Plan your visit

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 Please note: In the interest of everyone's safety, the NEC will be undertaking COVID Pass checks when visitors arrive, so please ensure you prepare accordingly. More information on this, and other safety measures, are available here.

Plan Ahead

Planning ahead will help you get the most out of your visit to the Classic Motor Show. The below guide outlines the options for getting to the venue, where to eat and stay while you are there, plus information for our visitors who may need additional assistance.

If there is anything you can't find here, please visit our frequently asked questions page. We look forward to welcoming you to the show!

Opening Times

Friday 12 November: 10am - 6.00pm
Saturday 13 November: 9am - 6.30pm
Sunday 14 November: 9am - 5.00pm

 

Ticket Information

 

Venue

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+, is held at the NEC, Birmingham:

North Ave
Birmingham
B40 1NT

Show Guide

Make the most of your visit with our new app!

As well as picking up a print show guide at the event, you can download the NEW official Classic Motor Show app ahead of the show to help you plan your visit. 

The app is available to download onto your smartphone or tablet now!

Download from the App Store or Google Play or find out more about the app here.

DOWNLOAD HERE

Getting to the Classic Motor Show

Getting to the show is simple, located in the heart of England so it is very accessible, wherever you are coming from. There are a number of ways you can get to us across the weekend, from car, bus, rail or even air.

Within a stone's throw of the venue, you'll find the M42, Birmingham International train station and Airport, so whether you are coming by car, bus, rail or air, both our domestic and international visitors can join us easily.

View venue overview map

By Car

Travel by car

The NEC is clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6.
 

Once you arrive at the NEC, follow the signs to the show and you will be directed to a car park by the traffic team.

Plan your route

By Train

By Train

Birmingham International station is only a few minutes walk from the show halls.

Save ££s by parking at a nearby station and doing the rest by train.

Check times & fares

By Coach or Bus

Travel by coach

National Express runs coach services from across the UK to Birmingham International Airport, which is a short transfer to the NEC.

If travelling locally, why not check out the bus routes and times

You could also see if your local coach and travel companies are planning a journey to the NEC.

By Plane

Travel by plane

Several operators fly in and out of Birmingham International Airport (BHX).

A monorail links Birmingham International Airport to the NEC in 10-15 minutes. 

See the latest flight info

Parking

Parking at the venue is operated and managed by the NEC (not the show).

Pre-booked parking costs £12 per car. Paying on-the-day costs £16 per car and you could be subject to queuing. Motorcycles parking is free.

Disabled parking bays for blue badge holders are available and are allocated upon arrival by NEC traffic staff. Disabled parking is charged at the standard parking rate.

Regular shuttle buses run from the NEC car parks to the halls. 

Pre-book your parking

Where to Stay

Hotel Bookings

Hotel bookings for the show are managed by BCD M&E and HotelMap, who offer exclusive hotel and room deals for our attendees.

View the available hotels and rooms

These special offers can be booked online or by telephone +44 (0)20 7870 4100

Quote Event Reference Code: M9FJ7

If you would like assistance with your hotel booking, you can contact Sarah, our dedicated hotel adviser, on Sarah@bcdme.com.

Let her know your requirements, phone number and include the event reference code.

Where to Eat

Eating at the NEC

There are food outlets all around the halls of the NEC, offering everything from sandwiches to full 3-course meals with prices varying accordingly.

Just outside all the halls on the Piazza, there is lots of seating to use if you would like to bring your own lunch. 

If you'd rather make a reservation, EvViva is an on-site restaurant offering Italian food. To book simply select Classic Motor Show from the event list, and then your preferred date and time.

Tables can be booked for a maximum of four people. If you require a table for more than four, please book two tables and note this in the comment box and so they can to seat you together.

Book your table

Assisted Access

Booking tickets with assisted access

If you have a disability that restricts your ability to attend the show on your own, to the extent where a helper is needed, then a carer can be admitted free of charge to assist you.

To arrange your carer ticket, please book your own ticket online then email See Tickets with your request, including your ticket reference number, so the carer ticket can be added to your booking. Both tickets will be sent to your as E-tickets to either print our or show on your phone when you arrive at the show.

Request your carer ticket

Assistance at the NEC

If you have any queries or need assistance during your visit, please contact any member of the NEC staff who will be happy to help.

Male and female wheelchair accessible toilets are provided throughout the venue.

Disabled parking bays for blue badge holders are allocated upon arrival by NEC traffic staff. The NEC disabled parking is charged at the standard rate (£12 in advance/£16 on the day). 

A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available to hire free of charge to registered disabled visitors and for £5.00 per day for all other visitors. These are offered on a first come first served basis. Electric scooters can be hired for £15.00 per day. We advise visitors to pre-book; call 0121 780 4141 (Option 2 and then Option 7), or email InfoEmailAccount@necgroup.co.uk. Lines are open 09.00-16.00 Monday - Sunday.

Further information for disabled visitors and carers can be found on the NEC website

Our Sponsors & Partners

Lancaster Insurance

Headline Sponsor

Silverstone Auctions logo

Official Partners

Meguires logo

Discovery

Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation logo

PGVM logo

Motul

Lubricants Partner