The main venue for this year’s IMCC is the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre. Besides providing custom-built facilities and resources, the Centre also has excellent transport links.
Map of Glasgow City Centre and West End
Travelling by Air
The main airport in Scotland, Glasgow International Airport is Scotland’s principal long haul gateway. The airport taxi service is located outside domestic arrivals and the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (and hotels within its boundaries) is a 15-minute ride away (20-minutes will take you into the centre of Glasgow). Airport taxis are regulated and a journey from the airport into Glasgow costs around £20.
Travelling by Rail
If you’re staying in a hotel in the centre of Glasgow, the easiest way to get to the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre is by train. Trains run from Glasgow Central Station (Platform 17, lower level) to the Exhibition Centre’s own railway station around every ten minutes. The journey time is a mere three minutes and costs around £3.
Travelling by Taxi
There are taxi ranks throughout the city and there is also a taxi pick-up and drop-off point at the East End of the Clyde Auditorium at the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre. An average journey from the city centre to the Exhibition Centre takes 5 – 10 minutes and costs around £5.
Travelling in and around Glasgow
Glasgow has its very own subway system, providing one of the easiest ways to get around the City Centre and West End of Glasgow. If you’re travelling to workshops at the University of Glasgow, we’d recommend this as an affordable and easy way to travel. Ticket prices start at £1.50 and the University is a five minute walk from the Kelvinbridge station.
Information on shuttle services from the Glasgow Airport to the City Centre can be found at the Glasgow Airport website. There is a group discount if people travel in groups of four for the 500 service, a direct shuttle service to the City Centre. Prices and times for the 747 service, which has more stops, can be found here.
Travelling to Pre and Post Congress Worksops at the University of Glasgow
If you're travelling from Glasgow City Centre to workshops at the University of Glasgow, the easiest way to get there is by subway. The University is a five minute walk from the Kelvinbridge station. All workshops are taking place in the St Andrews Building at the University (see map). Alternatively, you can catch a train from Glasgow Central Station for a five minute ride to Partick train station. If you're staying at a hotel at the SECC, catch a train from the Exhibition Centre Station to Partick. The journey is a mere four minutes.