Travel Information

to Glasgow

By Train

Take the train to your event and arrive in the heart of the city, ready to hit the Great Run starting line right on time. Save over 50%* when you book your train tickets in advance at

With direct services into Glasgow from Manchester, Wigan, Preston and Lancaster you can sit back, relax and leave the car at home.

*Terms and conditions apply

The ScotRail Alliance is advising customers travelling by train to the Great Scottish Run this weekend to plan their journeys now, and leave extra time for travel.

Essential engineering works will be taking place on both days of the festival, on routes in and around Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire, and the West Highland line. To keep customers moving during these works, replacement buses will be in operation.

Extra carriages will also be added to services between Glasgow Central, Kilmarnock and East Kilbride, to allow spectators to get around the half-marathon route easily.

As with all major events, the ScotRail Alliance will have extra staff on the ground to assist.

Saturday 30 September & Sunday 1 October

Buses replace trains all day between:

  • Glasgow Central (low level) and Dumbarton Central (via Singer & Yoker)
  • Milngavie and Partick
  • Glasgow Queen Street (high level), Dalmuir and Crianlarich – trains run as normal between Crianlarich and Oban, Fort William and Mallaig.
  • Glasgow Queen Street (high level) and Anniesland.

Replacement buses will call at all scheduled stations, excluding Anderston, on these dates.

Journey times will be increased, and timetables may be different from normal.

More information can be found at:

Top tips for travelling to major events by train

  1. Buy your ticket before you board. You’ll need a valid ticket for travel, and barriers may be in place.
  2. Check your train times. Remember to leave time to catch any connecting services that you need.
  3. Listen up! We’ll have extra staff on the ground to help things go smoothly. To help them help you, please listen to their instructions.
  4. Download the ScotRail app. You can use it to buy tickets, check train times, and see live service information.
  5. Don’t leave it too late – services will be busy, and you might not be able to board your first choice of train.

By Car

There will be no car parking in George Square, on the run route, or in the surrounding streets which are in use for the event. Further information on additional parking within the city is available at parking or by telephoning 0141 287 8080.
Please check walking distances from your car park of choice to George Square to ensure you arrive at the start line in good time.

Road Closures and Road Reopenings:

By public transport

Glasgow can easily be reached by public transport. For information on air, bus, train and subway services to the city and to the start of the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run in George Square, please visit: or call 0871 200 22 33.
For runners planning to stay in Glasgow a little bit longer, visit our Accommodation section and find hotel reservations to suit all budgets and requirements.

DEPART:  07:00 Edinburgh Bus Stn
ARRIVE:  08:20 Glasgow Buchanan Bus Stn
01:20 Scottish Citylink / Ulsterbus
DEPART:  07:30 Edinburgh Bus Stn
ARRIVE:  08:50 Glasgow Buchanan Bus Stn
01:20 Scottish Citylink
DEPART:  08:00 Edinburgh Bus Stn
ARRIVE:  09:20 Glasgow Buchanan Bus Stn
01:20 Scottish Citylink
DEPART:  08:30 Edinburgh Bus Stn
ARRIVE:  09:52 Glasgow Buchanan Bus Stn
01:22 Scottish Citylink
DEPART:  09:00 Edinburgh Bus Stn
ARRIVE:  10:22 Glasgow Buchanan Bus Stn
01:22 Scottish Citylink

By Subway

The Subway is a great way to get around Glasgow and means that you don’t have to worry about road closures around the run route. On the morning of the Great Scottish Run all Subway stations will be open from 07:15 with the fi rst trains running at 07:30 to ensure that you can arrive in plenty of time for your run. The nearest station to the start line is Buchannan Street.


Smartcards are FREE if you register online, however anonymous Smartcards purchased in the station incur a £3 admin charge.

Single £1.45 £0.70
Daily cap (all day travel) £2.80 £1.35
7 day ticket £13.00 £6.50
28 day ticket £50.00 £25.00
6 Month ticket £250 £125
12 Month ticket £450 £225

* Applies to children under 16 years old. Children under five travel for free if accompanied by a fare paying adult.


Adult £1.65 £3.10 £4.00
Child * £0.70 £1.35 N/A
Concession ** £1.00 £1.40 N/A

* Applies to children under 16 years old. Children under five travel for free if accompanied by a fare paying adult.
** Applies to holders of a National Entitlement Card for elderly and disabled residents in the Strathclyde area.

Park n ride stations can be found at Shields Road (800 car park spaces) Bridge Street (159 spaces) Kelvinbridge (157 spaces).
Park and Ride = £5.00
For more information please visit




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