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The nearest train station to Birmingham NEC is Birmingham International Rail Station. In fact, it is so close that you can reach the NEC without even going outside! Depending on where you began your journey, you may be able to travel directly by train to The NEC by alighting at Birmingham International. However, if your starting station does not provide a direct service to Birmingham International, you may need to change at Birmingham New Street first. The entrance to the NEC is situated on the right hand side as you exit the station and is clearly signposted.

About Birmingham NEC

Established in 1976, the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (commonly known as the NEC) is an exhibition centre located in Birmingham, England. The centre has 200,000sqm of exhibition space spread over 20 halls and hosts over 500 events per year.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:40 - 21:00
Saturday 05:40 - 21:00
Sunday 07:40 - 21:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeAvailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Except Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorVirgin Trains
Car parking spaces2225
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£325.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces14
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Front of station by taxi rank
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

lifts to all platforms

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:30 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00



Up the stairs from the platforms, lift available

Tickets Accepted

 Virgin Business, First Open or Advance First tickets. You can only enter the lounge on the travel date shown on your ticket.


Dedicated business areas are fully equipped with telephone points, desks, fax photocopier and modem facilities, screens with updated train information.


Tea, coffee, soft drinks.


Wi-Fi is available


No showers are available


Departures and arrivals from Birmingham International

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Birmingham International station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Preston (Lancs)Avanti West Coast14:543On time
to NorthamptonWest Midlands Trains15:044On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains15:063On time
to ChesterTransport for Wales15:10Scheduled
to BournemouthCrossCountry15:144On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from AberystwythTransport for Wales14:52Scheduled
from London EustonAvanti West Coast14:543On time
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains15:044On time
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains15:063On time
from Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry15:134On time
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