Excellent event, very well organised. Excellent food and facilities. Easy transport links. (Janet Wootton, Deputy Clinical Nurse Specialist, Evelina Children's Hospital- attended ERIC conference 2018) 


Hilton Birmingham Metropole
The NEC Birmingham
Pendigo Way
B40 1PP

Hilton Birmingham Metropole is situated next to the NEC, Genting Arena, Birmingham International train station and Birmingham airport.

Travel to the venue

Travelling from Birmingham International train station

Within walking distance or by courtesy bus

From Birmingham International railway station, guests may use the courtesy telephone (signposted with the Hilton logo adjacent to subway) to ask for the hotel bus to pick you up. The bus stop is Bus Stop C and located next to the taxi rank in the bus depot. The journey to the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel takes approximately 5 minutes. The 24-hour service runs at 30-minute intervals.

Travelling from Birmingham New Street train station

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 (see above) to ask for the hotel bus to pick you up.

Travelling from Birmingham airport

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 (signposted M42, M6, M1, M40, M5, Coventry). Branch left (signposted M42, M6, M1, M40, M5, NEC), then at the roundabout take the first exit onto Pendigo Way (signposted NEC). At the roundabout take the first exit into the car park of the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

By courtesy bus

Due to security measures in force at Birmingham Airport, Hilton Birmingham Metropole is no longer permitted to use its courtesy bus service direct to or from the airport. All hotel guests travelling from Birmingham Airport should take the monorail to Birmingham International rail station, where you can use the courtesy telephone (see above) to ask for the hotel bus to pick you up. 

Travelling by car

Located just off the M42 Junction 6.


We have negotiated reduced rates with the Hilton subject to availability. Day rates £9 per car, overnight residents £9 per night.

Overflow car parking will be on NEC car parks, prices of which are out of our control.


There is no accommodation included in your conference fee, but we have negotiated a special 10% discount off the best available rate with the Hilton. Please click here to book directly with the Hilton.

Alternatively, there are a number of budget hotels on the NEC site.