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The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is located in Birmingham, West Midlands. It is near junction 6 of the M42 motorway, and is adjacent to Birmingham Airport and Birmingham International railway station.Postcode for your satnav is B40 1NT.

By CAR - Parking £12 in advance, £16 on the day.

Car Parking charges, implemented by the National Exhibition Centre, NEC, are £12.00 in advance or £16 on the day so make sure you book in advance! 

With the pre-paid online parking not only will you save money, spend less time queuing and have more time at the Festive Gift Fair , but you’ll also benefit from exclusive food and drink offers at the NEC during your visit.

PARKING - There are over 16,500 spaces available at the NEC and a range of payment methods. For more information go to the NEC's website

You'll find the NEC signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 - just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav. When you arrive at the NEC don’t follow your satnav anymore, look out for 'Festive Gift Fair' on the signs.

By TRAIN - 20% off Virgin Train advanced fares!

Getting to the NEC by train is brilliantly easy. Festive Gift Fair is in Hall 5 at the NEC which is just a five-minute walk (under cover) from Birmingham International Railway Station.  No traffic jams, no toilet stops, just sit back and relax!

Travel to the Festive Gift Fair with Virgin Trains and get 20% off Advance ticket fares!!  To receive the discount, tickets must be booked at least 3 days in advance. Our pals at Virgin Trains are offering big savings on advance train fairs for your next visit to the NEC. Virgin West Coast Mainline trains run regularly to the on-site rail station Birmingham International, so you can arrive fresh, relaxed and show ready.

N.B.. Discount is valid on Virgin Trains Advance fares along the West Coast Mainline for an event held at the NEC.  Discount is not valid of journeys travelled on both Virgin Trains West Coast and another train operator. You will need to book the two legs of the journey separately to benefit from the discount.

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Next event: 18th–21st November 2021

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