Glasgow Travel Information

How to travel to, in and around Glasgow and the SECC?

 

 

 

What about visas, the climate and the time zone in Scotland?

 

 

 

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Arrive Glasgow / SECC by airplaneRead moreless

There are three International Airports available in and around Glasgow.

The airports can be reached from 130 destinations woldwide. Direct flights are also provided from Dubai, Amsterdam, London and Rejkjavik.

From North America there are direct flights from Canada (Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary) and from the United States of America from Orlando, Philadelphia and New York.

From the airports to the city

From Glasgow International Airport, the city center can be reached via 500 Glasgow Shuttle, Glasgow Taxis (black cabs) Glasgow Airport taxis, and other taxis.

Glasgow airport taxis are located outside the terminal building. They operate immediately or can be booked by calling +44 (0) 141 848 6363.

Operator

Depart

Duration

Prices Single / Return

500 Glasgow Shuttle

Every 10 mins - 24/7

25 mins

£6 / £8.50 (open return)

Glasgow Taxis (black cabs)

on booking
Tel: +44 (0) 141 429 7070.

+44 (0) 141 429 7070.

15-20 mins

£19.80 / no return

Taxis

from airport terminal taxi rank

15-20 mins

 ~ £22 / no return

 

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is located in the south west oft he city center.
There´s a direct train link (duration 45 minutes) available to the Glasgow city center via > ScotRail

Further conntection is provided with coaches, e.g. Stagecoach (X77).
They depart from A79 bus stop and terminate at Buchanan Street Bus station in the city center of Glasgow.

 

The connection between Edinburgh International Airport to the city center of Glasgow is also possible:The Edinburgh International Airport is connected with Edinburgh city center with bus or taxi.

From Edinburgh Haymarket or Waverly Station to Glasgow Queens Station there is a direct train link provided which operates every 15 minutes during the day (duration: approx. 50 minutes).

From Edinburgh bus station, Citylink coach provides a direct conntection to Glasgow city center.

Edinburgh to Glasgow city centre

Operator

Depart

Duration

Prices Single / Return

Citylink Coach

every 30 mins
Edinburgh Bus Station

55 mins

no single / £16.00 incl. return

Scotrail

every 15 mins
Waverley Station

50 mins

£12.20 / £19.80 incl. return

Source and more information: > peoplemakeglasgow.com

Arrive Glasgow / SECC by carRead moreless

Glasgow is connected with several motorways in all directions. The M8 links to Edinburgh, M74 to England, M80 to Stirling and the West Coast of Scotland is accessible via M77.

The SECC is located close to next to M8.

Example distances:
Glasgow - London 412 miles (6 hours ride)
Glasgow - Edinburgh: 46 miles (1 hour ride)
Glasgow - Inverness: 170 miles (3 hours ride)

Arrive Glasgow / SECC by trainRead moreless

There are two train stations located at Glasgow: The Central Station connects Glasgow with all cities in the UK. Next to the Central Station, the Queens Station is the connection point to visit all train destinations within Scotland.

About 20 train connections per day link Glasgow directly to London.
The duration is about 4 hours/10 minutes. A return ticket from/to London is about 26 British Pounds.  With the „The Caledonian Sleeper“, ScotsRail provide an Over-night train connection to London.
 
Further train information and booking engines for tickets are provided. Plan and book your train ride with

ScotsRail also provideds an app to plan your trip: ScotsRail App

From the Central Station to the SECC

"Exhibition centre station" is name of the train station next to the SECC.
The Central Station is connected with the SECC directly. The departure at Central Station is at platform 17 (lower level). The trains are operating every 10 minutes.
The train ride takes approx. 3 minutes. 

See more here:
Overview and Location Map Train Station Exhibition Centre / SECC area map

ClimateRead moreless

Glasgow offers a mild climate with mild winter and summer temperatures. In comparison with other cities in this latitude, Glasgow ´s mildness is caused by the warm gulf strome which runs nearby with the Atlantic Ocean.

In May, the daylight is extended about 16 hours, the day and night temperatures are warm (around 20 °Celsius), the rainfall is at the lowest level throughout the whole year.

Time zoneRead moreless

Glasgow is in the time zone of Greenwich General Mean Time. There is no UTC/GMT offset.

VisaRead moreless

The entry formalities for the United Kingdom vary according to the country of origin. Please address enquiries about entry and vaccination requirements to your travel agent or the local consulate.