TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION
B40 1NT for your satnav!
Getting to the NEC by train is easy as the NEC is located a five-minute walk away from Birmingham International Railway Station. You won’t even need to brave the elements. Direct services run all day, however if you’re travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, which is less than a 15-minute journey away. For more information, visit National Rail or call them on 08457 484950.
Car Parking charges, implemented by the National Exhibition Centre, NEC, are £12.95 in advance or £17.95 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 www.thenec.co.uk/visitors/parking
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. 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.
Over 120 National Express and Megabus coach services run daily across the UK to Birmingham International Airport. From Birmingham Airport you can get to the NEC via the free air-rail link, which takes just 90 seconds and runs every two minutes. Jumping on a bus in the West Midlands area? There are numerous options that will get you to the NEC. Check out the Transport For West Midlands to plan your journey.
Within the NEC complex, are a number of hotels including The Hilton, Crowne Plaza Hotel and The Genting Hotel. The Moxy Hotel is the closest to the Festive Gift Fair.
On the Visit Birmingham website there is a superb range of hotels, stylish serviced apartments, or cosy B&B's for that home from home feeling. Alternatively, for those on a budget check out the hostels or self catering choices.