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Travel

By Car
The NEC is in the perfect location for car travel - 8 miles east of Birmingham city centre, and at the heart of the UK motorway network.

There is plenty of space for car parking (over 16,500 spaces).
Postcode: B40 1NT
 
By Train
The NEC is right next to Birmingham International rail station.

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, and the journey only takes 10-15 minutes. Buses to the NEC can be caught at Birmingham Moor Street and Solihull stations.  For further information call National Rail enquiries on 08457 484950.

National Rail: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Discounted Advanced fares with Virgin Trains

Get 25% off Advanced fares with Virgin Trains. Tickets can be booked up to 12 weeks in advance of the departure date at www.virgintrains.co.uk/nec
 
By Plane
The NEC is just minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX) and receives flights from 137 international airports, making it very convenient for international visitors and those on UK internal flights!

From the airport, simply take the free and fast Air-Rail Link to Birmingham International railway station and then it’s just a short walk. The Air-Rail Link runs every 2 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.

Birmingham Airport: https://www.https://www.birminghamairport.co.uk/
 
Passport, Entry and Visas
You will need a valid passport to enter the UK and your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry into the UK. 

Some countries require a visa to enter the UK, please check your nationality's entry requirements before you travel. If you require a visa, you can request an invitation letter.

Check if you need a UK visa: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa


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