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Emirates Arena including the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome - Directions

Arial photo of the Athletes' Village, Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

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Travelling to the Games from around Scotland

Please refer to our transport section for details on the best way to travel around Scotland for the Games.

Accessibility services from the city Accessibility Services: For those who require accessibility services, please visit our accessibility section.

Getting to the venue from around the city

Details of local transport arrangements for Emirates Arena are set out below. Also please refer to Getting to Glasgow section for details on the best way to travel to Glasgow during the Games.

Walking to the venue in 42 minutes

The walk from the city centre will be a great way to soak up the atmosphere and will take around 42 minutes. Games Time volunteers, called clyde-siders will be on hand to help you every step of the way.

You can view the best walking route here.

The preferred route is:

Head south on Hanover St toward Ingram St - Continue onto Miller St - Turn left onto Argyle St - Continue onto Trongate - Slight right to stay on Trongate - Continue onto London Rd - Slight left to stay on London Rd - Continue to follow London Rd - Turn right onto Clyde Gateway – Pedestrian Screening Area Entrance on left.

The walk from the SECC Area will take less than one hour.

Why not cycle? It’s only about 12 minutes from the city centre

The Emirates Arena is less than a 12 minute cycle from the city centre.

You can view the route here.

The recommended cycling route is as follows:

Head south on South Frederick St toward Ingram St - Turn left onto Ingram St - Turn right onto Glassford St - Turn left onto Trongate - Turn right onto Saltmarket - Turn left onto St Andrews St - Turn left onto James Morrison St - Turn right onto London Rd - Turn right onto Clyde Gateway - Dismount south of 'loch' south of CAV - Head east on path south of Loch - Enter cycle parking.

The venue is less than a 30 minute cycle from the west end along local routes and National Cycle Network Route 75. The venue is also less than 25 minutes cycle from the SECC Precinct Area. Staff will be on hand to guide you to Cycle Parking.

Travelling by bus – city to venue in 20 minutes

The Emirates Arena is well served by multiple bus routes with several bus stops in close proximity. Remember use of the bus is included in the cost of your event ticket.

For travel from the city centre use First Bus services 2, 60, 60A 61, 240 and 255 which take approximately 20 minutes to Parkhead Cross, a 10 minute walk to the arena.

For travel from other areas, First Bus services 18 and 263 use stops within 12 minutes’ walk of the arena.

There will be NO city centre shuttle buses in operation to and from the venue.

Travelling by rail 

City centre to nearby stations in 10 minutes Dalmarnock railway station serves Emirates Arena and is around 11 minutes’ walk from the venue.

From Glasgow City Centre:

Join services ONLY at Argyle Street- not Glasgow Central- for onward travel to Dalmarnock, heading for Lanark, Motherwell and Larkhall.

From Dunbartonshire/North Clyde area:

Direct services from Milngavie/Dalmuir – via Glasgow Central Low Level - call at Dalmarnock, heading for
Lanark, Motherwell and Larkhall.

From South Lanarkshire:

Services from Lanark, Motherwell and Larkhall call at Dalmarnock en route to Glasgow Central Low Level and on to Milngavie/Dalmuir.

From the east/Edinburgh:

Join services from Edinburgh/ Airdrie or Springburn for Bellgrove heading towards Helensburgh /Balloch / Milngavie / Dalmuir.

ScotRail will provide up to double its normal number of carriages on key routes, but remember to allow time for the queuing systems that will be in place at the busiest stations to help journeys run safely and smoothly. Travel on a specific service is not guaranteed and should be considered when planning your journey

For full details of services, please go to

Leave your car behind!

You are advised not to drive to the Emirates Arena. Except limited pre-bookable facilities for Blue Badge Holders, for information please visit our accessibility section. Parking around the venue is reserved strictly for residents and local businesses only. There are no set down/pick up points. Roads will be busy and subject to closures and restrictions.

So leave your car behind and make use of the many other transport options available.

Busy Periods

Public transport is expected to be busy in this area between the hours of 08.00–09.00 and 22.00–23.00 from 24 July–2 August 2014.

Roads are expected to be busy in this area between the hours of 08.00–09.00 and 22.00–23.00 from 24 July to 2 August 2014.

On 3 August 2014, traffic is expected to be particularly busy throughout the day – please avoid the area.

Please cycle, walk and use public transport or travel at less busy times.




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