Visiting European Oncology Convention

How to get there

Update on coronavirus

Whilst the UK risk level of coronavirus has been increased from low to moderate, the risk to individuals has not changed at this stage and remains low. Events are therefore going ahead as planned, and it is business as usual for the venue. We continue to follow advice from the World Health Organisation and Public Health England, as well as that of local government. Staff, exhibitors and visitors are being encouraged to maintain good hand, respiratory and personal hygiene.

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The NEC has:

  • A well-coordinated emergency management system in place at all times
  • An onsite Venue Operations Centre which serves as a base for representatives of our security team and West Midlands Police.
  • At the NEC there is a robust daily cleaning schedule which includes monitoring of toilet facilities and all public and event space on a frequent basis – this will continue for all of our events.

Everyone should note that the main message from Public Health England is on personal hygiene, therefore staff, exhibitors and visitors are also being encouraged to maintain good hand, respiratory and personal hygiene by employing the ‘Catch It. Bin It. Kill It’ ethos. Additional signage and bottles of hand sanitiser have been introduced in toilets and our in-hall catering areas, to make it even easier for our customers to clean their hands. We have for this at the moment stocks until to the end of March, but will continue to monitor this as per PHE advice/guidance.

By Road

The NEC is clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 - Use the postcode B40 1NT for the most part of your journey. When you arrive at the NEC don’t follow your satnav anymore, look out for the Oncology Convention on our signs. Then, simply jump on the free shuttle bus or take a stroll along the signposted footpaths.

Keep up to date with what’s happening on the roads – plan your journey in advance and find out the latest traffic information when you’re there, available on Highways England’s website.

Introducing NEC Plus

NEC PLUS helps you plan your day in advance, bringing together a package of offers, discounts and information, at no extra cost:

  • Up to 15% off Avis car or van hire
  • Exclusive savings at Resorts World with the new VIP card
  • Pre-paid parking with discounted rates and exclusive food & drink offers
  • Helpful information on the venue and the wider Campus

For more information click here.

By Rail

Direct services run all day, however, if you’re traveling from further afield you may need to hop on a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, which is less that a 15 minute journey away. For more information, visit National Rail or call them on 08457 484950

By Bus & Coach

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

National Express Network West Midlands

By Taxi

TOA Taxis and the NEC have teamed up to provide you with a safe and friendly service available 24/7. You can book over the phone by calling 0121 427 8888 or 0800 0142 729, online or via their handy app. Alternatively, pick one up at the clearly marked ranks outside our main entrances.

By Air

Simply take the free and fast air-rail link to Birmingham International Railway Station located at the upper level of Terminal 1. The train runs every two minutes and only takes 90 seconds. When you arrive just head straight through to the NEC.

The NEC offers on site parking with 16,500 spaces.


Unfortunately we cannot issue letters of invitation to visitors for visa purposes.

Once you have registered for the event via the event website you will receive a confirmation email which should be sufficient for visa applications.

Show Opening Times

Tuesday 17th March 2020 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 18th March 2020 10am – 4:30pm

Local Hotels

We’ve partnered up with specialist accommodation agency Event Express to provide discounted hotel accommodation and flexible cancellation policies exclusively for the Oncology Convention attendees.

The Event Express service is completely free to use with no hidden charges and no booking or transaction fees, and the friendly reservations team will liaise with the hotels directly on your behalf. For more information, please contact Event Express directly via or on +44 (0)1905 732 737, or alternatively click here to book your accommodation online.


Hall 19
NEC Birmingham
Marston Green
Birmingham B40 1NT