TRNSMT 2021 travel: How to get to and from Glasgow Green music festival

By Sophie Buchan

Scotland's largest music festival TRNSMT is set to take place this weekend between September 10 until September 12 having been delayed due to the pandemic.

Despite most legal Covid restitutions being ditched on August 9, festivalgoers will have to remember that in order to enter, they must show a negative lateral flow test taken no longer than 48 hours before their arrival.

In addition to this, bosses confirmed that no proof of vaccination will be needed either but anyone who is unable to provide proof of a negative test result will be denied admittance.

Fans attending multiple days across the weekend, will be required to take a second test 48-hours after the first one. So for example, anyone taking their first test on Friday morning before arriving onsite must take another on Sunday morning in order to enter the festival.

Featured artists include Sam Fender, AJ Tracey, Amy MacDonald and Tom Odell will take to the stage over the three-day event as things start getting back to pre-covid levels of normality.

But as well as knowing who some of the featured acts are, it's also worth knowing how to get to and from the music festival after Scotrail issued an engineering and strike action warning meaning little to no train services will be running on Sunday.

So here's a handy wee guide about how to get to TRNSMT, how to get home and which routes are the best to take.

Bus

You can get to TRNSMT via several bus services including some from Buchanan Bus Station.

First Bus services such as the 18, 43, 64 and 263, all stop within a five-minute walk to Glasgow Green.

Bus 21 as well as 267 - the latter of which you can get from Buchanan Bus Station station - will stop near the Necropolis and is just a 14 minute walk to Glasgow Green.

Please check your local routes with your local bus services.

For First Bus services, visit here.

For McGill's Buses, visit here.

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Walking

The easiest way to get to Glasgow Green from the City Centre is by walking.

If you get the train, most stations are only a 10 to 30 minute walk away.

  • Central Station: 30 minute walk
  • Queen Street Station: Walking 32 minutes
  • High Street Station: 24 minute walk
  • Argyle Street Station: 23 minute walk
  • Bridgeton: 10 minute walk

Check out other walking routes here.

Train

A variety of trains will run on Friday and Saturday however services may be limited on Sunday so leave in plenty of time.

In recent days, ScotRail warned that services will be disrupted further by engineering works and strikes meaning some customers will have to use replacement buses to get to Glasgow Green resulting in a longer travel time.

This also means that just like in previous months, no trains will be in operation on Sunday by the time the festival ends on Sunday evening.

For more information on the strikes and which stations it impacts, visit here.

If you manage to get a train, you can access the music festival from some city centre stations:

  • Glasgow Central to Bridgeton: 14 minute train ride from Central Station, then a nine minute walk to Glasgow Green.
  • Larkhall to Bridgeton: 20 minute train ride from Central Station, then a nine minute walk to Glasgow Green.

Subway

Glasgow Green can be accessed from two Subway Stations both within a fifteen-minute walk.

These include Buchanan Street Station and St Enoch Station.

To check timetables and book tickets, visit Subway's website here.

Car/Taxi/Uber

If you are being dropped off, ask to go to the Glasgow Green Football Centre.

If you're being pick up, TRNSMT have created four key locations for festivalgoers to chose from depending on which direction you are approaching the city.

They also have a handy guide here to help you familiarise yourself with these locations.

What3Words is an app where every three metre square of the world has been given a unique combination of three words.

You can download the app on the Apple Store of Google Play here.

Pick Up Points What3Words:

West: Broomielaw at Kingston Bridge (///trail.locate.upon)
South: Caledonia Road (///space.repair.brief)
East: London Road (///tour.mobile.shine)
North: Duke Street at Tennents Brewery (///vibrates.itself.waving)

There are eight car parks nearby - if you wish to use any of them, visit their website to get the latest updates on pricing and accessibility.

Car Parks nearby include:

Blue badge parking must be pre-arranged in advance with the Access Co-Ordinator.

You can contact them via access@trnsmfest.com.


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