...one step beyond
18th – 21st April 2014,
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, UK.

Getting There


The hotel is 8 miles from Glasgow International Airport. A taxi from the airport will cost about £20.

The First 500 Glasgow Shuttle airport bus service runs every 10 minutes, 24 hours per day, between the Airport and the City Centre, calling at both Queen Street and Central Stations, as well as Buchanan Street Bus Station. An open return costs £8.50 per adult, £5.50 per child.


Glasgow has two major railway stations in the city centre, Glasgow Central Station and Glasgow Queen Street Station. The Crowne Plaza is less than 2 miles from either of these and a taxi should cost between £5 and £7 for Central, and between £7 and £9 for Queen Street.

The nearest railway station to the convention hotel is Exhibition Centre. This lies on the Argyle Line from Glasgow Central Low-Level Station. On exiting the station, turn sharp right and take the covered walkway towards the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). The hotel is straight ahead.


Most inter-city buses into Glasgow arrive at Buchanan Street Bus Station. A taxi from there to the Crowne Plaza should cost between £7 and £9.

The Number 100 bus runs every half hour from the north of George Square (just outside Queen Street Station) to outside the SECC, via a stop at Central Station. Unfortunately it only runs between 10:30 and 16:30 on Friday and Sunday, and between 09:30 and 16:30 on other days.

...and Automobiles

The hotel is adjacent to the SECC, the Clyde Auditorium (known locally as the ‘Armadillo’) and the famous ‘Squinty Bridge’ (aka the Glasgow Arc). The M8 motorway runs close to the venue and the SECC exit is Junction 19. Just point your satnav to G3 8QT, or follow the brown tourist signs bearing the name of the hotel.


The Crowne Plaza has a car park which is available to all convention members at a discounted rate of £1 per hour (up to £9 per day). The prices at each hotel for their residents are:

 Crowne PlazaMarriotHilton Garden InnCampanile
per Hour£1.00£1.00n/aFree
per Day£6.00£8.00£5.00Free