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
When travelling to us from the North, we recommend you use the M6 Toll, you can pre-book access to the M6 Toll to make your journey as quick and hassle free as possible.
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.
T.O.A 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, T.O.A Taxis are committed to providing a reliable, good value service to enhance your NEC experience.
You can book T.O.A taxis by phone on 0121 427 8888 or 0800 0142 729 (free phone), online, via a mobile app or pick one up outside the NEC main entrances if available. Services are available by phone 24/7.
T.O.A Taxis accept all major Credit Cards, subject to a processing charge of 10%+VAT.
The NEC is just minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX) – which is very handy for international visitors and those on UK internal flights!
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 our entrance.
The Air-Rail Link runs every 2 minutes and takes just 90 seconds to reach the NEC. It leaves the airport from the upper level of Terminal 1, and operates daily between 05:15am and 02:00am.
East Midlands Airport (EMA)
Distance: 40 miles