We will be arriving on a cruise ship, and want to take the hop on hop off bus tour of Glasgow. How do we get from the port into town? We have a person in a wheelchair, so it needs to be accessible. Thank you!
You will be arriving at the port of Greenock. You can get from the port to the station with the chair on the street. But there will be taxis waiting outside the terminal (if not ask the welcome hosts who are always there and they will arrange)- take the taxi to Greenock Central railway station from whence there are several trains an hour to Glasgow Central station- journey time about 45 minutes. Both stations and all the trains are accessible.
Board the bus at Stop 8- the Radisson Hotel on Argyle Street.
Cruise ships normally dock at Greenock. From there it is easy to take the train to Glasgow Central but it is a bit of a walk from the cruise port to the station. Train journey takes about 40-45 minutes. There will be a 10 minute or so walk to George Square where the bus tours begin, and probably a similar length of walk from where the tour finishes at Buchanan Street bus station. Make sure you ask for directions to Glasgow Central Station when the tour is over.
Wow! Thank you both so much! I will check the train schedules to see how often they run. Thank you, Ginny
There is a frequent service on that route as it is one of the main commuter lines into Glasgow. You may want to avoid the rush hour terms.
Usually on that route the trains are comfortable, and also relatively new and have very clear wheelchair sections. The station staff will be able to help.
Thank you for the helpful information. We are really looking forward to the trip and feeling it is manageable from an accessibility perspective us a great relief.