Public transport

Being a city centre campus, the University has excellent public transport links.


Smart Travel

Following completion of a joint interoperability improvement project between Scottish public transport operators, all 16 types of travel smartcards can now be used between transport modes in Scotland.

While contactless debit card or mobile payment is used for single or return journeys on many transport modes across Scotland, smartcards can currently allow for more complicated ticketing products such as weekly or monthly passes.

The improvement aims to make the process for people who use smart ticketing on public transport easier and reduce the number of plastic smartcards produced for smart ticketing travel.

More information is available on the Smart Travel website.

Planning your journey

Traveline offers a simple way to plan your journey to and from the University. You can download the app for on-the-go planning.

SPT also provides information on public transport options.


First Bus in Greater Glasgow

First Bus is the main bus operator in Glasgow. There are a number of bus stops on campus, connecting all sides of the city.

Bus stops and services around the campus are available on Google Maps.

The following links offer various information on the services provided:


Under 22s Free Bus Travel

Bus is one of the safest, healthiest and greenest ways of getting about, and for people in Scotland under 22 it’s now free!

From 31 January 2022, if you live in Scotland and are 5-21 years old you are eligible for a card giving you free bus travel. Children and young people aged 5−21 years old will need a new or replacement National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC) before hopping on board. Previously issued cards will not allow access to the scheme.

You can apply for a new or replacement card at the website: Get Your NEC.

A full guide to the scheme, with FAQs and instructions on how to apply can be found at Transport Scotland - Under 22s Free Bus Travel


Staff First Bus commuter travel club

University has teamed up with First Bus so staff can get a discount on bus travel. Buying a bus ticket through this scheme gives you unlimited travel within your chosen area and you can use it for getting to work and at weekends.

There is no cost to join but you will need to sign up online to a monthly payment taken by Direct Debit.

Benefits include:

To join the Commuter Travel Club and purchase your ticket you need to:          


Glasgow Subway

The nearest Subway station is Buchanan Street, which services West and South West of Glasgow. Some stations also offer Park and Ride facilities, suitable when travelling from further destinations.

The following links offer various information on the services provided:



Strathclyde University is seviced by a number of nearby train stations, including Queen Street, Central, Argyle Street and High Street. ScotRail is Scotland's main train operator, providing connections in and around Scotland as well as the UK.

The following links offer various information on the services provided: