Getting to Lab Innovations

Find your way to Lab Innovations at the NEC


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The NEC is in the perfect location for car travel – 8 miles east of Birmingham city centre, and at the heart of the UK motorway network.

The postcode – B40 1NT

Parking – With 16,500 spaces available the NEC has got plenty of room for you. Follow the electronic signage or directions provided by the NEC traffic team to get you to the right car park area for your event. Once you’ve parked you can either take a free shuttle bus or walk to the hall using the sign posted footpaths.


The NEC is right next to Birmingham International rail station. You can get to the hall quickly and conveniently, without having to step outside!

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, up to 9 times per hour, and the journey takes only 10-15 minutes.

Buses to the NEC can be caught at Birmingham Moor Street and Solihull stations.

Redeem up to 20% off Avanti West Coast Trains on advance fares here

For further information call National Rail enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit


Enroute Taxis has one of the largest taxi fleets in Birmingham. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.  Call 0121 000 2222 or Book via their Birmingham Web Booker to get 23% off every taxi ride. You can also Download their Most Downloaded Birmingham Taxi App by clicking Here: “Enroute Taxis Birmingham App in order to get 23% off on all your taxi rides.


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 minute walk the to the NEC 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 5:15am and 2:00am.



National Express coaches run services between Digbeth coach station, near Birmingham city centre, to Birmingham Airport. From the airport you can get to the NEC in minutes.

Birmingham New Street station is approx. 11 minutes walk from Digbeth coach station.

The NEC is approximately 10 miles by taxi from the coach station at Digbeth.

There are also buses from Digbeth via Moor Street Bus/Rail Interchange (also in Birmingham city centre): the 900 local bus service runs every 20 minutes during the day, journey time approximately 30 minutes.

Safeguarding your visit

The NEC, Birmingham have produced some fantastic video material on precautions being put in place to ensure a safe experience for visitors.

View the NEC venue product page here. 

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