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:
NEC Birmingham, North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1NT
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. When you arrive at the NEC don’t follow your satnav anymore, look out for the show name you’re visiting on our signs. Then, simply jump on our free shuttle bus or take a leisurely stroll along our signposted footpaths. There will be free parking for all visitors, speakers and exhibitors on both days of the show.
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. For more information, visit National Rail or call them on 08457 484950
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.
If you plan to arrive at the NEC using a Taxi or Private Hire provider, please request to be dropped off at either the Piazza drop off and pick up area or the Atrium entrance.
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.
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.