Parking at the NEC

As a visitor to Cromwell Live 2023, parking is provided free of charge in one of the NEC car parks. Please follow the digital directional signage to find the allocated car parks.

Plenty of space

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

Easy to reach

Thanks to its 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

Wind, rain or shine? The NEC has got you covered, quite literally. A free shuttlebus service operates from the car parks directly to the venue entrances, making it super quick, easy and convenient to reach Cromwell Live 2023 from the car parks. Simply locate the nearest bus stop to your car park and hop on the next bus to take you effortlessly to the entrance for Hall 1 of the NEC, the home Cromwell Live 2023. All of the shuttlebuses are wheelchair accessible kneeling buses as well.

Fancy getting a few extra steps in or enjoying some fresh air instead? Not a problem. 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 hall 1 for a short stroll to Cromwell Live 2023

The right direction

From the moment you arrive, 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, a friendly team manage traffic flow to help guide you in and out of the site.

Electrical Vehicle Charging

The NEC has 22 slow charging EV charging points for visitors with electric or hybrid vehicles with each delivering a minimum of 3.5 kW. These are available on a first come first served basis.


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, there are also eight bookable points in the Premium NEC Express 1 Car Park. Charger use fees are outlined in the user guide below and normal parking fees apply. The charge points require a type 2 connector lead.

More information can be found in the NEC Charge Points User Guide.

To book Express 1 Car Park EV charging Click here.