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Glasgow is in west central Scotland. It’s Scotland’s largest city and is easily accessible from the rest of the UK and overseas by train, sea, road and air. For assistance in planning your journey to Glasgow, please visit the local tourist information site.


Glasgow is well connected by train from across the UK by two main stations:

  • Glasgow Central Station links Glasgow to the south

  • Glasgow Queen Street Station operates routes mainly to Edinburgh and the north

To book tickets, visit, and To view all available routes from across the UK, visit

If you’re planning a trip from London to Glasgow, check out the Caledonian Sleeper’s website and arrive refreshed after a comfortable overnight journey.


Scotland has an extensive motorway road network. Glasgow is linked to the following places:

  • Edinburgh by the M8

  • England by the M74

  • Stirling by the M80

  • West coast of Scotland with the M77

For more information on Scotland’s road network, visit the Transport Scotland website.


Glasgow has 3 international airports nearby, with connections across the UK and the world:

  • Glasgow Airport is the closest airport to the city centre. Catch the express bus service from outside the terminal and arrive in Glasgow in around 15 minutes. Visit for more information.

  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport is 32 miles (51km) from Glasgow. It is very accessible with train and bus services to the city centre. Find out more at

  • Edinburgh Airport is 39 miles (63km) from Glasgow. There is a direct bus service from the airport to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station which takes around 1 hour. Head to for more information.

Visa information

  • Visitors to Scotland must hold a valid passport before starting their journey and children may require their own passports.

  • All visitors who wish to enter the UK must meet the requirements of the UK immigration regulations.

  • EU citizens can stay in Scotland for as long as required. Visitors from other European countries outside the EU can stay for up to three months.

  • Visitors from the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, can stay for up to six months, providing they have a return ticket and funds to cover the trip

  • Visitors from any other country in the world will require a visa.

  • Application forms and information on how to apply for a visa, as well as guidance for visitors coming to the UK, is available on the UK Border Agency website.

Visa requirements

Visa Assist Letter

If you require a visa to travel to Glasgow for ISIC 2023 we will assist you by providing you with a letter confirming your registration for the conference. Please follow the below steps:

  • Register for the conference when registration opens in 2023

  • Fully pay registration fees associated with this registration

  • Once you have fully paid your registration please contact us at

Please send us the below information​

1.   Nationality:

2.   Full name as shown on passport

3.   Passport number:

4.   Passport expiry date:

5.   Date of birth:

6.   Registration confirmation number (shown at the top of your confirmation email)

  • Once we receive all this information we will email the visa assist letter directly to you

Please contact the conference office regarding any enquiries you may have in relation to the visa letter or general information at

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