How to get there
The NEC is clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 - Use the postcode B40 1NT for the most part of your journey. When you arrive at the NEC don’t follow your satnav anymore, look out for the European Neuro Convention on our signs. Then, simply jump on the free shuttle bus or take a stroll along the signposted footpaths.
Keep up to date with what’s happening on the roads – plan your journey in advance and find out the latest traffic information when you’re there, available on Highways England’s website.
Direct services run all day, however, if you’re traveling from further afield you may need to hop on a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, which is less that a 15 minute journey away. For more information, visit National Rail or call them on 08457 484950
By Bus & Coach
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).
TOA Taxis and the NEC have teamed up to provide you with a safe and friendly service available 24/7. You can book over the phone by calling 0121 427 8888 or 0800 0142 729, online or via their handy app. Alternatively, pick one up at the clearly marked ranks outside our main entrances.
Simply take the free and fast air-rail link to Birmingham International Railway Station located at the upper level of Terminal 1. The train runs every two minutes and only takes 90 seconds. When you arrive just head straight through to the NEC.
The NEC offers on site parking with 16,500 spaces.
Show Opening Times
Tuesday 26th March 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 27th March 10am – 4pm
For hotel bookings, click on the following link or contact +44 (0)1905 732737 for hotel booking assistance.
NEC Birmingham Marston Green Birmingham B40 1NT