National Exhibition Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 121 780 4141
"Over four million people visit the centre each year. And with 21 halls totalling 200,000sqm of exhibition space on a
650-acre site we’re also the biggest exhibition centre in the UK. As such The NEC is renowned for large-scale international trade
fairs, but we also has an active interest in helping smaller specialist shows develop, providing advice,
support and essential services to organisers."
Visit the official NEC
The NEC is situated 8 miles East of Birmingham city centre; its central location ensures it is at the hub of the UK motorway network.
Visitors from any direction can travel to The NEC site directly using the following motorways - M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42.
The NEC is signposted on motorways and major roads and is marked on most good maps. If you are travelling by car, we recommend that you allow plenty of time for your journey.
As a free flowing alternative to the M6, the M6 Toll offers reliably shorter journey times through the West Midlands. It runs between
Junctions 3A and 11A of the M6, and there is easy access to the NEC/LG ARENA via the M6toll / M42.
Using Sat Nav
If you are using a satellite navigation system please enter the postcode B40 1NT to pinpoint us. Please be aware that the Sat Nav system will not direct
you into an onsite car park. Please follow the clearly signposted directions once in the vicinity of the venue.
Arrive by Train
The NEC is situated adjacent to Birmingham International Rail Station; if you are coming to a show at The NEC you can reach any of our halls without stepping outside!
Depending on your origin station you can travel directly by train to The NEC by alighting at Birmingham International. If your point of origin does not provide a service
directly to Birmingham International you will need to travel to Birmingham New Street first and get a connecting train from there.
Once off the train
Once you have arrived at Birmingham International Rail Station take the stairs or lift from any platform up to the station interchange.
The entrance to The NEC is situated on the right hand side as you exit the station and is clearly signposted. Continue to walk along the covered walkway called the
bridgelink where you can then follow signs to reach your exact destination.