Farnborough Exhibition & Conference Centre
Farnborough has been synonymous with pioneering triumphs for over a century
Offering stunning views of the airfield, the venue sits alongside Europe’s leading business airport and at the home of the world-class Farnborough Airshow. The venue is shaped around Farnborough, rich in history, as the birthplace of aviation and the home of pioneering spirit.
With 150 years of combined experience, our venue team works alongside the talented operations team who use their expertise to organise, run and deliver the world famous airshow, attracting 100,000 trade and public visitors biennially. We have been operating events in Hall 5 for over a decade and have expanded into the impressive 20,000sqm Hall 1 which has seen a plethora of world-class events since opening in 2018.
Whether it’s working with multi-national organisations, championing the cause of the UK aerospace industry or providing a global platform for SMEs, our purpose is to support and inspire our global portfolio of clients. We enable and empower them to push the boundaries and achieve their commercial goals.
Easy access for visitors and delegates is a key element of any event. Farnborough is conveniently located south-west of London and is served by strong national and international travel links. Travel to Farnborough in just 35 minutes by train from London Waterloo or access the venue by car from the M3 and enjoy free parking on site. For those travelling by air, Heathrow is only 30 minutes and Gatwick 50 minutes by car. Farnborough Airport adjacent to the venue, is one of Europe’s leading business airports for private flights around the world.
Should you decide to travel by car, Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre is located just off the A325, accessible from the M3 (J4) and A31.
For SatNav directions, please check with your Event Manager which Gate will be accessible and use the following relevant postcode.
Gate F – GU14 6TQ
Gate A – GU14 6XE – Transport Road.
From here follow signs for event car parking. Parking at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre is free, and we have space for up to 3,500 cars.
Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre is within easy reach of four stations- Farnborough Main, Farnborough North, North Camp and Aldershot.
Farnborough Main is served by South West Trains and sits on a mainline to London Waterloo. With up to six trains per hour and journey times as fast as 34 minutes, getting to Farnborough by train is a very fast and easy option. Farnborough Main station is 1.5 miles from the venue and just 5 minutes by taxi. Further information about the facilities at the station is available on the National Rail website.
Farnborough North and North Camp are served by First Great Western and located within a 10-minute taxi ride from the venue. Further information about the facilities at these stations is available on the National Rail website.
Aldershot is served by South West Trains and offers direct services to London Waterloo and Guildford. The station is a ten-minute taxi ride from the venue. Further information about the facilities at the station is available on the National Rail website.
All stations are wheelchair accessible.
From London Airports:
To travel to Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre from Gatwick Airport by train, take the First Great Western service to North Camp Station. The train journey is approximately 50 minutes.
Farnborough Airport. Delegates and visitors landing at Farnborough will experience an efficient transfer right to the door of the event venue without ever leaving the airport boundary. Please visit Farnborough Airport website for more details.
London Heathrow is a 30-minute drive from Farnborough. Alternatively, there is a shuttle bus from Heathrow to Woking Train Station where visitors can transfer to Farnborough Main by train in just 10 minutes. Please visit Heathrow Airport website for more details.
London Gatwick is a 50-minute drive from Farnborough or alternatively 50 minutes by train from Gatwick to North Camp from where it is a 10-minute taxi ride to the venue. Please visit Gatwick Airport website for more details.
Farnborough is well-connected; just 35 minutes from Central London by train, 30 minutes from Heathrow and within easy reach of the M3 & M25.
Our site offers a truly unique proposition - drive-in access to both exhibition halls for easy unloading or display of vehicles during events, and free parking for up to 3,500 on a secure site, all alongside Farnborough Airport.
To make sure your event runs smoothly and safely:
• Guests can only access the site via one of our secured entry gates
• 24/7 security can be arranged
• Our highly trained teams know how to resolve security issues before they become a problem
• We offer different levels of security depending on your event needs
2,500 ROOMS WITHIN 10-MILE RADIUS
Farnborough offers a wide variety of accommodation from luxury to budget. The area currently boasts 2,500 rooms all within a 15-minute drive of the venue.
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Safety & First Aid
We always have trained first aid staff available in the event of an accident or incident. Just ask the nearest member of FIL staff or a member of Security’ for immediate assistance
In the event of a fire emergency a siren alarm will sound and will be accompanied by a loud speaker announcement stating that fire evacuation is in process and everyone must leave the building. Fire exits are clearly marked and there are adequate fire marshals on site to ensure everyone leaves the building safely and indicates the location of the fire assembly points. Please do not attempt to leave site during an emergency evacuation as this may hinder emergency services gaining access to site. We have 5 refuge points on the first floor equipped with evacuation chairs. There are trained staff to assist those with impaired mobility and ensure they leave the building safely. Never attempt to re-enter the building until the ‘All Clear’ has been given.
By Car: Disabled parking is available for all our events. Please ensure you display your blue badge in your car and the traffic marshals will direct you to the disabled car park.
By Taxi: Please note, you should bring your Blue Badge with you, even if you are arriving by taxi or private coach. If you are arriving by taxi and have your Blue Badge with you, you will be able to be dropped off at the main entrances. If you also require a pick up, please advise the taxi firm that you have a blue badge and the taxi will be permitted to pick you up from the main entrances.
Assistance Dogs: Assistance dogs are welcome, but we do not recommend that you bring them to events where noise levels are high.
Hearing Impairments: Induction loop audio systems are fitted in various locations.
Disabled Facilities: Accessible and disabled toilets are available throughout the venue.
A message from our CEO
The Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre team know that it is vitally important each event we stage must succeed for everyone involved, from the organiser through to the attendee. We know this because our venue has been developed out of the experience we have gained through decades of delivering one of the world’s biggest and most successful Airshows and we care about your experience.
We set out to create an environment that enables business to thrive, using our location as the home of pioneering spirit to engage and inspire. Much of the ingenuity that has shaped modern-day aerospace took place in buildings that can still be seen from the venue; from the jet engine, the designs for Concorde, even space suits, it has all happened in Farnborough and we aim to help you replicate this Pioneering Spirit.
As one of the only venues in the UK with on-site organiser expertise, we are here to support all aspects of your event and we have carefully selected a range of on-site suppliers meaning you get best-in-class service across everything from catering to AV. It's important for us that you feel at home here with a team whose success is based entirely on yours – we look forward to exceeding your expectations!
We take immense pride in our reputation, and as a global centre of excellence, we welcome you to the one-stop destination for all your business needs.
We live and breathe the pioneering spirit that has been our lifeblood for over a century.