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Glasgow is well-connected for both international visitors and those from elsewhere within the UK. Here are a few helpful pointers for getting to and around Glasgow. 

By air:

  • Glasgow is served by three international airports: Glasgow Airport, Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Prestwick

  • Glasgow Airport is 15 minutes from the city centre

  • Each offers a bus service to Buchanan Bus Station, in the city centre:

    • Stagecoach 900 from Glasgow Airport​

    • Citylink AIR from Edinburgh Airport

    • Stagecoach X77 from Glasgow Prestwick

By rail:

  • Glasgow has two major railway stations: Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street

  • These connect Glasgow with the rest of Scotland the UK, as well as providing regular rail services around Glasgow itself

  • To get to the West End by train, you can travel to Partick station from either Central or Queen Street. This is a 20 minute walk from the University, and provides connections to the Subway service. Alternatively, Charing Cross and Exhibition Centre train stations are also about a 15-20 minute walk from the University.

By subway:

  • The subway is an easy, quick and cost-efficient means of travel around Glasgow

  • The closest subway stop to the University is Hillhead, although Kelvinhall, Kelvinbridge and Partick are also in easy walkable distance

  • To travel to the city centre you might want to get the subway to Buchanan Street or St. Enoch. These are the stops closest to the train stations, to tourist spots, and to the City Chambers in George Square where the Civic Reception will be hosted on the first evening of the conference (Tuesday 18th).

  • See below for a map of the subway:

By bus: 

By taxi:

  • Taxis are easily accessible in Glasgow and a reliable means of travelling around the city

  • Glasgow Taxis: 0141 429 7070

  • GlasGO Cabs: 0141 770 3000

  • Each also offer app services

  • Uber is also a reliable option

On foot:

  • Glasgow is a very walkable city, and if you are planning on staying in the West End then you can easily get into the University each day on foot

  • Glasgow also offers an OvoBike hire scheme. Bikes are available to hire from various locations around the city, including spots on and close to campus. You can check for available bikes via this link.

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