The city of Glasgow is located on the banks of the River Clyde, in West Central Scotland. Renowned for its striking architecture, contemporary art spaces, fascinating museums, and home to some of the UK’s best music venues, it’s one of the most exciting cities you’ll ever come across.
Map of Glasgow
Travel To and Around Glasgow
Getting to Glasgow
Bus and coach
Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street are the two main railway stations in the city. ScotRail provides frequent fast and reliable services direct to Glasgow and from many major cities.
Glasgow can also be reached overnight from London on the Caledonian Sleeper.
Scotrail are also offering a 20% discount on off-peak tickets for Caledonian Sleeper customers.
Fly into Glasgow Airport which is just over 8 miles from the city centre.
It is one of Scotland’s busiest airports and well connected globally with daily flights to all major airports including London Heathrow, Paris and Amsterdam. There are also many direct routes to most UK cities as well as many key European destinations.
Or fly to one of Scotland’s airports and travel to Glasgow by bus, or train.
Glasgow is about an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and 3 hour drive from Inverness. The M74 and M8 motorways run north and south through the 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.
There are many car hire companies operating in Glasgow.
Getting around Glasgow
You can also cover a lot of ground on foot - despite being Scotland's largest city, Glasgow is surprisingly easy to get around.
If you fancy getting some miles in on the bike, there is on-street cycling hire across the city with NextBike and Ovo.
Ride the Subway (known as 'the Clockwork Orange') to quickly travel from one side of Glasgow to the other.
Bus and coach
Take advantage of the local buses or a ‘hop-on, hop-off’ sightseeing tour
Glasgow is a very accessible city, with disabled access across the city's attractions, restaurants, cafes, transport and more.
A tip from your local expert
The Burrell Collection is a must-see when visiting Glasgow. Amassed by Sir William Burrell, this extensive collection includes works by Rodin & Cézanne as well as ancient artefacts. They also have excellent activities for children.
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