Getting to Glasgow

Glasgow is a very accessible destination with 3 international airports, and over 100 daily flights, many of which are with low cost airlines. Glasgow can be reached using the train: there are intercity links to all major cities, with frequent services to Edinburgh (50 minutes) and London (5 hours).

By air

Glasgow International Airport

  • 7 miles west of the University
  • Bus service to the west end of Glasgow, which stops minutes from the University
  • Taxi fare to West End is approximately £22
  • Direct flight connections to all major European hubs, plus North America and the Middle East

Glasgow Prestwick Airport

  • 22 miles south west of the University
  • Own rail station
  • Bus service to city centre

Edinburgh International Airport

  • 42 miles east of the University
  • 48-minute train ride to Glasgow (depart every 15 minutes during peak hours)

By train

There are two city-centre terminals, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central. 

  • Glasgow Queen Street station is served by Buchanan Street subway stop
  • Glasgow Central Station is served by St Enoch subway stop
  • The subway stop for the University of Glasgow is Hillhead 

By car

Motorway links provide access to major 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).

There are a limited number of pay and display parking spaces are available along University Avenue and surrounding streets which allow parking for a limited time during peak hours. The largest car park, which offers daily rates, can be accessed from Great George Street and is directly across from Lilybank Gardens.

By coach

Buchanan Bus Station is the main terminus for long distance coaches. Timetables at www.travelinescotland.