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Travelling to and around the city

Getting to Glasgow

Glasgow is easy to reach and a cost effective, whether you’re based in the UK or further afield.

The city is served by three international airports with direct flights from over 175 destinations and boasts the largest rail network in the UK outside of London.

  • 3 international airports: Glasgow Airport, Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Prestwick and is well connected with several low cost airlines
  • Direct North American flights from New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Orlando.
  • Twice daily Emirates flight from Dubai – with connections for Asia, Africa & Australasia
  • Over 40 direct daily flights from London to Glasgow International Airport
  • Glasgow International Airport is just 15 minutes from the city centre
  • Glasgow has two major train stations, Glasgow Central serving the South and Glasgow Queen Street serving Edinburgh and the North. Both stations are located in the heart of the city
  • More than 20 daily direct trains from London – average journey time is just over 4 hours
  • Delegates can benefit from a group travel discount with Virgin Trains

Getting around the city

Glasgow is a very compact city and easy to get around on foot. Most delegates will be able to walk from their hotel to the convention centre or any social events.

The city has a very efficient public transport system and offers two excellent value travel passes for delegates.

Glasgow’s cycle hire scheme, Next Bikes, is a cost effective, green and healthy way for delegates to get around the city. Bikes are available to hire from various locations around the city, including the Scottish Event Campus (SEC).

Taxis in Glasgow are the most cost effective in the UK. A single journey from the city centre to the SEC has a journey time of 5-10 minutes

Travel Pass Options

Glasgow has two cost-effective solutions for organisers and delegates

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