Parking times and charges

  • 06:30 am – 09:30 am –  free
  • 09:30 am – 00:00 am – £5 per car
  • Coaches – £10 per coach

Ticket machines are situated at various locations in Car Parks 2, 4, 5 and 6 surrounding the AECC and AECC 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.  The location of the machines are detailed below.

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Tickets must be purchased on arrival at the venue and should be clearly displayed inside vehicles. During events, 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. Please note cars displaying appropriate blue badges do not need to pay.

If in doubt, please read the signage within the car parks to check if ‘pay and display’ is in operation, or speak to our Reception staff.

This service is operated by Local Parking Security Limited.

Please note electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles and motorbikes are exempt from parking charges and you are welcome to park here in any designated parking space.

There is an electric car charge point located in Car Park 2 next to the Northern Light Tower. To use this, please visit the Main Reception or ask a member of AECC staff for the Pod Point card.