BSI / NVVI Congress 2016 | 6 - 9 December, Liverpool UK

Venue and travel options

The BSI/NVVI Congress will take place at the Arena Conference Centre in Liverpool, UK. The full address is Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4FP. The venue is easy to reach no matter whether you travel by land, air, or sea. There are two international airports nearby, it is 20 minutes from the UK motorway network, and closer still to trains and ferries.

Congress Venue


To plan your train journey to Liverpool, you can use National Rail Enquiries.

Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.

Travelling from London

Planned industrial action by drivers on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Piccadilly lines this week has now been suspended.Full details can be found on the Transport for London website.

Travelling from Liverpool Lime Street

ACC Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7:00–20:00) directly to ACC Liverpool. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.

Ring Traveline Merseyside (0871 200 22 33) for up-to-date information about your bus, train or ferry service. The Traveline is open from 8:00–20:00 every day of the week.

Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to ACC Liverpool.

The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to ACC Liverpool. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7:00–20:00, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.

For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8:00–20:00, 364 days a year or visit

For all car journeys, it’s best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on all major routes into the city. ACC Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.

From the North

Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is signposted ‘Waterfront’ on the city wide ‘available spaces’ signage.

From the South

Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is signposted ‘Waterfront’ on the city wide ‘available spaces’ signage.