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By Car


By Plane

Its location at the heart of the UK’s motorway network means the NEC is less than 3hrs drive for 75% of the UK. Search B40 1NT in your GPS/sat nav, or follow the signs from all major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 motorways.

Parking is free for our visitors and exhibitors, and there are more than 16,500 parking spaces! Simply follow the January Furniture Show signs. Free shuttle buses will drop you to the nearest entrance, or you can follow the signposted footpaths. 

    The NEC is connected to Birmingham International Airport by a free and fast air-rail link. It runs every 2 minutes, taking just 90 seconds to travel between the airport Terminal 1 (upper level) and Birmingham International train station. From there, it's just a short walk into the exhibition halls, which are clearly signposted.

By Train


Virgin Trains 25% DISCOUNT

The NEC is right next to Birmingham International train station, connected by a covered bridgelink. You'll reach our halls 1-5 in minutes, without even stepping outside.

Direct services run all day to major cities including London, or you may need to connect via Birmingham New Street station, just 15 minutes away.

For more information, visit 
National Rail or call 08457 484950
     Book your tickets up to 24 weeks in advance of travel, for up to 9 adults. Discount is valid only on Virgin Trains Advance fares on their West Coast mainline network (so you need separate tickets for other connecting operators). Only available when booked via the promotion page, click here for details and all terms and conditions.
25% off Virgin trains to NEC events


Destination Birmingham 

As the UK's second biggest city after London, Birmingham has everything you would expect from its hotels, shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife. 
Here are some great links to plan your relax (or party!) time after the show closes for the day:

Visit Birmingham

The official visitor website for Birmingham and the region.

Time Out Birmingham 

Discover Birmingham's best things to do, restaurants, theatre and nightlife.

Resort World Birmingham

Shopping dining, entertainment and hotel - all within walking distance of the show halls!