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
  • 7 million passengers annually
  • New routes include Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Krakow
  • Most European destinations are within a 2 hour flight
  • One hour flying time and 324 weekly flights to/from London
  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport and Edinburgh International 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 – 29 million passengers per year and the main commuter hub
  • Queen Street Station – £750 million improvement programme
  • 23 trains per day direct to London
  • 8 trains per hour to Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh – 50 mins
  • Manchester – 3 hrs 30 mins
  • London – 4 hrs 13 mins

Subway

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

Bus

  • Buchanan Bus Station is undergoing a £580,000 refurbishment
  • 16 million passengers per year
  • 170 bus services in and out of Glasgow

Car

Average journey times:

  • Edinburgh 1hr 5 mins
  • Manchester 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Birmingham 4 hrs 30 mins
  • London 7 hrs 20 mins

Smart, connected city

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

Glasgow is undergoing a digital transformation, as CityFibre makes its largest core infrastructure investment, rolling out almost 300km of full fibre digital infrastructure across the city. This investment in Glasgow’s initial core infrastructure is delivering gigabit-capable broadband to almost all of Glasgow’s businesses and public sector buildings. With modern, fit-for-purpose digital infrastructure at its foundation, Glasgow is rising in the ranks as a UK digital leader; promoting greater levels of innovation and productivity, making the city more investable.

 


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