Glasgow Transportation


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  • Glasgow Transportation

    Glasgow has a diverse network of public transport services for both residents and visitors alike. You will enjoy the fact that there are many deals on rail and bus fares allowing you to hop on and off various buses and trains around Glasgow. Strathclyde Passenger Transport (SPT) operates 12 Travel centres for Glasgow public transport enquiries and tickets. Call Buchanan bus station on 0141 333 3708 ( 0900-1700 weekdays)and they will offer details of your nearest centre.
    Glasgow Trains
     Glasgow city has two main train stations,
    1. Glasgow Central connects Glasgow with the South, and is dubbed the gateway to England and the rest of the UK. The station offers public toilets, eating places, car parking, shopping and accommodation.
    2. Queen Street connects Glasgow to the North of Scotland, and Edinburgh. The station offers public toilets, eating places and car parking and shopping. You can get rail information from National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.
    Glasgow Underground
    Glasgow Underground is famously known as the Clockwork Orange. The Glasgow underground operates a circular route around the city linking the south side and west end with the city centre. The  underground is the quickest and most effective way of getting around the centre of the city You can get more details by phoning 0141 333 3708.

    Glasgow Buses
     The First group operate a network of frequent local bus routes around Glasgow city and nearby towns. They are also the largest bus company in Scotland with over 1000 buses and maintains 118 routes. The ticket prices are good if you are intending to hop around the city, here are some of the best deals.
    • All Day - Unlimited travel till 1am. This ticket is great for hopping on and off First buses to various destinations in the city all for just £3.75 All Week - This ticket offers unlimited travel for 7 consecutive days from only £16.00.
    • They also operate services to great destinations such as Balloch and Helensburgh.
    • During the Easter holidays, summer holidays and late summer through to the September weekend, the X7 M&D's Express service runs from Buchanan Bus Station to the busy M&D's theme park.
    • First's EventLink services connects fans with the major events at both Hampden and the SECC. Service 707 covers the SECC with services 731 and 775 covering Hampden.
    Multi Ticket Bargains
    1. Daytripper Ticket - Ideal for families, this ticket provides unlimited travel throughout Strathclyde for one day by train, underground, most bus and some ferry routes for groups of 2 adults and up to 4 children or 1 adult and up to 2 children. For more information call SPT.
    2. Discovery Ticket - Allows unlimited travel by underground for one day. Valid after 0930 Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. Discovery Tickets can be bought from any underground station, vouchers are available from SPT travel centres which should be exchanged for a ticket at an underground station. All tickets £3.50 When you purchase a Discovery ticket, you will be given a leaflet containing a full colour map of the Subway route, including street names and the locations of rail and bus stations, SPT travel centres and tourist information centres. The map also shows the locations of over 70 visitor attractions, to help you plan your day of Discovery.
    3. Roundabout Ticket - Allows unlimited train travel around Glasgow and surrounding towns as well as on the underground. Valid Monday-Friday after 0900, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays all day. Roundabout adult £3.50, Roundabout child £1.75. Roundabout tickets can be obtained from staffed railway stations within the area covered by the ticket and SPT travel centres.
    4. The Mackintosh Trail Ticket (£16), gives you unlimited travel on the SPT Subway and First's bus services in Glasgow after 09:30am. It also includes entry to all participating Mackintosh attractions in and around Glasgow. Charles Rennie Mackintosh attractions include:
    • The Hill House, Helensburgh (seasonal)
    • Ruchill Church Hall (seasonal)
    • The Mackintosh Church
    • The Mackintosh House at the Hunterian Art Gallery and Museum
    • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
    • The Willow Tea Rooms
    • The Glasgow School of Art
    • Martyr's Public School (by appointment)
    • The Lighthouse
    • House for an Art Lover
    • Scotland Street School Museum
    • Daily Record Building (external viewing)
    The ticket includes the admission fee (where applicable) to all Mackintosh buildings.
    Glasgow By Car
    Glasgow is laid out on a grid and much of the city centre follows a one way system. There is plenty of multi-storey car parks. On street parking is available with payments made via meters. Beware the wardens work like clockwork ..if you don't pay your looking at a £60 pound fine. Most of the major car rental companies are in the city and at the airport. A great local firm is Boulevard Self Drive, who typically offer the most competitive rental prices in Glasgow.

    Glasgow Taxi
    The Black hack is typical in Glasgow but there are also many private firms dispersed throughout the city. A typical fare from the airport to Glasgow city centre will cost on average about £19.00.

    Glasgow Airports
    Glasgow is served by two international airports and a seaplane terminal
    1.Glasgow International Airport is the largest and deals the majority of Glasgow's air traffic.
    2.Glasgow Prestwick International Airport is located in South Ayrshire
    3.Glasgow Seaplane Terminal is located on the River Clyde, in the city centre.


    Airlines flying from the UK to Glasgow

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