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Travelling from the South of Scotland


Driving from the South of Scotland

The M74 serves Dumfries and the Borders as well as Motherwell and Hamilton and is the direct link to the centre of Glasgow.

Driving to this year's Games is not advised due to lack of parking opportunities at venues, Blue Badge allocations and limited Park & Ride spaces. For this reason we recommend that you plan your journey around Glasgow via walkingcycling or using public transport in advance. 

For real time travel information on all of Scotland’s trunk roads, including cross-border information to the North of England, visit Traffic Scotland, or access it via the Traveline Scotland app. For information on Scotland’s trunk road network visit Transport Scotland.

Travelling by rail from the South of Scotland

The west coast mainline terminates at Glasgow Central Station, linking Glasgow to London Euston along the west coast of mainland Scotland and England via Preston, Carlisle and Motherwell. There is at present a direct service to Glasgow Central  Station from London Euston every 40 minutes. Glasgow Queen Street Station also links to the east coast mainline via Edinburgh. The East Coast mainline travels from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross via Newcastle, York and Leeds.

Travelling longer distances by bus from the South of Scotland

First Bus provides a bus link from the Scottish Border towns such as Galashiels and Peebles to Edinburgh.

Scottish Citylink offers a direct bus services from Stranraer in the South West of Scotland to Glasgow.

Stagecoach offers coach services from Stranraer in the South West of Scotland to Glasgow via Ayr.

First Bus, Scottish Citylink and National Express all offer direct bus services from the east of Scotland to Glasgow. All provide a direct service from Edinburgh and Scottish Citylink also stops at Harthill in North Lanarkshire (and Baillieston).

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