Please click here to view cycle routes to the NEC and plan your journey. A bike parking area is located just outside the halls directly opposite Hall 11. This area will be manned for the duration of the show, but we advise you bring a lock as well.
A direct train service to the NEC runs from Birmingham International station. If your point of origin does not provide a service directly to Birmingham International you can travel to Birmingham New Street first and get a connecting train from there which will take approximately 10-15 minutes.
Upon arrival at the station interchange, the NEC entrance is on the right-hand side when exiting the station. Take the bridgelink covered walkway and follow the signs to the venue site.
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The 900 and the 38 services run from Moor Street Interchange to Birmingham International Station. The 900 service runs every 20 minutes and travel time takes about 31 minutes. The 38 service operates every hour and travel time is approximately one hour. To get to the NEC from Birmingham International Station, simply follow the bridgelink covered walkway and follow the signs.
The National Express Coach station is located at Digbeth in Birmingham city centre. National Express run a service from Digbeth to Birmingham International Airport. From the airport, catch the Air-Rail Link to Birmingham International Station and follow the bridgelink walkway to the NEC.
The NEC can be easily found from the M1, M5, M6, M6 toll, M40, or M42. If you plan to use a satellite navigation system, the postcode is B40 1NT. Please visit www.thenec.co.uk/travel/car for information about car parking at the NEC. Car parking fees are set by the NEC at the cost £12 per vehicle.
From Birmingham International Airport it is an easy walk to the NEC. Follow the signs to the Air-Rail Link, which leaves from the first floor of terminal one. Exit the Air-Rail Link at the Birmingham International Station then continue to walk onto the bridgelink covered walkway. The Air-Rail Link operates from 0515 to 0200 every 2 minutes. Travel time is about 90 seconds. The East Midlands Airport (EMA) is approximately 40 miles from the NEC. Coventry Airport (COV) is about 15 miles from the NEC