Glasgow Tourist Information
The Sandyford Hotel offers cheap bed and breakfast accommodation between the West End and City Centre of Glasgow. This location is very convenient because it is close to all of Glasgow's main transport links, including Glasgow Central Station, and Buchanan Street Bus Station.
Staff at the Sandyford Hotel are very pleased to help you with any tourist information you may require before or during your visit, including information about transport connections. Just get in touch by phone or using the email contact form.
The following tourist travel information is provided to help you with making transport arrangements for your holiday in Glasgow.
Glasgow International Airport
Glasgow International Airport is around 20 minutes from the city centre, and around two minutes from Paisley - the closest town. It is serviced by most major airlines, including British Airways, Easyjet and BMI, and offers flights to and from an increasing number of European and Worldwide destinations.
Regular bus services allow for easy travel into Glasgow city centre, stopping on the way at Glasgow Central train station, Queen Street train station and Buchanan bus station.
Alternatively, taxis operate from a rank just outside the arrivals building, and cost approximately £20 to Glasgow city centre.
Glasgow Central Station
Glasgow Central Station is the larger of Glasgow's two main railway stations. The station was first opened in 1879 and is the northern terminus of the West Coast Main Line. The station features a famous glass-walled bridge across Argyle Street, nicknamed the "Heilanman's Umbrella" by locals. This name comes from the local urban myth that tight-fisted Highlanders would wait under the bridge in preference to buying an umbrella during inclement weather.
Over 34 million people visit Glasgow Central each year, and the station won Station of the Year in 1999.
Glasgow Queen Street Station
Glasgow Queen Street station is centrally located north of George Square and is the main terminus for all trains to Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Fort William, Inverness, Mallaig, Oban, Perth and Stirling.
A short covered walkway connects Glasgow Queen Street Station to Buchanan Street Underground Station. Glasgow Queen Street is a ten minute walk away from both Glasgow Central Train Station and the Buchanan Street bus station.
Buchanan Bus Station
Buchanan Bus Station is Glasgow's only remaining bus station, and serves both local and national routes, including Edinburgh and London. It is conveniently located to the north of the city centre, adjacent to the Royal Concert Hall.