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Getting around Glasgow

Glasgow is located in West Central Scotland. It is the largest city in Scotland and is extremely well serviced in terms of transport including three major airports within 40 miles of the city centre.

Please find links to the transport guides below both in terms of getting to Glasgow as well as finding the best information for getting around the city during your stay

On foot


Walking to your venue during the Games will give you the chance to take in the Games Time buzz on the way to your venue.

Many venues and Festival hubs are within walking distance of Glasgow city centre. Approximate walking times from George Square (unless otherwise stated) are listed below. Please see the venue-specific pages for advice on the best routes to take, and for information on walking options from other areas.

Read more about walking to your venue during the games. 

By bike


Many venues and Festival hubs are within cycling distance of George Square in Glasgow city centre – approximate cycling times are listed below. The Traveline Scotland Journey Planner also includes a Cycle Planner to help you plan your journey.

Read more about cycling during the games. 

Park and Ride

Park and Ride

Public transport is a great way to get around Glasgow during Games Time, but for some venues it is expected to be very busy. If you are attending one of the larger events at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and thinking about bringing the car, Park & Ride facilities have been provided to help you get to your venues.

Read more about the Park and Ride facilities 


Public Transport

Public Transport

Spectators are encouraged to use public transport, particularly for longer journeys as they make their way to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Read more about public transport in Glasgow. 

Inclusive Public Transport

Your Glasgow 2014 ticket includes access to local public transport services (trains, buses and Subway) to and from your venue on the day of the event. To access these services, simply show your valid event ticket on request. Find out more

Accessibility information


In addition to taxis and local buses, additional games-specific accessible transport services will be provided at each venue. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be pre-booked. The detail of the services available for each venue is detailed below. Our Spectator Services Accessibility team will be on hand to assist spectators with mobility requirements once they reach the venue.

How to book

Please call the freephone Accessible Transport booking line on 0800 952 0110 or textphone on (18001) 0800 952 0109 to book the appropriate service for your venue. Spaces are limited at each location, so please book early to avoid disappointment. When phoning to book any of these services please make sure you have to hand your Glasgow 2014 customer reference number (found on your tickets or email correspondence), wheelchair/Easy Access ticket number, along with details of the venue name, date and session you’re visiting.

Find out more

The Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games are now over. This website is closed and for reference purposes only. Some external links may no longer work. For the latest news and information, please visit the Commonwealth Games Federation website.