Getting Around

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

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If you are are over 60 or or have a disability, you could be eligible for free or subsidised travel to get around Scotland and your local area. The National Entitlement Card allows people aged 60+ and people with a disability to travel for free on local or Scottish long distance buses.

Information about transport in and around the Glasgow area can be found at the SPT website. This website has a journey planner to help you plan any trips and has information about buses, the subway, ferries, walking and cycle routes,and My bus (formerly Dial-a-Bus).

Information about rail travel in Scotland - check routes and train times and buy tickets. Any disruptions to rail travel caused by bad weather or engineering difficulties can also be found on the Scotrail website.

NHS Traveline Scotland

Traveline Scotland provides customers with information on all modes of public transport - a 'one-stop' for all bus, rail, coach, air and ferry journey planning, timetables and travel updates in Scotland. Traveline Scotland have now launched The Access to Healthcare Journey Planner. The intention is to make public transport information easier to find for those travelling to and from NHS sites and facilities.

The City Car Club gives residents and businesses in Glasgow the opportunity to hire cars on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Taxis and hire cars are a quick and easy way to get around the city, however it is important to understand the differences between these two modes of transport and take precautions in regards to your safety when using taxis and hire cars.

If you use a car to get around the city then you may wish to familiarise yourself with the car parks in Glasgow. Information about the locations of car parks, as well as permits and season tickets, is available

Disabled parking is available within Glasgow through the Blue Badge Scheme. Find out if you may be eligible for Blue Badge parking and how to apply.