The region has an integrated network of public transport services for the convenience of both visitors and residents alike. Strathclyde Passenger Transport (SPT) offers Daytripper, Discovery and Roundabout discount tickets for hop-on/hop-off travel around the region, details of which you will find below. SPT also operates a network of 12 Travel centres for all your public transport enquiries and tickets. Call Buchanan bus station on +44 (0) 141 333 3708 (Mon-Fri 0900-1700) for details of the centre nearest to you.
Private bus operators (notably First Glasgow, 0141 423 6600 and Stagecoach: Glasgow, 0141 333 1100 ) provide a comprehensive network of services from early morning until about midnight. You can get on a bus from clearly signposted bus stops in the street - just put out your hand to indicate that you wish the bus to stop. Please note that most buses run an 'exact fare' policy where money is entered directly into a cash box next to the driver and a ticket is then issued with no change given. Prices vary, but a fare of approximately £1.15 should get you on most rides within the city. Night bus services operate at weekends only, when they can be quite boisterous. Tourist bus services operating from George Square are a very popular and informative way to see the city sites. Bus services to and from other UK towns and cities depart from Buchanan Street Bus Station (0141 332 7133).
From the Airport to the City
Glasgow airport (0141 887 1111/ 0141 848 4330) is located eight miles (14km) to the south-west of Glasgow at Junction 28 of the M8. It is linked by a bus station to Buchanan Street Bus Station by a service which runs every ten minutes from 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday and less frequently during off-peak times. Gilmour Street rail station in Paisley is just two miles away and is linked by a frequent bus service. Taxis are widely available at the airport.