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It is easier than ever to get to ConFuzzled!  With the options of train and plane connections ferrying you practically to the Hilton’s front door, and the major motorway network a 2 minute drive away, you should not have any problems finding your way to the UK’s largest Furry Event!


A site map indicating the location of the train station, motorway, and hotel, are available by clicking on the link below.

NEC Site Map


Arriving by Car

Take Junction 6 exit from the M42, and follow the signs for the NEC.  The road bears around to the right and at the first roundabout, the Hilton is on your immediate left.
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Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel
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There is parking space for up to 600 cars at The Hilton Metropole. The convention concession rate is £4 per entry/exit.
This rate extends to the early arrival and late departure days, and also to our attending only guests.
To obtain convention rate, please follow these instructions:

  1. Collect ticket upon entry
  2. When wishing to leave, approach concierge or reception with your ticket and present your ConFuzzled 2018 lanyard
  3. Pay £4, and your ticket will be replaced with an exit pre-paid ticket

PLEASE NOTE: Do not use the pay machines situated around the car park, as you will be charged at full rates.


Arriving by Train

You can plan your journey in advance by using the National Rail Enquiries page
The closest train station is Birmingham International Airport (BHI), which is a 10 minute walk from the hotel through the NEC.  This is serviced by Birmingham New Street Station (BHM) which is a hub and reachable from most major locations.


Arriving by Plane

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The closest airport is Birmingham Airport(BHX), which operates a selection of direct flights from mainland Europe, as well as connecting flights from a number of US destinations.
Walk from Birmingham Airport and International Train Station to Hilton

  1. From the airport, take the skyway rail to Birmingham International Railway.
  2. From Birmingham International Rail Station, simply follow the directions toward the NEC, clearly sign posted with a large red banner.
  3. Head down the escalators, and as you enter into the NEC, take an immediate right.
  4. Head down the stairs/ramp towards the main exit.
  5. Once outside, cross the road and follow the signs towards the Hilton Metropole, which is situated to the left.


Arriving by Coach

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A number of competitive coach services such as National Express and Megabus are available to Birmingham City Centre.  From here, you can either opt to catch a train, detailed above, or you can catch the number 900 West Midlands National Express bus service to Birmingham Airport(BHX)


Hilton Shuttle Service

There is a 24 hour complimentary Hilton Shuttle service for residential guests, available from Birmingham International Airport/Train station. The service leaves the hotel on the hour, and half past the hour, with a 10 minute run to the airport pick up/drop off point.
The bus service does not automatically run at non peak times so guests are advised to use the courtesy phone on the concourse of Birmingham International Train Station, located just right of the news agents. Once your pick up has been scheduled, you need to make your way down the escalators to the taxi rank, and wait by the first white bus stop.
PLEASE NOTE:  this service is run by the hotel, not the convention, and the hotel retain the right to withdraw the service at any time, or refuse travel.