The Schools & Academies Show takes place live at the NEC, Birmingham and is incredibly easy to access through a variety of travel options.
For travel information and directions, please see the options below:
the NEC, Birmingham, North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT
There are a wealth of options across the NEC if you need somewhere to stay. With 7 hotels available on-site and many more in the local area, you’ll have plenty of choice. Find out more about hotels in the area on the NEC Visitor page.
You’ll find the NEC clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 – simply pop B40 1NT in your sat nav to get close, then follow the signs when you see them.
After parking, simply jump on the free shuttle bus, or walk along the signposted footpaths.
Please note the post code will not take you to the car park for the show, so please follow signage.
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.
For more information, visit National Rail.
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 Network West Midland to plan your journey.
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.
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.