A location map for The Burrell Collection can be found online at

You can plan your journey on public transport at Traveline Scotland journey planner.

Travel between central Glasgow and The Burrell Collection
The Burrell Collection is an art collection housed in an award winning building in Pollok Country Park on the south side of the city of Glasgow.

You can take a train from Central Station to Pollokshaws West. This brings you to the entrance of Pollok Park, in which the Burrell Collection is located. Trains take around 10 minutes, and the walk through the park should take you around 10-15 minutes.

You can get an "Any day return" ticket at Central Station for £3.50.

Travel to the National Piping Centre

McPhater Street

From Glasgow Central station, the National Piping Centre is about a 10-15 minute walk.
The nearest Subway Station to the National Piping Centre is Cowcaddens.

Travel to the Phorbitech meeting

The School of Physics and Astronomy is located in the Kelvin Building on the Gilmore Hill Campus, close to the Botany Gate. From the City Centre, take the Subway ( , which runs every 4mins at peak times. Travel (anticlockwise) on the inner line from Buchanan Street or St Enoch to Hillhead. From there it is a short (5min) walk to the Kelvin Building, where the Phorbitech meeting will be held.
Tickets are sold at any station, Single £1.40, Return £2.60, Discovery (unlimited travel for a day) £3.80.

Travel to Glasgow

By air

Glasgow International 15 minutes

Shuttle bus every 10 minutes, direct to the city centre with stops at major

Taxis available at the airport

From £4.20

From £20.00

Glasgow Prestwick International 40 minutes Direct trains every 30 minutes to the city centre        £2.50 for a return ticket

The nearest international airport to the venue is Glasgow Airport.

First Service 500 (Glasgow Shuttle) and First Service 747 (Air Link) buses run frequently in to the city centre.  You can purchase a ticket at the ticket kiosk in the airport, or pay on the bus.  The bus stops at Glasgow Central Station, on Union street, where you can get a train to Pollokshaws West station.

Taxis are available at the airport 24 hours a day.  Journeys are metered and the fare to the city centre is about £20 to £22, as regulated by Renfrewshire Council.

The city is within easy reach of the airport via the M8 motorway. Car rental companies have desks in the UK arrivals area and hire cars can be booked in advance.

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By train

STATION         AVERAGE JOURNEY TIME                                                           DAILY DIRECT TRAINS ONE CHANGE
London 4 hours 10 minutes 18 3
Birmingham    4 hours 7 5
Manchester        3 hours 30 minutes 6 35
Liverpool 3 hours 40 minutes   19
Cardiff 6 hours 30 minutes                     3
York 3 hours 30 minutes 9 27
Edinburgh 50 minutes Direct trains run every 15 minutes from 06.30 - 20.00, thereafter every 30 minutes

The nearest train station to the venue is Pollokshaws West station, which is approximately a 15 minute walk from the Burrell Collection.  Trains usually run 4 times per hour from Glasgow Central Station and take around 10 minutes.

For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).


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By Bus
First bus services 34, 45 and 57 run from Glasgow city centre, and stop on Pollokshaws Road, opposite the main entrance to Pollok Country Park. 

It takes about ten to fifteen minutes to walk to the Burrell Collection from the entrance to the park, and there are a number of signposts along the way.

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By car
The city of Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh by the M8, England by the M74, Stirling by the M80 and the West Coast of Scotland by the M77.
You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.

Parking is available at the Burrell Collection in the pay and display car park.

Taxis are available at the airport 24 hours a day and there are taxi ranks on Gordon Street and Hope Street, outside Glasgow Central Station.  It is about a 15 minute taxi ride from Glasgow Central station to the Burrell Collection and should cost around £10 - £15.

Glasgow Taxis
Telephone: +44 (0)141 429 7070