Compact and easy to travel around, Glasgow has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK, Europe and overseas, with London only an hour’s flight away. It is just 40 minutes from Loch Lomond and 45 minutes by train to Edinburgh, meaning Glasgow is a prime location, no matter where you want to go.
Glasgow has a well-developed transport system featuring two airports, numerous bus services and an extensive urban rail network.
Glasgow International Airport is 12 km away from Glasgow city centre. The airport bus is a fast and affordable transport option. Taxi will take around 20 minutes and cost ~£20-£25.
With over 18,000 sleeping rooms in the Greater Glasgow area, and 11,000 alone in the city centre you will not struggle to find accommodation to suit your needs when staying in Glasgow. The city provides quality accommodation across all budgets from hostels to 5* hotels, including a wide range of international hotel chains.
There are a variety of hotels to choose from that are all reasonably close to the conference venue (G1 1XH, near George Square or Merchant City areas). Some examples are:
You will only need permission (known as ‘entry clearance’ or ‘a visa’) to come to the UK for a business visit of up to six months if you are a visa national. Currently 108 countries require a visa to enter the UK. You can apply for a visa within 3 months of intended date of travel at visa sections at UK embassies, high commissions and consulates and through visa application centres around the world. The visa is valid for 6 months.
If you are a non-visa national, permission to come for up to six months is not needed.