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  • The concourse and platforms at Central Station
    Central Station in Glasgow city centre
  • Family walk along a river on the Clyde Valley Tourist Route
    Clyde Valley Tourist Route
  • A sightseeing bus crosses the Clyde Arc to the west of the City Centre of Glasgow
    A sightseeing bus crosses the Clyde Arc to the west of the City Centre of Glasgow
  • A bus and other traffic in the centre of Glasgow
    Looking east along the Trongate in Glasgow city centre
  • Looking down West George Street in the centre of Glasgow
    West George Street in the centre of Glasgow

The city of Glasgow offers one of the best public transport networks in the UK, with a choice of buses, trains or the Subway. Getting out of the city and into the countryside is easy with a great local service operating to the region's towns and villages.

By land

By road

If you've hired a car or brought your own, there is an excellent network of roads throughout Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley that makes travelling around this wonderful region very straightforward.

The M74 north-south motorway allows quick access through the Clyde Valley and into the centre of Glasgow. Motorists travelling around the south can follow the Clyde Valley Tourist Route signs for a scenic alternative by way of the A73, A72 and A702.

Public Transport

For information about all public transport in Scotland, the best place to check for information and timetables is with Traveline; you can also download their handy mobile app or call them on 0871 200 22 33.

By train

There are a large number of local trains which use Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street which make it easy to travel around the region by rail. For more information see National Rail.

By bus

The city is home to Scotland's biggest bus centre, Buchanan Bus Station, where you can travel to a number of different areas, towns and villages.

Pick up a FirstDay ticket for use all day on First Bus services in Glasgow from bus drivers on the day of travel.

By subway

The Glasgow Subway system opened in 1896, making it the third oldest underground system in the world. The subway is a quick and easy way to get between the city centre and the West End. Certain stations have park and ride facilities allowing you to leave your car and continue by underground. Opening hours are 6.30am to 11.30pm from Monday to Saturday and 10.00am to 5.30pm on Sundays.  

Tours

One of the best ways to get around Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley is on a tour.

You’ll find a number of exciting tours throughout the region to enjoy. Choose from a selection of city tours in Glasgow such as bus tours that take you sightseeing round the attractions, experience the world’s last sea-going paddle steamer PS Waverley on the River Clyde, or head out of the city for whisky tours, walking tours and more.

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