18th & 19th March 2021
9am to 5pm on Thursday
9am to 4.30pm on Friday
How to get there
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
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.
• Please note that parking will cost you £16 on the day.
Car parking Options
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 sign-posted.
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 +44 (0)8457 484950.
BY BUS & 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).
Network West Midlands
NEC has teamed up with TOA Taxis to ensure a safe, friendly service is available to you, 24/7, at the NEC.
You can book over the phone, by calling +44 (0)121 427 8888 or +44 (0)800 0142 729, online, or via their handy app. Alternatively, pick one up at the clearly marked ranks outside the NEC main entrances. For added convenience, TOA Taxis accept all major credit cards, subject to a charge of 10%+VAT.
OTHER TAXIS AND PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLES
If you plan to arrive at the NEC using other Taxis or Private Hires provider you will be dropped off at either the Piazza drop off and pick up area, or the Atrium entrance.
At the end of your visit, if you choose to use TOA, you can be picked up by the main entrance. Or, if you are being picked up by other Taxi or Private Hire provider, you will need to go to the Private Hire pick up area. You will find one located at either the Piazza or Atrium, a short walk from the main entrances. The location of these is shown on the NEC site plan (PH).
If you are a disabled visitor please visit the dedicated page.
More information and maps can be found on the NEC website:
For hotel bookings, click on the following link.