Travelling to Glasgow

A guide to the different ways of getting to Glasgow.

Here is some advice about how to travel to Glasgow – see the getting to the venue page for information about how to reach the venue once you're in Glasgow.


Try these websites for travel directions from wherever you're coming from (your destination postcode for the venue is G4 0BA):

    the AA


Glasgow is served by:

    the West Coast Main Line and Cross-Country services (operated by Virgin) – direct trains from stations including London Euston, Birmingham, Bristol, Penzance, Plymouth, Bournemouth (typical fare – Virgin Apex return £46 from Birmingham New Street)
    East Coast Main Line services (operated by GNER) – direct trains from London Kings Cross, Peterborough, York, Darlington, Newcastle (typical fare – 2x GNER Standard Advance 1 Singles £27 from London Kings Cross)
    Sleeper services (operated by First Scotrail) – overnight trains from London Euston and Watford Junction, with sleeping berths and seated accommodation (typical fares – Apex return in twin berth £89 from London Euston, seated £40 return)
    Services from around Scotland (operated by First Scotrail) (typical fare – Apex return £19.50 from Aberdeen)

There are two main stations in the city centre. If you are travelling by First Scotrail from Edinburgh or stations to the north of Glasgow, you will arrive at Glasgow Queen Street station. Otherwise, all services (including all trains from England) terminate at Glasgow Central.


Long-distance bus services to Glasgow are operated by:

    Megabus – direct from London and Manchester, as well as Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Inverness and Perth (book up to 6 weeks in advance – typical fare £4.50 return from London)
    National Express – direct from cities including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Sheffield, Liverpool and Leeds (typical fare – Economy Apex Return £38 from Sheffield)
    Scottish Citylink – from towns across Scotland (typical fare – Apex Return £16 from Inverness)

All long-distance buses go to Buchanan Bus Station, which is adjacent to the BiCon venue.


There are two airports within easy travelling distance of Glasgow:

    Glasgow Airport – direct services from the following UK and Irish airports: Barra, Belfast City, Belfast International, Benbecula, Birmingham, Bristol, Campbeltown, Cardiff, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Exeter, Inverness, Islay, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kirkwall, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Londonderry, Manchester, Norwich, Southampton, Stornoway, Sumburgh and Tiree
    Prestwick Airport – direct services from Bournemouth, Donegal, Dublin, London Stansted and Shannon

Typical cheapest return fares for 13th – 17th July (including taxes etc):

    bmibaby London Heathrow to Glasgow £58.70
    British Airways London Gatwick to Glasgow £66.10
    Ryanair London Stansted to Prestwick £31.94
    Easyjet London Luton to Glasgow £41.98
    British Airways Southampton to Glasgow £49.50
    Ryanair Dublin to Prestwick €43.40

    Skyscanner – fare comparison website.

(underlined names of services / companies were links, but these have been removed)