Travel, Accommodation & Opening Times

Travel, Accommodation & Opening Times

Opening Times

Wednesday 14th October 2020, doors open 10:00 - 17:00

Thursday 15th October 2020, doors open 10:00 - 16:30

Registration opens from 9:45 both days for badge collection 

Venue Address

Care Show takes place at: 
Hall 3A
National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
B40 1NT

Getting to the NEC 

Care Show is held at the NEC, Birmingham. The NEC is very easy to access from all parts of the UK with easy access from the M6, M1, M40 and the M42 motorways. The venue is well sign posted from the motorway. On the NEC site, follow Care Show directional signs to the allocated car parks.
If you are using a satellite navigation system please enter the post code B40 1NT to pinpoint the NEC.

There is ample on-site parking at the NEC for £12 per car per day.  Live traffic signs will direct you to the nearest available car park for Care Show as you arrive on the NEC complex.

The train is also easy, with the NEC being served by Birmingham International Station. The NEC is connected by a covered bridge link directly from the station. Virgin are offering visitors 20% off travel 

If you are coming from further afield, Birmingham Internation Airport is located on the NEC complex and is a short walk to the halls.

If you want to drive and offere or see who else is driving to Care Show from your area to share a lift, use Liftshare. If you are the one offering the lift, then please ensure you include Best Practice in your destination.

For further details please visit the NEC travel page.

By Rail

The NEC and the NEC Arena are served by Birmingham International station, connected by a covered bridgelink. London is only 90 minutes away and trains also run direct to many regional towns and cities.

Book your ticket at for the best rate for NEC exhibition travel.

For up-to-the-minute rail information call 08457 48 49 50 or visit

By Bus

With 1,200 departure points throughout Britain National Express offers frequent, convenient low cost travel.

To buy your ticket visit, phone 08705 808080* or visit your National Express agent.

*£1 telephone booking fee applies.


By Air

Birmingham International Airport is only a short distance away from The NEC and The NEC Arena. To find out about the availability of flights call: +44 (0)121 767 5511.

By Road

Birmingham is at the hub of the UK motorway network, enabling visitors to travel directly from the M6, M1, M40 and M42. The NEC has its own on-site car parks with more than 16,500 spaces. Please note there is a daily charge of £12 for a car including all blue badge holders.

Click here to view a map of the location.

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If you are driving to the NEC, you can make use of 16,500 parking spaces. 

Once you arrive at the NEC, follow the signs for The Care Show. You can also pick from a range of payment methods including Pre-Paid Parking.

Pre-Paid Parking is only valid in NEC operated car parks and not valid in Resorts World, Birmingham operated car parks at the NEC.  Look out for signs when you're here.


(Information provided by the NEC's website)


To aid our visitors arriving from further afield we have partnered with Event Express to offer an easy portal which compares hotels conveniently located.

CLICK HERE to easily compare accommodation options and find the best option for you.


It has come to our attention that there is a scam operating around hotel accommodation bookings at the NEC Birmingham.

Company calling itself CONVENTION EXPO TRAVEL and GLOBAL TRAVEL ASSOCIATION have been approaching companies at the show purporting to be the official hotel booking agency for the show and taking credit card details and bookings without making any such bookings with the hotels concerned.

We have discovered from fellow exhibition organising companies, that other trade shows’ exhibitors have also been approached in similar fashion.

We would advise you if you are contacted by CONVENTION EXPO TRAVEL or GLOBAL TRAVEL ASSOCIATION, do NOT under any circumstances make a booking with them or give any credit card details.

Register for 'Caring for the Carers' Webinar Series

The Care Show Autumn Series consists of three focused webinars taking place on the 30th September, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM!

The Care Show Autumn Series of webinars will explore key workforce challenges facing many employers in both residential and domiciliary care. 

Proudly sponsored by Ceridian

Register here

Care Show Webinars

The Care Show are delighted to announce the launch of our new Care Show webinar series, delivering free online education and support to our care community during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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