Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, for 70% of UK retailers the journey time will be within 3 hours

-  so no matter how you choose to travel to Glee, it won't take you long!

The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

glee birmingham nec travel information

glee birmingham nec travel information

Arrive by car

Car parking is free at the NEC.

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 the NEC car park.

Arrive by train

The nearest train station to the NEC is Birmingham International, a five-minute walk under a covered bridge.

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.

Arrive by coach & local bus services

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

*Please note that the Air-Rail Link is currently suspended. A free replacement bus service is being provided from Bus Stop Nb at the train station and Bus Stop C at the front of the terminal. Buses will run every 10 minutes, two hours before your check-in time and one hour after the last flight’s arrival time.

Regular local buses also depart from Birmingham city centre.

The 900 service runs every 15 minutes during the day taking approximately 30 minutes.

The 97 service operates every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day taking approximately 45 minutes.

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.

Arrive by Eurostar

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.