Travel & 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 sat nav please enter the postcode B40 1NT. Please follow the clearly signposted directions once in the vicinity of the venue.
FREE Bike Parking in the Honda Bike Park
- Secure, undercover bike parking in the Honda Bike Park. Free of charge (and subject to availability) The Honda bike park will be signposted on arrival.
- The cloakroom will offer kit storage at a cost of £2 per item. It will open one hour before and close one hour after the show
Bikes parked in the Honda bike park are done so at your own risk, motorcycle parking is free across the NEC site.
Car Parking will be £17.95 on the day. You can book discounted parking via The NEC website if booked a day before your visit, click here. This charge implemented by The NEC and has been subsidised by show organisers for our visitors. We advise visitors to purchase parking at a cost of £10.95 when purchasing entry tickets.
On your arrival at The NEC, traffic officers will direct you to the most convenient parking area, 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. 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.
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!
Running down the very backbone of England, London Northwestern Railway connects the economic powerhouses of London and the Northwest with the West Midlands. Tickets booked in advance offer the greatest saving, with London to Birmingham from £7.50 when booked in advance. Tickets are available up to 12 weeks in advance.
West Midlands Railway offers a simple solution for those event visitors that may also wish to explore the West Midlands.
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.
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 Bus
If you’re looking to travel to the show by Bus, then we are working with National Express to give you a 25% discounts on your travel.
Simply use the code : NXMOR25 when you book your journey: www.nxbus.co.uk/discoveroffer
Arrive by Plane
Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is our neighbour, which is extremely convenient for our overseas visitors and those on internal flights; once you’ve grabbed your luggage it will take just minutes to get to The NEC following the signage. Birmingham International Airport (BHX) Website It’s quickest to walk from the airport to The NEC.