The Carnival takes place at the SEC in Glasgow.
Glasgow's a really easy city to get around, with plenty of transport options - read on to find out the best way to get to the SEC.
The SEC is conveniently situated for motorists, just off the M8 motorway and with plenty of parking.
Leave the M8 at junction 19 and join the westbound Clydeside Expressway (A814). Westbound on the Expressway (A814) take the cut off for the campus. Turn left at traffic lights and take the right lane to access multi-storey parking. View a map and directions.
Scotland has an extensive motorway network. Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh by the M8 and England via the M74. The M80 connects Stirling to Glasgow, while the M77 connects us to the west coast of Scotland.
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Our postcode for your satnav is G3 8YW.
The multi-storey car park at the SEC is operated by Glasgow City Council, and onsite pay machines are on the ground floor, or level 2 (walkway level) of the car park. Payment can be made by cash or credit/debit card on arrival or before departure.
Tariff Rates in the multi-storey Monday to Sunday are:
0-1 hour £5.50
1-12 hours £11
12-13 hours £16
13-24 Hours £22
The multi-storey has a height restriction of 2m. Drivers with vehicles over 2m should report to the Gatehouse to the west of the campus (accessed via Stobcross Road) in the first instance and you will be directed to an available space.
Please note that residential parking cannot be accommodated at the SEC.
The SEC has its own dedicated railway station – Exhibition Centre – allowing easy access from the city centre and suburbs. There are six trains an hour (around every 10 minutes) from Glasgow Central station, departing from Platform 17 (low level), and journey takes just 3 minutes.
To check train times, visit the National Rail website.
On disembarking at the Exhibition Centre, take the stairs or a lift up street level. A covered walkway connects the station to the campus.
There are several taxi ranks throughout the city including at Buchanan Bus Station, Queen Street and Central stations and most large hotels.
The distinctive black cabs can accommodate five or six people. If their yellow light is on you can flag them down on the street. Alternatively, you can call +44 (0) 141 429 70 70 or visit the Glasgow Taxis website to book. Our address for the online taxi booking form is SEC, Glasgow, G3 8YW.
An average journey from the city centre will cost around £7. All Glasgow Taxi drivers are enhanced disclosure checked.
Glasgow is a very walkable and easy to navigate city. The Clyde Walkway runs right past the SEC, providing a scenic stroll to the Carnival.
There are two foot bridges, which cross the Clydeside Express Way (dual carriageway connecting the west end to Glasgow city centre) at both the front and rear of the campus.
Three pedestrian bridges traverse the River Clyde near the SEC. Bells Bridge and the Millenium Bridge connect the campus to the Science Centre and BBC while, a little further east, the Clyde Arc (affectionately known as the ‘Squinty Bridge’) carries both vehicles and pedestrians.