Accommodation & Travel

Getting around in Glasgow

Glasgow is well connected with local buses, national rail services and the subway. These are the most convenient and cheap modes of transport in central areas. For those arriving by plane, to either Glasgow Airport or Edinburgh Airport you can reach the city centre of Glasgow by bus.

From Glasgow Airport to City Centre or West end

The quickest way to get to the centre of Glasgow is using the Glasgow Airport Express (First 500). The bus departs from the airport (Stance 1) up to every 10 minutes and arrives at its final destination (Buchanan Bus Station) in 25min. You can also get off earlier at other stops in the city centre, including  Glasgow Central and Queen Street train stations. A ticket can be bought directly from the bus driver or using the First app. You can buy a single (£8.50) or an Open Return ticket (£14), valid for 28 days. More information can be found at: https://www.firstgroup.com/greater-glasgow/routes-and-maps/glasgow-airport-express .

Alternatively, if you want to travel  directly to your accommodation or to the Conference, take bus no 77 from Glasgow airport (Stance 6). The journey to your destination stop at Clayslaps Road should take 50 – 60 min. You can also take a taxi directly to your accommodation, which will take approximately 15 minutes and cost between £13 to  £20.

From Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow City Centre

Another option for visitors is Edinburgh airport, which is only 1h away from Glasgow. From there you can take the Citylink Air Bus (Stop C) directly to Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, in the city centre, where you can connect with local Glasgow services. The bus leaves every 30 minutes at peak times and the fare costs £12.50 for a single and £21.00 for an open return which will be valid for 28 days. Tickets can either be bought online, from the driver or via www.citylink.co.uk.

Accommodation (Cairncross House)

All attendees of the IPSCC who requested accommodation will be staying at Cairncross House, University of Glasgow student accommodation, which is located 15 minutes walk from the main campus. The accommodation is mostly composed of twin rooms, so keep that in mind during the registration process, where you will be able to state who you would like to share with. We will try to match you with your friend when possible. If there is no roommate request, you will be randomly assigned a room to share with another participant randomly (same gender). Your room will be paid by the organization for the duration of the conference (24th -26th June).

Although Breakfast is not included at Cairncross house, we will be providing it at the conference.

The get to Cairncross House from the City Centre (including Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow Central Station and Queen Street train stations) can easily be reached with buses 2, 3, 77 or 17. Alternatively you may consider getting a taxi or uber, which will take around 7-10 min and will cost approximately £5 – £10.

The accommodation is located at: 20 Kelvinhaugh Place, G3 8NH, Glasgow

Cairncross House and other important places are highlighted in the map below.

Sir Charles Wilson Building

This year the IPSCC will be split between two locations. Conference registration and the first 2 days will be held at the Sir Charles Wilson Building (University of Glasgow) while the final day will beheld at the CRUK Beatson Institute.

The route from your accommodation to the Sir Charles Wilson Building should take approximately 13 minutes to walk. Check out the map and the address below.

Sir Charles Wilson Building, 3 Kelvin Way, Glasgow G12 8NN

CRUK Beatson Institute

As mentioned above, the last day of the IPSCC will take place at the Beatson Institute and a coach will be provided from your accommodation on the morning of 26th June.