you won’t even need to brave the elements. 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. Just enough time to fuel up on caffeine. For more information, visit National Rail or call them on 08457 484950


Virgin Trains special offer

Get an awesome 25% off Virgin Trains Advance fares to your NEC event. Forget the hassles of driving and travel in style. It’s slick, it’s quick and it won’t break the bank.

You must book at least 24 hours prior & may be asked to show your ticket to the event when travelling.



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.


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

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