Opening times: 0830-1600.
Venue Address: The NEC, Hall 19, Birmingham, B40 1NT
The Birmingham Convention Bureau lists a number of hotels which are within easy walking distance of the NEC.
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. Parking – There are 16,500 spaces available. Follow the electronic signage or directions provided by the traffic team to get you to the right car park area for your event (car park North 2-4). Once you’ve parked you can either take a free shuttle bus or walk to the halls using their signposted footpaths.
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 NEC entrance. The Air-Rail Link runs every 2 minutes and takes just 90 seconds to reach the NEC. East Midlands Airport (EMA) – Distance: 40 miles
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).
T.O.A black cabs are available at clearly marked ranks outside the NEC’s main entrances. 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.