GETTING TO UK GAMES EXPO

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Directions

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. 

Postcode B40 1NT

With 16,500 spaces available we’ve got plenty of room for you. Follow the electronic signage or directions provided by our traffic team to get you to the right car park area for your event. Once you’ve parked you can either take a free shuttle bus or walk to the halls using our sign posted footpaths. 

Car Parking Options

By rail

The NEC is right next to Birmingham International rail station. You can get to any of our halls quickly and conveniently, without having to step outside! 

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.

National Rail

Note there is deal on with Virgin Trains and the NEC. Read more.

By Bus and 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.

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. Bus route 97a has a bus that goes to Birmingham from Resorts world stop or train station every 30 minutes until 0009hrs when it goes to every hour.

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

National Express

Network West Midlands

By Air

The NEC is just minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX) – which is very handy for international visitors and those on UK internal flights!

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 our 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 0515am and 0200am.

East Midlands Airport (EMA)
Distance: 40 miles

Birmingham Airport