Located within a stone’s throw of the majestic Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in the heart of the city, Glasgow Caledonian University’s
educational roots can be traced back to the late 1800s, and today it is home to over 17,000 students.
The single-site campus puts students and staff at the heart of the action in Scotland’s largest city, close to shops, restaurants, bars and major transport hubs. Check out this helpful Liftshare guide and discover the best and cheapest ways to commute to and from campus!
How to get to Glasgow Caledonian University
Due to the university’s central location, students and staff are spoilt for choice then it comes to bus services. Just about any city centre route will put you within walking distance of the university, whilst those travelling from further afield will arrive at Buchanan Bus Station – which sits directly opposite the campus.
The campus is just a short walk away from the city’s two main railway stations: Queen Street and Glasgow Central. The former serves cities and towns across Scotland, including Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Upon arrival at the station, simply exit onto N Hanover Street and head north – the campus will be on your left hand side just a few hundred yards up the road.
Glasgow Central is no more than a 5-10 minute walk away from Queen Street and is the city’s main rail hub, connecting to cities across the UK.
The city’s underground rail network is the ideal way to get around and explore Glasgow
, with both Cowcaddens and Buchanan Street subway stations located within a few hundred yards of campus.
A single adult ticket costs £1.40 whilst an all-day pass will set you back £2.70. If you intend to use it frequently then a travel card may be the best option. More info here
Lift share to and from Glasgow Caledonian University
Getting to campus by car is easy, particularly for those travelling in from further afield. The M8 runs along the outskirts of the city centre and the campus can be accessed via junctions 15, 16 and 17 (depending on the direction you’re travelling in). For sat nav users, the G4 0BA post code applies.
Due to its city centre location, there is no parking available for students on campus; however, there are numerous pay and display car parks nearby. Looking to save money on your fuel and parking charges? Why not invite fellow students, colleagues or strangers to join you on your commute and split the costs between you? Car sharing is a great way of easing congestion and saving money during your daily travels, plus you’ll help reduce your carbon footprint while you’re at it.