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Travel and Transport

It is not long now until Glasgow comes alive and the city welcomes up to one million spectators to enjoy the buzz and excitement of Scotland’s biggest sporting and cultural festival.

At the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, we’re making sure that getting to events and exploring the city of Glasgow will be a positive experience for everyone. Whether you're walking, cycling or taking public transport, we have improved our facilities to make getting around as quick and simple as possible.

Due to all the excitement and visitors the Games will bring, Glasgow’s transport networks will be busier than usual. To minimise delays and disruption to your journey at Games Time, it's better to plan and book ahead.

Here are some helpful things to remember as you make travel plans for the Commonwealth Games:

> As soon as you receive your tickets for your event we advise you to start planning your journey.

>Don't forget there is no general parking for ticketed spectators. Some rail services are expected to be very busy. Pre-bookable park and ride is available for a number of venues and you are strongly advised to book now to avoid disappointment.

>If you are travelling from further afield then longer distance coach services are available here.

>There will be no general parking spaces at any of the venues at Glasgow 2014, with the exception of limited spaces for Blue Badge holders who must book in advance. Further details of all accessible transport services are available here.”

> Glasgow is a compact city and the best way to get to your venue is by walking, cycling or public transport.

> Spectators are entitled to use local public transport (trains, buses and subway) on the day when their event ticket is valid by showing it on request. Further details are available here.

> You can plan your journey using the latest  Traveline Scotland app, or the Journey Planner available from the Traveline Scotland home page.

Detailed information on getting to each venue can be found here. If you have yet to book your accommodation, please check the VisitScotland website for the latest information or call their Contact Centre on 0845 148 6040.

If you are coming from within Scotland, we have information for everyone on the best routes and modes of travel for the Games.

For information about accessible transport please see our Accessibility Options section.

clyde-siders are our helpful volunteers and they'll be at transport hubs and in and around venues to provide assistance.  In addition, Host City Volunteers will also be on hand to help you enjoy and navigate the city.

Read our Transport FAQs

Information on travelling to Glasgow and Scotland

Learn more about Glasgow 2014’s venues

Check out the Glasgow 2014 Competition Schedule

Find out more about the Glasgow 2014 Festival Programme

Getting to Glasgow

Getting to Glasgow information

Plan your journey

Getting around

Getting around Glasgow information