Organise your trip

Glasgow is located in West Central Scotland. It’s the largest city in Scotland and is extremely well served by transport links, including three international airports within 40 miles of the city centre and only an hour’s flight from London.



By Air

Glasgow International Airport
Glasgow Airport is Scotland's long-haul gateway, with some 30 airlines serving around 90 destinations worldwide. 

The Airport is located just 8 miles from the heart of the city and serves as the principal gateway to the West of Scotland.

Glasgow Airport connects the city to key locations around the UK, including over 30 flights per day linking London to Glasgow. Airlinks with major scheduled carriers such as Lufthansa and KLM plus United Airlines' daily service from New York to Glasgow opens up the European and transatlantic gateways. The twice daily service by Emirates links over 100 destinations in Asia, Africa and Australasia to Glasgow.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is south west of the city and is a 45 minute direct train link from Glasgow City Centre.

Edinburgh International Airport
Edinburgh Airport is only 45 minutes from Glasgow. More than 40 airlines serve over 130 destinations with 276 flights inbound and outbound daily.



By train

By train

Glasgow has the largest rail network in the UK outside London. Glasgow's Central station is connected with every city in the UK, while Queen Street station serves central and northern Scotland.

For the best route to the Scottish Event Campus download this map

The Scottish Event Campus has its own dedicated railway station 'Exhibition Centre station' allowing easy access from the city centre and the suburbs. There are six trains an hour, operating around every 10 minutes from Central station (Platform 17) with a journey time of just three minutes. Click here to download the latest timetable, a train app and book tickets.

For more information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).



By coach

By coach

Visit Traveline Scotland for details.

The 100 Riversider service runs between George Square (north) in Glasgow city centre and the Scottish Event Campus and Riverside Museum (south) and back every 30 minutes. View timetable for details. 

Two other bus services operate to and from the Scottish Event Campus, stopping on Lancefield Street near the Clyde Arc bridge, only 2 minutes’ walk from the venues. Full details are available at X19 Stagecoach timetable and McGills 23 service timetable.



By car

By car

The venue is situated just off the M8 motorway and with plenty of parking.

Leave the M8 at junction 19 and join the westbound Clydeside Expressway (A814). Westbound on the Expressway (A814) take the cut off for the campus. Turn left at traffic lights and take the right lane to access multi-storey parking. View a map and directions.



Parking

Parking

The venue has it's own car park. A map and directions are here.

For more information about parking in the city of Glasgow please visit the city's interactive Parking Map.



By taxi

Taxis

There is a Glasgow Taxis pick-up and drop-off point outside The SSE Hydro.

Please use address SEC, Glasgow, G3 8YW.


If you require any assistance planning your journey, please e-mail conferences@iop.org stating where you are travelling from and your preferred method.


Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    25 January 2019
    • Early registration deadline:
      1 June 2019
    • Registration deadline:
      19 July 2019