Plan Your Visit to NEC Birmingham

Planning ahead will help you get the most out of your visit to The Baby Show NEC, Birmingham. 

Below you'll find information about how to get to the venue, venue facilities, where you can eat and feed your baby and where you can change your baby easily. You will also find information for our visitors who may need additional assistance.

Parking, ticket information and more can also be found on our frequently asked questions page.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Baby Show. 


10-12 May 2022

Friday 10th      9.30 am - 5 pm

Saturday 11th 9.30 am - 5.30 pm

Sunday 12th    9.30 am - 5 pm


National Exhibition Centre - Wikipedia

The National Exhibition Centre

North Ave, Marston Green


B40 1NT



How to get to NEC, Birmingham?

Details below and on the NEC, Birmingham Getting to us page.

By Car


Located bang in the middle of the UK’s motorway network, jumping in the car is the ideal way to get to the NEC.

You’ll find us clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 - just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav to get close, then follow the signs when you see them.

When you arrive at the NEC, look out for the show name you're visiting on our signs, East Car Parks are the closest to the show. After parking, simply jump on our free shuttle bus, or take a leisurely stroll along our signposted footpaths. 

Our postcode will not take you to the car park for your event, so please follow the signage.

Keep up to date with what’s happening on the roads – plan your journey in advance and find out the latest traffic information when you’re here, available on Highways England’s website.

Parking Pricing:

Pre-pay advance: £13.95 – Save £5 off the standard on-the-day rate when you book before the day of your visit.
On-the-day parking: £18.95
Visitor Express: £26.95
Exhibitor Advantage: £36.95
Minibuses: £23.95
Coaches: £31.95

NEC Parking Info

Disabled parking is located under Hall 5.  For more information about disabled parking and to book parking please visit the NEC website. 

By Train


Getting to the NEC by train is brilliantly easy as the NEC is located a five-minute walk away from Birmingham International Railway Station.

You won’t even need to brave the elements. Direct services run all day, however if you’re travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, which is less than a 15-minute journey away. Just enough time to fuel up on caffeine!

Bus and Coach


Over 120 National Express and Megabus coach services run daily across the UK to Birmingham Airport.

From Birmingham Airport you can get to the NEC via the free air-rail link, which takes just 90 seconds and runs every two minutes.

Jumping on a bus in the West Midlands area? There are numerous options that will get you to the NEC. Check out the Network West Midland link below to plan your journey

National Express


Network West Midlands




Watch the world go by and travel in style and let someone else worry about watching the roads.

NEC has teamed up with TOA Taxis to ensure a safe, friendly service is available to you 24/7 at the NEC

You can book over the phone by calling 0121 427 8888 or 0800 0142 729, online or via their handy app. Alternatively, pick one up at the clearly marked ranks outside our main entrances. For added convenience TOA Taxis accept all major credit cards, subject to a charge of 10%+VAT.

Other Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles

If you plan to arrive at the NEC using other Taxi or Private Hire provider you will be dropped off at either the Piazza drop off and pick up area or the Atrium entrance.

At the end of your visit if you choose to use TOA you can be picked up by the main entrance, or if you are being picked up by other Taxi or Private Hire provider, you will need to go to the Private Hire pick up area.  You will find one located at either the Piazza or Atrium, a short walk from the main entrances. The location of these is shown the NEC's our site plan.

If you are a disabled visitor please visit the NEC's dedicated page.

TOA Taxis




Birmingham Airport is right on our doorstep, so it’s hardly surprising we attract thousands of international visitors every year.

Simply take the free and fast air-rail link to Birmingham International Railway Station located at the upper level of Terminal 1. The train runs every two minutes and only takes 90 seconds. When you arrive just head straight through to the NEC.

Birmingham Airport


By Bicycle and on foot


Live locally and want to get to us under your own steam? 

The best and safest way to get to us by your own steam is to use the shared cycle footpath route to Birmingham International Railway Station and then the NEC is a short walk from there, it should take you about 10 minutes.

Solihull Council Cycling and Walking Map



Where To Stay

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We've officially teamed up with EventBeds™ by NuBreed Hotels to give visitors access to exclusively discounted hotels located near NEC Birmingham.

Flexible rates are available and you can save up to 30% off your booking. Due to increasing demand, we'd recommend booking soon through the EventBeds™ booking widget, or you can contact their Concierge Team directly at contact@nubreedhotels.com with your requirements.


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