Less than 30 minutes from the UK motorway network and located in the heart of Nottingham city centre, the National Ice Centre is perfectly placed if arriving by car. Simply follow the brown tourist signs visible on all major routes into the city.

Enjoy parking within just a few minutes’ walk of the National Ice Centre! A new car park situated by BioCity (NG2 4LA), is available for all National Ice Centre customers to use so you can park up and get onto the ice faster!

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See our car park map for other nearby car parks. 

Accessible parking
A public blue badge holder car park is situated directly next to the venue, located on Dean Street. This facility is operated by Nottingham City Council and works on a first come first serve basis.


Nottingham Train Station is a ten minute walk from the NIC or a very short taxi ride. East Midlands Trains operate regular trains to and from Nottingham, visit their website for timetable and fare information.


Long-distance and local bus services operate into Nottingham’s two main bus stations; Broadmarsh and Victoria, which are a ten minute walk from the National Ice Centre. Several Nottingham City Transport (NCT) bus services drop you right outside the venue and Trent Barton has several bus services which run past it – visit their websites for timetable information.


The tram is a great, convenient way to get into the city centre. The nearest tram stop to the NIC is the ‘Lace Market’ on Fletcher Gate which is only a three minute walk from the venue. Trams run at least every 10 minutes until midnight. In addition there are several free ‘Park and Ride’ sites in operation: Moor Bridge just off the A611 south of Hucknall, Phoenix Park just off the M1 at junction 26, Wilkinson Street just off the ring road in Basford and The Forest just off Gregory Boulevard. You can find out more at


East Midlands Airport is about a 35 minute drive from the venue. The Skylink bus service operates from East Midlands Airport direct to Nottingham up to every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Find out more about the Skylink bus service.