Glasgow is the third largest city in the UK. It is also the largest seaport in Scotland. This coastal location, together with its many historical and cultural attractions make Glasgow a desirable place for tourists. Coaches to Glasgow arrive daily at Buchanan bus station on Killermont Street. Within the city, bus services are run by the Glasgow Citybus, First Glasgow, Stagecoach West and McGill Bus Services companies. Crossrail Glasgow runs an urban rail network.
Located on Killermont Street, the Buchanan bus station serves as the terminus for coaches arriving from major UK cities and locations abroad. This location places it within walking distance of Glasgow Queen Street Railway station, and the Buchanan Street subway. In addition, a bus link is available to Queen Street.
Several coaches leave London Euston and London Victoria travel terminals daily for Glasgow. National Express run these services. A number of coaches leave London between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. and travel to Scotland through the night, and arrive between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. The journey of just over 400 miles takes ten hours. Other companies arriving at the Buchanan bus station include Megabus, Orbis Transport and Scottish Citylink.
Coach services to Glasgow provide the passenger with great value for money. This mode of travelling enables the passenger to relax and enjoy the journey, as the coach winds its way through lovely Lanarkshire countryside, where Glasgow is located.
Not many visitors are aware that Glasgow, renowned for its economic advances in Victorian times, still bears remnants of its medieval development. The building of the fine, Gothic structure of St Mungo’s Cathedral, on Cathedral Square, began in the late 1100s. Still retaining its beauty, light shines through stained glass windows into the gilded choir. And the writer, Sir Walter Scott, placed an episode of his adventure novel, Rob Roy, in the crypt where St. Mungo is buried. In modern Glasgow, shoppers bustle along Argyll Street and in the Buchanan Galleries by day and at night, pubs such as Jinty McGuinty’s fill with people in search of Celtic rock and true Scots culture.