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Getting to 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

By road


For real time travel information on all of Scotland’s trunk roads, including cross-border information to the North of England, visit Traffic Scotland, or access it via the Traveline Scotland app. For information on Scotland’s trunk road network visitTransport Scotland.

Read more about travelling by car to the games. 

By air


Glasgow Airport serves most major international airlines and there are currently 28 daily services to London. The First 500 shuttle bus service runs from the airport to Glasgow city centre up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, and takes approximately 25 minutes. The First 747 Airlink service runs from the airport to Glasgow city centre via Braehead Shopping Centre and Partick Interchange.

Partick Interchange serves a number of areas in Glasgow via rail, subway and bus connections. Details of all airport shuttle links can be found on the Glasgow Airport Bus and Coaches page. Glasgow Airport also has an SPT Travel Desk, located at Domestic Arrivals, where staff can provide you with details of buses and taxis.

Read more about travelling by air. 

By rail


ScotRail has announced that it will provide additional late - night rail services during the Games to:

Airdrie, Ardrossan, Ayr, Balloch, Barrhead, Cumbernauld, Dalmuir, Dumbarton, Dunblane, East Kilbride, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Gourock, Hamilton, Helensburgh, Kilmarnock, Lanark, Largs, Larkhall, Milngavie, Motherwell, Neilston, Newton, Paisley, Perth, Stirling and Wemyss Bay.

Read more about travelling by rail. 

By sea


Stenaline runs up to six ferry services between Cairnryan and Belfast every day and the approximate crossing time is two hours and 15 minutes. Travel from Cairnryan to Glasgow is provided by Scottish Citylink or a shuttle bus can take passengers to Stranraer railway station which offers an hourly service to Ayr.

Read more about travelling by sea. 

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