Parking at AECC

AECC has a number of pay-and-display car parks which are operated by Local Parking Security Limited.

The following charges apply to all vehicles parked on-site:

Early morning      0630-0930     free of charge 
Daytime 0930-1800 £3.00 per car
Evening 1800-2330 £5.00 per car
Full day 0930-2330 £5.00 per car

Vehicles may not be left overnight without pre-arrangement with the AECC exhibition manager via the Hydro14 Organising Committee.

Ticket machines are situated at various locations in Car Parks 2, 4, 5 and 6 surrounding AECC and the GE Oil & Gas Arena. They accept all major credit and debit cards and cash (coins only). Please note machines take exact change only; no change will be given.

Tickets must be purchased on arrival at the venue and should be clearly displayed inside vehicles. Wardens patrol the car parks and issue fines where valid parking tickets are not displayed. Fines are also issued to cars parking in restricted areas or in a disabled bay without the appropriate blue badge. If in doubt, please refer to the signs within the car parks or speak to AECC staff in the Main Reception.

Payment may be made in advance of the chargeable hours. For example, if a delegate arrives at 0830 and pays £3.00 at the machine, the ticket will be valid from 0930 when the parking charge comes into force.

Parking charges do not apply to Blue Badge holders.

It is also possible to pay in by credit card prior arrival using Parkmobile (Tel +44 (0)20 3003 2526, quote

Location Code 90001). A charge of £5.00 + £0.20 per transaction applies for cars. For further information visit

Last update: 31 July 2014

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