Plan Your Visit

Opening Times


Below are the 2019 official show opening times for each day.

Friday 8 November: 10am - 6.30pm
Saturday 9 November: 9am - 6.30pm
Sunday 10 November: 9am - 5.30pm

 

Getting Here


Getting to the show is simple - it's right in the heart of England and is easily accessible to all of our visitors. 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 Birmingham Airport, making sure our domestic and international visitors can join us for a brilliant weekend.

The NEC is easily accessed from the M25, M11, A406, and A13.

B40 1NT is the postcode for your SatNav.

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

    Birmingham International is situated in the NEC complex and only a few minutes walk from the halls.

    Train times/fares etc visit www.thetrainline.com 

    Book tickets with Virgin Trains via www.virgintrains.co.uk/nec and get a 20% discount on your booking!

    Get a coach into Birmingham with services such as National Express and then transfer via local bus or train service to the NEC.

    Check bus services and times here: nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands

    Also, check out your local coach company in case they plan a journey to the NEC.

    There is a monorail that links Birmingham International Airport and the NEC which only takes about 10-15 minutes. 

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

    Visit Birmingham International Airport for more information: www.birminghamairport.co.uk

    Parking Information


    Parking at the NEC is operated and managed by the venue (not the show). Pre-booking is available, saving you money when you book online in advance. If you pay on-the-day you could be subject to queuing and paying more.

    There are regular shuttle buses running from the NEC car parks to the halls. Please bear in mind that the NEC will charge each car to park - motorcycles park for 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.

    For more information on Car Parking amd pre-booking your space, visit: www.thenec.co.uk/visiting-us/car-parking

    Tips

    • Book in advance to save £4. You can do that on the NEC Visitor Parking page.
    • Park at a local/regional station and do the last stint by train.
    • Park at Birmingham International to save a couple of pounds. Be aware spaces fill up quickly!
    • Car share with people from your area.

    Accommodation


    Thinking of stopping overnight or coming to the show for two or three days? Then there is a fantastic range of budget and premium hotels situated around the NEC, Birmingham for you to choose from.

    We have exclusive hotel deals for attendees of this event. These special offers can be booked online or by telephone.

    To book online please visit our unique HotelMaps page for the latest deals.

    To book over the phone or for any booking queries, please call 01800 865 1549 and quote our reference code: M36HA

    Email your queries to the dedicated Motor Show HotelMaps team via Sarah@bcdme.com

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    Visitor Information for Assisted Access


    Booking tickets for 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 is admitted free. If you book over the telephone on the ticket hotline then you can book both the assisted access visitor's ticket (at standard ticket price) and also your free carer's ticket and opt to have them posted out or emailed to print at home. Simply tell the ticket agent that you wish to book an assisted access and carer ticket(s) and then you will need to bring proof of your disability with you to the show. If you choose to book online, there is no option to book a carer's ticket at the same time. In this instance, if you book your disabled ticket (as per standard ticket price) then you can collect a free admission ticket for your carer when you arrive at the NEC via the box office.

    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 available. These are allocated upon arrival by NEC traffic staff. The NEC requires assisted access visitors to pay the standard charge of £16.00 to park. Please be aware that parking is solely run by the NEC venue and is nothing to do with the Classic Motor Show organisers.

    A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available to hire free of charge to registered disabled visitors and at a cost of £5.00 per day for visitors who are not registered disabled, offered on a first come first served basis. Electric scooters can be hired at a cost of £15.00 per day. Please telephone Bartams on +44 (0)135 377 8756 to book in advance. Lines are open 9.00-18.00 Monday - Sunday.

    Further information for disabled visitors and carers can be found here: www.thenec.co.uk/planningavisit/disabledvisitors

     

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