The National Exhibition Centre
National Exhibition Centre,
The NEC is just off the M42 east of Birmingham and has 16,500 parking spaces which can be pre-booked for £12 per day/ Shuttle buses run regularly between the car parks and the Piazza Main Entrance from one hour before the exhibition opens until one hour after if closes. The NEC have recently upgraded their facilities for parking and getting to the venue.
The NEC is located next to Birmingham International railway station. The NEW entrance is clearly signposted. There are services from around Britain to Birmingham International, but you can also take the train to Birmingham New Street and catch a local service onwards to the NEC. From Birmingham International Railway Station, access to the NEC is via our covered ‘Bridglink’.
In partnership with Virgin Trains and the NEC, we are pleased to offer 20% off Advance ticket fares* for our event. Please use our unique link here to book.
* Please note that all tickets must be booked at least three days in advance to receive the discount.
National Express and Megabus run over 120 daily services from across the UK to Birmingham Airport, from which you can take the free AirRail link to the NEC. The link leaves the airport from the upper level of Terminal 1. Regular local buses depart from Birmingham City Centre. The 900 service runs every 15 minutes and takes around 30 minutes and the 97 service operates every 30 minutes and takes around 45 minutes.
The NEC is just minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX) and can easily be accessed via the free AirRail link which leaves from the upper level of Terminal 1. The NEC is also around 37mi/60km from East Midlands Airport (EMA). If you are flying into London, trains to Birmingham leave regularly from London Euston and London Marylebone.
All levels of The NEC are accessible to wheelchair users, via lifts, and have wheelchair friendly toilet facilities. The Piazza and Atrium main entrances have automatic doors.
The Piazza Visitor and Business Centre is located between Halls 4 and 5 and will be open from 09.00 until 17.00
Canvassing for orders by unauthorised persons is strictly prohibited. In any such instance, the right of expulsion will be exercised. Distribution of circulars and promotional materials by exhibitors must take place within their purchased stand space
Cloakroom facilities are available. They are located next to Hall 3’s Main Entrance. A £1 per item charge applies.
Fire, medical and security services are operated from the Site Operations Centre on the NEC Piazza between Halls 1 and 2. In an emergency, please use the nearest internal phone located at all entrances to the Halls and rear access doors. Dial:
2222 for medical emergencies
3333 for fire emergencies
6666 for security emergencies
Alternatively, please inform the nearest member of NEC staff.