Trains to Bear Grylls Adventure

Getting to the Bear Grylls Adventure by train

Getting to The Bear Grylls Adventure at Birmingham NEC by train is the simplest way to go. The nearest station is Birmingham International, a 10-minute walk away, so you can focus on the excitement of your adrenaline-fuelled experience right from the moment you step off the train. Once you’ve booked your entry to Bear Grylls Adventure, be ready to book your train ticket for the best prices.

Purchase your train tickets for travel to Bear Grylls Adventure, or for more information see our live departure and arrival times.


Birmingham International (BHI)

Birmingham International station
Stationlink Road
West Midlands
National Exhibition Centre
B40 1PA
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Birmingham International station information

Staffing level Full time
Information systems
  • DepartureScreens
  • ArrivalScreens
  • Announcements
Station operator Avanti West Coast
Ticket office opening times

Ticket Machines can be found in the main Booking Hall area.

  • Monday to Friday: 05:40 - 21:00
  • Saturday: 06:15 - 21:00
  • Sunday: 08:15 - 21:00
Pre-purchase collection Yes
Ticket machine Yes
Smartcards issued here No
Top up Smartcards here Yes
Validate Smartcards here Yes
Smartcards information

Validators on gates only. Ticket machines and booking office for pre purchased collection and only ticket machines for purchase

Penalty fares VT
Top up Smartcards here Yes
Customer service information

Except Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Left luggage

Available: No

Lost property

Available: Yes

First class lounge opening times


Up the stairs from the platforms, lift available

Tickets Accepted

Avanti West Coast Business, First Open or Advance First tickets. You can only enter the lounge on the travel date shown on your ticket.


Dedicated business areas are fully equipped with desks, power points and screens with updated train information.


Tea, coffee, soft drinks.


Wi-Fi is available


No showers are available

  • Monday to Friday: 05:30 - 20:00
  • Saturday: 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
Seated area
Waiting room

Seating available on all platforms. Waiting rooms available on all platforms apart from Platform 1.

Station buffet

The accessible toilets are located on the Concourse. There is a Changing Places toilet on the station concourse, accessed using a RADAR key

Baby changing facilities
Post box
ATM machine

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here .


08000 158 123 (08000 158 124 Textphone)


Staff help

The Passenger Assistance meeting point is past the ticket gates on the concourse. Please talk to a member of staff either in person or via the help point. Staff assistance is available at all times during the stations opening hours for boarding and alighting. Turn up and go is available although booking recommended.

  • Sunday: 07:30 - 02:00
  • Monday to Friday: 05:30 - 02:00
  • Saturday: 05:30 - 02:00
Induction loop available Yes
Ticket machine
Accessible booking office counter available
Ramp for train access available
Accessible taxis information
National Key toilets available

The accessible toilets are located on the Concourse. There is a Changing Places toilet on the station concourse, accessed using a RADAR key

Step free access

Category A - This station has step-free access to all platforms / the platform

Ticket gates
Impaired mobility set down available
Car park 1 Station Car Park
Car park 1 operator Avanti West Coast
Car park 1 spaces 2124
Car park 1 opening times
  • Monday to Sunday: 24 hours
Car park 1 charges
  • Daily: £12.50
  • Monthly: £132.00
  • Three monthly: £374.00
  • Annual: £1,200.00
Car park 1 contact details


For information on how to get to the car park, plus work out the cost of your stay, visit the Avanti West Coast website.

Different rates apply to non rail users, please speak to a member of staff.


Onward travel

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Cycle storage available Yes
Cycle storage spaces 45
Cycle storage sheltered Yes
Cycle storage CCTV Yes
Cycle storage location

18 cycle stands plus a cycling compound with 27 spaces available at the front of the station (please see staff for more information)

Cycle storage information

4 x hoops under NEC link by bus stands (2 x cycles per hoop = 8 spaces)

10 stands in shelter short stay car park

Cycling compound with 27 spaces available at the front of the station

Cycle storage types
  • Compounds
  • Stands
  • Racks
Cycle hire

Brompton Bike Hire is available at the station. They have two tariffs to chose from; frequent and leisure. Each has an annual membership fee and a daily hire charge. Please click here for more information.

Rail replacement information

Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station opposite the entrance to the long stay car park.

Taxi rank

Birmingham International Station is directly connected to Birmingham Airport by the free 'Air-Rail Link' people mover.

The Air-Rail Link take two minutes to get to the airport and operates between 03:30 and 00:30 daily.

For customers heading to Birmingham Airport requiring assistance, staff will be available to provide assistance to the Air-Rail Link where there is an intercom available to advise Birmingham Airport of your arrival for assistance at the Airport.

