Note: The area where the meeting venue (Hilton Grosvenor) and the University of Glasgow are located is called the West End.

Glasgow International Airport to Glasgow city centre

The easiest way to travel from Glasgow airport to the city centre is by taxi, which has a fixed fare of about £20 one way.

Alternatively, you can take the First Glasgow Airport Express (500) to the city for £7 one way. You can buy the tickets on the bus.

More information about transportation from Glasgow airport can found on Glasgow International Airport’s website.

Glasgow International Airport to West End

The easiest way to travel from Glasgow airport to the West End is by taxi (about £25 one way). If you are more adventurous, one can also take the First 77 Hospital Connect bus that will take you through the southern edge of the West End. Tickets can be bought on the bus. Be warned that this bus will make many stops and take about 45 minutes to reach the West End (compared to ~20 minutes by taxi). Another option is to take the Airport Express 500 bus to the city centre and take the subway from the city centre to the West End (see below).

More information about transportation from Glasgow airport can found on Glasgow International Airport’s website.

Glasgow city centre (and its train stations) to West End

We recommend you take subway when travelling between the city centre and the West End. This is the third oldest subway system in the world and consists of two concentric loops travelling in opposite directions.

There are two subway stops in the city centre. The Buchanan Street stop is a short walk from the Glasgow Queen Street train station, and is connected via a covered walkway. The station is also a short walk from Buchanan bus station.

The St Enoch stop is around three minutes’ walk from close to the Glasgow Central train station.

In the West End, the stop closest to the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel and the University of Glasgow is Hillhead though, depending on your destination, the Kelvinbridge or Kelvinhall stops may be better choices.

A single trip on the subway costs £1.60 while a “return” ticket (two trips) costs £3.00. You can buy the tickets in the subway station. Please note that tickets need to be retained to exit the system at the end of your journey. For more info about the subway, visit the operator’s website.

Glasgow Prestwick airport to Glasgow city centre

There is a train station next to Prestwick airport from which you can take a train to Glasgow Central station. There is also a bus service (X77) that will take you to the bus station. The bus service is available early in the morning and late in the evenings. Once at the train or bus station, see the instructions above to travel to the West End.

For more info on travel to and from Prestwick airport, visit the Prestwick airport website.

Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow city centre

There is a direct bus (Citylink Air at Stop C) that travels from Edinburgh airport to Glasgow bus station. Information on this bus can be found on the Citylink website.

Alternatively, you can take the bus or tram to Edinburgh Waverly or Haymarket train station to catch a train to Glasgow Queen Street train station (see below).

Travel information from Edinburgh airport can be found on their website.

Edinburgh city centre to Glasgow city centre

Trains travel regularly between Edinburgh Waverly and Glasgow Queen Street train stations. At peak times, there is one train every 15 minutes between these stations. For the fastest trains, please look for trains that travel via Falkirk High.

For information on train routes, schedules and prices, please visit National Rail’s waebsite.

If you need further information or assistance please contact us at phas-lvc2016@glasgow.ac.uk.