Please note that a £1.50 booking fee is applicable per advance order.
Tickets allow entry for one day only but can be used on either day.
Children under 16 enter free of charge when accompanied by an adult.
Proof of concession may be requested prior to entry into the event.
VENUENEC, HALL 8, PENDIGO WAY, MARSTON GREEN, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS B40 1NT
How To Get There
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. For Sat Nav purposes please use the 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 North Car Park which is being used for the event. Click here for all car parking options. Once you’ve parked you can either take a free shuttle bus which will drop you off at Atrium 2 or walk to the halls using our sign posted footpaths. Enter through Atrium 2 Main Entrance and The Autism Show is in Hall 8 directly in front of you. Disabled parking can be found inside Hall 16 immediately outside Atrium 2, which is accessible via Gate G3.
The NEC is positioned immediately next to Birmingham International rail station. Once you alight from your train, follow signs for the NEC, and as you exit the station you will see the entrance leading into the venue on your right. Walk along the long corridor and descend the escalators or stairs into the main venue. Walk straight ahead, past the Hall 3 and Hall 3A entrances on your left, until you see the escalators/stairs leading to the Skywalk and Atrium Halls on your right hand side. Go up these escalators/stairs, along the corridor and turn left at the bottom. After a short walk, you will see Hall 8 on your left hand side which is where The Autism Show is located. Many services run direct to Birmingham International. If yours doesn’t, you can catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street. There are regular services, and the journey only takes 10-15 minutes. Buses to the NEC can be caught at Birmingham Moor Street and Solihull stations. For further information call National Rail enquiries on 08457 484950. National Rail
By Bus and Coach
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 minutes on the free air-rail link. Regular local buses depart from Birmingham City Centre. The 900 service runs every 15 mins during the day taking approximately 30 mins. The 97 service operates every 30 mins, 24hrs a day taking approximately 45 mins. Local bus services also run every 30 mins throughout the day to Solihull (service 966) and Coventry (service 900). National Express Network West Midlands
ComCab black cabs are available at clearly marked ranks outside the NEC’s main entrances. They’re an easy and convenient way to get to your hotels and the towns and attractions around the NEC. And as one of our appointed suppliers, ComCab are committed to providing a reliable, good value service to enhance your NEC experience. You can book ComCab taxis by phone on 0121 226 6666, online or pick one up outside the NEC main entrances if available. Services are available by phone 24/7. ComCab accept all major Credit Cards, subject to a minimum payment of £5 and a 10%+VAT processing fee. Book Taxi
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A Quiet Room is available for visitors. Please visit the Organiser’s Office within the hall to gain access.