Travel & Accommodation


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. The postcode is B40 1NT.  The British Tourism & Travel Show is located in Hall 8.

With 16,500 spaces available, just follow the electronic signage or directions provided by the traffic team to get you to the right car park area. Once you’ve parked you can either take a free shuttle bus or walk to the halls using the sign posted footpaths. Parking is £12 per day.  Find out more.

By Train


By Train

The NEC is right next to Birmingham International rail station. The NEC entrance is on the right hand side as you exit the station, and clearly signposted.

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 or visit the website.

Plus, visitors to the British Tourism & Travel Show are entitled to 25% off train travel to the venue with the NEC’s Travel Partner, Virgin Trains. Click here to learn more and to book your discounted train tickets.

By Bus & Coach

Coach services are operated by National Express and Megabus, with over 120 daily services from across the UK to Birmingham Airport.  From here you can get to the NEC in minutes on the free air-rail link. National Express.

Regular local buses depart from Birmingham City Centre.  The 900 service runs every 15 mins during the day taking approximately 30 mins. The 97 service operates every 30 mins, 24hrs a day taking approximately 45 mins.

Local bus services also run every 30 mins throughout the day to Solihull (service 966) and Coventry (service 900).  Network West Midlands.

By Plane

The NEC is just minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX).  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 to the entrance. 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 05:15am and 02:00am.  Birmingham Airport.


Discounted rates have been arranged via our recommended accommodation provider, Event Express. Please click here to see options and rates.

Alternatively, please feel free to contact Event Express on:

Tel: +44 (0) 1905 732737
Email: [email protected]

Opening Times

Wednesday 21 March 2018

10.00 – 17.00

Thursday 22 March 2018

10.00 – 16.00

British Tourism & Travel Show is a free event, open to all relevant trade professionals.  Register in advance to simply collect your pass on arrival on the day.

Please note – the show is for trade professionals only and as such, under 18s and students will not be permitted entry.

Visitors to the British Tourism & Travel Show are also entitled to 25% off train travel to the venue with the NEC’s Travel Partner, Virgin Trains. Click here to learn more and to book your discounted train tickets.

About the NEC

The British Tourism & Travel Show is located in Hall 8 at The NEC, Birmingham.

The NEC has numerous facilities including free WiFI throughout.  Find out more about The NEC using the links below:

Visit the NEC website to find out more.