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Travel & Transport FAQs

With all these road closures and changes, how can I get in and out of the city centre or communities adjacent to the route?

We are encouraging businesses, residents and spectators to use public transport or active travel where possible, particularly on Wednesday 8 August. This will be the easiest and most convenient way to get around the city centre and communities adjacent to the route on event days.

Please plan ahead by checking routes and journey times before setting out and allow yourself plenty of time to get to your destination as we expect the city and communities adjacent to the route to be busier than usual on event days.

What are the main transport impacts?

A number of locations across Glasgow and the surrounding area will be impacted by Glasgow 2018 events, including Glasgow Green, George Square, Riverside Museum, the city centre, and areas throughout East Dunbartonshire and Stirling.

For further information on full impacts visit the Get Ready Glasgow home page.

What is the best way for me to get around during the Championships?

Public transport and active travel will be the best mode of transport to get around during Glasgow 2018, particularly on Wednesday 8 August. Please remember to plan ahead & consider your travel options during Glasgow 2018.

What if driving is my only option? 

Roads and motorways are expected to be busier than usual and we are urging as many people as possible to plan their journey and avoid using the car, particularly on Wednesday 8 August where significant road closures will be in place due to the Cycling Time Trial events.

We understand not everyone is able to avoid using the car, and therefore are encouraging people to work from home, travel with colleagues or friends to reduce the number of cars on the road or travel outside of normal busy commuting periods to speed up your journey.

Have alternative routes been put in place?

Alternative routes will be available throughout the Championships, with some bus services being diverted on event days. Roads and motorways are expected to be busier than usual and we are urging as many people as possible to plan their journey ahead of time. Public transport and active travel will be the best modes of transport to get around during Glasgow 2018. 

Will there be extra public transport services?

ScotRail will be providing extra trains to key routes during Glasgow 2018, and extra staff will be available to help you on your journey. Extra services will include additional trains between Motherwell and Garscadden during the morning of Sunday 5 August, extra stops at Gleneagles between Thursday 7 August and Sunday 12 August, and additional early morning services between Glasgow Queens Street, Gleneagles and Perth on Sunday 12 August.

A number of bus services will be taking alternative routes on event days, with frequent services still available across the city.

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