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How to get to Festive Gift Fair.


Travelling to the Fair couldn't be easier - just jump on a train to Birmingham International and we are a very short, indoors walk away.  If you are travelling by car there is plenty of parking onsite and shuttle buses to and from the carparks to the nearest Fair entrance.

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT
Tel: +44 (0) 121 780 4141
Email: or visit

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Shuttle buses will be in operation from the car parks, dropping off by the Fair and picking up from the Fair back to the car parks.

The NEC's central location ensures it is at the hub of the UK motorway network. Visitors from any direction can travel to the NEC site directly using the following motorways - M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42.

Using Sat Nav - B40 1NT

Please be aware that the Sat Nav system will not direct you into an onsite car park, so please follow the clearly signposted directions once in the vicinity of the venue.

Car Parking

There are over 20,000 onsite parking spaces, NEC parking charges are £12 per car for the whole day.

The NEC has designated car park spaces for visitors with disabilities.


Simply jump on a train to Birmingham International station..Hall 5 is just an 8 minutes walk undercover from the station! 

Visitors to the Festive Gift Fair are entitled to 25% off train travel to the NEC with the venue's Travel Partners, Virgin Trains. Simply book your journey to the NEC on-line and the 25% discount will be automatically applied to your booking.

For further information on travelling by train to Birmingham International Station, please contact National Rail enquiries:
Tel: 08457 484950
National Rail website