Travel Information

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

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

Advance Notice of Disruption to Rail Services, West Coast mainline, 3-5 April 2020

We are informed that National Rail are planning engineering works to the West Coast mainline on the weekend preceding the conference (3-5 April 2020). There will be no trains running between Carlisle and Glasgow Central, though a replacement bus service will be offered. Please see the National Rail planned engineering notice for more information.

If you are planning to travel to the conference by rail over the weekend, we strongly advise you to consult your travel provider to see if your journey will be affected and, where possible, use alternative routes. Services are expected to be busier than normal, with extended journeys times. Customers are strongly advised to have a seat reservation and avoid bringing lots of luggage.