9th-10th October 2019 | NEC Birmingham   Celebrating 20 years of successfully supporting the care sector


Travel and Accommodation

Opening Times

Wednesday 9th October 2019: 10:00HRS - 17:00HRS

Thursday 10th October 2019: 10:00HRS - 16:00HRS

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 25% off travel GET YOUR DISCOUNTED TRAIN TO BEST PRACTICE TICKET HERE!

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. For up-to-the-minute rail information call 08457 48 49 50 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

By Bus

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

To buy your ticket visit www.nationalexpress.com, 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.

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