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Getting to Glasgow

Glasgow is in west central Scotland. It is Scotland’s largest city and is easily accessible from the rest of the UK and overseas by air, sea, train and road.



By air

Glasgow has 3 international airports nearby, with connections across the UK and the world:


  • Glasgow Airport is the closest airport to the city centre. Catch the express bus service from outside the terminal and arrive in Glasgow in around 15 minutes. Visit for more information.

  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport is 32 miles (51km) from Glasgow. It is very accessible with train and bus services to the city centre. Find out more at

  • Edinburgh Airport is 39 miles (63km) from Glasgow. There is a direct bus service from the airport to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station which takes around one hour. Head to for more information.



By sea

You can travel to Scotland by ferry from the major ports of Belfast and Larne in Northern Ireland. Ferries dock at Cairn Ryan in the southwest of Scotland, with a bus service taking passengers to the city centre in 2 hours 10 minutes.


You can also travel from mainland Europe. You can arrive in either:

  • Hull in the northeast of England, where it is around a 4 hour drive to the Scottish border.

  • Newcastle, which is around a 2 hour 40 minutes drive from Glasgow.


Find out more information at and



By train

Glasgow is well connected by train from across the UK by 2 main stations:


  • Glasgow Central Station links Glasgow to the south

  • Glasgow Queen Street Station operates routes mainly to Edinburgh and the north


To book tickets, visit and To view all available routes from across the UK, visit


If you are planning a trip from London to Glasgow, check out the Caledonian Sleeper’s website and arrive refreshed after a comfortable overnight journey.



By road

Scotland has an extensive motorway road network. Glasgow is linked to the following places:

  • Edinburgh with the M8

  • England on the M74

  • Stirling with the M80

  • West coast of Scotland with the M77


For more information on Scotland’s road network, visit the Transport Scotland website.


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