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Hampden Park - Directions

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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 Hampden Park are set out below. Also please refer to Getting into Glasgow section for details on the best way to travel to Glasgow during the Games.

Walking to the venue in less than one hour

The walk from the city centre will be a great way to soak up the atmosphere and will take you less than one hour. 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:

South Frederick St - Turn left onto Ingram St - Turn right onto Glassford St - Continue onto Stockwell St - Slight right to stay on Stockwell St - Continue onto Gorbals St - Continue onto Cathcart Rd - Turn left onto Aikenhead Rd - Continue on Aikenhead Road – Pedestrian Screening Area (PSA)/Entrance on right.

Why not cycle? It’s only about 15 minutes from the city centre           

Cycling to Hampden Park from the city centre takes around 15 minutes.

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 - Continue onto Stockwell Street - Continue onto Gorbals Street - Slight right onto Pollokshaws Road - Slight left onto Victoria Road -  Turn left onto Dixon Road.

The Stadium is less than a 30 minute cycle from the west end along local routes and incorporating National Cycle Network Route 75. The venue is around a 22 minute cycle from the SECC area.

Cycle parking is a three minute walk from the venue. The cycle parking is located in Holyrood school grounds.

Travelling by bus – city to venue in 20 minutes 

Hampden Park is well served by multiple bus routes with several bus stops in close proximity to the stadium. Remember use of the bus is included in the cost of your event ticket.

First Buses 4/4A and 6 from Union St or services 5, 6 and 75 from Stockwell Street in Glasgow city centre take you to Battlefield Road at Prospecthill Road, which is about 18 minutes’ walk from stadium entry and service 7 from Stockwell St takes you to Aikenhead Rd at Asda which is a five minute walk.

For travel from other areas of Greater Glasgow, services 34, 89, 90, 121 and 374 use stops which are within 15 minutes’ walk of the stadium.

Shuttle buses will be in operation to and from Buchanan bus station in Glasgow city centre to Aikenhead Road, 10 minutes’ walk from Hampden Park.

Travelling by rail – city centre to nearby stations from 10 minutes 

From Glasgow Central High Level Station take the train to Mount Florida Train Station, on the Neilston line.

Hampden Park is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from the station (official Games route).

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 scotrail.co.uk.

Leave your car behind!          

You are advised not to drive to Hampden Park. Except limited pre-bookable facilities for Blue Badge Holders at our accessibility page, parking around the venue is strictly reserved 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. 

Park and Ride bookings can be made here

Blue Badge holders should visit here to book parking.

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

When things could be busy    

Public transport is expected to be particularly busy in this area from 08.30–23.30 from 27 July–2 August 2014.

Avoid travelling at the busiest times or use walking and cycling as an alternative to public transport.

Roads are expected to be particularly busy in this area from 08.30–23.30 from 27 July–2 August 2014.

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

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