Departures and arrivals from Birmingham International

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About Birmingham International station

Birmingham International station is open from early morning until late at night with ticket machines offering pre-purchase collection options for convenience. The station is equipped with CCTV for security.

Four direct trains per hour run to Birmingham International from Birmingham New Street with West Midlands Trains and take from around 9 minutes.

Birmingham International also offers excellent connectivity to various destinations, including London Euston, with journey times of around 2 hours and 5 minutes.

About The Bear Grylls Adventure

Unleash your inner adventurer at The Bear Grylls Adventure , where a world of thrilling challenges awaits all ages and skill levels. Push your physical limits, conquer your fears and immerse yourself in experiences designed to ignite your inner spirit and transform you.

Whether you're scaling the world-class climbing wall, defying gravity with indoor skydiving or mastering target-based sports, each challenge is an opportunity to discover your true potential.

Push your limits as you conquer the Royal Marines-inspired assault course . Included in every activity ticket, this gruelling test of endurance, strength and agility will ignite your inner spirit and leave you feeling empowered.

At 65 ft tall, the tallest high ropes course in Europe rewards those brave enough to reach the top with stunning views of the surrounding area. With its free roam structure, you can create your own adventure on the course, and select which of the 36 obstacles you take on, from the simple rope bridges to the challenging rolling log on the course’s top level.

If you like the thrill of vertical challenges, book the world-class climbing wall . Featuring over 20 routes inspired by mountains like El Capitan and Fontainebleau, this vertical adventure will not only test your physical prowess but also improve your mental strength and problem-solving skills.

Defy gravity and experience the exhilarating sensation of freefall with indoor skydiving at the iFly wind tunnel, one of only five in the UK. Soar through the air at breathtaking speeds and feel the adrenaline rush without taking to the skies.

Master the art of target-based sports under the guidance of experienced instructors. Hone your skills in archery , axe throwing and/or shooting , and sharpen your focus, precision and competitive spirit.

For those brave enough, dive into the wonders of the underwater world with cage snorkelling and shark diving , and come face-to-nose with captivating marine creatures including blacktip reef sharks, nurse sharks and tropical fish.

Finally, work together with family and friends to uncover hidden clues and decipher intricate riddles at the captivating Victorian-themed escape room . Step into the realm of mystery and intrigue and immerse yourselves in a captivating narrative that helps teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills.

When is the best time to visit The Bear Grylls Adventure?

The best time to visit The Bear Grylls Adventure depends on your preferences. Most activities range from 30 minutes to two hours, while the Big Five Pass experience, including Archery, Dive, Climb, High Ropes and iFLY, takes approximately 8.5 hours.

What should I wear?

For most activities, clothing and lace-up trainers are suitable. For snorkelling and diving, take swimming gear and towels. The centre will provide all other safety equipment and clothing.

What facilities are there at The Bear Grylls Adventure?

The Hub cafe offers a variety of snacks and substantial meals, from energy bars and popcorn to pizzas and hot dogs. You can also take your own food and drinks (excluding alcohol). The Hub shop provides a range of souvenirs, gifts, and clothing.

What other attractions and activities near The Bear Grylls Adventure?

Expand your adventurous spirit beyond The Bear Grylls Adventure with these nearby attractions.

Resorts World Birmingham is the largest entertainment complex in the UK all under one roof featuring more than 50 shops and 18 bars, restaurants and a casino. Entertainment options include ten-pin bowling at Hollywood Bowl, VR gaming at Vortex, and a cinema with IMAX™. The state-of-the-art Resorts World Arena promises electrifying live music, comedy and theatre from some of the top global acts.

If you need to slow down after all that excitement, The Genting Hotel offers a haven of luxury and comfort with a relaxing spa .

Rev your engines at the National Motorcycle Museum . Immerse yourself in the rich history of British motorcycles as you explore five halls filled with over 1,000 motorcycles, ranging from 1898 classics to modern superbikes. Experience the thrill of riding a motorcycle simulator and prepare for the ultimate pit lane challenge.

Discover the world of Land Rover at the Land Rover Experience . You can book an exclusive tour of the Jaguar Land Rover factory, a cornerstone of Solihull's industry, and witness the entire production process from concept to completion. Or for the more adventurous, book a fun test-drive of their impressive off-road vehicles (available from age 11 up).

Handy tip: When you travel with West Midlands Railway, get an exclusive discounted entry to some of the UK’s top attractions, including individual activities at The Bear Grylls Adventure Birmingham.

Also, be sure to check out our £2.80 Evening Return Tickets (for any two stations in West Midlands rail zones 1-5).