Victoria to Nottingham takes as little as 2 hours 45 minutes. There is also a regular service from East Midlands Airport to Nottingham which takes just 55 minutes and operates 24 hours a day.

National Express website can be found here

Most bus services from the city operate from Nottingham's Broad Marsh and Victoria bus station and buses around the city are mostly operated by Nottingham City Transport

We recommend you visit Traveline to find out more about the many other bus services around the county or call Traveline East Midlands on 0871 200 22 33.


NET Trams offer 100% low floors throughout so it's easy for customers using wheelchairs or buggies with dedicated spaces for these customers to use.

Please remember to buy your ticket or validate your smartcard or concession pass before boarding the tram. For more information, visit our buy before you board page

Trams offer safe and FREE parking at all seven park and ride sites please click here for further information

Travelling from outside of the UK

Travelling by Rail

Eurostar trains from Paris, Brussels and Lille operate directly in to London St Pancras International which means it has never been easier to visit Nottinghamshire by train from mainline Europe

You can easily connect to high speed trains to Nottingham and surrounding towns from St Pancras or King's Cross station both within a few minutes' walk from Eurostar arrivals.

If you are travelling to the UK from overseas and planning on making several long distance journeys you may want to consider a Britrail pass. Tickets can be purchased up to 6 months before departure. Britrail passes must be purchased in advance and cannot be bought in the UK.

Travelling by Air

East Midlands Airport

Award winning East Midlands Airport connects you to Nottinghamshire from over 90 destinations worldwide. Train connections are available from East Midlands Parkway just 10 minutes away from the airport or the bus operates from the outside of the terminal.

Visit East Midlands Airport For a full list of destinations.

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham airport is just over an hour's drive by car. Train connections are available from Birmingham International Airport & NEC to Nottingham. There is also a pick up point for National Express at Birmingham Airport.

Visit Birmingham Airport for a full list of destinations.

Accessible Travel

We know that getting around can be one of the more challenging obstacles for people with access needs. We hope the following information will help you decide on the best method of transport for getting around during your time here.

The city of Nottingham is a pedestrian friendly city, once voted the least car dependent city in the UK. It is also home to the first fully, and ever expanding, accessible tram network in the country.

Both of the two main multi award winning bus operators in Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City Council and Trent Barton, provide accessible services and invest considerably to serve passengers with access needs.

If you are travelling by car, there are a multitude of blue badge parking spaces throughout the county within the town centres, hotels and attractions. A map of blue badge parking zones in the city of Nottingham is available please click here.

NET Trams offer 100% low floors throughout so it's easy for customers using wheelchairs or buggies with dedicated spaces for these customers to use.

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