Travel & Accommodation

Strap in and get set for an exhilarating escapade in Farnborough at SQLBits 2024.

SQLBits 2024 will be taking place at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, in Hampshire, UK. Explore our comprehensive travel and accommodation guidance if you’re planning on joining us!


Accommodation is your home on the go – a comfy space where you rest and recharge during your adventures. Here's our suggestions...

Confirmed speakers can book accommodation through SQLBits – more information will be made available to you after selection.

For delegates, more details will be posted soon on the hotels we’ll have partnerships with.

In the meantime, why not check out what Airbnb or has in the area?
Alternatively please book your hotel room through your favourite hotel booking website!

The rules around travelling into England are subject to change, so please keep reviewing the information provided by UK Government. If you are travelling into an airport outside England you will need to locate the regulations for that particular location (England/Northern Ireland/Scotland/Wales details).


Whether you're jetting in from afar or taking a short hop, you can access our venue by air, rail, or road. Your journey to excellence begins here!

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre is conveniently accessible via four stations: Farnborough Main, Farnborough North, North Camp, and Aldershot.

Farnborough Main, served by South West Trains, connects to London Waterloo with up to six trains per hour and travel times as quick as 34 minutes. A swift and effortless choice, the train journey to Farnborough is speedy. The venue is located just 1.5 miles away from Farnborough Main station, a mere 5-minute taxi ride. Additional details about station facilities can be found on the National Rail website.

For a journey from Gatwick Airport to Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre by train, hop on the First Great Western service bound for North Camp Station. The train ride typically takes around 50 minutes.

You could consider looking to share your journey on Liftshare or by using a carpool taxi feature.

London Heathrow Airport is a short 30-minute drive away from Farnborough. Another option is to catch a shuttle bus from Heathrow to Woking Train Station, where you can then switch to a train to Farnborough Main in only 10 minutes. Visit the Heathrow Airport website for further information.

London Gatwick Airport is a convenient 50-minute drive from Farnborough. Alternatively, you can take a 50-minute train ride from Gatwick to North Camp, followed by a brief 10-minute taxi ride to the venue. Check out the Gatwick Airport website for additional details.

Airport Driving Time
Heathrow 30 mins
Gatwick 50 mins
Luton 1hr 30 mins
Stanstead 1hr 45 mins
Birmingham 2hr 55 mins

Bus – details will be coming soon on specifics, but in the meantime, feel free to take a glance here!

If you are looking for a taxi service, we can suggest the following…

Please note that Uber is operational in the area, with availability good at this current point in time.

Lynchford Road westbound is temporarily closed. Plan your journey in advance, see the current diversion routes click here.

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre is located just off the A325, accessible from the M3 (J4) and A31.  We will share which gate is most appropriate closer to the time.

Gate F – GU14 6TQ (What3words Code:

Gate A – GU14 6XE – Transport Road. (What3words Code: neon.grows.ranch)

From here follow signs for event car parking. Parking at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre is free, and they have space for up to 3,500 cars, these cannot be reserved.  

At this moment in time we are unsure if Farnborough Conference Centre has bike racks, but any bikes left, will be left at the owners risk. There are some lovely bicycle routes around, you can find some here, and loads more with a simple search for ‘Farnborough UK Cycle routes’. 

As well as being on the site of the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre is conveniently located within a 20-minute walk of neighbouring hotels including The Aviator, Holiday Inn, SACO, The Falcon and loads more!

You can find more information on the Farnborough ICC website here.

Farnborough ICC Address:

International Exhibition & Conference Centre,
Farnborough, Hampshire
GU14 6TE
United Kingdom

If you have any questions please get in touch at