Getting Around

Glasgow is an easy city to find your way around. Built on a grid system, it’s compact to navigate, either on foot or public transport. 

SPT Travel Centres provide information about all types of travel in the Glasgow & Strathclyde area and Traveline Scotland covers public transport across Scotland. You can download their App here.



The Subway is the easiest way to get around the City Centre and West End of Glasgow. Running every 5 minutes at peak times, it takes just 24 minutes to complete a circuit of the 15 stations. Tickets start from £1.40. 

You can either buy a single ticket or, if you’re here for a few days, you might want to get a Subway Smartcard, which offers the best fares AND you can top up as you go. Download the Glasgow Subway Map here.


Glasgow Central Station links Glasgow by rail to the South. Glasgow Queen Street Station operates routes mainly to Edinburgh & the North. ScotRailhas all the routes and timetables.

The SPT "Roundabout" ticket gives one day unlimited travel by rail and Subway to over 110 stations in the Greater Glasgow area. These tickets can be purchased through ScotRail or SPT Travel Centres and are valid after 09:00 Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and Glasgow public holidays & can be purchased either through ScotRail or SPT Travel Centres.


Glasgow's taxi drivers are some of the friendliest (and most chatty!) in the world! Glasgow Taxis, the distinctive black cabs, operate 5-seater cabs in and around the city. If their yellow light is on they can be flagged down on the street, or alternatively call +44 (0) 141 429 70 70 to book. 

People Make Glasgow Taxis 2


Over the past 10 years, First Bus Glasgow have invested over £100 million in new buses and technology for the Greater Glasgow network and they now operate over 100 routes across the city.


Cycling around Glasgow is a quick, easy and fun way to get see the city! 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.  To get started click here.


Car Hire

If you are looking to rent a car Sixt car hire have car rental stations located at Glasgow airport and within the city centre at Waterloo Street.  

City Sightseeing Bus
City Sightseeing bus tours are a really fun way for children & adults alike to see Glasgow. The open-top buses operate year round from 09:30 until 16:30 and the complete tour lasts 1hr 50mins.

Tickets are valid for 2 consecutive days and you can hop on and hop off as often as you like at any of the 28 stops on route.


David James Chauffeur Drive
Enjoy a tailored sightseeing tour of Scotland's beautiful countryside and vibrant cities with an experienced chauffeur acting as your guide.  David James Chauffeur Drive can also provide a tasty hamper lunch on request and are happy to recommend restaurants and activities to suit your requirements including golf, spas, walking, shooting and fishing.

Little's Chauffeur Driven Leisure Tours
Join your expert driver-guide and discover Scotland from the comfort of your very own private chauffeur driven luxury car. Little's tour designers will create a bespoke itinerary with your 'must see' list in mind. Sit back and let Little's organise anything from a ½ day tour around Glasgow to a three day tour of the Highlands and Islands.