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By Train

If you're heading to Makers Central by train, you'll find us located less than a ten-minute walk from Birmingham International Railway Station. You won't even need to step outside. You'll find many train services connect directly to Birmingham International, however if you're travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, which is only a 15 minute journey away.

For more information call National Rail enquiries on 08457 484950

By Bus

Coach services are operated by National Express and Megabus, with over 120 daily services from across the UK to Birmingham Airport. From here you can get to the NEC in a matter minutes on the free air-rail link.

If you're jumping on a bus in Birmingham City Centre you can take the 900 service (one every 15 minutes, takes 30 minutes) or the 97 (one every 30 minutes, takes 45 minutes).

Local bus services also run every 30 minutes throughout the day to Solihull (service 966) and Coventry (service 900).


You'll find the NEC and Birmingham International Airport both clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42,M40 and M6.

With 16,500 car spaces available, it’s also fair to say parking shouldn’t be a problem. Once you’ve parked you can either take the free shuttle bus or walk to the halls using our signposted footpaths.

If you're using sat nav to get here simply enter the postcode B40 1NT.


The NEC is just minutes away from Birmingham International Airport, making it ideal for our many international guests to get here. Simply jump on the free and fast air-rail link to Birmingham International Railway Station which only takes 90 seconds and runs every two minutes. When you arrive just head straight through to the NEC.


Makers Central have secured a 15% discount for your weekend stay with us. Click the link below to reserve your hotel room now with the Hilton Hotel. The hotel is situated on site. However please note there are limited spaces available.

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