Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art

Getting Around Glasgow

We encourage you to travel sustainably and explore the city and the festival projects by foot, bike or public transport wherever possible.

You can search the programme online using the map function, which will enable you to zoom in and find your routes between venues.

Travelling by overground train or by subway provides one of the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective ways of getting around Glasgow, with many stations near festival venues. We’ve included the stations and rail networks on our maps to help you spot the opportunities.

The SPT Roundabout ticket on the subway gives you unlimited travel by rail and subway to over 110 stations in the Greater Glasgow area. You can purchase tickets through ScotRail or SPT travel centres, or at subway stations.

Overground rail tickets can be purchased at train stations, or through apps such as Trainline. Please note the Glasgow quirk that return tickets are often a tiny bit cheaper than one single ticket. For wheelchair users or individuals with limited mobility, please note that a number of subway and rail stations do not have level access or lift access, so please check ahead before travelling.

Information about access to subway stations can be found here.

Information about access to overground stations can be found here

We encourage you to cycle around the festival. There are dedicated bike lanes on many of Glasgow’s roads. You can rent bikes from the Next Bike stations around the city. 

First Bus Glasgow operates over 100 routes across the city. Discounts for travel are available, with a number of tickets allowing hop on/hop off travel. Download the First Bus App for access to bus timetables and routes. You can buy tickets using contactless payment on board or through the app.

Glasgow International is the ideal time to plan a research trip to Scotland with colleagues, patrons and collector groups. We recommend a minimum of two or three days to see all the key exhibitions, experience some events and get a good sense of the Glasgow art scene.