Getting Here

Whatever your mode of transport, getting to the NEC is a breeze.

We’re desirably located 8 miles east of the centre of Birmingham, a city with tremendous accessibility. Birmingham has pumped mass resources into developing our transport network, transforming New Street Rail Station and evolving Birmingham Airport. Clearly signposted, with direct access to the motorway, you’ll have no trouble finding us. Once you’ve arrived, our convenient electronic signage and friendly NEC traffic team will get you to where you need to be. With 16,500 parking spaces, we’ve got plenty of room for you.

By Car

Our venues are easily accessible from the motorway, 8 miles east of Birmingham city centre, with clear signposts directing you to the NEC. Once you’ve arrived, simply follow the electronic signage or ask our helpful traffic team to guide you to the right car park. After you’ve parked up, we offer a free shuttle bus to ferry you to our building, or if you want to stretch your legs, there are clear signposted footpaths for your convenience. Post Code: B40 1NT

By Train

Birmingham International Railway station is a short distance from the NEC, and directly connects over 100 UK towns and cities. If your train doesn’t go straight to International, you can simply catch a connecting service at New Street or Moor Street station. For further information, call National Rail enquiries on 08457 484950.

By bus

Buses run regularly between Birmingham Coach Station and Birmingham Airport, which is right next to the NEC. There are also buses from Birmingham coach station via Birmingham Moor Street Bus/Rail Interchange. The 900 local service runs every 15 mins during the day and your journey will take around 30 mins. The 97 service operates every 30 mins, 24hrs a day, taking around 45 mins. Local bus services also run every 30 mins throughout the day to Solihull (service 966) and Coventry (service 900)

By Taxi

For ultimate convenience and reliability, we recommend ComCab. They have a range of options to suit all needs, from simple efficient transport to luxury vehicles. You can book ComCab by phone on 0121 226 6666, or pick one up from outside the NEC main entrance.

By Plane

The NEC is minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX). Once you’ve landed, simply take the free and fast AirRail Link to Birmingham International Railway Station, then it’s just a short walk to our entrance. You’ll find the AirRail in the upper level of Terminal 1 and the service operates daily between 5:15am and 2:00am.