Travel and Accommodation

Travelling to Glasgow

By Plane

Glasgow Airport (GLA) is the main airport serving the city of Glasgow, with a few direct flight connections from the U.S. and Europe. From the airport, the fastest way to reach the workshop venue is to take the Glasgow Shuttle (bus line First 500) (single £6/return £8.50), and to get off the bus on St. Vincent Street (see map below). Taxis are also available at the airport (the fare to the Grand Central Hotel in the city centre should be about £25).

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) serves many national and international destinations and is also very well connected to Glasgow. Citylink Air provides a direct service (45 to 60 min transit time – single £11/return £18) from Edinburgh Airport to Buchanan Bus Station in the centre of Glasgow (see map below). If train is preferred, the tram Airlink 100 bus line connect the airport to Haymarket railway station in Edinburgh, where trains to Glasgow Central Station are available (see the National Rail website)

By Train

The workshop venue is the Grand Central Hotel, which forms the front of Glasgow Central Station. For information on trains to and from Glasgow Central Station, please refer to the National Rail website.


A contingency of rooms is allocated to participants at the workshop venue in the Grand Central Hotel (£105/night). These rooms must be booked before 19 August, and are likely to be sold out quickly. Upon booking, please mention the reference “University of Strathclyde” or the reference number “7981628”.

The workshop venue is located at the heart of Glasgow, and there is a wealth of other possibilities for accommodation. We list here a selection of hotels located closest to the venue (they can be found on the map below).

and many others can be found on your favorite booking website (e.g.,, etc.)