Getting here is simple
The NEC is situated right in the middle of England. It’s extremely easy to get to either by road, rail or air being at the hub of the UK motorway network, having its own railway station (Birmingham International) and with Birmingham Airport right next door.
Please reference the below for your preferred method of getting here:
The NEC (National Exhibition Centre) is easily accessible by from both the M6 and M42, which in turn can in turn be easily accessed from the M1, M5, M40 or M69
The NEC is a very big site and has multiple different entrances to the site. Below are useful postcodes and co-ordinates for you to use on your journey that will help you get to the right entrance from your direction of travel.
NEC North Entrance Roundabout – Holiday Inn Express: B40 1QA
If you are apporaching from the NORTH, e.g M6, use Junction 4 and proceed to use the postcode of the Holiday Inn Express NEC located just on the North Entrance roundabout. Please also use the above postcode if approaching from the North via non-motorway routes. Once you reach local NEC signage please switch the Sat Nav off unless you are staying at the Holiday Inn Express.
Alternatively, for the more technically minded - the approximate co-ordinates for the North Entrance to site are:
52.462494, -1.712837 or +52° 27' 44.98", -1° 42' 46.21"
Note: If you’re on the M6 the signs (for some reason) want you to go onto the M42 for The NEC. You can do this and exit at J6 off the M42, but there is absolutely no need to! If you’re on the M6 then just use Junction 4 (A446).
NEC South Entrance (Crowne Plaza Hotel): B40 1PS
If you’re travelling via the M42 (use Junction 6), or via the A45, then the postcode that will get you into site via the South Entrance is shown below (Crowne Plaza Hotel) which is located inside the NEC complex. Once you are within the NEC site then switch off your Sat Nav (unless you’re staying at the Hotel) and you’ll be directed to a car park by the on-site traffic attendants.For those approaching from the South via non-motorway routes please also use the above Crown Plaza Hotel postcode.
Alternatively, for the more technically minded - the approximate co-ordinates for the South Entrance to site are:
52.445600, -1.711550 or +52° 26' 44.16", -1° 42' 41.58"
Bear in mind that the NEC charges each car £12.00 to park (click here to see the NEC's parking information) - motorcycles park free.
This is a charge levied by the venue, not by the show.
There are shuttle buses running from the NEC car parks to the halls.
You may find that parking in Birmingham International Station is cheaper (and it’s just a short under cover walk to the halls from here – no more than from NEC Car Parks). Postcode for Birmingham International Station is B40 1PA
Birmingham International Station is in the NEC complex and is a few minutes undercover walk to/from the show. If your line doesn’t stop directly at Birmingham International Station then simply change at Birmingham New Street Station onto a service travelling through Birmingham International. For train times/fares etc visit www.thetrainline.com
If you are planning to travel by train to the Classic Motor Show, book with Virgin Trains and receive a 25% discount! Simply book your journey to the NEC using this link: www.virgintrains.co.uk/nec/ and the 25% discount will be automotically applied to your booking!
Birmingham International Airport is right next door and there is a monorail link that means it takes only about 10-15 minutes from walking through arrivals in the Airport, to walking into the show itself. Again, transfer from Airport to show is completely undercover. Flybe, Ryanair and several other budget operators fly in and out of Birmingham International Airport (BHX) along with many other International Airlines.
For visitors travelling from further away there are over 20 international airlines serving BHX.
Visit Birmingham International Airport: www.birminghamairport.co.uk