Conference Information

To help you with planning, below are various details on getting to Glasgow, information on local travel once in the city and where to stay.

Conference venue
The conference is being held in the new James Mccune Smith Learning Hub at the University of Glasgow.

University of Glasgow
University Avenue
G12 8QW

Campus Map (use the search function to find the venue)

Flights into Glasgow
There are regular daily flights into Glasgow from all London airports as well as Bristol, Birmingham, Dublin and Southampton. In addition, you can fly to Glasgow via Berlin, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Frankfurt, Dubai and Paris. More information on Glasgow Airport.

Trains into Glasgow
Trains from the south generally arrive into Glasgow Central station and trains from Edinburgh and the north arriving at Glasgow Queen Street station. For timetables please visit National Rail.

Once you arrive in the city, we have detailed local travel options below.

Advanced warning of rail disruptions 

Full information on the improvement works

Ticket release dates and timetables

The RES and SES have teamed up with the Glasgow Convention Bureau to provide hotel options for your visit to the city.  The Bureau have negotiated rates on our behalf to ensure there are competitive, local bedrooms available for our delegates. 

Hotel options

Map of Glasgow Hotels

The options available range in price and proximity to the University of Glasgow, not all city hotels are included in this service.  You can book your accommodation via your own preferred website.

Airport bus
The Airport Express Service 500 runs every 15 minutes from outside the airport. The Bothwell St/Hope St bus stop drops you close to the Radisson Blu Hotel, Yotel, Virgin Hotel and Motel One as well as the Central Train Station, a number of other city centre hotels are within walking distance. More information on Service 500.


Taxis are readily available from outside Glasgow Airport and cost approximately £25.00 for a journey into the city centre. Uber also operates within the city as well as local firms.

Glasgow Taxis: 0141 429 7070 Download the app
GlasGo Cabs (private hire): 0141 332 5050 / 0141 774 3000 Download the app.


Local public transport
On arrival in the city centre, the Subway system is the best way to travel. A map and ticketing information is available here. There are two lines: an outer circle running clockwise and an inner circle running anticlockwise. All trains stop at all stations no matter the direction and services run frequently, use this page for live updates.

Here are details of local stops for Conference venues:

Subway nearest to University of Glasgow – Hillhead. The conference venue, James Mccune Smith Learning Hub is a 2 minute walk from Hillhead.

Subway nearest to City Chambers – Buchanan Street

Subway nearest to Radisson Blu – St Enoch

The journey time from Hillhead to Buchanan Street on the Subway is just 10 minutes. A one-day travel card is £4.20.

For further local public transport information, please visit the Traveline Scotland.


City bike hire
City bike hire is also available at 100 locations around the city, including at the university. More information is available at the OVO Bikes website: https://www.nextbike.co.uk/en/glasgow/

For any delegates or speakers planning on spending additional time in the beautiful city of Glasgow, our colleagues at Adam Smith Business School have recommended the following local attractions:
  • Kelvin Grove Art Gallary and Museum (Free entry)
  • Slightly further afield is Panmure House the last home of Adam Smith before his death in 1790
  • Find full information on Glasgow, including travel, attractions, food & drink and trip ideas at the official visitor information website: peoplemakeglasgow.com
  • Glasgow Cathedral 
  • Visit Glasgow for information on attractions such as the Riverside Museum, Burrell Collection, Mitchell Library and shopping
  • Visitor information for Scotland including extending your stay, accommodation and tours can be found at Scotland’s official visitor information website: visitscotland.com


If you are travelling with children to conference, we recommend the following sites to help you with any childcare needs:

www.childcare.co.uk (Childcare provider database)

www.bubble.com (Babysitting app)