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Glasgow Scotland Transport - Glasgow is a very modern city – it is a very vibrant and active center in Scotland, offering music, art and culture. This great city is rich in history, and offers a dynamic and cosmopolitan feel.

Glasgow Airport is right in Glasgow and offers several ways to travel to the city from the airport. Public buses provide services to the city center at the main terminal. Bus service includes the Service 500, a frequent service to Glasgow. The Service 905 is operated by another bus company, and operates every 20 minutes. The 905 offers transportation to exhibitions, conferences and other major attractions. Taxis are available at the taxi rank in front of the terminal building. Additionally, the Paisley’s Gilmour Street railway station is one mile from the terminal and can be reached by bus or taxi.

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Glasgow Scotland is ideally explored on foot. Since the city is laid out in a grid, it is very easy to find your way around. However there are attractions in some of the remote areas, in which case you will need to use public transportation.

Glasgow offers a bus service run by First Group. The bus system can be confusing, however service is frequent and reliable. There are daily and weekly unlimited use tickets available at reasonable rates. More information can be found at www.firstgroup.com.

Additionally, the Glasgow Underground provides a 15-stop system connecting all parts of the city. The subway is efficient and fast. Multi-trip tickets are available.

A train system is also available, and also operated by the SPT (Strathclyde Passenger Transport). Trains run every 10 minutes to the West End and Southside. The trains can be a little pricier than other transportation. Daytripper tickets are available for two adults and up to four children to use any part of the system, and the cost is reasonable. Purchasing these tickets for a multi-day vacation is highly recommended.

Taxis are available and are fast and reasonably priced. They can be hailed or found at taxi ranks in the center of the city.

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Glasgow Interesting Facts

  • The first official international football match was played at the West of Scotland Cricket Club in 1872.
  • Glasgow is home of one of the five Clyde built sailing-ships left afloat in the world.
  • The first weekly service to North America sailed from Yorkhill Quay.
  • The Hunterian Art Gallery and Museum was the first public museum in Scotland in 1807.
  • Famous architects Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander Thomson came from Glasgow.
  • Glasgow is the only city in Scotland with underground train service.
  • Glasgow’s original underground system is the oldest underground system in the world.
  • The Mitchell Library is Europe’s largest public reference library.
  • The Kibble Palace in the Botanic Gardens was a gift from John Kibble in 1873.
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