Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is our neighbour, which is extremely convenient for our foreign visitors and those on internal flights; once you’ve grabbed your luggage it will take just minutes to get to The NEC from the airport.
Birmingham International Airport (BHX) Website

Once You’ve Landed


This is the quickest way to reach The NEC. If you are on foot follow the signs to the Air-Rail Link which leaves the airport from the first floor of Terminal 1. Once you have stepped off the Air-Rail at Birmingham International Station continue straight ahead through the concourse onto The NEC bridgelink.

Air-Rail Link

What is it?

The Air-Rail Link is a free, speedy and convenient way to travel between the Airport Passenger Terminals and Birmingham International Station and The NEC. Using a cable drawn system the Air-Rail Link has two trains each with a maximum capacity of 27 passengers.

Where is it?

The Air-Rail Link leaves the airport from the upper level of Terminal 1. It connects the Airport Passenger terminals to Birmingham International Station. The NEC is connected to the rail station via a covered bridgelink.


The Air-Rail Link operates every two minutes and has a one-way travel time of 90 seconds. The Air-Rail Link operates daily between 0515 and 0200.

Other Airports

East Midlands Airport (EMA)

Distance: 40 miles
East Midlands Airport (EMA) Website


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

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