How To Get There
The NEC is in the perfect location for car travel - 8 miles east of Birmingham city centre, and at the heart of the UK motorway network.
With 16,500 spaces available we’ve got plenty of room for you. Follow the electronic signage or directions provided by our traffic team to get you to the right car park area for your event. Once you’ve parked you can either take a free shuttle bus or walk to the halls using our sign posted footpaths.
The NEC is right next to Birmingham International rail station. You can get to any of our halls quickly and conveniently, without having to step outside!
The NEC entrance is on the right hand side as you exit the station, and clearly signposted.
Many services run direct to Birmingham International. If yours doesn’t, you can catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street. There are regular services, and the journey only takes 10-15 minutes. Buses to the NEC can be caught at Birmingham Moor Street and Solihull stations. For further information call National Rail enquiries on 08457 484950.
By Bus & Coach
Coach services are operated by National Express and Megabus, with over 120 daily services from acorss the UK to Birmingham Airport. From here you can get to the NEC in minutes on the free air-rail link. Regular local buses depart from Birmingham City Centre. The 900 service runs every 15 mins during the day taking approximately 30 mins. The 97 service operates every 30 mins, 24hrs a day taking approximately 45 mins.
Local bus services also run every 30 mins throughout the day to Solihull (service 966) and Coventry (service 900).
ComCab black cabs are available at clearly marked ranks outside the NEC’s main entrances. They’re an easy and convenient way to get to your hotels and the towns and attractions around the NEC. And as one of our appointed suppliers, ComCab are committed to providing a reliable, good value service to enhance your NEC experience.
You can book ComCab taxis by phone on 0121 226 6666, online or pick one up outside the NEC main entrances if available. Services are available by phone 24/7.
ComCab accept all major Credit Cards, subject to a minimum payment of £5 and a 10%+VAT processing fee.
More information and maps can be found on the NEC website: www.thenec.co.uk/visiting-us/getting-here
Show Opening Times
Running in 2018 on the:
Wednesday 25th April 10am – 5pm
Thursday 26th April 10am – 5pm