Getting to The Helix, Home of The Kelpies
There's information below on how to get here via car, parking options and travelling by public transport. Please read our Helix Access Statement which gives comprehensive detail on the accessibility of The Helix.
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There are 2 main train stations in Falkirk that are close to The Helix: Falkirk High (located 3 miles away) and Falkirk Grahamston (located 2 miles away). There are also services to Polmont Station, Larbert Station and Camelon Stations which are all close by.
Please visit ScotRail for timetables
There are several bus routes which will take you to The Helix. Please visit FirstBus for timetables
The Helix is located just off the main motorway routes in Central Scotland. Follow the brown tourist signs around Falkirk to reach us.
- From Edinburgh - take the M9 towards Stirling, exit at Junction 5 for Falkirk/Grangemouth.
- From Glasgow - take the M80 towards Stirling, exit at Junction 8 for M876 and join M9, exit at Junction 6 for Falkirk/Grangemouth.
- From Carlisle and the South - M74, M73, M80, M876, M9, and follow the signs for Falkirk as above.
- From Perth and the North - A9, M9 towards Edinburgh, exit at Junction 6 for Falkirk as above.
EV charging: There are 10 rapid charging (50KW) and 16 fast (22KW) charging stations at Falkirk Stadium, FK2 9EE which are available out with match days. This is a three minute walk to The Helix and 20 minutes from The Kelpies. Falkirk Stadium | Venue,Parties,Conference,The Westfield Cafe and Lounge,Weddings,Hospitality
Helix Car Park
This is the small 78 space car park as you enter the Park, which is free to use. Please note: overnight parking is not permitted in this car park. If you wish to park overnight, please access the main Kelpies Car Park before 10pm (April to October) and 8pm (November to March). Charges apply.
Kelpies Car Park (charges apply)
This car park has 175 spaces located near The Kelpies and Visitor Centre. The Kelpies Car Park is locked at 10pm each night (April - October), 8pm each night (November - March), with no egress until the next morning when the car park re-opens at 8am.
Both car parks fill up early in the morning during nice weather and holidays, so to avoid long delays we recommend you park at Falkirk Stadium and enjoy the walk through The Helix to The Kelpies. It may be worthwhile checking Falkirk Football Club's fixtures list before departing for The Helix and The Kelpies as this car park is unavailable on match days.