If using a taxi or car is your only option for getting to the venue, please consider if there is anyone else that you could share the journey with.
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 the NEC 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 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.
Postcode: B40 1NT
With 16,500 spaces available we’ve got plenty of room for you. Follow the electronic signage or directions provided by the traffic team to get you to the right car park area for ESS. Once you’ve parked you can either take a free shuttle bus or walk to the halls using our sign posted footpaths.
PARKING IS FREE FOR LOCAL AUTHORITY VISITORS - SIMPLY CLAIM YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY BADGE FROM THE LA LOUNGE AND USE IT TO LEAVE THE CAR PARK FREE OF CHARGE.
Plan ahead for any journey. See how much you spend on petrol and diesel, whether it's your regular commute or a one-off trip. Use this fuel price calculator.
Car Parking Options