32nd World Conference
International Society for Music Education
Glasgow, UK 24-29 July


Getting to Glasgow

Glasgow is within easy reach of three international airports (Glasgow International Airport, Glasgow Prestwick Airport and Edinburgh Airport). All three airports are within easy reach of Glasgow by bus or train. Travel times from each airport to Glasgow city centre:

Glasgow Airport:                 20 minutes by bus or taxi
Glasgow Prestwick Airport:   50 minutes by train (3 trains per hour)
Edinburgh Airport:               60 minutes by bus (direct from Edinburgh Airport to 
                                                                     Glasgow's main bus station)

There are regular daily flights between international hubs such as London, Amsterdam, Dubai or Reykjavik and direct flights from a number of North American cities.  Emirates and Etihad airlines also fly into Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports.

There are a number of direct low cost European connections including Easyjet, Jet2 and Ryanair.

Getting around the city
Glasgow is a compact city and it is easy to get around on foot. 

Public transport is also safe and efficient.  There is a subway system plus extensive bus and train networks for getting around the city and beyond.  City Centre hotels are within walking distance of the SECC but to save time you may consider taking a train or bus.  Black taxis are also a safe and cost effective option if you are travelling as part of a group.  Glasgow's taxi drivers are known to be some of the friendliest in the world!

Glasgow has also recently introduced a cycle hire scheme with 170 bicycles for hire in 31 locations around the city. 

Glasgow Queen Street Train Station Tunnel Closure

Delegates are advised that the Glasgow Queen Street tunnel will be closed for 20 weeks from Sunday 20 March 2016 with much disruption to travel and increased travel times.

ScotRail has introduced a new train plan for the duration and produced a dedicated section of their website, with guidance for travel to assist with any travel queries. Please click here.

There is also a Scotrail travel app available, click here.

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