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Getting to Glasgow

By Rail

Glasgow is well served by rail services from cities throughout the UK.  There are 20 direct trains per day from London.  Glasgow Central Station links the city to all the major cities in the UK and is located a 10-minute walk from the Hilton, closely located for the majority of city centre hotels.  Glasgow Queen Street Station is less than a mile from the Hilton and links the city to Central and Northern Scotland.

Further information can be found at: www.nationalrail.co.uk

By Road

Scotland has an extensive motorway road network.  Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh with the M8, England on the M74, Stirling and the North with the M80 and the West Coast of Scotland with the M77.

The city’s venues and hotels are comfortably accessed by road and the Hilton Glasgow is located just off the M8 motorway.

Hilton Glasgow offers secure onsite car parking, which is charged by the hour. Residents of the hotel can benefit from our special 24-hour rate of £12.00 per car. Hourly charges will apply to non-residents (£4.50 for the first hour and £1.00 per hour thereafter).

By Air

Glasgow is serviced by two International Airports – Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

Glasgow International Airport (GLA) has direct links to many European and International cities.  Many flights are also available via London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports, which in turn have direct flights to numerous cities worldwide. Many airlines, including low-cost options, fly into Glasgow International Airport.  The airport is 13km from the city centre, which can be reached by bus or taxi. 

First’s Glasgow Shuttle provides you with the most direct service between the airport and Glasgow city centre.  Service 500 leaves from Stance 1 outside the terminal building.  The service operates up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, and takes approximately 25 minutes.  A single journey costs £7.50* and an open return (within 28 days) is £10.00*. 

Glasgow Airport Taxi Services have a fleet of cars available 24/7 outside domestic arrivals.  All the cars have disabled access and can take credit card transactions.  A taxi from the airport to the city centre will cost approximately £20.00.


Glasgow Prestwick International Airport (PIK) is serviced by Ryanair low cost airline. The Airport is located 48 km from Glasgow city centre, a drive of approximately 45 minutes.  There are regular train and bus services connecting the airport and the city centre. It costs £8.00/£16.00* for a single or return journey by train from Prestwick Airport to Glasgow Cental and £6.00/£11.20* for a single or return journey on the X77 bus service into Glasgow city centre.


It is also possible to fly to Edinburgh International Airport, which is approximately 65 km, an hour’s drive from Glasgow city centre.  A regular bus service links Edinburgh Airport to Haymarket train station in Edinburgh city centre.  There is a frequent train service from Haymarket Station to Glasgow Queen Street Station in the city centre (journey time, approximately 50 minutes). The trains run every 15 - 30 minutes and cost approximatelt £13.00 for a single journey. It is cheaper to travel at off-peak times, between the hours of 0915 and 1630.


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