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NEC Birmingham is the venue for Destination Star Trek Europe

About the NEC, Birmingham

The NEC - where brands are born, products are launched, networks are made - and a great day out is had!  The NEC is located in the city of Birmingham and is often described as the 'heart' of England, being very centrally located and with fantastic access to all kinds of travel options.  Easily reached from other major cities in the UK, including London.

Since they opened their doors in 1976, the NEC has become firmly established as one of Europe’s most prestigious venues for exhibitions and events – the UK’s No. 1 choice for organisers, exhibitors and visitors alike.

Each year, the NEC host over 500 events (in 20 interconnecting halls and 34 conference suites).  Their fantastic, flexible spaces are ideal for all sorts of events, whatever organisers want to achieve, their support and service will help them bring their vision to brilliant, vibrant life.

Disability Information

The NEC venue is compliant with latest Disability Regulations, please visit their website here to find out more

Carers are able to attend Destination Star Trek Europe with you, if required.  Please email us at for more information and assistance.

Travel Options



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.

B40 1NT

With 16,500 spaces available we’ve got plenty of room for you. Follow the electronic signage or directions provided by our traffic team to get you to the right car park area for your event. Once you’ve parked you can either take a free shuttle bus or walk to the halls using our sign posted footpaths.  More information on parking at the NEC



The NEC is right next to Birmingham International rail station. You can get to any of our halls quickly and conveniently, without having to step outside!

The NEC entrance is on the right hand side as you exit the station, and clearly signposted.

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 or click here



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).  Check out the National Express or Network West Midlands websites



The NEC is just minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX) – which is very handy for international visitors and those on UK internal flights!

From the airport, simply take the free and fast Air-Rail Link to Birmingham International railway station and then it’s just a short walk to our entrance. The Air-Rail Link runs every 2 minutes and takes just 90 seconds to reach the the NEC. It leaves the airport from the upper level of Terminal 1, and operates daily between 0515am and 0200am.

East Midlands Airport (EMA)
Distance: 40 miles

Visit the Birmingham Airport website for more details

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