Glee Birmingham 2017 - Travel Information

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Travel to NEC Birmingham

Glee takes place at the NEC Birmingham. This venue boasts travel links by car, train, bus, coach and air. For 70% of UK retailers the journey time will be within 3 hours. For information relating specifically to exhibitor parking and unloading please visit the exhibitor manual which you can find when you login to the Exhibitor E-zone.

Satnav Address: The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT


The nearest train station to Glee is Birmingham International which is just a five-minute walk under a covered bridge link from the show.

You can also travel to Birmingham city’s central station which is Birmingham New Street. Regular trains connect Birmingham New Street to Birmingham International and the journey only takes approximately 10 minutes.

London is only 80 minutes away and trains also run directly from many regional towns and cities.

Buy Train Tickets

To buy tickets in advance from Virgin Trains and receive a 25% discount please visit our Virgin Trains Discount page.

To buy tickets, and view timetables and live updates visit The Trainline or National Rail websites, or download the apps:

Download The Trainline App for iPhone

Download The Trainline App for Android

Download the National Rail App for iPhone

Download the National Rail App for Android

For real time information on services operating to and from Birmingham International railway station visit National Rail.


Satnav Address: The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

The NEC Birmingham is situated 8 miles East of Birmingham city centre, 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 good maps. If you are travelling by car, we recommend that you allow plenty of time for your journey.

Please be aware that a Sat-nav system will not direct you into an onsite car park. Upon arrival please follow the clearly signposted directions to an on-site car park.

Car parking is free at the NEC.


The Eurostar is an effective way to reach London in the United Kingdom when travelling from France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, or Switzerland. We highly recommend that you book early to secure the best price as fares can sometimes be as low as £29 return from Paris to London.

Book Eurostar Tickets

Download the Eurostar App for iPhone

Download the Eurostar App for Android

For more informational relating to international visitors please click here.


Coach services are operated by National Express and Megabus, with over 120 daily services from across the UK to Birmingham Airport. From Birmingham Airport here you can get to the NEC in minutes on the free air-rail link.

National Express


Local Bus Services

Regular local buses depart from Birmingham City Centre. The 900 service runs every 15 mins during the day taking approximately 30 mins. The 97 service operates every 30 mins, 24hrs a day taking approximately 45 mins.

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

For more information about local bus services visit Network West Midlands.


Birmingham International Airport is located within the NEC complex. You can book flights directly to and from Birmingham International via the following Airports.

East Midlands Airport

Manchester Airport

London Stansted

London Heathrow

London Gatwick

London City Airport

Or book flights with one of the following airlines:

Easy Jet


British Airways

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 05:15am and 02:00am

For more informational relating to international visitors please click here.

Uber Taxi

Uber discountFor a free first ride up to £15 or a £15 discount on your Uber taxi:

Download the Uber App

When registering for an account enter the promo code: GLEE15


Valid for new Uber customers only, for a free first ride, up to £15 / a discount up to £15 on their first ride, in the UK

Offer value: £15

Offer valid from now until: 26/04/17

To begin your Uber journey download the Uber app

What is Uber?

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