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Getting to Glasgow

Glasgow is the third biggest city in the UK and the business capital of Scotland, and as such has excellent transport links. It is served by two airports, two major railway stations, a large bus terminal, and several motorways.

By Plane

The two airports are Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Glasgow Prestwick (PIK).

Glasgow Airport is about twenty minutes away from the city centre by bus (-£6.50 return on the Glasgow Flyer) or taxi (-£20 flat fee) and you can use Easyjet, British Airways, BMI, BMI Baby, Thomson, or KLM.

Glasgow Prestwick (marginally famous as the only place in Britain visited by Elvis Presley) is actually in Ayrshire and takes around an hour on the train. It is served mainly by Ryanair.

By Train

The two stations — Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street — are about a mile apart. Central Station is the main station for journeys to London, Preston, and the West of Scotland. Queen Street has the train to Edinburgh and Fort William.

By Bus

The Buchanan Bus Station is in the North East of the city centre, near Queen Street Station, and provides excellent links to destinations across Scotland, as well as budget buses to England and Wales.

Getting Around the City

Unlike London, Glasgow is a very walkable city and can be traversed (from Trongate in the East End to Byres Road in the West End) in a leisurely hour and a half walk. However, for those who want to get around quicker or to go further afield there are excellent transport links including the Subway, local trains, and FirstGroup Buses.