The Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) is an award-winning premier conference, events and entertainment venue, situated at the town's centre whilst boasting panoramic views of its internationally-acclaimed coastline.

Bournemouth International Centre
Exeter Road

From London

Take the M25, then the M3, M27 and A31 to Ringwood. From Ringwood, follow the A338 (Wessex Way), to the Bournemouth West Roundabout.
From The Bournemouth West Roundabout: Take the first exit and follow the brown signs to the BIC. The BIC multi-storey car park is off the roundabout at the bottom of Priory Road.
From the North and West: Head for the A31 / A338 junction (Ashley Heath) just outside Ringwood, taking the A338 (Wessex Way) to Bournemouth. Then follow the directions from the Bournemouth West Roundabout.

By Rail

London Waterloo is a mere 97 minutes away from Bournemouth. Fast daily train services also offer regular direct connections from around the UK and Bournemouth Station is approximately 7 minutes away from the BIC.

By Air

Bournemouth Airport is approximately 10 minutes from the town centre via the A338 (Wessex Way). Various airlines operate from Bournemouth Airport, check their Airlines and Tour Operators page for more details.


As in most large towns, finding somewhere to park can be difficult. This is especially the case for daytime events (matinees, conferences, etc.) during the Summer Season and Christmas time when the car parks are at their busiest.

The car park at the BIC (650 spaces) is Pay and Display and is open to our customers and the general public. There are also many other car parks within walking distance including the Bournemouth Pavilion car park (185 spaces). Visit the Bournemouth Pavilion Parking page for more information.

The BIC car park has achieved the “Park Mark” Safer Parking Award.
The height restriction of the BIC car park is 6′ 6″ or 2 metres. This is indicated on a suspended height barrier at the entrance to the car park.
Arriving late for an event can result in having to wait until the interval before being admitted. We strongly recommend that you allow up to an hour before the event commencement time to find a parking space to avoid congestion.
For details of Blue Badge bays in Bournemouth please visit the Directgov website.

Parking Charges (apply at all times):
Up to 1 Hour – £1.50
Up to 2 Hours – £2.50
Up to 3 Hours – £4.50
Up to 4 Hours – £6.50
Up to 6 Hours – £8.50
24 Hours – £12.50*

*There is no overnight rate at the BIC Car Park, standard charges apply 24 hours a day.

Payment can now be made from your mobile phone via (please see the machines in the car park for full details).
Alternatively, payment via Credit/Debit card can be made using the machines located on levels 3 and 5 of the BIC car park.

Pre Paid and Reserved Car Parking – On selected event nights at the BIC it is possible to reserve a parking space in the BIC multi-storey car park by pre-paying in advance. You can purchase a parking ticket at a cost of £10.50, guaranteeing a parking space at the BIC when arriving between 5pm and 9pm.

Please note this service is available for selected show nights at the BIC only and is subject to availability. Spaces must be booked more than 48 hours before the scheduled start time of the show. For a list of dates where pre-paid parking is available, visit

For further information please ask when purchasing your tickets or contact the Ticket Office on: 0844 576 3000

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