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Travel to SEC
The Scottish Event Campus is located just outside Glasgow city centre in the Finnieston area. The venue can be accessed by various transport options. Many hotels are within walking distance of the SEC.
For further information, please see https://www.sec.co.uk/visitor-information/how-to-get-here
Bus and coach operators run services throughout Glasgow and the UK.
Visit Traveline Scotland for details
Arriving by air
The Glasgow Airport Express Bus Service 500 runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the airport to the city centre (a 15-minute journey) at a cost of £8.50 (on app) / £9.00 (on bus) single or £14.00 (on app)/ £14.80 on bus) open return. Drop off is at St Vincent Street near Central Station, George Square near Queen Street Station and Buchanan Bus Station. https://www.firstbus.co.uk/greater-glasgow/routes-and-maps/glasgow-airport-express
Taxis are frequently available from the rank outside the Arrivals area and cost approximately £21 -£26 to the SEC.
Glasgow offers discounted travel for pre-booked journeys between Glasgow Airport and the City Centre.
Phone +44 (0) 141 429 7070 to book your taxi and use the code:
- GCB 1 (Glasgow Airport to City Centre/SEC)
- GCB 2 (SEC/City Centre to Glasgow Airport)
Arriving by train
The SEC has its own dedicated railway station – Exhibition Centre – allowing easy access to the city centre and suburbs and runs between the hours of 06:20 (from Glasgow Central) and 23:34 (to Glasgow Central) Monday to Saturday and between the hours of 09:04 (from Glasgow Central) and 23:30 (to Glasgow Central) on Sundays. There are six trains an hour (around every 10 minutes) from Exhibition Centre (Journey time 4 minutes) to Glasgow Central station.
From Glasgow Central Station to Exhibition Centre, depart from Platform 17 (low level).
Arriving by bus
The X19 Stagecoach service operates near to the Scottish Event Campus, stopping on Finnieston Street only a few minutes’ walk from the venues. X19 Stagecoach timetable.
Arriving by car
The SEC is situated just off the M8 motorway (Junction 19) and offers plenty of parking. If you are using sat nav, enter the postcode G3 8YW.
The SEC has a multi storey car park (postcode G3 8GS). Tariff rates for the car park can be seen below.
Monday – Sunday:
- 0-1 hour £5.50
- 1-12 hours £11
- 12-13 hours £16
- 13-24 Hours £22
Glasgow Travel Pass - Conference Rover
With the Conference Rover ticket, you can travel around Glasgow for 5 days over your time in Glasgow. This is an exclusive offer to WCNC 2023 delegates who will receive 1 Glasgow Travel Pass per conference registrant. The closest station – the Exhibition Centre railway station - is only 5 minutes through the red walkway at the venue.