The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is an exhibition centre located in Birmingham. Opened in 1976 with seven exhibition halls, the NEC has grown significantly in size to 20 exhibition halls, 34 conference suites and a host of additional outdoor spaces, and play host to over seven million guests and 750 events every year – some small, some big, some massive.
The NEC Birmingham is clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6. The postcode for your sat nav is B40 1NT. When you arrive at the NEC be sure to follow the signs for the show you’re visiting.
There are over 16,500 parking spaces available so it is important to follow the signs for the show you’re visiting, in case you need to jump on a free shuttle bus or follow specially signposted footpaths. The NEC offers pre-paid parking for their car parks which you can book on their website. But be aware that some shows include standard parking in the ticket price so do check before booking.
Direct train services run to the NEC all day, however, if you’re travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, which is less than a 15-minute journey away. For more information, visit the National Rail website.
Bus and Coach
Take one of over 120 National Express and Megabus coach services that run daily across the UK to Birmingham Airport. From Birmingham Airport, you can get to the NEC Birmingham via the free air-rail link, which takes just 90 seconds and runs every two minutes.