Travel by car

The NEC is the perfect location for car travel – just 8 miles east of Birmingham city centre, and at the heart of the UK motorway network. The postcode is B40 1NT. Coach & Bus UK is located in halls 17, 18 and 19.

With 16,500 spaces available, just follow the electronic signage or directions provided by the traffic team to get you to the right car park area. Free shuttle bus available.

Prepay for your parking online for £12 per day (if you pay on the day it’s £16), and receive exclusive food and drinks discount sent to you with your parking ticket.

Travel 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 is clearly signposted.

Many services run direct to Birmingham International. Otherwise 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 08457 484950 or visit the website.

Visitors to Coach & Bus UK are entitled to 25% off train travel to the venue with the NEC’s Travel Partner, Virgin Trains. Click here [] to learn more and to book your discounted train tickets.



Travel 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. National Express []
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 

Travel 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. The Air-Rail Link runs every two 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. Birmingham Airport

Visit the NEC website for more travel information






Event Express, in association with Coach & Bus UK, have negotiated special discounted rates for attendees at a wide range of well-located hotels.
Prices for hotels in close proximity to the NEC can be found via the link below
Alternatively, you can contact Event Express on 01905 732737 or [email protected]

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