National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
Coach services are operated by National Express and Megabus, with over 120 daily services from across 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).
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.
Postcode B40 1NT
Parking –there are 16,500 spaces available. Follow the electronic signage or directions provided by the traffic team to get you to the right car park area for your event (car park North 2-4). Once you’ve parked you can either take a free shuttle bus or walk to the halls using their signposted footpaths.
The NEC is just minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX).
From the airport, simply take the free and fast Air-Rail Link to Birmingham International railway station and then it’s just a short walk to the NEC entrance. The Air-Rail Link runs every 2 minutes and takes just 90 seconds to reach the NEC
East Midlands Airport (EMA) – Distance: 40 miles
Getting to NEC by train is easy as the NEC is located a five-minute walk away from Birmingham International Railway Station. Direct services run all day, however if you’re travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, which is less than a 15-minute journey away.