Travel & Glasgow

Travel

How to Get to Glasgow

Plane

Glasgow Airport(GLA) serves most major international airlines. It is located only 8 miles (13km) west of the city.

  • Currently 28 daily services to London.
  • Direct flights from North America with United Airlines & US Airways
  • Direct flights from Canada with Air Transat
  • Direct flights from Dubai with Emirates
  • One-stop flights from North America with Icelandair

www.glasgowairport.com

Edinburgh Airport(EDI) is 39 miles (63km) from Glasgow and serves most major international airlines. 

www.edinburghairport.com

Train

There are more than 20 direct trains per day from London. Direct trains from Edinburgh run every 15 minutes on weekdays. 

Scotrail is the main operator in Scotland and has information on the West Highland Line, the North Highland Line and Caledonian Sleepers (overnight trains from Scotland to London). Check ScotRail’s latest timetables or download the ScotRail app by texting ‘ScotRail’ to 86688.

How to Get to the SEC

Train

Once in the city centre, the SEC is a three-minute train ride from Glasgow Central. If you arrive at Queen Street, you’ll need to walk or get a busto Central to continue your journey by train.

The SEC has its own dedicated railway station – Exhibition Centre– allowing easy access from the city centre and suburbs. There are six trains an hour (around every 10 minutes) from Glasgow Central station, departing from Platform 17 (lower level).

Strathclyde Passenger Transport operates the Glasgow Subway, providing quick and convenient connections from 15 points across the city (the St. Enoch stop is a few minutes’ walk from Central Station for onward transfer to the campus). For more rail information please click here.

More information on travelling to the SEC can be found here.

Car & Parking
The SEC is conveniently situated for motorists, just off the M8 motorway and with plenty of parking, although we encourage you to use public transportation whenever possible.

Leave the M8 at junction 19 and join the westbound Clydeside Expressway (A814). Westbound on the Expressway (A814) take the cut off for the campus. Turn left at traffic lights and take the right lane to access multi-storey parking. View a map and directions.

Scotland has an extensive motorway network. Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh by the M8 and England via the M74. The M80 connects Stirling to Glasgow, while the M77 connects us to the west coast of Scotland. Traffic Scotland provides up to date traffic and roadworks information.  SEC’s postcode for your satnav is G3 8YW.

The multi-storey cark park is operated by City Parking LLP. A map and directions are here. Onsite pay machines are on the ground floor, or level 2 (walkway level) of the car park. Payment can be made by cash or credit/debit card on arrival or before departure.

Tariff Rates in the multi-storey from Monday to Sunday ranges from £5 (for 1 hour) to £20 (for 13 – 24 hours). Further information is available from the operator’s website.

Glasgow

Glasgow is a vibrant and compact city with plenty to offer delegates outside of conference hours. The city has a range of cultural attractions including many museums and art galleries offering free entry, such as the stunning Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the award-winning Riverside Museum. Visitors can explore the works of artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, walk the city centre Art Mural Trail or take a stroll through one of the many parks and green spaces.

Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music with over 150 live music events per week, plus a full calendar of other exciting events and festivals throughout the year. The food and drink scene offers something for everyone, from traditional whiskey pubs to fine dining, in a variety of lively neighbourhoods including Finnieston (SEC), the City Centre, the West End and Merchant City. If you're extending your stay, Glasgow has excellent travel connections for exploring Scotland and an exciting selection of year-round tours leaving daily for the Scottish Highlands. Plan your trip at: www.peoplemakeglasgow.com  

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