Getting Around Glasgow & beyond
The fifteen stations of the Subway are distributed over a 10 km circuit of the West End and City Centre, with eight
stations north of the River Clyde and seven to the south. There are two lines: an Outer Circle running clockwise and
an Inner Circle running anticlockwise.
Greater Glasgow has an extensive local rail network and the city has two National / Mainline stations - Queen Street
and Glasgow Central.
Queen Street - trains to the north (Stirling, Perth, Inverness), north-east (Dundee, Aberdeen) and north-west (Oban,
Fort William). Oban & Fort William trains also serve stations on Loch Lomond (Balloch, Ardlui and Tarbet). Trains to
Edinburgh (Haymarket & Waverley) depart from Queen Street every 15 or 30 minutes depending upon time of day.
(NB - Travel out with peak hours is significantly cheaper).
Glasgow Central – trains heading south (Dumfries), south-west (Ayrshire), west (Greenock & Inverclyde) and to the
Clyde Valley (for New Lanark). There is also a Glasgow Central to Edinburgh service but journey times tend to be
longer than the Queen St service.
The apartment is so central and public transport (Subway / Buses / Trains) so extensive in Glasgow that you really
should never need to use a taxi.
However, if you do decide to take a taxi they will be plentiful on West George Street and Renfield Street as both are
en route to the main Taxi Rank at Central Station (Gordon Street).
Taxi fares in Glasgow are relatively cheap compared to many British cities though beware that if you’re travelling
outside the City, there may be a Boundary Charge.