Venue details & travel directions
University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK
Tourist information can be found at www.visitscotland.com
Glasgow, one of Europe's most vibrant, dynamic and stylish cities, has been named the number one UK destination by TripAdvisor® and it has also been named as the third best destination in the UK, in the 2013 Travellers’ Choice Destinations Awards.
Glasgow has excellent transport links with major UK and international cities and is hosting the Commonwealth Games for 2014.
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Today the University is a broad-based, research intensive institution with a global reach. The campus is ideally located in the city centre, and is easily accessible by bus, train, and car or on foot.
Travelling to Glasgow by air is easy. The city enjoys direct access by both international flights and also access from UK 'hub' airports such as London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester. Glasgow International Airport is only 7 miles (11km) from the University, and is just 15 minutes by road via the frequent shuttle bus, rental car or taxi. To plan your journey to and from Glasgow International Airport, or for further information, please visit www.glasgowairport.com. Glasgow is also served by Prestwick Airport with its low cost European connections, which is approximately 22 miles (35km) south west of the University. For further information, please visit www.glasgowprestwick.com.
Glasgow has two main line stations, Central Station and Queen Street Station, both of which are located right at the heart of the city. There are speedy rail links and frequent services to English cities such as London (5 hours), Manchester (3.5 hours) and Liverpool (3.5 hours), along with cross Scotland links to Edinburgh (50 minutes) and the Highlands to name but a few. Timetables at www.travelinescotland.com or www.scotrail.co.uk Once you have arrived in Glasgow and received a delegate badge, you will be eligible to receive a heavily discounted rail card for up to five days. To find out more, please download the PDF.
Glasgow offers well served motorway links to major UK cities. Visit http://m.transportdirect.info/Default.aspx for maps and directions.
From Carlisle, Newcastle and the south, exit M74 on to the M73, joining the M8 at the Old Monkland junction. M8 exits for the University are J18 if travelling from the south, Edinburgh and the north and J19 if coming from Glasgow Airport and the west. Other main routes serving the University include Great Western Road (A82, north of campus), Clydeside Expressway (A814, south) and Byres Road (B808, west).
If travelling using a route planner or sat-nav, please use the following postcode for directions to the University: G12 8QQ.
Car parking is not available on the campus, however, there are numerous car parks and streets to park in within walking distance of the University campus. For example there is free parking along Kelvin Way, pay-and-display in University Avenue and adjoining streets but this is limited.
Alternatively, please visit www.cityparkingglasgow.co.uk for further information around car parks. The nearest car park to the University is Lilybank Car Park (G12 8SA) which is a 24 hour, 106 space car park just off Byers Road at Glasgow University
Black taxi cabs can be picked up at most times in the University area and the city centre. You can also phone for a black taxi cab on +44(0)141 429 7070.
Further travel information can be found on the University of Glasgow website.
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