Address and travel
Hilton Birmingham Metropole
National Exhibition Centre
The Hilton Birmingham Metropole is situated next to the NEC, Genting Arena, Birmingham International Train Station and Birmingham Airport.
From Birmingham New Street Station, take the train to Birmingham International Station. The journey normally takes around 10-15 minutes depending on the time of day. At Birmingham International Station, use the courtesy telephone to ask for the hotel bus to pick you up. The journey from Birmingham International Station to Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel takes 5 minutes by courtesy bus. The 24-hour service runs every 30 minutes. Guests can use the free telephone in the airport to call the hotel and ask for the bus to collect them. Alternatively the Hilton is a 10 minute walk from Birmingham International Station, this may be a better option as the bus can be full.
From Birmingham International Airport, bear right onto Concorde Road, turn right onto Vanguard Road and then bear left onto Airport Way. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit then merge onto Coventry Road A45 (sign posted M42, M6, M1, M40, M5, Coventry). Branch left (sign posted M42, M6, M1, M40, M5, NEC), then at the roundabout take the first exit onto Pendigo Way (sign posted NEC). At the roundabout take the first exit into the car park of the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.
There is an on-site car park at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. There is a reduced fee of £6 per 24 hour rate for Optometry Tomorrow delegates. There is an overflow car park at the NEC. The NEC car park rates are out of the hotel's control.