Glasgow Transport Guide

Published on 11th January 2016

At Dreamhouse we know visiting a new city can be a daunting experience. We’re here to help, not only by providing tailored and seamless accommodation solutions in your home away from home, but also by giving you some useful information for your stay.

Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, certainly gives you plenty of space and countless opportunities to explore, and a number of ways in which to do so. In order to make your trip as smooth as possible, we have created a transport guide to help you get around in Glasgow.

Taxi

If you’re looking for convenience, friendly drivers and plenty of luggage space, Glasgow Taxis are the way to go. These distinctive black cabs can be flagged down from the street (as long as their light’s on) or contacted via phone on 0141 429 7070.

Bus

A more cost-efficient form of travel, buses run regularly and First Bus, the largest bus operator in Scotland, now run services on over 100 routes in Glasgow.

Subway

If you’re sticking to the Centre and the West End, the Subway is by far the easiest and most budget-friendly way to get around. Running every five minutes at peak times, the subway takes around 25 minutes to complete a full circuit of the 15 stops.

Bike

If the Scottish weather will allow it, renting a bike is a wonderful way to get around in Glasgow. Nextbike are open 24/7 and rent out bikes from multiple locations across the city. GearBikes also offer bike hire services and are situated in the heart of Glasgow’s West End.

Walking

This may seem like an obvious choice when getting to know a new city, but Glasgow City Council have made it even easier with their Walking App. This not only helps you plan your journey, it gives information about the area you’re exploring.

Train

The ScotRail website provides information about all services including timetable, journey duration and booking information. Glasgow has two main train stations, with Glasgow Central mainly operating routes to the South and Glasgow Queen Street primarily connecting to the North and Edinburgh.

City Sightseeing Bus

If you have a spare day to discover Glasgow, the City Sightseeing open top, double decker buses run regularly from 9.30am to 4.30 pm. A fun way to see the best Glasgow has to offer, visitors can jump on and off as they please, picking and choosing from the 21 stops.

For some ideas on what to do, where to eat and how to enjoy the real Glasgow, have a look at our recent post Glorious Glasgow. After a day of exploration, get comfortable in your home away from home; browse our Glasgow apartments in Blythswood, City Centre and West End.

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