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Getting around Glasgow by metro, bus, taxi, car. Info, timetable, tickets

Getting around Glasgow

After London, the Scottish city boasts the largest public transport network in the UK. By public transport, it is possible to move around Glasgow and move between the center, the suburbs and the surrounding areas.


For the center of Glasgow you can easily move on foot. Many are the sidewalks and the city lends itself easily to pleasant walks.
Furthermore, along the Clyde River, you will find numerous pedestrian bridges.


In the city, and particularly in the downtown streets, you can easily rent a bike, and set off to explore Glasgow.
With clear and transparent tariffs, and a system very similar to that adopted by many cities, Nextbike is one of the benchmarks of the sector.
You register at one of the authorized points, choosing the most suitable rate; subsequently, with your own card you can rent the bike at one of the points located in the city, up to use. Later, you can bring it back to any enabled location in the city.
For occasional users, you pay £1 for the rental, and £1 for every half hour of use. Alternatively, you can opt for the monthly rate. You pay £10 for the rental and the first 30′ are always free.

Getting around Glasgow


The optimal solution for getting around Glasgow and reaching any point in the city, including the adjacent villages.
First Greater Glasgow is the company that deals with the local road transport, with about 50 buses passing through the city center, with frequencies ranging from 10 to 30 minutes.
You can easily travel by bus by day and by night. 9 lines, in fact, every weekend, are in operation all night, allowing you to reach, for example, Baillieston / Easterhouse, Paisley, East Kilbride and other areas.

In the city, however, it is easy to come across other private companies. Between these, McGill’s e Stagecoach West Scotland, operating in the area of Renfrewshire e Ayrshire. To avoid confusion, we recommend buying tickets SPT Day Tripper o ZoneCards. More info in the section on transport tickets in Glasgow.


Inaugurated in the far 1896, the Glasgow metro is one of the oldest in the world, after London and Budapest.
Two lines, ring-shaped, that revolve around the center of Glasgow. In practical terms, it is a single line that moves along two exactly opposite directions, for a total of 15 stops.
The metro is undoubtedly a viable option for getting around Glasgow, downtown, the university area, and in the Ibrox Stadium area. To reach the suburbs, it is better to opt for buses

Buchanan Street, connected to Queen Street, is an important interchange station, the main hub for road connections.
The metro runs every day, from Monday to Saturday, from 06:30 to 23:45, and on Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00 approximately.


With such efficient and well-established transport, it is practically useless to move to Glasgow by car. To this, we need to add traffic at peak times, parking stress, and the various pedestrian zones.

The taxi is a comfortable solution, and not too expensive. Above all compared to British standards. A short haul trip costs around £6. For suburban areas, just over £10. As always, we invite you to inquire about the rate in advance.

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