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By Car

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 Multimodal signs. Then, simply jump on the free shuttle bus or take a leisurely stroll along the signposted footpaths.

Keep up to date with what’s happening on the roads – plan your journey in advance and find out the latest traffic information, available on Highways England’s website.




Direct services run 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

Over 120 National Express and Megabus coach services run daily across the UK to Birmingham Airport.

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.

There are numerous options that will get you to the NEC from the West Midlands area. Check out the Network West Midland link to plan your journey.


From Birmingham Airport simply take the free and fast air-rail link to Birmingham International Railway Station located at the upper level of Terminal 1. The train runs every two minutes and only takes 90 seconds. When you arrive just head straight through to the NEC.