How to get to the convention hotel. We’ll keep this page up-to-date with any important travel news that may come to light, so be sure to check back before travelling.
The hotel is 8 miles from Glasgow International Airport. A taxi from the airport will cost about £20. The First 500 Glasgow Shuttle airport bus service runs every 10 minutes, 24 hours per day, between the Airport and the City Centre, calling at both Queen Street and Central Stations, as well as Buchanan Street Bus Station. An open return costs £12 per adult, £6 per child.
Glasgow has two major railway stations in the city centre, Glasgow Central Station and Glasgow Queen Street Station. The Crowne Plaza is less than 2 miles from either station, and a taxi should cost between £7 and £9. The nearest railway station to the convention hotel is Exhibition Centre. This lies on the Argyle Line from Glasgow Central Low-Level Station. On exiting the station, turn sharp right and take the covered walk way towards the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). The hotel is straight ahead.
Most inter-city buses into Glasgow arrive at Buchanan Street Bus Station. A taxi from there to the Crowne Plaza should cost between £7 and £9.
The hotel is adjacent to the SECC, the Clyde Auditorium (known locally as the ‘Armadillo’) and the famous ‘Squinty Bridge’ (aka the Glasgow Arc). The M8 motorway runs close to the venue and the SECC exit is Junction 19. Just point your satnav to G3 8QT, or follow the brown tourist signs bearing the name of the hotel.
Parking at the Crowne Plaza for convention attendees is at the reduced rate of £4 per visit/day.