The NEC is located less than a ten-minute walk from Birmingham International Railway Station, which means you can arrive at edie Live quickly and conveniently, without even having to step outside!
Many services run direct to Birmingham International. If yours doesn’t, you can catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street. There are regular services, up to nine times per hour, and the journey only takes 10-15 minutes. For further information call National Rail enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
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The NEC is eight miles east of Birmingham City Centre, and at the heart of the UK motorway network.
The postcode is B40 1NT.
The NEC has 16,500 spaces available. Follow the electronic signage or directions provided by the NEC traffic team to get you to the right car park area for your event. Once you’ve parked, you can either take a free shuttle bus or walk to the hall using the sign posted footpaths. Standard parking is charged at £16 per day by the NEC, however you can pre-book online from £12 per day. Please visit: http://www.thenec.co.uk/visitors/parking/
By bus & coach
Over 120 National Express and Megabus coach services run daily across the UK to Birmingham Airport. From the Airport, you can get to the NEC via the free air-rail link, which takes just 90 seconds and runs every two minutes.
National Express coaches run services between Digbeth coach station, near Birmingham city centre, to Birmingham Airport. From the airport you can get to the NEC in minutes. For further details, please visit http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx
Birmingham New Street station is approx. 11 minutes walk from Digbeth coach station.
The NEC is approximately 10 miles by taxi from the coach station at Digbeth.
For stagecoach services, visit https://uk.megabus.com/
Jumping on a bus in Birmingham City Centre? You’ll need the X1 service (every 15 minutes) or the 97A (every 30 minutes). Local services also run from Solihull (966) and Coventry (900).
The NEC have teamed up with TOA Taxis to ensure a safe, friendly service is availanle to you 24/7 at the NEC. You can book over the phone by calling +44 (0)121 427 8888 or 0800 014 2729, online or via their handy app. Alternatively, pick a taxi up at the clearly marked ranks outside the NEC main entrances. For added convenience, TOA Taxis accept all major credit cards, subject to a charge of 10% + VAT.
If you plan to arrive at the NEC using a different 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 another 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. http://www.toataxis.co.uk/
The NEC is just minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX) – handy for international visitors and those on UK internal flights!
From the airport, take the free and fast Air-Rail Link to Birmingham International Railway Station and then it’s just a minutes walk the to the NEC entrance.
The Air-Rail Link runs every two minutes and takes just 90 seconds to reach the NEC. It leaves the airport from the upper level of Terminal 1, and operates daily between 0515am and 0200am.
For further information: www.birminghamairport.co.uk/
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