Getting around Glasgow by Taxi with Glasgow Taxis
Nobody knows Glasgow like Glasgow Taxis.
With over 800 licensed taxis on the city’s roads 24 hours a day, every day of the year, you’ll always get friendly service. All the drivers are trained and certified to the highest standards and can always be relied on for a bit of the Glasgow banter!
Ranks can be found across the city or black cabs can be hailed from the street.
Getting around Glasgow on Foot
Glasgow is a pedestrian-friendly city, with many pedestrianised streets and pavements throughout.
You can easily explore the city on foot, and the River Clyde has several footbridges.
Walking from the city centre (Buchanan Street) to the heart of Merchant City takes about 12 minutes.
It’s also a pleasant walk to walk from the heart of the city centre to Byres Road via Kelvingrove Park in the west end, which takes around 30 minutes.
Getting around Glasgow by Subway
Hop on the Glasgow Subway to reach many of Glasgow’s best attractions. The easy-to-navigate subway is the third oldest subway system in the world and serves the city centre and surrounding neighbourhoods.
The subway runs between 06:30-23:15 every day except Sunday, when it operates between 10:00-17:50. Trains are typically every 4-8 minutes and there are two lines, Inner and Outer. Each line calls at all stops and a complete circle takes approximately 24 minutes.
Single, return and all-day tickets are available.
Getting around Glasgow by Bus
Glasgow is served by three main bus operators: First, McGill’s and Stagecoach. A variety of single, return, day or week passes are available.
Buchanan Bus Station is the main bus terminus in Glasgow, Scotland.
Buses run from the city centre to all major surrounding airports, with First Bus service 500 running 24 hours a day between Glasgow Airport and Buchanan Bus Station.
Another great way to get around Glasgow is with City Sightseeing Tours who provide a hop-on, hop-off service to all Glasgow’s main tourist attractions.
Getting around Glasgow by Train
Scotrail trains run from Glasgow to the surrounding areas throughout the day.
Glasgow City Centre is connected via two main train stations, Glasgow Central Station and Glasgow Queen Street.
Tickets can be purchased online or from machines at the station using cash or card payments.
Getting around Glasgow by Bike
Glasgow is home to a public bike hire scheme, operated by Nextbike.
Rental starts at £1 for the first 30 minutes and there are over 43 locations throughout the city.
There are multiple cycle routes in Glasgow, more information can be found here.