Glasgow has great and varied transport links for all visitors to the city, and the central location of the Hypespotting venue means that you won’t have to go far to get to the HYPE.
Travelling to Glasgow
Glasgow International Airport is situated on the outskirts of the city, and services many destinations around the World. Once you arrive at the airport, there is a bus transfer to the city centre, or alternatively taxis are on hand also.
Significant carriers at the airport include:
Flight routes include: United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Croatia
Flight routes include: United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain, Italy
Flight routes include: United Kingdom
Flight routes include: United Kingdom, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey
Flight routes include: Spain, Portugal, France, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey
Flight routes include: Spain, Portugal, France, Czech Republic, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey
Flight routes include: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Greece
Flight routes include: Republic of Ireland
Flight routes include: Iceland
Flight routes include: France
Flight routes include: Netherlands
Flight routes include: Germany
Flight routes include: Poland, Hungary
Further out, there is Glasgow Prestwick Airport, which has a direct rail link to Glasgow Central train station. The train journey takes around 45 minutes, and you can receive a discount on your train fare if you show your boarding pass (this discount is only applicable from Glasgow Prestwick Airport). Ryanair is the only carrier operating out of this airport, with flights exclusively to and from mainland Europe (please note that there are no UK internal flights; those flights operate out of Glasgow Airport).
There are two major train stations in the city centre: Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street. This means that many UK locations, including London, Manchester, Birmingham, and more, have a direct train link to Glasgow. Both stations are a short walk from the Hypespotting venue.
As with most train tickets, purchasing in advance usually results in finding the best priced fares. You are able book tickets online at www.thetrainline.com, or direct from one of the train carriers: www.virgintrains.com, www.tpexpress.co.uk. Alternatively you can also buy your tickets over the phone via the websites mentioned, or in person at your local train station travel centre.
As you would expect from a major UK city, Glasgow is very accessible by car. With the M8 motorway from the east, and the M77 from the south, you will find your journey straightforward and without any complicated navigation. Remember that if you are staying at the Hypespotting venue, then you can request parking there too (contact the Hilton Hotel at your time of booking for more information). Other hotels also offer parking, please check with your hotel for details.
If you require city centre parking for the Hypespotting weekend, there are a number of car parks nearby which can offer this service. You can find more information of what parking is available, and the cost, via these websites:
Getting around Glasgow city centre is super easy, with most accommodation options within short walking distance of local attractions and the Hypespotting venue. Should you wish to travel further afield, then you can plan your journey using the Traveline Scotland website which can check multiple forms of transport to get to your destination – www.travelinescotland.com
Getting to the Hypespotting venue
The Hilton Hotel in Glasgow city centre is ideally located and easy to reach on foot.
- From Glasgow Central train station, exit on to Argyle Street, and walk towards the motorway (the railway bridge will be behind you). Before you reach the motorway, the Hilton Hotel will be on your right (it will be visible as you approach).
- From Queen Street train station, exit on to West George Street, and there will be a small church in front of you, walk towards this. When you reach the church, turn left, this will take you onto Buchanan Street. Keep walking forward until you reach Argyle Street (you will reach a road crossing, with House of Fraser department store on the corner to your right). Turn right and walk down Argyle Street (under the bridge), and towards the motorway. Before you reach the motorway, the Hilton Hotel will be on your right (it will be visible as you approach).
- From Buchanan Street bus station, exit on to Renfrew Street and you will see a junction with a Cineworld cinema on one corner, turn left here to head down West Nile Street. Continue to walk down this street until you reach Argyle Street (you will pass Glasgow Central train station on your right, and reach a junction with a McDonalds, Pizza Hut, and KFC on respective corners). Turn right and walk down Argyle Street (under the bridge), and towards the motorway. Before you reach the motorway, the Hilton Hotel will be on your right (it will be visible as you approach).
Full Hypespotting venue address:
1 William Street
Tel: 0141 204 5555
GPS Coordinates: 55.861424, - 4.268991