Travel & Car Parking
Here you will find details of how to locate the show.
Arriving at the NEC
The NEC 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.
The NEC is signposted on motorways and major roads and is marked on most maps. If you are travelling by car, we recommend that you allow plenty of time for your journey.
Using Sat Nav
If you are using a satellite navigation system please enter the postcode B40 1NT to pinpoint us. Please be aware that the Sat Nav system will not direct you into an onsite car / bike park. Please follow the clearly signposted directions once in the vicinity of the venue.
FREE Motorcycle Parking
- Secure, undercover bike parking in the Bike Park. Free of charge (and subject to availability) The bike park is located in Hall 16 – with a 10 minute walk to the show.
- The cloakroom will offer kit storage at a cost of £1 per item. It will open one hour before and close one hour after the show
Bikes parked in the bike park are done so at your own risk, motorcycle parking is free across the NEC site.
Car Parking will be £12.00 on the day or £10.00 in advance (when booked via The Ticket Factory) – this is a charge implemented by The NEC and has been subsidised by show organisers for our visitors.
On your arrival at The NEC, traffic officers will direct you to the most convenient parking area, however being such a large site with a number of entrances, it is recommended that you refer to The NEC Site Map and NEC Road Access Map before your arrival to avoid adding time to your journey.
The NEC has designated car park spaces for visitors with disabilities – tickets should be purchased via the Ticket Factory as above at £10 in advance or £12.00 on the day. Disabled visitors will be directed to the nearest available disabled car parking facilities.
See below map of the Birmingham NEC location.
Visitors arriving by car may also want to consider other parking options:
Parking for FREE at numerous local train stations (Berkswell, Hampton in Arden, Stetchford, Tile Hill etc) and catching a return train to Birmingham International from as little as £2.30 return for one person. The show is a 5 minute walk, undercover, from Birmingham International train station.
Birmingham International Train Station where parking is charged at £9.00 per day at the weekend and £12.00 per day in the week.
Arrive by Train
The NEC is situated adjacent to Birmingham International Rail Station; if you are coming to a show at The NEC you can reach Motorcycle Live without stepping outside!
Depending on your origin station you can travel directly by train to The NEC by alighting at Birmingham International. If your point of origin does not provide a service directly to Birmingham International you will need to travel to Birmingham New Street first and get a connecting train from there.
For further information on travelling by train to Birmingham International Station, please contact National Rail enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit the National Rail website
OFFER! Visitors travelling to the show via Virgin Trains, can take advantage of 20% discount on tickets to the show. For more detail visit Virgin Trains.
Here’s a quick guide on how to save money on trains to Birmingham.
Birmingham New Street
Birmingham New Street Station is a short journey of approximately 10-15 minutes from Birmingham International Station.
Once off the train…
Once you have arrived at Birmingham International Rail Station take the stairs or lift from any platform up to the station interchange. The entrance to The NEC is situated on the right hand side as you exit the station and is clearly signposted. Continue to walk along the covered walkway called the bridgelink where you can then follow signs to reach Motorcycle Live. (Approximately a 5 minute walk).
Arrive by Plane
Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is our neighbour, which is extremely convenient for our foreign visitors and those on internal flights; once you’ve grabbed your luggage it will take just minutes to get to The NEC from the airport. Birmingham International Airport (BHX) Website
Once You’ve Landed…
This is the quickest way to reach Motorcycle Live and The NEC. If you are on foot follow the signs to the Air-Rail Link which leaves the airport from the first floor of Terminal 1. Once you have stepped off the Air-Rail at Birmingham International Station continue straight ahead through the concourse onto The NEC bridgelink.
The Air-Rail Link is a free, speedy and convenient way to travel between the Airport Passenger Terminals and Birmingham International Station and The NEC. Using a cable drawn system the Air-Rail Link has two trains each with a maximum capacity of 27 passengers.
Where is it?
The Air-Rail Link leaves the airport from the upper level of Terminal 1. It connects the Airport Passenger terminals to Birmingham International Station. The NEC is connected to the rail station via a covered bridgelink.
The Air-Rail Link operates every two minutes and has a one-way travel time of 90 seconds. The Air-Rail Link operates daily between 0515 and 0200
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