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Travelling to Birmingham

By Car

Follow the signs from all major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 motorways.

Postcode: B40 1NT

Free shuttle buses from the car park will drop you to the nearest entrance, or you can follow the signposted footpaths. 

By Train    

The NEC is just a minute's walk from Birmingham International train station, connected by a covered Bridgelink.

For more information, visit National Rail or call 08457 484950.

By Air

The NEC is connected to Birmingham International Airport by a free and fast air-rail link.

It runs every 2 minutes, taking just 90 seconds to travel between the airport Terminal 1 (upper level) and Birmingham International train station.

From there, it's just a short walk into the exhibition halls, which are clearly signposted.

The NEC, Birmingham

It’s fair to say a lot has changed since HM The Queen officially opened the NEC in 1976. We’ve grown significantly in size and reputation for starters, to become the UK’s number one venue of choice for organisers, exhibitors and visitors. We originally had seven exhibition halls - today we have 18. Not to mention 32 conference suites and a host of additional outdoor spaces.

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Staying in Birmigham

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There are many options across the NEC if you need a place to lay your head. The Hilton and Crowne Plaza Hotels are a short walk from your event, as is the luxury 4-star Genting Hotel.  If you’re thinking of something even more unique, choose one of the five-star suites, with panoramic lakeside views. Plus we now have the new 224-bedroom Moxy Hotel situated between the NEC and the lake so you can stay even closer to the action.

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Destination Birmingham

Birmingham New Street

As the UK's second biggest city after London, Birmingham has everything you would expect from its hotels, shopping, dining,
entertainment and nightlife. Here are some great links to help you plan your time after the show closes for the day:
Visit Birmingham
The official visitor website for Birmingham and the region.
Time Out Birmingham 
Discover Birmingham's best things to do, restaurants, theatre and nightlife.

Resorts World Birmingham
Shopping dining, entertainment and hotel - all within walking distance of the show halls!