Glasgow Subway

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. It has an circular underground metro line with 15 stations. It is one of the oldest metro systems in the world and the second most extensive urban rail network in the UK, after London. Metro system is complemented by an urban trains transport system, and its managed by the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT). It is operating since 1896.

  • Known as: Glasgow subway
  • Lines : 1
  • Stations: 15
  • Length of the system: 10,4 kms
  • Passengers/day: 35000
  • Website:

Lines and stations

Glasgow subway is only one 10,4 kms long line with fifteen stations:
Hillhead, Kelvinbridge, St. George's Cross,Buchanan Street, St. Enoch, Bridge Street, West Street, Shields Road, Kinning Park, Cessnock, Ibrox, Govan, Partick, Kelvinhall

The subway system is organised in two circles (orbital routes). The Outer Circle runs clockwise and The Inner Circle, which runs counterclockwise. Both circles comprise the same fifteen stations, from Partick to Govan.

Schedule and frecuency

The Subway is open from 6:30 am to 11:45 pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 10:00 am to 6:12 pm on Sundays. There are trains every 4 minutes at peak times, and every 8 minutes during off-peak times. A complete ride takes 24 minutes.

Fares and Tickets


  • Adult costs £1.40
  • Child costs £0.70
  • Concession costs £0.80


  • Adult costs £2.60
  • Child* costs £1.30
  • Concession** costs £1.20

All day (special offer)
Unlimited travel for one day.

  • Adult costs £2.60
  • Child costs £1.30

    7 day ticket
  • Adult costs £12.00
  • Child costs £6.00

28 day ticket

  • Adult costs £45.00
  • Child costs £22.50

You can also buy parking, where available.

  • Single costs £5.00
  • 4 week parking season ticket costs £50.00
  • 12 week parking season ticket costs £135.00
  • 24 week parking season ticket costs £255.00

Some considerations are that children are under 16 years old. A maximum of two children under 5 years old can ride for free with a fare-paying adult.

You can also buy a Subway Smartcard. That is a electronic card. The Subway Smartcard is free and unique to each person once they register.


Glasgow International Airport (GLA) is located 8 miles west of the city centre in Renfrewshire. Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Glasgow in Ayrshire and Glasgow Seaplane Terminal, by the Glasgow Science Centre on the River Clyde.

There are direct trains from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central, Ayr and Clyde Coast destinations. You have ask for a rail ticket to Glasgow Airport. The ticket will be valid on the train to Paisley Gilmour Street and the McGills bus service from Paisley to the airport. Trains to Glasgow Central. There are 8 trains per hour from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central (only 5 on Sundays).

Glasgow Subway map

  • Also Known As: Subway
  • Passengers/Day 35000
  • Fares:
  • 24h operation: No
  • Air Conditioning: No
  • Walk between platforms: No
  • Driverless trains: No
  • Screen Doors Platforms: No
  • Operator: Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
  • £1.40
  • Glasgow Metro Official Website
  • Tlf: +44 141 332 6811
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