Preparation is key when it comes to the three biggest business days of your year. That’s why we’ve made it as easy as possible to get to FIT Show, choosing a central location at the Birmingham NEC and working with transport and accommodation partners to help secure the best rates and exclusive discounts for you.
The UK's No 1 venue for Trade and Consumer Shows, attracting 2.1 million visitors a year.
One of Europe’s leading exhibition and event centres, the NEC offers the window industry a blank canvas which will spark innovation and creativity. The FIT Show 2017 occupied Halls 6, 7 and 8 and became the biggest glass and glazing event for a generation. It was truly a world class exhibition and bigger plans are already underway for FIT Show 2019!
Convenient parking close to the venue allows you to focus on your objectives for visiting without the distractions of a strenuous journey and irritating extra cost.
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION
The NEC has over 2,000 hotel rooms on site and with the new Resorts World open the NEC is now a 24/7 leisure destination.
Quick Reference Guide
- Sat-Nav Postcode - B40 1NT
- Nearest Train Station - Birmingham International Railway Station
- Local Taxi Company - T.O.A Taxis - 0121 427 8888
- Nearest Airport - Birmingham International Airport
Click above to access NEC plus and find out more about discounts on travel to NEC, Parking, Resorts World and more.
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.
When travelling to the NEC from the North, we recommend you use the M6 Toll, you can prebook access to the M6 Toll to make your journey as quick and hassle free as possible.
With 16,500 spaces available the NEC has got plenty of room for you. Follow the electronic signage or directions provided by the NEC traffic team to get you to the right car park area for your event. Once you’ve parked you can either take a free shuttle bus or walk to the halls using the sign posted footpaths.
The NEC is right next to Birmingham International rail station. You can get to halls 6, 7 and 20 quickly and conveniently, without having to step outside!
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.
The NEC is just minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX) – which is very handy 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.
East Midlands Airport (EMA)
Distance: 40 miles
Planning your visit to FIT Show 2019? If you’re looking for accommodation, our partner Event Express Ltd has negotiated special discounted hotel prices for visitors & exhibitors close to The NEC.