TRAVELLING TO THE FAIR
The Art & Antiques for Everyone Summer Fair is located in Hall 17 & 18
The National Exhibition Centre
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Situated at the heart of Britain's motorway network, with most major English conurbations only a two hours drive away.
The NEC is situated where the A45 from Birmingham to Coventry crosses the M42. The M1, M6 and M40 are also within easy reach of the National Exhibition Centre, which is well signposted from all routes.
All visitors with a valid fair ticket are entitled to free parking.
When it comes to exhibition parking, it’s rare to be spoilt for choice. Yet with over 16,500 spaces available you won’t need to search for a spot - once you're at the NEC, follow the signs for Antiques.
The NEC is directly linked to Birmingham International Railway Station with journey times of around an hour to London Euston, ten minutes to Birmingham New Street and countless cross-country links.
Birmingham International Station is part of the Intercity network and is linked directly with the NEC. We advise you to check your travel arrangements with your local rail services before travelling.
Visitors travelling to the fair by train can receive 20% discount (Terms & Conditions apply) when booking Advance Tickets with Virgin Trains.
Visitors must obtain a valid ticket or email ticket to the fair on their journey. To book your tickets and receive the discount, follow the link to the Virgin site here.
Shuttle Buses and Taxis
Our free shuttle buses run continuously around the NEC site and car parks during exhibitions, usually starting one hour before and finishing one hour after the exhibition. You’ll find operating times listed on all our bus stops. If you’d rather walk from the car park, simply follow our finger post signage.
If you’re looking for a black cab, you’ll find our trusted partners TOA Taxis outside the Piazza main entrance, Atrium 1 entrance and Atrium 3 entrance when shows are taking place at the NEC.
To book call 0121 427 8888 or 0800 0142 729.
The NEC aims to be fully accessible and user-friendly for disabled visitors. So that all our visitors may enjoy our fairs, the following facilities are available:
Step free access with ramps provided for wheelchair access
Disabled parking bays in close proximity
Disabled toilet facilities
Mobility Equipment Hire
Induction Loop audio systems are fitted in various locations
Dedicated Telephone Ticket lines
For more information please click through to the NEC website here.
Birmingham International Airport is just a few minutes away by a courtesy shuttle bus and the entire area is well served by a variety of hotels, motels and guesthouses. NEC staff will be happy to provide further details.
For a full breakdown please visit the NEC website here.