Alternative accommodation away from the NEC - Hilton Complex

Assuming you can't get a local room this need not ruin your Expo. There are options. With gaming going on until around midnight in the NEC as well as till late in the Hilton, Ibis and elsewhere you might consider staying a bit further away.

Up and down the Trainline

The last train from Birmingham International to Birmingham New Street is listed currently on trainline as 1.29 AM. on the Friday night and 23.49 on the Saturday night.

The last train to Coventry is around midnight on the Friday and 23.30 on the Saturday.

Both trains take around 15 to 18 minutes. So why not look at cheaper hotels in both city centers.

Got a car?

Solihull is just 4 miles away Taxis and car options allow you to stay in Solihull where currently hotels are listed at much lower prices.

What about Warwick, Meriden, Kenilworth or Leamington? These are only 20 minuets away by car.

Why not take an extra day or two and visit Warwick or Kenilworth Castle?

Search for hotels near the NEC

Try airBnB for some cheap local properties

Or how about camping? Campsites near the NEC.

Somers Wood, just three miles from the NEC, is the closest and most convenient campsite by some distance.

A direct link to the site is:

Other Hotels near the NEC-Hilton Complex

Premier Inn NEC Airport 0871 527 8086

Holiday Inn Express Birmingham NEC 0871 9021541

Hotel ibis budget Birmingham Airport NEC 0121 780 5900

Novotel Birmingham Airport 0121 6199003

Arden Hotel and Leisure Centre 01675 44 3221

Birmingham City Centre Close to New Street Station

Premier Inn 3* 0871-527-8074
Britannia Hotel 3* 0871-222-0093
Malmaison Hotel 4* 0121-794-3004
Crowne Plaza 4* 0121-224-5000
Copthorne Hotel 4* 0121-200-2727
Holiday Inn 3* 0121-634-6200
Comfort Inn 2* 0121-643-1134
Hotel Ibis 3* 0121-619-9000
Hotel Indigo 4* 0121-643-2010
Nite Nite City Hotels 3* 0845-890-9099

Bit Further Out

Hotel Novotel 4* 0121-619-9002
Hotel La Tour 4* 0121-718-8000
Hyatt Regency 4* 0121-643-1234
Hilton Garden Inn 4* 0121-643-1003
Staying Cool Serviced Appts 5* 0121-285-1290

Trains Birmingham New St to Birmingham International

Every 10 minuets Average travel time 13 minuets Current last train 23.49
Cost average £2.40 Train Operators:- London Midland, Arriva, Virgin Trains and Cross Country Rail.

Coventry City Centre

Hylands Hotel 2* 024-7650-1600
Hotel Ibis 2* 024-7625-0500
Ramada Hotel & Suites 4* 024-7623-8110
Premier Inn 0871-527-9318
The Squirrel Inn & Pub 024-7622-6661

Trains Coventry to Birmingham International

Every 10 minuets Average travel time 12 minuets Current last train 23.31
Cost average £1.90 Train Operators:- London Midland, Arriva, Virgin Trains and Cross Country Rail.


Solihull Town Centre and about 6-7 miles from NEC

The St Johns Hotel 4* 0121-711-3000
Premier Inn 3* 0871-527-9366
Plaza Hotel 4* 0871-942-9201
Ramada Birmingham, Solihull 4* 0121-711-2121

Meriden - 5 miles from NEC

Strawberry Bank Hotel

Google Maps of Hotels

Coventry City Centre
Solihull Town Centre
Birmingham City Centre