Travelling by Air

Glasgow International Airport

Glasgow Prestwick Airport

  • Own rail station

  • Bus service to city centre

  • 22 miles south west of the University

Edinburgh International Airport

  • 42 miles east of the University

  • Bus Service (Citylink Air) direct to Buchanan Street Bus Station in Glasgow


Motorway links provide access to major UK cities. Visit AA Route Planner for directions, travel news and maps.

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). Car parking on the University campus and surrounding area is extremely difficult.

By coach

Buchanan Bus Station is the main terminus for long distance coaches.  Timetables at:

By train

Intercity links to all major cities. Frequent services to Edinburgh (50 minutes) and London (5 hours). There are two city-centre terminals, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central (served by Buchanan St and St Enoch subway stations respectively). Timetables at: