By Car

  • The NEC is clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 – just put B40 1NT in your sat nav to get close, then follow the signs when you see them
  • When you arrive at the NEC, look out for “MATS BAT EV XPO” you’re visiting on the digital signs
    • After parking, simply jump on our free shuttle bus, or take a leisurely stroll along our signposted footpaths
  • The above post code will not take you to the car parks for the event (Car Parks East 1 – 4), so please follow signage
  • Keep up to date with what’s happening on the roads – plan your journey in advance and find out the latest traffic information when you’re here, available on Highways England’s website
  • To book parking at the NEC please click HERE
    • NEC Express – dedicated parking closer to the venue
    • Pre-paid – book in advance
    • Standard – pay online on the day
    • Accessible parking – book in advance or on the day

By Train

  • 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
  • Trainline Business, a new service designed specifically for group bookings – Trainline Business – corporate journey solutions.

By Bus and Coach

  • 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
  • Getting a bus in the West Midlands area? There are numerous options that will get you to the NEC

By Taxi

  • The NEC has teamed up with TOA Taxis to ensure a safe, friendly service is available to you 24/7 at the NEC
  • You can book over the phone by calling 0121 427 8888 or 0800 0142 729, online or via their handy app
    • Alternatively, pick one up at the clearly marked ranks outside our main entrances
    • TOA Taxis accept all major credit cards, subject to a charge of 10%+VAT.
  • If you plan to arrive at the NEC using other Taxi or Private Hire provider you will be dropped off at either the Piazza drop off and pick up area or the Atrium entrance
  • At the end of your visit if you choose to use TOA you can be picked up by the main entrance, or if you are being picked up by other Taxi or Private Hire provider, you will need to go to the Private Hire pick up area
    • You will find one located at either the Piazza or Atrium, a short walk from the main entrances
    • The location of these is shown on  the NEC site plan
  • If you are a disabled visitor please visit the NEC’s dedicated page

By Plane

  • Simply 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

By Bicycle and on Foot

  • The best and safest way to get to us by your own steam is to use the shared cycle footpath route to Birmingham International Railway Station and then the NEC is a short walk from there, it should take you about 10 minutes