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Railtex is held at The NEC Birmingham, which is located at the heart of the Midlands region. International flight connections as well as the excellent local infrastructure make the venue easily accessible.

How to reach us

Not sure how to get to the venue? We have all the information you need whether you arrive by train, car, or plane.

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 visit National Rail.

By Car

The postcode to use for satellite navifation is B40 1NT.

The NEC is 8 miles east of Birmingham city centre and has 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.

By Plane

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.

Visa Information

To ensure you obtain your visa before the exhibition starts, we recommend that you initiate your visa arrangements well in advance. If you need an invitation letter for your visa application, please contact the Show Team.