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Glasgow International Airport (Abbotsinch) is located some 10 miles west of the City Centre. No direct rail link from the Airport to the City Centre and the University area in the West End of Glasgow exists. Upon arrival delegates can choose from the following options:
Taxis are easily available just outside the terminal building. However, regular airport taxis are expensive as the fare to the University area may cost GBP 15. A cheaper option is to call a private car hire company from the airport and ask for a pickup. It may take some 15 to 20 minutes for the car to arrive; but if the call is placed from the baggage collection hall, this will hardly cause any delays. Recommended operators are
These companies are all officially licensed. They will either charge a fixed fare of GBP 10; or, if the journey is metred, between GBP8 and GBP 10. The operator will usually tell which type of car will come and the exact pickup point (generally, the middle doors of the terminal).
Regular buses to the City Centre leave every 30 minutes from bus stops across the road from the terminal building. The fare is GBP 2.50, to be paid to the driver. Leave the bus at any of the following 2 stops:
All major car rental companies have branches at the airport.
Glasgow has 2 main railway stations: Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central Station.
Taxis are also available at both train stations and a fare to the University area should not exceed GBP 5.
Long distance buses/coaches arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.
Taxis are available at the bus station and a fare to the University area should not exceed GBP 5.
The main approach to Glasgow follows the M8 Motorway. Leave the M8 at either of the following 3 exits:
17 St Georges Cross, 18 Charing Cross, 19 Clydeside Expressway.
Follow signs to University or Hillhead.
Please note that the University operates a permit system in car parking areas on and near the Campus. Delegates arriving by private car should inform the Organizer of car make and registration number. This information will be relayed to campus security, and then free car parking in University controlled areas will be provided for the duration of Bianisotropics'97 (from the afternoon of Wednesday 4 June).
Underground operating times (approximately): 6.30 - 23.00 (Mon - Sat), 11.00 - 18.00 (Sun).
Dr Werner S Weiglhofer