Travel & Accommodation


Food & Drink Expo 2020 takes place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, UK in Hall 17 & 18. The NEC is the UK's premier exhibition centre and is conveniently located with easy access from the whole of UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
West Midlands
B40 1NT

Tel: +44 (0) 121 780 4141

Opening times

Monday 30th March             10.00 - 17.00
Tuesday 31st March            10.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 1st April             10.00 - 16.00

By Road

The NEC is situated 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 located close to the exhibition halls.


By Air

Just seconds from the NEC, the new Monorail Link provides a direct rail link from Birmingham International Airport to the NEC. Over 20 international airlines serve the airport, providing scheduled flights from 34 destinations in the UK, Europe and America. For flight information, visit the Birmingham International Airport website - or call +44 (0) 8707 335511.

Visit the NEC's website - - for more detailed travel information.


The NEC has its own on-site car parks located close to the exhibition halls. Please visit ( for more information.


The NEC is served by Birmingham International Railway Station, connected by a covered bridge link. Travel time from London is just 90 minutes and trains run directly to many regional towns and cities. For details of train routes and timetables, contact National Rail enquires on +44 (0) 8457 484950 or look up 

As a visitor to Food & Drink Expo you are entitled to a 20% discount* on Virgin Trains' Advance Fares booked before 8th December, simply book your journey by clicking on the image below and the discount will be automatically applied to your booking. *Discount only valid for bookings made up to 8 December 2019.


Find out more about the terms and conditions here.


Food & Drink Expo partners with PRIORITY to provide preferential accommodation rates.

The 2020 rate card is now available by clicking here (password is birmingham if required). Alternatively you can make your booking over the phone by quoting Event Code WILX009



This is a trade event, no under 16s will be admitted