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By Train

The NEC is right next to Birmingham International rail station. 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 or get 20% off your journey with Virgin Trains Advance tickets.

By Car

The NEC is 8 miles east of Birmingham city centre. The postcode is B40 1NT. There are 16,500 parking spaces available. Follow the electronic signage or directions provided by their traffic team to get you to the right car park area for Railtex. Once you’ve parked you can either take a free shuttle bus or walk to the halls using the sign posted footpaths.
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By Bus and 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).

By Air

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 entrance of the NEC. 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) is 40 miles away from the NEC.


To secure the best accommodation within your budget we recommend you book your accommodation as early as possible. We have appointed BCD M&E to help you find affordable accommodation that meets your requirements and suits your requirements. The online hotel booking page will be available soon but if you would like to make a reservation please contact BCD on one of the options below.

Individuals & Small Groups

(1-8 rooms) - You can reserve hotels directly using the online reservation system (when it’s live). Just enter your arrival and departure date and make your choice from a wide selection of hotels. We recommend you book as soon as possible so we can guarantee the lowest rates or send your request through to or contact the team on +44 (0)203 238 7133

Group Bookings

(9+ rooms) - For group bookings of 9 rooms either complete the group hotel booking form or send your request by e-mail to so we can assist you with your booking.

Birmingham City Info

Birmingham is the UK’s second biggest city with lots on offer, whether you are looking for entertainment, a business dinner, great shopping or more. Please visit the official website for more information

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