Travel Information

Please Note: These details direct delegates to the main University campus in the West End of the city.  Transport will be provided to the conference venue which is situated on the South Side of the city. Collections from a coach point close to delegate hotels will be arranged as well as the University Campus.

Air

Glasgow International Airport

  • 7 miles west of the University
  • First Bus service (77) connects the West End of Glasgow and the airport. The Glasgow Airport Express (500) bus service connects the city centre and the airport.
  • First Bus Greater Glasgow
  • Taxi fare from the airport to the West End costs approximately £21. From the city centre to the West End costs approximately £8.
  • Direct flight connections to all major European hubs, plus North America and the Middle East

Glasgow Prestwick Airport

  • 33 miles south west of the University
  • Dedicated rail station
  • Airport bus service to city centre takes around 45 minutes

Edinburgh International Airport

  • 42 miles east of the University
  • Bus Service (Citylink Air) direct to Buchanan Street Bus Station in Glasgow

By coach

Buchanan Bus Station is the main terminus for long distance coaches and is close to Buchanan Street subway station.  Timetables at www.travelinescotland.com

By train

Intercity links to all major cities. Frequent services to Edinburgh (50 minutes) and London (5 hours). There are two city-centre terminals, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central (served by Buchanan St and St Enoch subway stations respectively).  Timetables at www.travelinescotland.com

Road

Motorway links provide access to major UK cities. Visit Red Planet Travel for maps and directions.

From Carlisle, Newcastle and the south, exit M74 on to the M73, joining the M8 at the Old Monkland junction. M8 exits for the University are J18 if travelling from the south, Edinburgh and the north and J19 if coming from Glasgow Airport and the west. Other main routes serving the University include Great Western Road (A82, north of campus), Clydeside Expressway (A814, south) and Byres Road (B808, west).

On campus parking is limited to permit holders. Car parking in the areas around the campus is extremely difficult. There are various pay & display parking spaces around the local Byres Road and Kelvin Way areas but spaces are limited. You may want to consider using the city's Subway Park & Ride scheme. This service costs around £5 and Kelvinbridge subway station has parking which is only 5 minutes’ walk away.

Also see Getting around Glasgow.

Local Travel

Buses

  • Routes 4, 4A and 15 run through the main campus from the city centre.
  • Other routes serve Dumbarton Road, Great Western Road and Byres Road.
  • A Glasgow city tourist bus stops at the University.

Subway

  • The main station for the University is Hillhead.
  • Kelvinhall and Kelvinbridge stations are more convenient for some parts of the campus.

Subway map

More information on travel by subway and ticketing options.

Local trains

The nearest suburban rail station is Partick, about one mile west of the University. It has an interchange with the subway and with bus services on Dumbarton Road. Trains from Glasgow serve destinations across the UK. By being flexible and booking well in advance you will find rail travel offers excellent value for money. National Rail enquiries can be contacted on 08457 484950 or at www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Taxis

Black taxi cabs can be picked up at most times in the University area and the city centre. You can also phone for a black taxi cab on 0141 429 7070.

Cycle racks

We have a number of places to park bicycles across campus. If you want to find out more about locations of cycle parking facilities, showers, bus stops, gates and car parking areas on our main campus, you can consult our University of Glasgow Active Travel Map.

Journey planning apps

Greater Glasgow First Bus has apps for both timetables and ticket buying. The Traveline Scotland app gives information for journeys across Scotland.

Traveline Scotland
SPT
First Bus Glasgow
Scotrail