Travel and accommodation

The University is situated in the West End of the city so make sure you plan your journey from the City Centre.

Getting to Glasgow


Glasgow International Airport is approximately 7 miles from the University of Glasgow. You can fly directly from Glasgow to most UK cities and mainland Europe. There are also regular connecting flight routes via London, Paris and Amsterdam.

Getting from the airport to the City Centre:

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is situated around 22 miles southwest of the University. The airport has its own train station with a regular service to Glasgow, as well as a bus service to Glasgow City Centre.


Glasgow has excellent motorway links making it easy to travel to most UK cities.

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).

The postcode for Sat Nav use is G12 8QQ


Parking in University car parks is restricted to permit holders only. Please note parking around campus can be difficult so please factor this into your journey time. Please see for further information.

Pay and Display Parking

Pay and display parking is available in surrounding areas but spaces are limited and become occupied quickly. 

Park and Ride

The SPT Glasgow Subway System offer park and ride facilities. The nearest station to the University of Glasgow with Park and Ride facilities is Kelvinbridge. For a full list of stations and more information please see the SPT website

Disabled Parking

If you are planning on attending Open Day and will require an accessible parking space, then please contact and we would be happy to accommodate you.


Train services in Scotland are operated by Scotrail. There are two main train stations in Glasgow City Centre: Glasgow Central Station and Glasgow Queen Street Station.

Rail services to other UK cities are frequent. Visit the Scotrail website to plan your journey, get information on tickets and live service updates.

Plan your journey from the city centre to the University in the "Getting to the West End" section

Bus and Coach

Buchanan Bus Station has buses and coaches travelling to destinations across the UK and Europe. The bus station is located in the City Centre.

Getting to the West End

The University of Glasgow is in the West End of the city so it is important to plan any travel from the City Centre if you are arriving by rail or coach.


Travel from the City Centre to the West End in under 10 minutes using the SPT Subway

View the subway map and timetable to plan your route. The closest subway stop for the University of Glasgow is Hillhead Station


First Bus run a number of services between Glasgow City Centre and the West End. Use the First Bus journey planner to create your own schedule and look up ticket information.

The University is accessible via services 4 & 4A 

Campus Map

Use our Open Day campus map to find your way around. The map will also be included in our open day brochure, which you will be able to pick up on the day.