There are two main national railway stations in the centre of Glasgow – Glasgow Central and Queen Street.
There are direct trains from Glasgow Central to London Euston and trains via Edinburgh to London Kings Cross. The direct service takes around 4 hours 30 minutes.
Queen Street station serves the east and north of Scotland (Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Stirling and notably a service to Edinburgh every fifteen minutes.) Some trains to/from Edinburgh arrive at Central Station which serves the east and south.
From Queen Street Railway Station our campus is a 15 minute walk or you can hire a Next Bike and cycle. From Central Railway Station it’s about a 20 minute walk, there are also Next Bikes available for hire. You can catch a bus (the 38 or 57) from Hope Street, just outside Central station which will get you to campus for around £2.50. Taxis from these stations will cost about £7.
You can find information on train times the National Rail website. The cost of travelling by train can be reduced by booking in advance - and by making the most of the savings offered by a Student Railcard.
From the south (M74/M73) or the north (M80), join the M8 (Glasgow). Leave it at junction 15, signposted Cathedral, go straight ahead on Stirling Road to the T–junction, and turn left into Cathedral Street.
There is some parking at the University for visitors and there are also many public car parks in the city centre.
Because of our city centre location, there is no reserved parking on campus. It may be possible to arrange parking in the University car park. If you would like to do this, please call +44 (0) 141 548 3333.
Parking in the city centre
There are plenty of car parks throughout Glasgow city centre ranging in price depending on location and security. The National Car Park in Montrose Street is closest to the campus and the Buchanan Galleries multi-storey car park is just a five minute walk away.
You can sail from Belfast and Larne in Northern Ireland to Cairnryan on the west coast of Scotland. From Cairnryan, the drive is approximately two hours to Glasgow. Take the A77.
Fly into Glasgow International Airport with a wide range of airlines, including British Airways, Easyjet and Flybe. Ryanair operates flights from Prestwick International Airport, which is around 30 miles from the city centre. Many airlines also fly into Edinburgh Airport.
First 500 Glasgow Shuttle bus departs from Stance 1 approximately every 10 minutes for Buchanan Street Bus Station. This is the closest stop to our campus. It's about a 10 minute walk.
Secure bike racks are available across the Strathclyde Campus for you to store your bike while at lectures or visiting. Take a look at our Campus Map for more information on locations.
Glasgow Next Bikes are available to rent from as little as £1 for 30 minutes and ebikes are available to rent for £2 per 20 minutes. Strathclyde students and staff can get a £30 membership where all journeys under 30 minutes are free! Find out more on the Next Bike website.
There are three forms of public transport in Glasgow - buses, trains and the subway. Find out all you need to know about them at on the SPT website.
The train network runs all across Scotland. Find out more about where you can go on the ScotRail website.