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19th - 20th March 2025
NEC, Birmingham

CPD Member 

Travel & Accommodation

We've officially partnered with EventBeds™ by NuBreed Hotels to give this year’s Exhibitors and Attendees access to exclusively discounted hotels at selected properties near to the event.   
Save up to 30% and fully flexible rates are available. Due to increasing demand we'd recommend to book soonest through the EventBeds™ booking widget below or you can contact their Concierge Team directly at with your requirements. Their office hours are Mon-Fri, 9am - 6pm.  


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. In fact, 75% of the UK can get to the NEC within a 3 hour drive.

Postcode: B40 1NT

Free parking for blue badge holders

There are enough parking spaces at the NEC for all Naidex National visitors. Despite the NEC now charging for parking, blue badge parking will remain FREE for Naidex on production of a valid blue badge. You do not need to pre book blue badge parking, when you arrive please ensure your badge is clearly displayed as you approach the venue and the onsite team will direct you to the best car park. 

For all other parking you can pre book here.


National Rail

Sustainable Travel Partner


There are a number of ways to get to the NEC, and we’ve got all the key information below to help make your journey as easy as possible. 

The show is open from 09:30am to 16:30pm on Wednesday 20th March and 09:30am to 16:00pm on Thursday 21st March 2024.
Blue badge parking is free. Please note, you should bring your Blue Badge with you, even if you are arriving by taxi or private coach.


By Train

Passenger Assistance

Traveling to Naidex by train? Did you know you can prebook your travel assistance in advance through the Passenger Assistance app or booking website. By creating a personalised profile and detailing your access needs, you can simplify the process of requesting assistance. All information will be securely saved for future journeys, allowing you to book assistance with just a few taps. Plus, you’ll receive updates on the status of your request every step of the way.

If interested, get started by downloading the Passenger Assistance app or visit the booking website:

Although TUAG is a legal right, some passengers find that prebooking passenger assistance gives them peace of mind in case the train stations fail to deliver on passenger assistance.

Direct services run all day, however if you’re travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, which is less than a 15-minute journey away.

There is a Shuttle Bus running from the Birmingham International Rail station to the NEC venue entrance. The Shuttle Bus will run throughout the whole event.

The NEC entrance is on the right hand side as you exit the station, and is 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 or visit National Rail or Network West Midlands.

A Changing Places facility is also available at the Virgin Trains Birmingham International train station.

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Travelling via London? Transport for London offer a Turn-up-and-go service on the London Underground and London Overground which anyone can use, there is no need to pre-book, you just turn up at the station and ask staff for assistance.

By Bus & Coach

Coach services are operated by National Express and Megabus, with over 120 daily services from across the UK to Birmingham Airport. From here you can get to the NEC via the free air-rail link, which takes just 90 seconds and runs every two minutes. Jumping on a bus in Birmingham City Centre? You’ll want the X1 service (every 15 minutes) or the 97A (every 30 minutes).

Local bus services also run every 30 mins throughout the day to Solihull (service 966) and Coventry (service 900).

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By Taxi

NEC has teamed up with TOA Taxis to ensure a safe, friendly service is available to you 24/7 at the NEC

You can book over the phone by calling 0121 427 8888 or 0800 0142 729, online or via their handy app. Alternatively, pick one up at the clearly marked ranks outside the NEC main entrances. For added convenience TOA Taxis accept all major credit cards, subject to a charge of 10%+VAT.

Other Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles:

If you plan to arrive at the NEC using other Taxi or Private Hire provider you will be dropped off at either the Piazza drop off and pick up area or the Atrium entrance.

At the end of your visit if you choose to use TOA you can be picked up by the main entrance, or if you are being picked up by other Taxi or Private Hire provider, you will need to go to the Private Hire pick up area. You will find one located at either the Piazza or Atrium, a short walk from the main entrances.

If you are a disabled visitor please click the button below to visit the dedicated page.

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