Hotel & Transportation



The Glasgow City Marketing Bureau is the official hotel provider for the Glasgow conference and has negotiated specially discounted rates with a wide range of accommodations. Accommodations will be sold on a first come, first served basis and the published rates will be available until April 26, 2017.
Follow this link to reserve your hotel room: 

SAH will not have a headquarters hotel for the 2017 conference; you are free to book accommodations wherever you would like.


If you are interested in sharing a hotel room or other accommodations during your stay in Glasgow, please use this group to coordinate with members:


Getting to Glasgow
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By Rail
By Road
By Sea

Search buses, trains and flights to and from Glasgow.

Getting to the Conference Venue
University of Strathclyde is located in the heart of Glasgow city center, a short walk from the city's two main train stations and with easy access to Glasgow International Airport. Directions to Strathclyde.

Getting Around Glasgow
Glasgow is an easy city to find your way around. Built on a grid system, it’s compact to navigate, either on foot or public transport.

Glasgow Walking app - learn about the history of the city as you discover some of its hidden gems on the walking routes

SPT Travel Centres
SPT Travel Centres provide information about all types of travel in the Glasgow & Strathclyde area, and Traveline Scotland covers public transport across Scotland. Download the Traveline Scotland app for more information.

The Subway is the easiest way to get around the City Centre and West End of Glasgow. Running every 5 minutes at peak times, it takes just 24 minutes to complete a circuit of the 15 stations. Tickets start from £1.40. 

You can either buy a single ticket or, if you’re here for a few days, you might want to get a Subway Smartcard, which offers the best fares and you can top up as you go. Download the Glasgow Subway map to find your way around the stations.

Glasgow Central Station links Glasgow by rail to the South, with Glasgow Queen Street Station operating routes mainly to Edinburgh & the North. Check out the ScotRail website for all the routes and timetables or download the free ScotRail app.

The SPT "Roundabout" ticket gives one day unlimited travel by rail and Subway to over 110 stations in the Greater Glasgow area. These tickets can be purchased through ScotRail or SPT Travel Centres and are valid after 09:00 Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and Glasgow public holidays & can be purchased either through ScotRail or SPT Travel Centres.


Glasgow Taxis, the distinctive black cabs, operate 5 and 6 seater cabs in and around the city. If their yellow light is on they can be flagged down on the street, or alternatively call +44 (0) 141 429 70 70 to book.

Over the past 10 years, First Bus Glasgow have invested over £100 million in new buses and technology for the Greater Glasgow network and they now operate over 100 routes across the city.

Cycling around Glasgow is a quick, easy and fun way to get see the city! Nextbike Glasgow has 400 bikes for hire in 43 locations, available 24/7. You can rent a bike via nextbike’s Android/iPhone App, by the on-bike computer, or by phoning +44 (0)20 816 69851. Rental starts at £1 for the first 30 minutes - get started here.

Airport Shuttle
Rideways is the hassle-free way to book airport shuttles and taxis in and around Glasgow. 

Car Rental

Looking to rent a car? Sixt car hire have car rental stations located at Glasgow airport and in the city centre at Waterloo Street.  


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