Getting to Crufts

Maps of the Halls

As the Kennel Club continues to plan the show, a layout of the stands, displays rings and competition rings will be available. The show is held at the NEC in Halls 1, 2, 3, 3A, 4, 5 and the Arena.

Car parks at the NEC

PDF iconMap of the NEC, car parks and surrounding area

Transport Arrangements


Birmingham Airport is immediately adjacent to the NEC.




NEC Birmingham is easily accessible by train with Birmingham International station connected to the NEC halls by a short covered walkway.  Up to 9 trains per hour run Monday to Saturday and up to 6 per hour on Sundays between Birmingham New St and Birmingham International, with many other services connecting to Birmingham International direct from London Euston and the north.

London Midland logoLondon Midland, Virgin Trains and CrossCountry all call at Birmingham International station. Visit the National Rail website for more information.

London Midland run services through the heart of England, connecting London, the Midlands and the North West. Visit to book train tickets for any national rail journey with Advance fares from just £5 – there’s no fees and our cheapest fare finder will help you get the best deal.

Cross Country logoCrossCountry runs services to Birmingham from the North East, Manchester, the South coast, the South West and Wales. To buy tickets from anywhere in Great Britain to Birmingham visit and save.


Eurotunnel logoEurotunnel is the Kennel Club’s official cross channel carrier.

More than 500,000 happy pets have already crossed the channel on board Eurotunnel shuttles. Your pet stays with you in the comfort of your car for the short 35 minute crossing. Visit

Eurotunnel also provides a list of pet friendly hotels in the UK and Europe to help pet owners find accommodation when they travel across the channel.




The NEC is served by the M6 and M42 motorways and there are extensive car parking facilities on site. For the convenience of the public, shuttle buses operate from the car parks to the main entrance.

For SatNav users the NEC postcode is B40 1NT.

Please note that parking charges at the NEC per day (payable on the day) are:
Cars - £10.00
Minibuses - £10.00
Coaches - £15.00

Caravans and Motorhomes

Please note: The NEC DO NOT allow caravans or motorhomes to park on their premises overnight.
For details of caravan parks near the NEC please visit the Caravan Club's website