No, whilst we would strongly encourage you to book for the day that you intend to visit, we understand that sometimes things don’t go to plan. So, if you have a ticket, you can use it on any one day of the show. Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
You’ll find the NEC clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 – just put B40 1NT in your sat nav. When you arrive at the NEC, look out for the show name you’re visiting on the signs. Then, simply jump on a free shuttle bus to get to the halls.
Direct services run from Birmingham New Street to the NEC all day, which is less than a 15-minute journey away. Check rail travel via Trainline
By bus and coach
Buses and coach companies stop frequently at Birmingham Airport which is on the NEC’s doorstep. All you need to do from there is take the free air-rail link from Birmingham International Railway Station located at the upper level of Terminal 1. The train runs every two minutes and only takes 90 seconds.
Yes, all areas of the NEC are accessible to wheelchair users via ramps or lifts. The Piazza and Atrium main entrances have automatic doors. The NEC has wheelchairs and mobility scooters available for hire, please telephone +44 (0)121 780 4141 to book in advance. There is also a disabled parking area close to the venue.
Food will be available throughout the event in the food court. In addition, numerous bars, restaurants and seating areas offering anything from a quick drink to a more substantial meal are dotted around the NEC.
Free visitor WiFi coverage is available across the NEC. You can connect using any compatible device, such as a mobile phone, laptop or tablet. This free service is suitable for sending emails, simple web browsing and accessing social networks. PC internet access is also available for hire at the Visitor & Business Centre.