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Where & When

Your FREE PASS gives you access to both shows:

  • The Emergency Services Show - Hall 5
  • The Emergency Tech Show - Hall 4

National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
B40 1NT

Opening Times

Wednesday 18 September 2024
09:00 - 17:30

Thursday 19 September 2024
09:00 - 16:00



Travel & Accommodation

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.  The postcode is B40 1NT.

There are over 16,000 parking spaces at the venue. Follow the electronic signage or directions to the East Car Park area for The Emergency Tech Show.  Once you’ve parked, you can either take a free shuttle bus or walk to the hall following the signposts.

You don't pay for parking! Emergency Services Times, our parent publication, have sponsored visitor and exhibitor parking, so just use your badge to exit the car parks without charge. 

If you’re using a sat-nav system, please enter the postcode B40 1NT to pinpoint The NEC. Please be aware that the Sat Nav system will not direct you to the onsite car park but just to the NEC site, please follow the clearly signposted directions for The Emergency Tech Show once in the venue grounds.

Click here for further directions to get to NEC Birmingham.

By Train

The NEC is right next to Birmingham International rail station. You can get to Halls 4 and 5 quickly and conveniently, without having to step outside!  The NEC entrance is on the right-hand side as you exit the station, and is 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 or view here

By Bus & Coach

Coach services are operated by National Express and Megabus, with over 120 daily services from acorss 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. Local bus services also run every 30 mins throughout the day to Solihull (service 966) and Coventry (service 900).

By Taxi

T.O.A black cabs are available at clearly marked ranks outside the NEC’s main entrances. They’re an easy and convenient way to get to your hotels and the towns and attractions around the NEC. And as one of our appointed suppliers, T.O.A Taxis are committed to providing a reliable, good value service to enhance your NEC experience.

You can book T.O.A taxis by phone on 0121 427 8888 or 0800 0142 729 (free phone), online, via a mobile app or pick one up outside the NEC main entrances if available. Services are available by phone 24/7.

T.O.A Taxis accept all major Credit Cards, subject to a processing charge of 10%+VAT.  Book a taxi online or download mobile booking app at

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.

Birmingham Airport is right on the NEC's doorstep - just take the free and fast air-rail link to Birmingham International Railway Station located at the upper level of Terminal 1. The train runs every two minutes and only takes 90 seconds. When you arrive just head straight through to the NEC.

Disabled Visitor Access    

The NEC aims to be fully accessible and user-friendly for disabled visitors. Please click here for all the information you need for disabled parking, access and mobility aid hire.

If you are driving please access the NEC site by Gate 1 and you will be directed to the Disabled Parking opposite Hall 5. 

Hotel Accommodation        

Visitors and exhibitors can benefit from accommodation offers from eventexpress.