How to find us
NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT
Travelling to and from the Show is an important part of your overall experience. The NEC is easily accessible by road, rail and air.
Please visit https://www.thenec.co.uk/visitors/parking/ to book car parking.
The NEC has numerous car parks that are more broadly categorised into North, East, South and West with over 20,000 onsite parking spaces. On your arrival at the NEC, traffic officers will direct you to the most convenient parking area for your event, however being such a large site with a number of entrances, it is recommended that you refer to The NEC Site Map before your arrival to avoid adding time to your journey. The NEC is well sign-posted from the M6 (J4), the M42 (J6), the A45, A446 & M1.
If you’re planning to drive, we strongly advise to book pre-paid parking. We strongly advise to book pre-paid parking in advance of the Show (up until the night before the Show opens) to secure the best rates at £12.85, as on the day parking will be charged at £16.95. Pre-paid parking is available to book up to three months pre-Show.
Disabled parking for any vehicles displaying a blue badge is available and situated close to the halls for easy access. Both standard and disabled pre-paid parking will be available.
If you choose to pay on the day, tickets can be purchased from ticket machines during your visit and presented at the exit of the car park when you leave. Shuttle buses operate between the car parks and the Show.
22 EV slow charging spaces are now available at the NEC. Please see locations listed below:
N2 x 2
E1 X 6
S7 X 6
Express 1 X 8
Those located on N2, E1 and S7 will be available on a first come first served basis when those car parks are open for use. Normal parking charges apply in all of the above locations but the electric charging element is currently free.
To use a charge point the user needs to download the Centrica app from the apps stores.