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Travel and Accommodation
Plan your journey
The NEC is in the perfect location for car travel, situated at the heart of the UK motorway network.
There are over 16,500 car parking spaces on offer on site. Follow the electronic signage or directions provided by the NEC traffic team upon arrival to get you to the right car park for IPEX. You can walk or take a free shuttle buses to Hall 5.
For satellite navigation, please use the postcode: B40 1NT
The NEC is minutes' walk away from Birmingham International railway station and is clearly signposted.
Many services run direct to Birmingham International. There are also connecting trains at Birmingham New Street. There are regular 15-minute services. Buses to the NEC can be caught at Birmingham Moor Street and Solihull stations. For further information call National Rail enquiries on 08457 484950.
The NEC is next to Birmingham Airport (BHX) and receives flights from 137 international airports, making it convenient for international visitors.
Take the free Air-Rail Link to Birmingham International railway station. It 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 05.15am and 02.00am.
Looking for accommodation?
Hotel rooms nearby to the NEC in Birmingham are in huge demand and should be booked early.
We have created a bespoke ‘HotelMap’ which is an online booking tool showing the best available rates at local hotels around the NEC. The map displays live availability and allows you to book directly with each hotel.
Back at the NEC
Find out more about the location of IPEX 2017, the venue, and its facilities such as restaurants and ease of access.
Passport, Entry and Visas
If you are visiting from overseas, 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.