Parking at the NEC

Travelling by car

We've got your event parking covered. Being located bang in the middle of the UK's motorway network, you’ll find us clearly signposted from all major routes for a smooth and seamless journey to the venue. And with over 16,500 parking spaces when you get here, we help take the hassle out of searching for a spot so you can arrive relaxed and ready for your event.

  • Get prepared and book parking up to 3 months ahead of your event date*
  • Save time and money with our pre-paid parking options*
  • Parking options available from express to pay on the day

All of our parking operations are now cashless so only card payments are accepted at our parking ticket machines.

Book parking at the NEC
  • NEC Express - dedicated parking closer to the venue
  • Pre-paid - book in advance 
  • Standard - pay online on the day
  • Disabled - book in advance or on the day
Book Parking

PLEASE NOTE: Some of our events include standard parking in the ticket price so check before booking. Booked parking is only valid in NEC operated car parks and not valid in Resorts World operated car parks at the NEC. Make sure to follow the signs when you arrive.

Plenty of space

With over 16,500 spaces, you'll always find the perfect spot when you arrive. And thanks to our facilities team, our car parks are maintained throughout the year - looking after everything from lighting, landscaping and toilets to CCTV and signage.

Easy to reach

Thanks to our central location at the heart of the UK's motorway network, arriving by car is not only super easy but convenient, too. In fact, 75% of the UK are within less than 3 hours of the venue taking you from your front door to event hall in no time.

Closer to the action

Head out of the carparks and hop directly onto one of our free shuttlebuses. Running throughout the day, our friendly drivers take you quickly and easily right to the venue entrances. No more worrying about tired feet or bad weather.

Early booking discounts

Plan ahead and reap the rewards with savings across  early parking bookings. With our pre-paid options there's no need to queue at ticket machines giving you more time to enjoy at your event and one less thing to think about on the day.

The right direction

From the moment you arrive, our venue signage will guide you to the correct car park for your event, making it easy to park in the right place. Plus, during those busy periods, our friendly team manage traffic flow to help guide you in and out of the site.

Spoilt for choice

From pre-pay in advance to Express parking, we have a range of parking options to suit your requirements. So whether you're looking to park closer to the venue or plan ahead and book early, we've adapted out options to give you plenty of choice.

Electrical Vehicle Charging

Motorcycle Parking

Coach and Minibus

Electrical Vehicle Charging

We have now installed 22 slow charging EV charging points for visitors with electric or hybrid vehicles with each the points will delivering a minimum of 3.5 k These are available on a first come first served basis.


Our EV charging points are located in the below car parks when they are open:

North Car Park 2     (2 charging points)
East Car Park 1       (6 charging points)
South 7                   (6 charging points)

Guaranteed Charging

If you would like to guarantee an EV charging point for the day, we also have  eight bookable points in our Premium NEC Express 1 Car Park. Charger use fees are outlined in the user guide below and normal parking fees also apply. The charge points require a type 2 connector lead. More information can be found in the  NEC Charge Points User Guide.

Book Express EV
Motorcycle Parking

For NEC visitors attending one of our events, motorcycle parking is free across all of our external visitor car parks, excluding NEC Express parking. 

Coach and Minibus

We welcome coaches and minibuses to our venue and appropriate parking is available.

£26.75 per day from 1st April 2022

Mini buses 
£21.50 per day from 1st April 2022

Shuttlebuses and Pedestrian Access

Wind, rain or shine? We've got you covered, quite literally. Our free shuttlebus service operates from the car parks directly to our venue entrances, making it super quick, easy and convenient to reach your event. Simply locate the nearest bus stop to your car park and hop on the next bus to take you effortlessly to the NEC. All of our fleet are wheelchair accessible kneeling buses.

Fancy getting a few extra steps in or enjoying some fresh air instead? Not a problem. Our walking routes are another great way to get to the venue and are quick and easy, too. Simply follow the fingerpost signage along the route to the halls for a short stroll to your event.

Shuttlebus operating times

Our buses usually run from one hour before the show opens to one hour after the closing time.
Please check the electronic signage at the bus stops for live information.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Contact our friendly team at [email protected]
Parking Terms and Conditions