Getting there

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) is located just outside Glasgow city centre in the west end.

The campus is accessible by numerous transport options.

By car

Scotland has an extensive motorway network. Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh by the M8 and England via the M74. The M80 connects Stirling to Glasgow, while the M77 connects us to the west coast of Scotland.

The SEC is conveniently situated for motorists, just off the M8 motorway and with plenty of parking.

The venue postcode for your satnav is G3 8YW.

From Edinburgh, the North and the South

Leave the M8 at junction 19 and join the westbound Clydeside Expressway (A814). Westbound on the Expressway (A814) take the cut off for the campus. Turn left at traffic lights and take the right lane to access multi-storey parking

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By train

Glasgow is well connected by trains from across the UK. Glasgow Central station links Glasgow to every UK city. Glasgow Queen Street station operates routes mainly to central and norther Scotland.

Once in the city centre, the SEC is a three-minute train ride from Glasgow Central. If you arrive at Queen Street, you’ll need to walk or get a bus to Central to continue your journey by train.

The SEC has its own dedicated railway station – Exhibition Centre – allowing easy access from the city centre and suburbs. There are six trains an hour (around every 10 minutes) from Glasgow Central station, departing from Platform 17 (low level).

By subway

Strathclyde Passenger Transport operates the Glasgow Subway providing quick and convenient connections from 15 points across the city (the St. Enoch stop is a few minutes’ walk from Central Station for onward transfer to the campus). An adult single fare is £1.55 and an all-day ticket is £3.

By air

Glasgow is served by three international airports. Glasgow Airport (GLA) serves most major international airlines and is located 8 miles west of the city. Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) is 32 miles southwest of the city, is the main base for Ryanair and serves European destinations. Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 39 miles from Glasgow and serves most major international airlines. 

From Glasgow Airport, airport buses run to the city centre up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, and take approximately 25 minutes. In addition, the 747 AirLink service operates via Renfrew, Braehead, Partick, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Charing Cross and the city centre. For more information on times and fares visit Scottish Citylink.

Alternatively, you can get a taxi located right outside the terminal building to the conference venue, which takes around 15 mins.

From Glasgow Prestwick Airport, there are three trains per hour on weekdays and the journey to Glasgow Central Station takes around 50 minutes. Alternatively, the X77 Express Bus service operates between the Airport Terminal and Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station from 06:25 – 22:40 daily, taking around one hour. A single fare is £6.30 and tickets are available to buy on the bus. For more details visit the Stagecoach website. Once in the city centre, the SEC is a five-minute taxi or short train ride from Glasgow Central station.

From Edinburgh Airport,

You can get to Glasgow from the airport by bus, taxi or train. Journey times are around 45 minutes in normal traffic.

Scottish Citylink provides direct bus services from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can catch a bus or taxi to Edinburgh Haymarket and then catch a train to Glasgow Queen Street Station. Low level trains from nearby Glasgow Central station take you to the Exhibition Centre stop.

Lothian Buses provides public transport to Edinburgh Airport with the Airlink100 express bus from Edinburgh city centre as well as local bus services. A night bus, the N22, also runs between Waverley station and the airport.

Glasgow Queen Street station provides the main rail link between Glasgow and Edinburgh, with eight direct services every hour on weekdays.

Once in Glasgow, the SEC is a 10-minute cab ride from Queen Street, or a short train ride from Glasgow Central (five minutes’ walk from Queen Street).  

By taxi 

An average taxi journey from Glasgow city centre to the SEC is a short 5-minute ride and will cost around £7. There is a Glasgow Taxis pick-up and drop-off point outside the venue. 

By bus

Coach operators run services to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station from throughout the UK.

The Riversider 100 service operates from George Square in Glasgow city centre directly to the SEC. The timetable for this service is available here. The X19 Stagecoach service also operates near to conference venue, stopping on Finnieston Street only a few minutes’ walk from the venue. You can find the timetable here

Plan your journey by train or bus here.


There is an onsite multi-storey carpark located at conference venue. A map and directions are here.

Onsite pay machines are on the ground floor, or level 2 (walkway level) of the car park. Payment can be made by cash or credit/debit card on arrival or before departure.

Tariff Rates in the multi-storey Monday to Sunday are:

  • 0-1 hour £5.50
  • 1-12 hours £11
  • 12-13 hours £16
  • 13-24 Hours £22

The carpark has a height restriction of 2m. Drivers with vehicles over 2m should report to the Gatehouse to the west of the campus (accessed via Stobcross Road) in the first instance and you will be directed to an available space.

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