The M74 motorway runs north and south through Glasgow city centre. If driving in from the south, try a scenic alternative and take the fascinating Clyde Valley Tourist Route, one of the country's National Tourist Routes, which runs alongside the River Clyde and passes many places of historic interest.
You can find out up-to-date traffic information from Traffic Scotland and plan your route with Transport Direct.
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.
Glasgow has two main train stations in the city centre, Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street. These stations are only a ten-minute walk apart, but you can get a shuttle bus between them. Trains from across the country arrive in these stations, with services from the south coming in to Central Station and the majority of trains from Edinburgh and the north arriving at Queen Street Station.
The main bus station in Glasgow city centre is Buchanan Street Bus Station. Buses from all over the country arrive here, including services run by Citylink, Megabus, Stagecoach and National Express.
There are ferry routes from Northern Ireland to Scotland, with Stena Line ferries between Belfast and Cairnryan, and P&O ferries between Larne and Cairnryan or Troon. There are then train services to Glasgow from Stranraer and Troon. If you are travelling from Europe, DFDS Seaways have ferries between the Netherlands and Newcastle, and there are direct trains from Newcastle to Glasgow.
If you’re coming from the west of Scotland, CalMac run a ferry service between Rothesay on the Isle of Bute and Wemyss Bay, and there is a train from Wemyss Bay to Glasgow. There is also a CalMac ferry between Arran and Ardrossan with train links to Glasgow. In addition, there is a service between Dunoon and Gourock run by Western Ferries, with onward trains from Gourock to Glasgow.