Travel to and in Glasgow

Welcome to Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland.

Travel to Glasgow


There are excellent arrangements for travel from and to Glasgow airport – see the airport website.

  • First 500 Glasgow Shuttle

First’s Glasgow Shuttle provides you with the most direct service between the airport and Glasgow city centre. The service operates up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, and takes approximately 25 minutes. All buses are low-floor for easy accessibility, and have luggage racks and free WiFi access to help you make the most of your journey time. Please visit the First Buses webpage for more information and special offers. Typical rates: single £6; open return £8.50.

  • Taxis

Glasgow Airport taxis are available 24 hours a day to any destination and any distance. Taxi drivers are obliged to meter the entire journey and publish their scale of charges. The approximate fare from Glasgow Airport to Glasgow City Centre is £20.00 - £22.00 as regulated by Renfrewshire Council. The approximate journey time is 15 minutes. Please see the taxi webpage for details. 


  • Trains

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is served by its own railway station which is accessible by a covered walkway to/from the airport. There are three trains an hour between the airport and Glasgow Central station (except on Sunday when there are two an hour) and the journey time is 50 minutes. Trains run throughout the day, typically from 06:00 (09:00 on a Sunday) and 23:00.

  • Buses

There are also frequent bus services between Glasgow city centre (Buchanan Street) and the airport throughout the day. Journey time is 25 minutes. 

  • Taxis

Taxis are available for immediate hire outside the terminal building.  Please refer to the following taxi webpage for details. 

Travel in Glasgow

To help you explore the city and its many attractions during your stay, there is the Conference Rover ticket. An unlimited, flexible pass which makes hopping around the city quick and simple so you can enjoy everything Glasgow has to offer. This transport ticket is available to all delegates of the SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, at the flat price of £5. 


  • Train

Glasgow has the largest rail network in the UK outside London. Glasgow's Central station is connected with every city in the UK, while Queen Street station serves central and northern Scotland. For the best route to the SECC download this map.

Once you're in Glasgow, your journey right to our front door can be completed by train. Trains run to the SECC from the city centre with a journey time of just three minutes.

The Exhibition Centre station is the SECC's own dedicated railway station allowing easy access from the city centre and the suburbs. Six trains an hour (around every 10 minutes) from Central station (Platform 17 is on the lower level) will bring you to Exhibition Centre station in a journey time of just three minutes.

Planning your journey:

- Review ScotRail's latest timetables
- Download the ScotRail app by texting 'ScotRail' to 86688