Travel and Accommodation

This year our annual Vitae conference will be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. The hotel is situated next to the NEC, Genting Arena, Birmingham International Train Station and Birmingham Airport.

Hilton Birmingham Metropole
The NEC Birmingham
Pendigo Way
B40 1PP
United Kingdom


Traveling by car
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.

For directions from your exact location, please visit the Hilton Birmingham Metropole website here.

Traveling by train
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. The hotel is then a 15-20 minute walk away from the station or 5 minute taxi journey. Please see below further details for taxis and walking directions.

Traveling by taxi
Taxi company recommended by hotel:
A2B Radio Cars, 0121 695 9807 or

For a taxi from Birmingham Airport to the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, it is a 2-mile drive and costs around £6.

Traveling by foot

Once you have arrived at Birmingham International Rail Station, simply follow the directions inside the station to head toward the NEC. As you enter into the NEC, take an immediate right and head down the stairs/ramp towards the main exit. Once outside, cross the road and follow the signs towards the Hilton Metropole. The walk should take approximately 15-20 minutes.

Parking is available at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole at a rate of £15 per day. The hotel has 600 parking spaces in total. Discounted parking is available for conference attendees with a discount code. You can pay for the parking on the day of departure or via the ticket machine in the hotel lobby.


Hilton Birmingham Metropole
For the conference, we have a limited allocation of rooms for participants at the Hilton. Residential rates will be available when registering to the event.

Other nearby hotels:

Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC

Genting Hotel

Arden Hotel & Leisure Club

Hotel ibis Styles Birmingham Airport NEC

Premier Inn Birmingham NEC Airport