Travel & Accommodation
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.
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.
Car Parking Options
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).
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.
Railtex takes place from 14th to 16th May 2019 at The NEC Birmingham. If you need to book a hotel during this event, The Hotel & Conference Company has been appointed as the official hotel booking agency to Railtex.
The Hotel & Conference Company have negotiated discounted rates at hotels close to the NEC Birmingham for exhibitors and visitors of Railtex. Accommodation is being held at the hotels for a limited period.
For more information and to book please visit the Hotel & Conference Company website.
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