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Get around

Transport makes the different areas in the city more accessible. It enables you to travel to and from work or social events and pursue leisure activities. There are various modes of transport available within Glasgow that can help you to move around the city and the surrounding area quickly and easily.

Blue Badge scheme

Blue Badges help people with disabilities or health conditions park closer to their destination. You can apply for a badge for yourself, on behalf of somebody else or an organisation that transports people that need a Blue Badge. Find out if you may be eligible for Blue Badge parking and how to apply.

Co Wheels car club

Co Wheels is a pay-as-you-go community car hire scheme. Members can hire vehicles from convenient locations across the UK. The car club gives residents and businesses in Glasgow the opportunity to hire cars on a pay-as-you-go basis. For information on the scheme and how to register visit the car club page on the Glasgow City Council website.

Glasgow City Council parking

If you use a car to get around the city then you may want to find out about parking in Glasgow. Information about the locations of car parks, permits and season tickets is available at glasgow.gov.uk/parking. You can also find out how to apply for a disabled parking bay.


The Motability Scheme provides a simple way to lease a new car, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), scooter or powered wheelchair without the worry of owning and running one. To find out more or to apply visit the Motability Scheme website.

Motability, as a national charity, may be able to provide charitable grants to disabled people who would otherwise be unable to afford the vehicle, adaptations or driving lessons they need. Find out more about Motability charity grants.

National Entitlement Card

The National Entitlement Card (NEC) is Scotland's National Smartcard.  The NEC makes it convenient to access various public services and facilities with only one card.

In Glasgow you may recognise the NEC as your Concessionary Travel Card or Young Scot Card.

Visit getyournec.scot to apply for, renew and request a replacement National Entitlement Card.

Alternatively, for a 60 years plus or disabled NEC you can contact:

Or, for a Young Persons' Free Bus Travel NEC for those under 22, you can contact:

NHS Traveline Scotland

Traveline Scotland have an NHS Scotland Public Transport Journey PlannerThe journey planner offers public transport travel information for travel to health facilities across Scotland. You can plan journeys to hospitals, GP surgeries, pharmacies, opticians and dentists. The planner will display available routes by coach, bus, rail and subway, tailored to your date and time of travel.

Rail travel

You can check routes and train times and buy tickets on the ScotRail website. Any disruptions to rail travel caused by bad weather or engineering difficulties can also be found there.


Information about transport in and around the Glasgow area can be found on the SPT website. This website has a journey planner to help you plan any trips. You can also find out about the MyBus bookable bus service that offers door-to-door transport.

Traveline Scotland

Traveline Scotland provides information on all modes of public transport. It is the 'one-stop' for all bus, rail, coach, air and ferry journey planning, timetables and travel updates in Scotland.

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