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TRNSMT Festival 2021 travel by train, bus, car, Happy Bus to Glasgow Green

TRNSMT Festival 2021 is just one day away and ticketholders from across Scotland will be gearing up to enjoy a weekend of music.

Around 50,000 people will head to Glasgow Green on to see the star-studded line-up, including Liam Gallagher, Sam Fender and The Chemical Brothers.

After last years cancellation, fans will be descending on TRNSMT for the first time since 2019 with some new Covid restrictions in place.

Ticketholders may be wondering how to get to and from the festival, with a range of options on offer including trains, buses and the subway and even What3Words.

Festival gates will open at 11am across the weekend, and close again at 11pm after all acts have finished – so it’s important to plan your travel in advance.

Here are all the travel options for TRNSMT Festival 2021:

Trains

Fans watch the The Kooks during the TRNSMT festival in 2019

Train is one of the easiest ways to get to TRNSMT, with services arriving into various stations in Glasgow across the weekend.

Glasgow Green can be accessed from five rail stations all within a fifteen-minute walk – Glasgow Central Station, Queen Street Station, High Street Station, Argyle Street Station and Bridgeton Station.

ScotRail has added extra carriages to services on key routes to and from Glasgow all day on Friday and Saturday, as well as additional late evening services on Saturday.

However, there will be some travel disruption over the weekend which will impact routes on Sunday – with no trains in operation by the time the festival ends in the evening.

Due to strike actions and engineering works, there will be a ‘very limited’ number of trains on Sunday.

Fans should also be aware that the last trains will depart before – or shortly after – the event ends on Friday and Saturday evening.

Some customers may have to use replacement buses to get to Glasgow Green over the weekend which will result in longer journey times.

To find out more about the routes impacted over the weekend, click here.

Subway

Site map for this year's TRNSMT festival
Site map for this year’s TRNSMT festival

The Subway is the easiest way to get around the City Centre and West End of Glasgow.

The closest stations to Glasgow Green are St Enoch and Buchanan Street which are both around 15 minutes walk.

Running every four minutes at peak times, it costs from as little as £1.55 for an adult single to travel anywhere else on the system.

The Subway is open 06:30 to 23:40 Monday to Saturday and 10:00 to 18:12 on Sundays.

To check timetables and book your tickets, click here.

Bus

Glasgow Green can be accessed by Buchanan Bus Station, which is around a twenty-minute walk.

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

For those travelling to Glasgow from cities including Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Stirling, a Megabus might be a cheaper option than the train.

Most buses run up up to 11pm or even later, with the Glasgow and Edinburgh route running for 24 hours – with buses at midnight, 1am and 2am.

You can book buses through the Megabus website.

Happy Bus

The Happy Bus is running revellers to TRNSMT Festival 2021 this year from:

  • Bathgate
  • Livingston
  • Edinburgh

The Happy Bus website states all tickets bought for July remain valid for September dates.

It states: “Please do not use cloakroom facility as this may delay your return to the coach.

Please check that you have booked the correct day and ticket as there will be a £10 admin charge for manual change over of tickets.

All tickets below have been released for sale.”

Visit here for more information.

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Walking

The walking route map for this year's festival
The walking route map for this year’s festival

If you live nearby, it might be better to beat the crowds and head to the festival on foot.

TRNSMT organisers have created a handy walking route map to show how to access the festival from various places or from different stations.

To view the map, click here.

What3Words

To help you find your way to the festival, TRNSMT is using what3words – a really simple way to find and share precise locations.

Every 3 metre square in the world has its own unique three word identifier: a what3words address.

Now, you can know exactly where to find site entrances, box offices, ATMs and other useful points of interest – or just arrange meeting points with friends – using just three words.

Wherever you see /// followed by three words, this will be the address of the location. Click here to see our list of locations.

Car

If you are being dropped off, please head for Glasgow Green Football Centre.

If you are being pick up, we have identified four key locations depending on which direction you are approaching the city. Please click here to familiarise yourself with these locations.

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 St at Tennents Brewery (///vibrates.itself.waving)

There are 8 car parks nearby.

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