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. For live traffic updates, visit the Highways Agency website here

M6 Toll

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.
M6 Toll Website

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.

Car Parking

We have a variety of parking offers available so you can now choose the best option for your visit.

Please note, some events may include standard car parking as part of the ticket price. Please see the event details page in the What’s On section to find out more.

NEC Express Parking – £20 per day

If you want convenience and like to plan ahead, NEC Express could be for you – which can be booked through the venue itself.

  • Guaranteed parking space in designated area
  • Close to the halls for easy access throughout the day
  • Pre-book online up to 23:59 on the day before your show
  • Avoid payment queues at parking kiosks

Pre-paid parking – £12 per day

  • Save money by pre-paying in advance
  • Avoid payment queues on the day
  • Regular shuttle buses (subject to availability)
  • Pre-Book online up to 23:59 the day before your show to save.
  • Pre-pay for your parking online for an NEC show now and get exclusive food and drink offers sent to you (offer does not apply to Resorts World Arena events).

Standard Parking – £16 per day

  • Available in our standard & disabled public car parks
  • Regular shuttle buses (subject to availability)
  • Pay with cash or card on the day of your show

Disabled Parking – £12 when booked in advance

  • Save money by pre-paying in advance
  • Avoid payment queues on the day
  • Pre-Book online up to 23:59 the day before your show to save.
  • Sign-posted disabled parking area for Blue badge holders
  • Close to the halls for easy access throughout the day (subject to availability)
  • Additional user-friendly disabled services available
  • Pre-pay for your parking online for an NEC show now and get exclusive food and drink offers sent to you (offer does not apply to Resorts World Arena events).

Maps

Road Access Map (PDF)
The NEC Site Map (PDF)
The NEC Piazza – Halls 1-5 (PDF)
The NEC Atrium – Halls 6-20 (PDF)

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