Transport in Glasgow
Glasgow is a very easy city to get to and get around.
Glasgow has access to three airports within an hour’s drive: Glasgow Airport, Glasgow Prestwick Airport and Edinburgh Airport. Each handles flights from across the country and the wider world.
Glasgow Central station handles rail traffic from the West Coast Main Line as well as local rail links run by ScotRail. It’s a large, busy station and is one of a few stations within the city.
Buses mainly run out of Buchanan bus station and cover most of the city and surrounding areas. Fares are reasonable and different services run different hours.
Road links include the M8, M73, M74, M77, M80, A82 and other routes all pass through, or close to, the city.
Glasgow is a port city but it’s mainly for cargo.
Glasgow student life
Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and is home to around 55,000 students. It’s also a working city with a long and illustrious history.
Located on the River Clyde in the lowlands, it’s on the west coast, yet is only 40 minutes or so drive from the capital in Edinburgh on the east coast.
Our Glasgow university accommodation is all based in the city centre, so everything is within easy reach. You can walk most places, otherwise, the bus service is very reliable.
Highlights of Glasgow include Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Buchanan Street, Glasgow Tigers Speedway, The Riverside Museum, The West End, Glasgow Science Centre, Kelvingrove Park, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow Cathedral, The Necropolis, The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens, The Glasgow School of Art, The SSE Hydro, Hunterian Museum, Pollok Country Park, City Chambers, Glasgow Film Theatre and the Grosvenor Riverboat Casino.
Glasgow Student FAQs
Here are some of the most common questions asked about our Glasgow student accommodation:
We recommend booking your Glasgow university accommodation as soon as your place is confirmed. Glasgow is a popular student city and our university halls are exceptionally popular places to stay.
The minute you confirm your place, you need to begin thinking about where to live. If you’re a second- or third-year student, we recommend booking at least six months before the term starts to ensure you get a place.
Booking your Glasgow university halls is easy. Select the accommodation you want then visit the University of Glasgow website.
Once your room is confirmed, you’ll need to pay £450 as a security deposit to hold the room until your arrival. This is part of the University of Glasgow’s terms and is not negotiable.
Everything to do with your Glasgow uni accommodation is managed through your MyCampus account. You pay through the account, manage bookings, repair requests and everything else using this simple, intuitive account.
All Glasgow university accommodation is fully inclusive, which means no bills or hidden extras. That means no electricity, no heating, no water, no internet, no content insurance, nothing. It’s all included in the rent.
Rents also include use of the on-site laundry if there is one, 24-hour security and CCTV, maintenance and cleaning of communal areas.
We’re about more than just a room though. Check the link for more details.
If you’re attending the University of Glasgow with friends, we will do our best to accommodate you all in the same building. If you apply early enough and there’s space, as long as you let us know all your friends in your application, and they mention you in theirs, we’ll do our very best to put you all together.
No promises, though, as our student accommodation is exceptionally popular!