Located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, the University of Strathclyde is an exciting place to study, boasting an outstanding selection of programmes, world-class research and facilities, plus a large and diverse student population. The university formerly operated two separate campuses, but is now based entirely at the John Anderson Campus right at Glasgow’s heart – putting students within easy reach of the fantastic cultural institutions, shopping and nightlife
for which this friendly city is known.
The campus itself is compact and easy to walk around, and there are excellent transport links to destinations within Glasgow, the UK, and internationally via road, rail and air. Find out the cheapest and easiest options for getting to Glasgow’s Strathclyde University.
Travel to Glasgow by train or coach
There are fast, frequent train services running from both Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street Stations and Edinburgh Waverley approximately every 15 minutes; there are also direct services to London from Glasgow Central, as well as some that require a change in Edinburgh.
Trains from Inverness, Stirling, Dundee and Aberdeen arrive at Glasgow Queen Street. Glasgow Central is less than a 15-minute walk from the John Anderson Campus, and Glasgow Queen Street is only five minutes away.
National Express and Megabus intercity coaches also serve Glasgow's Buchanan Street Bus Station, less than 10 minutes' walk from campus.
Commute to the John Anderson Campus by local transport
Glasgow boasts an extensive public transportation network which includes buses, trains and an underground system, making travel around the city easy and cost-effective.
The closest underground stop is Buchanan Street, just five minutes' walk from campus. Depending on your destination, trains to various Glasgow suburbs can be picked up from High Street Station, Glasgow Central Station or Glasgow Queen Street.
First Buses operate a large network of buses throughout the city and surrounding area, and a number of smaller local operators offer services on select routes. Comprehensive information on routes and timetables can be obtained from the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
Commute to Strathclyde University by lift share
Glasgow is well-connected via a number of major motorways, including the M6 and M74 (if approaching from England and the south), the M9 and M80 (if coming from Stirling or the north) and the M8 (if approaching from the east). Strathclyde University can be reached by exiting the M8 at Junction 15 – further driving instructions can be found here
Bear in mind that as the uni is in the city centre, parking is often scarce and expensive. It will likely prove cheaper and more convenient to pool your resources and arrange a car share with classmates or colleagues – you'll save on the cost of petrol and parking, make your journey a little greener and maybe make some new friends en route!