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Genting Arena, National Exhibition Centre
Arriving by car
The Arena is situated 8 miles east of Birmingham city centre; its central location ensures it is at the hub of the UK motorway network. Visitors from any direction can travel to The NEC site directly using the following motorways - M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42. Sat Nav users can follow B40 1NT and once on site just look for the directional signage to your event.
We're situated on the NEC site which has over 16,000 parking spaces. On arrival at the NEC, please follow electronic directional signage to your event, which will lead you to the nearest available car park.
The NEC site runs a free convenient shuttle bus service from the East car parks to the Genting Arena on show days. They normally operate from half an hour before Arena doors open time to one hour after the show finishes. All shuttlebuses are wheelchair accessible.
There is no shuttle bus service from the South and West car parks, so we would only advise visitors who are happy to walk to the venue to park here.
The NEC is signposted on motorways and major roads and is marked on most good maps. If you are travelling by car, we recommend that you allow plenty of time for your journey.
Arriving by train
We're right next to Birmingham International rail station. If your train doesn’t go there, you can catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street; trains are regular and take 10-15 mins. Buses can be caught at Birmingham Moor Street and Solihull stations.
Arriving by bus
There are buses from Birmingham Coach Station to Birmingham Airport. From the airport you can get to us in minutes. There are also buses from Birmingham coach station via Birmingham Moor Street Bus/Rail Interchange: the 900 local bus service runs every 20 minutes during the day, journey time approximately 30 mins.
Arriving by taxi
As one of our appointed suppliers, TOA are committed to providing a reliable, good value service. Book TOA taxis by phone on 0121 427 8888, book a taxi online or download the app, or pick one up outside the NEC main entrances when available.
If you use a non TOA taxi to drop off and pick up at an event, please follow the signs that will direct you to the relevant area.
Arriving by plane
The Genting Arena is just minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX). 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. It leaves the airport from the upper level of Terminal 1 and operates daily 05:15am - 02:00am.
Birmingham’s iconic NEC Arena has been officially renamed the Genting Arena. New signage has been erected on The NEC’s iconic clock tower to mark the start of £28 million development that will see the venue transformed into a cutting edge, 21st century destination.