Parking at the NEC
PRE-BOOK YOUR PARKING AT THE NEC
When it comes to event parking, it’s rare to be spoilt for choice. Yet with over 16,500 spaces available you won’t need to search for a spot - once your satnav has brought you to the NEC, follow the signs for the show you're visiting.
You can pre-book your parking space well in advance of your event, simply follow the selected "Book Parking" link below. Don’t forget, some shows include standard parking in the ticket price so always check before booking. Parking at the NEC is entirely cashless. Only card payment is accepted at our parking machines, but we highly recommend you book your parking space online in advance, saving you time and money!
*Pre-Booked Parking is only valid in NEC operated car parks and not valid in Resorts World operated car parks at the NEC. Follow the signs when you arrive.
Disabled parking (pay on the day)
If you have a blue badge, you do not need to make any special arrangement but can pay online for convenience. When you arrive on site, follow the disabled parking signage for your event and show your badge to the staff.
- Sign-posted disabled parking area for Blue badge holders
- Close to the halls for easy access throughout the day (subject to availability)
- Additional user-friendly disabled services available
- Pay with card on the day of your show
Pay online to save time on site.
Please be aware that the NEC is a private site. To protect the available space for those who are entitled to it, we reserve the right to inspect Blue Badges to ensure that they are only being used by those entitled to do so. If an inspection is refused then we reserve the right to refuse access and parking. Disabled parking arrangements may change at any time and may overflow to standard outer car parks, serviced by a free shuttle bus to and from the event entrance.
£16 per day
Due to attend an event with us? For your safety and comfort, we now have COVID-19 status checks in operation and ask all visitors to show proof of COVID-19 status to gain venue entry. Find out more about all accepted forms of proof and our other venue safety measures here.
Motorcycle parking is free in all our external visitor car parks, excluding Express Parking, for NEC visitors attending our events.
Coaches – £20 per day
Mini buses – £15 per day
Shuttle Bus Service
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. We also have wheelchair accessible kneeling buses.
If you choose to walk from your car parks, please follow the finger post signage to the halls.
Electric Vehicle Charging Points
We have now installed 22 slow charging EV charging points for visitors with electric or hybrid vehicles. Available on a first come first served basis the points will deliver a minimum of 3.5 kW and are available in the following locations when the car parks are open [digital signage will direct you to the open public car parks on the day of your visit].
Two in North Car Park 2
Six in East Car Park 1
Six in South 7
If you would like to guarantee an EV charging point for the day, we’ve also got eight bookable points in our Premium NEC Express 1 Car Park.
Where available these can be booked here.
Charger use fees are outlined in the user guide below and normal parking fees also apply.
Please note: The charge points require a type 2 connector lead.
The NEC Charge Points User Guide can be found here