Travelling to the Show

The Photography Show 2019-TravelTravel and Accommodation

Whether you're travelling by train, car, or bus, getting to the show couldn't be easier. If you're travelling from further afield, Birmingham Airport is just a two minutes shuttle ride away from the NEC. 

If you're looking to visit the show over two days or more, let us help you find somewhere to stay too. Find out more below...

Virgin Trains Travel to Photography ShowBy Train - 20% off with Virgin Trains


The Photography Show is just a 5 minutes walk from Birmingham International station. Birmingham International is 10 minutes from Birmingham New Street. London is only 90 minutes away and trains also run direct to many regional towns and cities. Visitors to The Photography Show are eligible for a 20% discount off Virgin Train tickets when booked direct (applies to Virgin West Coast routes and includes journeys from London Euston). The discount will be available for tickets booked after 1 January 2019.

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NEC parkingBy Car

It's really easy to get to the NEC from the M6, M1, M40 and M42. The NEC has its own car parks, including a disabled parking area. Follow the signs when you arrive at the NEC for car parks that are open for The Photography Show. Parking is £12 per day if booked in advance (£16 on the day). For Sat Nav, type in the postcode B40 1NT for directions. Please note: The show organisers do not have control over the cost of parking. Why not car share? If you belong to a camera club, organisation or institution, or if you're travelling down with friends, save money by travelling in a group.

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National ExpressBy Bus/Coach

Local buses depart regularly from Birmingham city centre. The 900 service runs every 15 mins during the day and takes approximately 30 mins. The 97 service operates every 30 mins, 24hrs a day and takes approximately 45 mins. If you're travelling from further afield, National Express operates frequent, convenient low-cost travel. Buy your ticket online, phone 08705 808080* or visit your National Express agent.

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By plane

The NEC is located just minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX) which makes it very handy for anyone visiting from overseas as well as those on domestic flights! Once you arrive at the airport there is a free and fast Air-Rail Link to Birmingham International station. The Air-Rail Link leaves from the upper level of Terminal 1 between 05.15 and 02:00 taking just 90 seconds to reach its destination.

Hotels and Accommodation

We work with Event Express to get the best rates available at a variety of hotels close to the NEC. Take advantage of the great offers here

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