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travel & accommodation

Hotel Accommodation

You may well need more than one day to visit this 600,000ft² show and there is a great choice of accommodation adjacent to the NEC, or within a few minutes of the venue.

A large range of hotels to suit all budgets are available at special prices during the Show.

Please book through The Hotel & Conference Company Ltd:

t: +44 (0)1767 262 546




By Road

The NEC is very easily accessed by car. It is 8 miles east of Birmingham city centre, and at the heart of the UK motorway network. The post code for your Sat. Nav. is B40 1NT

The NEC has 16,500 car parking spaces. Follow the electronic signage or directions provided by our traffic team to get you to the right car park area for the January Furniture Show. Once you’ve parked you can either take a free shuttle bus or walk to the halls using our sign posted footpaths.

By Rail

vt0714-nec-180px-finalThe NEC is right next to Birmingham International rail station. You can get to any of our halls quickly and conveniently, without having to step outside. The NEC entrance is on the right hand side as you exit the station, and clearly signposted.

Many services run direct to Birmingham International. If yours doesn’t, you can catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street. There are regular services, and the journey only takes 10-15 minutes. Buses to the NEC can be caught at Birmingham Moor Street and Solihull stations.  For further information call National Rail enquiries on 08457 484950.

PLEASE NOTE that Virgin Trains are giving a 25% discount on “Virgin Trains’ Advance Fares” for visitors attending the Show.  Simply use this link or click on Virgin logo to access the discount.  Whilst on the train you will need to make sure that you have confirmation that you are attending the Show by either producing your hotel confirmation or your unique registration number.  As long as you are a few days either side of the Show when you travel then your ticket will be valid.  This offer will be open to all our visitors 12 weeks prior to the Show.

By Air

The NEC is just minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX) – which is very handy for international visitors and those on UK internal flights.

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 0515am and 0200am.


Visitors please note that children under 15 are permitted in the halls during the open days of the show, but pushchairs, buggies and prams must be left at the Cloakrooms.