Satnav Note: For driving, use G40 1AT for route-finding. For all other modes, use G1 5JZ.

By Bike

Glasgow Green lies on National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 75, with direct links to routes 7, 753 and 756, and indirect links to routes 74 and 754. The quality of these routes varies considerably – from paved and traffic-free paths to dirt tracks and on-road signed routes. NB: Some sections are not suitable for younger/less confident riders. Please refer to the Sustrans NCN pages for further advice. Alternatively, consider using a dedicated cycle route-finding tool such as CycleStreets.

Details of feeder rides going to Glasgow Green will be added shortly

Glasgow City Council’s MACH bike hire scheme – operated by Nextbike – allows short-term hire of bikes from approximately 30 stations around the city. ScotRail also offer a Bike & Go hire bike service from Glasgow Central (requires pre-registration).

Feeder rides

  • From Pollok Park – meet outside the Burrell Collection building at 11:30 for an 11:45 departure. A family-friendly ride via the South West City Way on a mixture of quiet roads, shared cycle/footway and protected cycle lanes. We’ll go at a slow pace so everyone will be able to keep up.  More details (Facebook event page).

By Rail

For timetable information, visit the ScotRail website – specific advice on travelling with a bike can be found here. The closest accessible train stations to Glasgow Green are Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central. Both are approximately a 10-15 minute walk from the gathering point. People requiring special assistance should contact Scotrail to book, at least 4 hours before the intended departure time.

High-level Services: Coming from the North and East, trains from Stirlingshire, Edinburgh and the Lothians terminate at Queen Street. From the South and West, trains from Paisley, Ayrshire and Inverclyde alight at Central. Limited dedicated bike spaces are available on the main Glasgow-Edinburgh service and can be reserved when booking your journey.

Low-level Services: Services from Balloch, Dalmuir, Milngavie, and Larkhall, Motherwell and Hamilton alight at Central Low Level (platforms 16 & 17). Services from  Helensburgh and Edinburgh via Bathgate and Airdrie alight at Queen Street Low Level (platforms 8 & 9). Space for bikes varies by service, with most being at the guard’s discretion on a first-come, first-served basis.

By Bus

Intercity bus services to Buchanan St Bus Station – refer to the Citylink website for timetable and booking information. People who require special assistance are advised to call CityLink directly – no less than 36 hours before intended travel. Note: Citylink will only carry cycles in boxes or bags.

By Car

From the South and East, westbound via M74: Follow signs for Glasgow, then Glasgow South East. Come off the motorway at Junction 1A Polmadie and turn right at the first set of traffic lights onto the A728 Polmadie Road. Drive under the motorway bridge and take the 2nd right onto A728 Rutherglen Road. Take the left fork onto A728 Shawfield Drive/Clyde Gateway, crossing the bridge over the River Clyde and then take a left at the junction onto A749 Newhall Street. Continue along the A749/A74 for approximately half a mile. The eastern section of Glasgow Green will be on left.

From the South and West, eastbound via M8/M77: Follow signs for Glasgow, then M74 Carlisle. Hang right to merge onto M74 at Junction 1 Carlisle. Leave the motorway at Junction 1A Polmadie and turn left onto A728 Polmadie Road at the traffic lights. Take the next right onto A728 Rutherglen Road. Take the left fork onto A728 Shawfield Drive/Clyde Gateway, crossing the bridge over the River Clyde and then take a left at the junction onto A749 Newhall Street. Continue along the A749/A74 for approximately half a mile. The eastern section of Glasgow Green will be the left.

From the North and East westbound via M8/M80: Follow signs for Glasgow, then City Centre. Take the slip road at Junction 15 Cathedral/Glasgow Cross onto the A803. Follow the gyratory along Stirling Road then take a left at the junction with Cathedral Street, followed by a right at the junction with A8 Castle Street. Continue down the A8 High Street/Saltmarket for approximately one mile. Glasgow Green will be on the left.

Limited on-street parking is available around Glasgow Green, close to the People’s Palace and surrounds. The closest off-street parking can be found at Glasgow Cross Car Park and King Street.