GETTING TO GLASGOW
ACCESS TO THE CONFERENCE
Glasgow is served by 3 international airports with direct flights from 130 destinations, in addition to offering a well-connected rail network.
Glasgow International Airport
Glasgow Airport is Scotland’s long-haul gateway, with some 30 airlines serving around 100 destinations worldwide. Direct flights from over 100 worldwide destinations including New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. One-stop flights from 12 North American destinations with Icelandair via Reykjavik One-stop flights from 46 destinations in 31 countries with Emirates via Dubai to Glasgow (twice daily) Glasgow Airport is located just 8 miles from the heart of the city and serves as the principal gateway to the West of Scotland. Glasgow Airport connects the city to key locations around the UK, including over 30 flights per day linking London to Glasgow. Airlinks with major scheduled carriers such as Lufthansa and KLM plus United Airlines’ daily service from New York to Glasgow opens up the European and transatlantic gateways. The twice daily service by Emirates links over 100 destinations in Asia, Africa and Australasia to Glasgow.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is south west of the city and is a 45 minute direct train link from Glasgow City Centre.
Edinburgh International Airport
Edinburgh Airport is only 45 minutes from Glasgow. More than 40 airlines serve over 130 destinations with 276 flights inbound and outbound daily. Direct Citylink Air coach from the main terminal every 30 minutes, from 05.30 to 23.30 daily to Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow City Centre.
Glasgow Central Station links Glasgow by rail to all UK cities. There are more than 20 direct trains from London running every day. Glasgow Queen Street Station operates routes mainly to Central and Northern Scotland. Trains leave for and arrive from Edinburgh every 15 minutes.
Average travel time by train from across the UK.
Edinburgh 50 minutes
Manchester 3 hours 30 minutes
Liverpool 3 hours 40 minutes
Birmingham 4 hours
London 4 hours 10 minute
Scotland has an extensive motorway road network. Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh with the M8, England on the M74, Stirling with the M80 and the West Coast of Scotland with the M77. The city’s venues and hotels are comfortably accessed by road and the SECC is located just off the M8 motorway.