Getting to Cairncross House

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By Car

From M8 Motorway (Edinburgh and South):

  1. Exit at junction 19 and take right-hand turn onto A814 (Clydebank) keeping in left hand lane. Take left hand exit at Finnieston/SECC East.
  2. At traffic lights take right hand turn into Finneston Street (following signs for Western Infirmary).
  3. Continue up to traffic lights and turn left onto Argyle Street.
  4. Take the third turning on your left into Kelvinhaugh Street.
  5. Cairncross is located on the right hand side.

From M8 Motorway (Glasgow Airport and West):

  1. Exit at Junction 19 onto A814 and exit at Finneston (first exit on the left). 
  2. At traffic lights take right hand turn into Finneston Street (following signs for Western Infirmary).
  3. Continue up to traffic lights and turn left onto Argyle Street.
  4. Take the third turning on your left into Kelvinhaugh Street.
  5. Cairncross is located on the right hand side.

By Air

From Glasgow International Airport (0141 887 1111):

  • An airport bus service (no.905) runs approximately 8 times per hour to Buchanan Bus Station in the city centre. (The service runs from 0630 to 2400 hours, Monday to Friday and on Sundays, and from 0600 to 2400 hours on Saturdays. For further information regarding this service telephone 08705 505050). 
  • Then from city centre, take a taxi to Cairncross House (approx £5.00). Alternatively, you could take a taxi from airport directly to accommodation (approx. £15.00 - £20.00).

From Prestwick Airport (01292 479 822):

  • Prestwick Airport is a 45 minute train journey from the city centre (the train station is located within Prestwick Airport).
  • Trains run approximately every 30mins from the Airport to Glasgow Central Station in the city centre. For more information on train times and prices telephone 08457 484950.

By Coach

Buchanan Bus Station (0141 333 3708):

  • Buchanan Bus Station is situated in the city centre. It is possible to travel from the bus station to the West End of the city (where the University of Glasgow and its residences are based) by underground from Buchanan Street (check at Buchanan Underground Station which route is best). Alternatively, a number of local bus services run to the West End. Check with the bus station for routes and times. A taxi from Buchanan Street to Cairncross will cost approximately £5 - £7.

By Train

Central Station:

  • Most rail services coming to Glasgow terminate at Central Station. From here you can get the underground from St Enoch, (Full details of routes are available at St Enoch Underground Station) alternatively you can get a taxi, which will cost approximately £5 - £7.

Queen Street Station:

  • Queen Street Station is the termination point for most trains coming from other stations in Scotland, including the shuttle service from Edinburgh. Queen Street Station, like Buchanan Bus Station, is served by Buchanan Street underground (see above). A taxi from Queen Street Station to the residence will cost approximately £5 - £7.