Location & connectivity

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Straddling the River Clyde in west-central Scotland, Glasgow sits at the centre of Scotland’s only metropolitan region. Glasgow benefits from a well-developed transportation network that enables excellent connectivity – making it easy to do business in the UK and beyond.

Air

Glasgow Airport is Scotland’s principle long haul airport and is located just 9 miles west of the City Centre.

  • 150+ destinations worldwide
  • Direct flights to North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East
  • 200+ flights daily
  • 4 million passengers per year
  • 30+ new routes for 2017 – Frankfurt, Munich, Krakow and Madrid
  • Most European destinations within 2 hour flight
  • One-hour flying time and 438 flights per week to London
  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport and Edinburgh Airport are both within 1 hour from Glasgow city centre

Rail

Glasgow is served by two main railway stations, Central Station and Queen Street Station, and has the largest suburban rail network outside of London. Regular connections to London and majot English and Scottish cities makes travel through the UK easy.

  • Central Station – 38 million passengers per year
  • Queen Street – £750 million improvement programme
  • 38 trains per day to London Euston
  • 8 trains per hour to Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh – 50 mins
  • Manchester – 3 hrs 30 mins
  • London – 4 hrs 10 mins

Subway

  • £300 million refurbishment
  • 15 stations
  • Runs every 4 mins at peak times
  • 13 million passengers annually

Bus

  • Buchanan Bus Station is the main bus terminus
  • 16 million passengers per year
  • 40,000 passengers a day
  • 170 bus services in and out of Glasgow

Smart, connected city

Digital connectivity in Glasgow meets and exceeds the most demanding technology requirements and expectations of its modern business community.

The Gigabit City fibre network is transforming the city’s digital infrastructure, supporting internet connectivity speed of up to 100 times faster than the UK average. This state-of-the-art network will futureproof Glasgow as the demand for greater bandwidth continues to grow.

Since Glasgow won Innovate UK’s £24 million demonstrator project, the city has continued to charge ahead as one of Europe’s leading smart cities. Enabling infrastructure and smart technologies enhance day-to-day living for citizens and businesses throughout the city.


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