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The Scottish Event Campus is located just outside Glasgow city centre in the west-end. The campus is accessible by numerous transport options.

Car Parking

The SEC (Scottish Event Campus) is conveniently situated for motorists, just off the M8 motorway and with plenty of parking.

Leave the M8 at junction 19 and join the westbound Clydeside Expressway (A814). Westbound on the Expressway (A814) take the cut off for the campus. Turn left at traffic lights and take the right lane to access multi-storey parking. View a map and directions.

Scotland has an extensive motorway network. Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh by the M8 and England via the M74. The M80 connects Stirling to Glasgow, while the M77 connects us to the west coast of Scotland.

Traffic Scotland provides up to date traffic and roadworks information.

Our postcode for your satnav is G3 8YW.

The multi-storey is operated by City Parking LLP. A map and directions are here. Parking is free of charge until further notice.

Further information is available from the operator’s website.

The multi-storey has a height restriction of 2m. Drivers with vehicles over 2m should report to the Gatehouse to the west of the campus (accessed via Stobcross Road) in the first instance and you will be directed to an available space.

Please note that residential parking cannot be accommodated at the SEC.

Rail

Our venues are partnered with Abellio ScotRail, who operate more than 90% of passenger services in Scotland and are the country’s largest transport operator – with the figure of 92.5 million passenger journeys in 2014/15.

  • Glasgow is well connected by train from across the UK.
  • Glasgow Central station links Glasgow to every UK city.
  • Glasgow Queen Street station operates routes mainly to central and northern Scotland.

The main UK train companies operating in Scotland are:

Planning Your Journey

There are more than 20 direct trains per day from London. Direct trains from Edinburgh run every 15 minutes on weekdays. 

Scotrail is the main operator in Scotland and has information on the West Highland Line, the North Highland Line and Caledonian Sleepers (overnight trains from Scotland to London). Check ScotRail’s latest timetables or download the ScotRail app by texting ‘ScotRail’ to 86688.

Once in the city centre, the SEC is a three-minute train ride from Glasgow Central. If you arrive at Queen Street, you’ll need to walk or get a bus to Central to continue your journey by train.

The SEC has its own dedicated railway station – Exhibition Centre – allowing easy access from the city centre and suburbs. There are six trains an hour (around every 10 minutes) from Glasgow Central station, departing from Platform 17 (low level).

Strathclyde Passenger Transport operates the Glasgow Subway providing quick and convenient connections from 15 points across the city (the St. Enoch stop is a few minutes’ walk from Central Station for onward transfer to the campus).

Accessibility Access

On disembarking at the Exhibition Centre, a lift is available to take you to street level. A covered walkway connects the station to the campus.

Bus Service

Coach operators run services to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station from throughout the UK.

Visit Traveline Scotland for details

The Riversider 100 service operates from George Square in Glasgow city centre directly to the SEC. The timetable for this service is available here.

Service X19 Route Update – NHS Louisa Jordan

The X19 will now serve NHS Louisa Jordan every 10 minutes.

You can view the updated X19 timetable here.

For further information on this updated service, visit the Stagecoach Service Update page here.

Taxi Service

There is a Glasgow Taxis pick-up and drop-off point outside The SSE Hydro.

There are several taxi ranks throughout the city including at Buchanan Bus Station, Queen Street and Central stations and most large hotels.

The distinctive black cabs can accommodate five or six people. If their yellow light is on you can flag them down on the street. Alternatively, you can call +44 (0) 141 429 70 70 or visit the Glasgow Taxis website to book. Our address for the online taxi booking form is SEC, Glasgow, G3 8YW.

An average journey from the city centre will cost around £7. All Glasgow Taxi drivers are enhanced disclosure checked.

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Glasgow is linked to the National Cycle Network and has designated cycle lanes on many roads.

The SEC is accessible via many cycle lanes and paths including one particularly picturesque route that runs alongside the River Clyde.

For further details visit the Sustrans website.

A covered cycle rack is located in the Scottish Event Campus between the SEC Centre and the SEC Armadillo.

Bike Hire

The city has a popular bike hire scheme similar to London. Nextbike Glasgow has 170 bikes for hire in 31 locations, available 24/7. You can rent a bike via nextbike’s Android / iPhone App by the on-bike computer, or by phoning +44 (0) 20 816 69851. Rental starts at £1 for the first 30 minutes.

Visit Cycling Scotland for more information about cycling in Scotland.

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Travel by Plane / Air

Glasgow is served by three international airports, with connections across the world. There are over 45 flights from London a day.

Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport (GLA) serves most major international airlines. It’s located 8 miles (13km) west of the city.

  • Currently 28 daily services to London.
  • Direct flights from North America with United Airlines & US Airways
  • Direct flights from Canada with Air Transat
  • Direct flights from Dubai with Emirates
  • One-stop flights from North America with Icelandair

www.glasgowairport.com

Glasgow Prestwick Airport

(PIK) is 32 miles (51km) southwest of the city. It’s a main base for Ryanair and serves European destinations.

  • Great flight times
  • Quick, hassle free check-in
  • 50% discount on rail travel to/from anywhere in Scotland
  • Our own railway station
  • Low cost on-site parking

www.glasgowprestwick.com

Edinburgh Airport

(EDI) is 39 miles (63km) from Glasgow and serves most major international airlines. 

www.edinburghairport.com

You can get to Glasgow from the airport by bus, taxi or train. Journey times are around 30 minutes in normal traffic.

Scottish Citylink provides direct bus services from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station every 30 minutes. Alternatively you can catch a bus or taxi to Edinburgh Haymarket and then catch a train to Glasgow Queen Street Station. Low levels trains from nearby Glasgow Central station take you to the Exhibition Centre stop.

Lothian Buses provides public transport to Edinburgh Airport with the Airlink100 express bus from Edinburgh city centre as well as local bus services. A night bus, the N22, also runs between Waverley station and the airport.

Glasgow Queen Street station provides the main rail link between Glasgow and Edinburgh, with eight direct services per hour on weekdays.

Once in Glasgow, the SEC is a 10-minute cab ride from Queen Street, or a short train ride from Glasgow Central (five minutes’ walk from Queen Street). 

Travel by Foot

Glasgow is a very walkable and easy to navigate city.

The Clyde Walkway runs right past the SEC, providing an invigorating start to day time events, or a scenic stroll to night-time happenings.

There are two foot bridges, which cross the Clydeside Express Way (dual carriageway connecting the west end to Glasgow city centre) at both the front and rear of the campus.

Three pedestrian bridges traverse the River Clyde near the SEC. Bells Bridge and the Millenium Bridge connect the campus to the Science Centre and BBC while, a little further east, the Clyde Arc (affectionately known as the ‘Squinty Bridge’) carries both vehicles and pedestrians.

Ferries Serving Scotland 

  • Caledonian MacBrayne - Run numerous services between the Inner and Outer Hebrides and mainland Scotland.
  • Pentland Ferries  - Serving Stromness in the Orkney islands.
  • NorthLink Ferries  - Offers daily services between both Orkney (Kirkwall) and Shetland and ports in northeast Scotland.

Ferry Crossings from Northern Ireland to Scotland 

  • Stena Line - Stena Line runs up to six daily crossings between Belfast and Cairnryan in southwest Scotland. The crossing takes 2¼ hours. Transport from Cairnryan to Glasgow is provided by Scottish Citylink or a shuttle bus can take passengers to Stranraer railway station, which offers an hourly service to Ayr.

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