11-14 January 2018


Autosport 2017


the nec group birmingham

How to travel to the NEC

Car parking

At the NEC, we continue to strive to deliver a great customer experience to all who visit the venue.

There has been an on going site investment programme as well as research with different customer groups so that we move closer to realising our ambition as the venue of choice. We have invested £40m over a period of seven years, upgrading the estate and more recently the car parking offer.

There are now new parking products available, as well as significant refurbishments to disabled parking which include new help points and assisted access to the venue. We have also taken the decision to increase our standard parking price from £10 to £12 and also charge for disabled parking, which was previously free. The decision has not been taken lightly, particularly given that price rises are even more difficult in the current economic climate, but it is a necessary one in order for us to keep investing, improving and providing a fantastic customer experience.

The NEC has over 18,000 car parking spaces so you are always guaranteed a space, but as a venue at the heart of the country, there are plenty of other easy ways to reach us.

NEC Express

The NEC now also offers visitors an upgraded parking option – NEC Express. NEC Express allows you to pre-book and reserve a space which is closer to the hall, in fact – just a five minute walk. Perfect if you fancy shopping and dropping throughout the day or just plan ahead for a great day out. NEC Express parking costs £20 and can be purchased via the NEC website.

Minibus and Coach

  • Minibuses: £15 per day
  • Coaches: £20 per day


Just minutes away from Birmingham’s New Street Station and connected to Birmingham International Rail Station – many visitors chose to arrive by train.

First Group have taken over the operation of The West Coast Mainline. Their plans to improve the service include increased frequency and provide more competitive pricing. Chiltern and Cross Country also operate trains bringing visitors from all locations to the venue.

Advance booking through the below websites is recommended to guarantee the best ticket prices.



For further information on travel to the NEC go to http://www.thenec.co.uk/travel/car



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