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Information about parking near the The Hydro
Now known as the SSE Hydro, this is an indoor arena in Glasgow, used for a variety of purposes, and was initially opened in 2013. Popular events here include sports awards, political debates and well-known musical acts. Given that it has a capacity of 13000, parking near the Hydro can be seen as a problem. Using the JustPark app and website, visitors can find all the information they need, including how to book the 194 reservable spaces.
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Some additional information about parking in the hydro, to cater to all your parking needs
On-street parking spaces are overseen by Glasgow City Council, with rates as low as £0.20 for 30 minutes. Spaces can be found on Minerva Way, St Vincent Crescent, West Greenhill Place, Cranston Street and Minerva Street. All the required information can be found on the JustPark website and app, where advanced payments can be made.
The arena has its own car park, operated by City parking, and visitors should use the onsite pay machines. There are plenty of options for off-street parking near the Hydro, ranging from public car parks to hotels, to private driveways. Full details on how to reserve a parking space near the Hydro can be found on the JustPark app. One of the options is the Marriott Hotel Glasgow at £3.00 per hour, but cheaper spaces are located at Newton Street and Charing Cross, from as little as £1.50 per hour.
The Hydro is just off the M8 motorway and is served by several bus companies, with regular departures, direct from the Buchanan bus station, in central Glasgow. Several taxi ranks can be found in the city centre, offering a service to the Hydro at the cost of approximately £7.00. The Hydro has its own railway station, just three minutes from Glasgow Central, with six trains per hour.
The drop-off zone at the Hydro is ideal for those with limited mobility, as it offers a covered route direct to the venue, with accessible toilets and baby changing facilities available.
On-street parking is generally subject to a maximum of stay of three hours, so care should be taken to check the warning signs. Full details can be found on the JustPark app and website.
Oher than Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, all standard parking charges are applicable on bank holidays, in all locations close to the Hydro.
There is a useful designated drop-off and pick-up zone at the Hydro, situated west of the venue, via Stobcross road, and it allows stays of up to 30 minutes.
With the centre of Glasgow being so accessible from the Hydro, there are plenty of options to visit the many nearby attractions of the city. Nature lovers will particularly enjoy strolling by the side of the Forth and Clyde Canal or exploring the oldest park in the city, Glasgow Green. Fans of culture will be delighted with the Scottish Opera, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Scottish Ballet.