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Information about parking in Glasgow
Scotland’s largest city sits at the junction of the M8, M74 and M77 – easily accessible from Edinburgh, England and the Highlands.
Parking on-street in Glasgow can be very difficult, with multiple Controlled Parking Zones and many restrictions in place surrounding the multiple stadiums and arenas dotted around the city. You can’t always rely on on-street parking, so it is best advised to use one of the many off-street parking options available.
Glasgow has one of the very few underground subway systems in the UK, which serves Central Glasgow with a cost-effective and efficient public transport service. At 3 of the 15 stations that make up the Glasgow Subway system, a park and ride service is available – you simply pay for all-day parking and a return fare, which comes to a relatively low total cost.
JustPark provides information on lots of parking options across Glasgow, many of which are reservable – both on-street and off-street, from driveways to car parks.
On-street parking in Glasgow can be quite the challenge on any day, with limited spaces and much of the city within Controlled Parking Zones or areas reserved for permit holders only.
There are still options, though, and pay-and-display spaces where available charge a very competitive hourly rate, although fares do vary from street to street – you can find rates for many of the most popular on-street options on JustPark. On-street pay-and-display spaces typically operate from 8am-6pm in Glasgow.
Location Operator Price Max Stay West Regent Street/Inner Zones Glasgow City Council £0.60 / 12 minutes 2 hours Renfield Street/Inner Zones Glasgow City Council £0.60 / 12 minutes 2 hours Blythswood Street/Inner Zones Glasgow City Council £0.60 / 12 minutes 2 hours Wellington Street/Inner Zones Glasgow City Council £0.60 / 12 minutes 2 hours West Nile Street/Inner Zones Glasgow City Council £0.60 / 12 minutes 2 hours
City Parking are the main provider of off-street car parks in Glasgow, running 15 off-street car parks across the city, ranging in size from less than 50 spaces to over 1,000 spaces. The largest of these is the SECC car park (36 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8HQ) at the Scottish Event Campus, perfectly located for visitors to the SSE Hydro. It is open 24 hours a day, Monday-Sunday, at an affordable rate with over 1,500 spaces.
Glasgow Oswald Street (38 Oswald Street, Glasgow, G1 4PA), operated by NPC, is a great option for drivers travelling from Glasgow Central, located just a stone’s throw away – with great facilities, competitive rates and accessible 24 hours a day, Monday-Sunday.
There are also park and ride locations serving Glasgow at 3 stations on the city’s underground subway system – Bridge Street, Kelvinbridge and Shields Road. It’s a handy option, as you get all-day parking with a return ticket at a comparably low cost to some of the commercially-operated off-street car parks.
JustPark offer thousands of reservable off-street spaces across Glasgow, from driveways to car parks – with a particularly good selection to choose from in popular areas such as near Hampden Park or Celtic Park.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Mitchell Street NCP £2.00 / 30 minutes Waterloo Street Glasgow City Council £2.50 / hour Oswald Street Glasgow City Council £2.80 / hour Sauchiehall Street Glasgow City Council £2.00 / hour Cadogan Square Glasgow City Council £2.00 / hour
Glasgow is very well served by public transport compared to some other major UK cities – particularly in terms of rail links. There are a number of train stations that help make Glasgow a well-connected city internally, but Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street are the terminals which connect Glasgow to the rest of Scotland and beyond.
Glasgow’s Subway system is one of just a few underground city networks in the UK, providing fast and efficient travel within the city centre in and around the River Clyde. There is one line that circles around the city’s 15 underground stations.
Disabled drivers displaying their Blue Badge can park in any of the city’s pay-and-display spaces free of charge and for an unlimited amount of time.
Generally in Scotland, unlike in England where there is a limit of 3 hours, Blue Badge holders can park on single and double yellow lines with no maximum stay – free of charge.
Most off-street car parks accommodate disabled drivers too, with many multi-storey and off-street car parks providing accessible spaces and disabled facilities.
You can also filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access in Glasgow (select this option by clicking on ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
Glasgow city centre has multiple Controlled Parking Zones, with often very different fares and times of operation – making parking at any time challenging.
On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in and are not restricted at the times you search for.
Depending on which disgruntled football fan you ask, there are at least 3 major stadiums in Glasgow, all with their own parking restrictions on match and event days (and in some cases at all times). Be sure to check on-street signs or seek off-street alternatives in the areas near Hampden Park, Celtic Park, Ibrox and also the centrally-located SSE Hydro arena.
On-street parking charges apply on all Bank Holidays except from on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, but you can sometimes park on-street free of charge on Sundays.
A number of off-street car parks offer overnight parking, with NCP and City Parking operating multiple car parks across the city that are open 24 hours a day and have special overnight rates.
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
Glasgow is a beautifully modern city, hugely diverse, with lots of sights to see and things to do in the metropolis and in the surrounding area. If it’s sports you’re into, Glasgow is home to some of the UK’s best stadiums and arenas like Hampden Park and the SSE Hydro. And natural beauty is there for all to see in the city, whether you’re on a stroll by the Forth and Clyde canal or on Glasgow Green – this city is a real gem in the heart of Scotland.
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