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Travel information


Glasgow International Airport
Tel: 0870 040008

The airport is situated seven miles to the west of the University. There is an airport bus service to the city centre, as well as a bus service to the west end of Glasgow which stops minutes from the University. The taxi fare is in the region of £13-15. Glasgow International Airport has direct flight connections to all major European hubs, plus North America and the Middle East.

Glasgow Prestwick International Airport
Tel: 01292 511000

The airport is situated 22 miles south-west of the University. There is a railway station at the airport and an airport bus service to the city centre.

Public transport information:

Contact Travelline Scotland 0871 2002233

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

Buchanan Bus Station is the main terminus for long distance coaches.

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). Car parking on the University campus and surrounding area is extremely difficult.

Transport within Glasgow

Routes 44 runs through the main campus from the city centre. Numerous other routes serve Dumbarton Road, Great Western Road and Byres Road. A seasonal tourist bus stops at the University.

The main station for the University is Hillhead. Kelvinhall and Kelvinbridge stations are more convenient for some locations (see map of Glasgow). More information on travel by subway and ticketing options can be found on the SPT (Strathclyde Partnership for Transport) website.

Local trains
The nearest suburban rail station is Partick, about one mile to the west of the University. It has an interchange with the subway and with bus services on Dumbarton Road.

Black taxi cabs can be picked up at most times in the University area and the city centre.

University of Glasgow detailed map (PDF, 300 KB)

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