How to get to there

Glasgow is located in West Central Scotland. It’s the largest city in Scotland and is extremely well served by transport links. You’ll find direct flights from over 178 scheduled destinations.

 

By Air

 

The city is served by three international airports: Glasgow Airport, Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Prestwick:

 

Glasgow Airport is located just eight miles (13 kilometres) west of Glasgow City Centre and services over 130 direct flights from many UK and European cities, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Paris, London, Dublin, Belfast, Geneva, and major cities in The US and Canada.

 

Getting to the SEC from Glasgow Airport

Airport buses run from the airport to Glasgow city centre up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, and take approximately 25 minutes.

The 747 AirLink service operates via Renfrew, Braehead, Partick, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Charing Cross and the city centre. For more information on times and fares please visit the Scottish Citylink website.

Glasgow Taxis on arrival at the airport – bookings can be made by calling +44 (0) 141 429 7070. Alternatively, Glasgow Airport Taxis are located immediately outside the terminal building or can also be booked by calling +44 (0) 141 889 1813.

These are some of the most common connections. More information can be found at Scotland’s public transport information website Traveline Scotland. The airport also has also an SPT Travel Desk, located at Domestic Arrivals (Check-in), where staff can provide you with details of buses and taxis.

 

 

Edinburgh Airport is 39 miles (63km) from Glasgow and serves most major international airlines. You can get to Glasgow from the airport by either bus, train or taxi.

 

Getting to the SEC from Edinburgh Airport

You can get to Glasgow from the airport by bus, taxi or train. Journey times are around 30 minutes in normal traffic.

Scottish Citylink provides direct bus services from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station every 30 minutes. Alternatively you can catch a bus or taxi to Edinburgh Haymarket and then catch a train to Glasgow Queen Street Station. Low levels trains from nearby Glasgow Central station take you to the Exhibition Centre stop.

Lothian Buses provides public transport to Edinburgh Airport with the Airlink100 express bus from Edinburgh city centre as well as local bus services. A night bus, the N22, also runs between Waverley station and the airport.

Glasgow Queen Street station provides the main rail link between Glasgow and Edinburgh, with eight direct services per hour on weekdays.

Once in Glasgow, the SEC is a 10-minute cab ride from Queen Street, or a short train ride from Glasgow Central (five minutes’ walk from Queen Street).

 

 

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is 32 miles (51km) South West of the city. It's a main base for Ryanair and serves European destinations.

 

Getting to the SEC from Glasgow Prestwick

There are three trains per hour on weekdays and the journey to Glasgow Central Station takes around 50 minutes.

Alternatively it’s an easy journey to drive via the M77 or there is an early morning and late evening express bus service, the X99/X100, which takes an hour. You can book tickets here: Express Bus Service

Once in the city centre, the SEC is a five-minute cab or short train ride from Glasgow Central station.