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Driving to Scotland from England

From England the M6 motorway leads into the M74 at the Scottish Borders. The M74 serves Dumfries and the Borders as well as Motherwell and Hamilton and is the direct link to the centre of Glasgow.

For real time travel information on all of Scotland’s trunk roads, including cross-border information to the North of England, visit Traffic Scotland, or access it via the Traveline Scotland app. For information on Scotland’s trunk road network visitTransport Scotland.

Driving from the north of Scotland

Glasgow is at the heart of Scotland’s motorway network, accessible from all areas of the country. For real time travel information on all of Scotland’s trunk roads, including cross-border information to the North of England, visit Traffic Scotland, or access it via the Traveline Scotland app. For information on Scotland’s trunk road network visit Transport Scotland.

From Inverness and the Highlands, take the A9 trunk road to Perth followed by the M9 and the M80 motorway to Glasgow. From Fort William, Oban and the north-west the A82 trunk road passes Loch Lomond and leads directly into the centre of Glasgow.

Central Glasgow can be accessed from Aberdeen and Dundee (in the north east) via the A90 trunk road to Perth, followed by the M9 then the M80 motorway to Glasgow.

Driving to this year's Games is not advised due to lack of parking opportunities at venues, Blue Badge allocations and limited Park & Ride spaces. For this reason we recommend that you plan your journey around Glasgow via walkingcycling or using public transport in advance. 

To find out the carbon cost of driving around Scotland, visit the Traffic Scotland Carbon Calculator. Increasing the number of occupants in a car can reduce your carbon footprint substantially, so why not consider journey sharing?

Driving from the South of Scotland

The M74 serves Dumfries and the Borders as well as Motherwell and Hamilton and is the direct link to the centre of Glasgow.

Driving to this year's Games is not advised due to lack of parking opportunities at venues, Blue Badge allocations and limited Park & Ride spaces. For this reason we recommend that you plan your journey around Glasgow via walkingcycling or using public transport in advance. 

For real time travel information on all of Scotland’s trunk roads, including cross-border information to the North of England, visit Traffic Scotland, or access it via the Traveline Scotland app. For information on Scotland’s trunk road network visitTransport Scotland.

Driving from the east of Scotland

From Edinburgh and the east the M8 motorway links directly to the centre of Glasgow.

Driving to this year's Games is not advised due to lack of parking opportunities at venues, Blue Badge allocations and limited Park & Ride spaces. For this reason we recommend that you plan your journey around Glasgow via walkingcycling or using public transport in advance. 

For real time travel information on all of Scotland’s trunk roads, including cross-border information to the North of England, visit Traffic Scotland, or access it via the Traveline Scotland app. For information on Scotland’s trunk road network visit Transport Scotland.

To find out the carbon cost of driving around Scotland visit the Traffic Scotland Carbon Calculator. Increasing the number of occupants in a car can reduce your carbon footprint substantially, so why not consider journey sharing?

Drving from the west of Scotland

From Greenock and Inverclyde in the west take the A8 via the M8 motorway to Glasgow.

Driving to this year's Games is not advised due to lack of parking opportunities at venues, Blue Badge allocations and limited Park & Ride spaces. For this reason we recommend that you plan your journey around Glasgow via walkingcycling or using public transport in advance. 

Glasgow is at the heart of Scotland’s motorway network, accessible from all areas of the country. For real time travel information on all of Scotland’s trunk roads, visit Traffic Scotland, or access it via the Traveline Scotland app. For information on Scotland’s trunk road network visit Transport Scotland.

To find out the carbon cost of driving around Scotland, visit the Traffic Scotland Carbon Calculator. Increasing the number of occupants in a car can reduce your carbon footprint substantially, so why not consider journey sharing?

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