Commercial Kitchen is a truly national show and will take place at the NEC, Birmingham. This iconic venue is easily accessible by road, rail and air and features the best infrastructure facilities of any of the major venues in the UK.

By Car

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. The postcode is B40 1NT.  Commercial Kitchen is located in Hall 8.

With 16,500 spaces available, just follow the electronic signage or directions provided by the traffic team to get you to the right car park area. Once you’ve parked you can either take a free shuttle bus or walk to the halls using the sign posted footpaths. Parking is £12 per day.  Find out more.

By Train

The NEC is right next to Birmingham International rail station. 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 visit the website.

Visitors to Commercial Kitchen are entitled to 25% off train travel to the venue with the NEC’s Travel Partner, Virgin Trains. Click here to learn more and book your train tickets.

By Bus & Coach

Coach services are operated by National Express and Megabus, with over 120 daily services from acorss the UK to Birmingham Airport.  From here you can get to the NEC in minutes on the free air-rail link. National Express.

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).  Network West Midlands.

By Plane

The NEC is just minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX).  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 the entrance. The Air-Rail Link runs every 2 minutes and takes just 90 seconds to reach the NEC. It leaves the airport from the upper level of Terminal 1, and operates daily between 0515am and 0200am.  Birmingham Airport.

For more information on getting to the venue please visit the NEC Website.
NEC website


Event Express, in association with Commercial Kitchen, have negotiated special discounted rates for attendees at a wide range of well-located hotels.

Prices for hotels in close proximity to the NEC can be found via the link below.

Alternatively you can contact Event Express on (0)1905 732 737 or [email protected].

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