You’ll find the NEC clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 – just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav.
When you arrive at the NEC don’t follow your satnav anymore, look out for the show name you’re visiting on our signs. Then, simply jump on our free shuttle bus or take a leisurely stroll along our sign posted footpaths.
When it comes to exhibition parking, it’s rare to be spoilt for choice. Yet with over 16,500 spaces available you won’t need to search for a spot – once your satnav has brought you to the NEC, follow the signs for the show you’re visiting. Standard parking is free for SOLEX visitors.
Keep up to date with what’s happening on the roads – plan your journey in advance and find out the latest traffic information when you’re at the exhibition, available on Highways England’s website.
You won’t even need to brave the elements. Direct 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 National Rail or call them on 08457 484950.
Bus and Coach
From Birmingham Airport you can get to the NEC via the free air-rail link, which takes just 90 seconds and runs every two minutes.
Jumping on a bus in the West Midlands area? There are numerous options that will get you to the NEC.
- National Express – www.nationalexpress.com/en
- Megabus – uk.megabus.com
- Check out Network West Midlands to plan your journey.
The NEC have teamed up with TOA Taxis to ensure a safe, friendly service is available to you 24/7.
You can book over the phone by calling 0121 427 8888 or 0800 0142 729, online or via their handy app. Alternatively, pick one up at the clearly marked ranks outside our 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 Taxi or Private Hire 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.
If you are a disabled visitor please visit the NEC dedicated page for disabled visitors.
Birmingham Airport is right on the doorstep of the NEC, so it’s hardly surprising we attract thousands of international visitors every year.