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IPEX 2017, 31 Oct - 3 Nov 2017, NEC Birmingham UK

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Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham, UK

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.

There is plenty of space for car parking (over 16,500 spaces). Follow the electronic signage or directions provided by the NEC traffic team to get you to the right car park for IPEX. You can walk or take a free shuttle buses to Hall 5.

Postcode: B40 1NT

By Train

The NEC is right next to Birmingham International rail station. You can get to Hall 5 easily and it’s all a covered walkway. 

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

Discounted Advanced fares with Virgin Trains

Get 25% off Advanced fares with Virgin Trains. Tickets can be booked up to 12 weeks in advance of the departure date at www.virgintrains.co.uk/nec 

By Plane

The NEC is just minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX) and receives flights from 137 international airports, making it very convenient 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.

Birmingham Airport 

Passport, Entry and Visas

You will need a valid passport to enter the UK and your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry into the UK. 
  
Some countries require a visa to enter the UK, please check your nationality's entry requirements before you travel. If you require a visa, you can request an invitation letter.

Check if you need a UK visa

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