Glasgow - Getting around
Glasgow is a compact city easy to navigate on foot and built on a grid system, the region has an integrated network of public transport services for the convenience of both visitors and residents alike.
We hope that the information below will help you navigate your way into the city centre and around during your stay.
GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO CITY CENTRE
Delegates can use the 500 Glasgow Flyer service which is operated by Arriva in association with BAA Glasgow. This direct journey into the City Centre departs every 10 minutes from Stance number 1 in the boarding area as you exit the terminal building. The 500 service incorporates stops in close proximity to several accommodation locations. A single journey is £4.20 and an open return of up to 4 weeks is £6.50, you can buy tickets in advance online for this service.
**For further information including timetables & route maps please visit: http://www.glasgowflyer.com/
On arrival at the airport delegates can call and book a taxi with Glasgow Taxis on +44 (0) 141 429 7070. These are the “black cabs” that you’ll see in and around the city. As a conference delegate, please quote the code CVB to the operator upon booking and you will be entitled to a £4.00 reduction from the standard journey price which would usually be £19.00 from the Airport to the City Centre.
**For further information on Glasgow Taxis please visit: http://www.glasgowtaxis.co.uk/services_fare.php
GLASGOW AIRPORT TAXIS
Delegates can also take one of the Airport Taxis which are always located immediately outside the terminal building. Glasgow Airport Taxis can also be booked by calling +44 (0) 141 848 6363
The standard fare for these would be £25.00 to the City Centre
**For further information on Glasgow Airport Taxis please visit:
CITY CENTRE TO SECC
Delegates can take the Low Level train from Glasgow Central Station to Exhibition Centre which is the station that services the SECC. This service is operated by First Scotrail. The service runs every 9 minutes from Glasgow Central Station and the journey will take 3 minutes.
A single journey to the SECC will be £1.20 with a return fare £1.50
Tickets can be purchased in Central Station at the Ticket Desks or at the Automated Kiosks
**For further information on the First Scotrail Network including rail timetables please visit: http://www.scotrail.co.uk/
The 757 First Eventlink offers a direct route via the city centre to the Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre. The service operates every 30 minutes and can be boarded at key locations in the city. A single journey to the SECC will be £1.50
**For further information including timetables & route maps please visit:http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/scotland/swscot/eventlink/index.php
AROUND THE CITY
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport – SPT plan and deliver transport solutions across all modes of transport available in the city. SPT work in partnership with each transport provider and their site provides a wealth of information on each transport element together with ticket and journey guides. A helpful “one stop shop,” to familiarise yourself with the transport options available in the region.
**For further information on SPT please visit:
The subway is a circular route of 15 stations covering the centre and west of Glasgow. The route operates an inner circle (travels counter clockwise) and outer circle (travels clockwise), a trip round the entire circle would take only 24 minutes! Monday-Saturday services operate from 6.30am and from 10am on Sunday. Close 11.30pm (Monday-Saturday) and 6.00pm - Sunday. Trains run every 6-8 minutes and all trains stop at all stations. A flat fare applies to any one journey on the subway; adult single tickets are currently priced at £1.00, £2.00 for a return.
**For full information on times, fares, frequency and tickets please visit:
**For a routemap of the Subway network please visit:
Glasgow has two major train stations, Glasgow Central servicing the South and Glasgow Queen Street servicing Edinburgh and the North. You can easily navigate your way around the city departing from either one of these stations.
**For all rail enquires and for further information including timetables, please visit:
First Bus Glasgow is the largest bus operating company in Scotland. With over 1000 buses in operation
there will certainly be a service which will travel along the most appropriate route for you.
**For further information on First Bus services in Glasgow, including fares, routes & timetables, please visit: