Travelling to EMS2022 in Glasgow can be done either directly through Glasgow Airport or via Edinburgh Airport, which offers several options of transportation to Glasgow City. Read more about your options below.
Glasgow Airport is located just eight miles (13 kilometres) west of Glasgow City Centre and services over 130 direct flights from many UK and European cities, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Paris, London, Dublin, Belfast, Geneva and Reykjavik as well as Dubai with its connections onwards to Asia and Australasia; and major cities in The US and Canada.
These are some of the most common connections. More information can be found at Scotland’s public transport information website: Traveline Scotland
Airport buses run from the airport to Glasgow city centre up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, and take approximately 25 minutes.
Glasgow Taxis on arrival at the airport – bookings can be made by calling +44 (0) 141 429 7070.
Glasgow Airport Taxis are located immediately outside the terminal building or can also be booked by calling +44 (0) 141 889 1813.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is 32 miles (51km) South West of the city. It’s a main base for Ryanair and serves European destinations.
Getting to Glasgow city centre from Glasgow Prestwick Airport: Prestwick has its own train station, there are three trains per hour on weekdays and the journey to Glasgow Central Station takes around 50 minutes. Alternatively it’s an easy journey to drive via the M77 or there is an early morning and late evening express bus service, the X99/X100, which takes an hour. You can book tickets here: Express Bus Service
Edinburgh Airport is 39 miles (63km) from Glasgow and serves most major international airlines. You can get to Glasgow from the airport by either bus, train or taxi.
Scottish Citylink provides direct bus services from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station every 30 minutes. Alternatively you can catch a bus or taxi to Edinburgh Haymarket and then catch a train to Glasgow Queen Street Station. Lothian Buses provides public transportation to Edinburgh Airport with the Airlink100 express bus from Edinburgh city centre as well as local bus services.
Glasgow Queen Street Station provides the main rail link between Glasgow and Edinburgh, with 8 direct services per hour on weekdays.
Important travel information
Rail line improvement works
From 13th March to 8th May 2022, major improvement works will take place on the Argyle Line, which serves the Exhibition Centre station (SEC) and Anderston station.
Trains will not be running on this branch of the line during this time.
Initial details regarding these works can be found at:
Alternative options for delegates
ScotRail will be running replacement bus services between Glasgow Central station and Exhibition Centre station, full details of which will be provided in an information pack.
Other public bus services can be utilised. See the First Bus leaflet outlining the buses that are available for delegates to use. Flexible tickets can be bought via the First Bus App.
Other rail lines can be used (for example the Glasgow Queen Street – Charing Cross – Partick route).
Delegates should plan their travel to the venue in advance and allow more time for their journey.