Travel and Accommodation

The event will take place at the main campus of the University of Glasgow.

How to get here

By plane

Glasgow International Airport is located approximately 8 miles from the University. From the airport take bus service 77 to the West End of Glasgow, which stops near the University. By black taxi the fare to the West End is approximately £20 and if you choose private hire the cost is approximately £12.

Glasgow Prestwick is located approximately 30 miles to the southwest of the city and there are bus and train connections to the city centre.

Alternatively, you can fly to Edinburgh Airport. You may then take a CityLink bus which directly connects the terminal with Buchanan Bus Station.

By train

Trains arrive regularly into Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street from Edinburgh (50 mins) and London (5 hours).

By car

The University’s postcode for maps and sat-navs is G12 8QQ. You may check Google Maps for an overview of the area.

Please note that car parking inside the campus is not allowed and parking in the surrounding West End area can be extremely difficult. If you plan to come by car it may be better to find accommodation which also offers some parking space.

The Subway

Glasgow operates a single subway line that runs in a circle. The University lies close to the Hillhead station at the West End while Buchanan and St Enoch stations are at the city centre. Ticket prices are shown here.


Black cabs are almost always available and you can pick one on the street as needed. You can also book by phone: 0141 4297070

Private hire is cheaper but not always immediately available, depending on how busy it is at the time. You can only book by phone: 0141 557 1110

Where to stay

The University of Glasgow is close to a number of hotels and guest rooms. Although we are not affiliated with any, you may want to check some of the following – listed in no particular order.

Belhaven Hotel: 15 Belhaven Terrace, G12 OTG. 0141 339 3222.

Heritage Hotel Glasgow: 4 Alfred Terrace, G12 8RF. 0141 339 6955.

Hilton Grosvenor: 1-10 Grosvenor Terrace, Great Western Road, G12 0TA. 0141 339 8811.

Lorne Hotel: 923 Sauchiehall Street, G3 7TQ. 0141 330 1555.

Amadeus Guesthouse Glasgow: 411 North Woodside Road, G20 6NN. 0141 339 8257.

The Clifton Hotel Glasgow: 26-27 Buckingham Terrace, G12 8ED. 0141 334 8080.

Kelvin Hotel: 15 Buckingham Terrace, G12 8EB. 0141 339 7143.

Albion Hotel: 405-407 North Woodside Road, G20 6NN. 0141 339 8620.

Lomond Hotel: 6 Buckingham Terrace, G12 8EB. 0141 339 2339.

Glasgow Youth Hostel (SYHA): 7-8 Park Terrace, G3 6BY. 0141 332 3004.

You can find accommodation further away, in which case you may want to stay near a subway station. Hillhead is the closest station to the University.

The international phone code for the United Kingdom is 0044, so to call Glasgow from outside the UK you should dial: 0044 141 xxxxxxx