By Road

Birmingham is at the hub of the UK motorway network, enabling visitors to travel directly from the M6, M1, M40 and M42. 

The NEC has its own on-site car park with 16,500 spaces (parking is chargeable by the venue) and a free shuttle bus service running to the exhibition hall. Discounts are available if you book your car parking in advance, find out more here:

If you are travelling by car, enter B40 1NT into your Sat Nav.

By Rail

The NEC is served by Birmingham International station, connected by a covered bridgelink. London is only 90 minutes away and trains also run direct from many regional towns and cities.

Show visitors and exhibitors are entitled to 25% off train travel to the venue with the NEC's Travel Partners Virgin Trains. 

Simply book your journey to the NEC using the link below and the 25% discount will be automatically applied to your booking:

You need to make sure that you have confirmation that you are attending an event at the NEC with you when you are travelling (as the conductor may ask you for this on the train). So, please make sure you have your exhibitor/visitor passes or email confirmation with you.

You can book your train tickets up to 12 weeks prior to the show date.  Unfortunately you can't get the tickets if it's less than 24 hours before you're due to travel so remember to book in advance.

By Air

More than 20 international airlines serve Birmingham International Airport, which is conveniently situated a few minutes from The NEC. Together they provide scheduled flights from 34 destinations in the UK.

For more information on travelling to the NEC, visit the NEC Website


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Britain's Premier Hair Event Returns

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Every year, Birmingham welcomes thousands of hair and beauty professionals to Hair UK, part of Beauty UK, held at the NEC in May. With four shows under one roof, visitors not only have the opportunity to see the latest Spring / Summer launches in hair, barbering, beauty, nails, tanning and complementary therapies, but also enjoy free educational experiences.

Join us at Hair UK 2020 by registering for your free tickets either online or by calling the Ticket Hotline (24/7) on 01332 227 698.

Hair UK 2020 Opening Times:

Sunday 3rd May: 10:00am - 17:30pm

Monday 4th May: 10:00am - 16:30pm


Halls 11 & 12, The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham B40 1NT

Event Admission Policy:

Entrance to Hair UK is strictly trade only. Free entry is available to visitors who register before the show, and who bring their free tickets with them. Entrance on the day is priced at £20 per person / £10 per student. There is a strict policy that babies and children under the age of 14 years will be refused admission - no prams or pushchairs are allowed. Please note there are no crèche facilities available onsite. The event organiser reserves the right to refuse admission. For more information please call 01332 227 698.