UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26)
31 Oct - 12 Nov 2021, Glasgow

Glasgow is hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) from 31 October until 12 November 2021.

In the lead up to and during the event, there will be some planned and unplanned road closures, especially in the vicinity of the Scottish Event Campus.

For details about disruption - including planned and unplanned road closures - the Get Ready Glasgow website is being continuously updated.

For more information on how the trunk road network is affected, visit the Traffic Scotland website.




Public transport information

Public transport customers are advised to plan ahead wherever possible.

Roads and public transport are likely to be busiest on certain days during COP26, and customers should allow extra time for journeys in case of any unexpected disruption.

Planned and unplanned distruption or route changes affecting public transport will be updated here on Traveline Scotland as it becomes available.


Bus services:

First Glasgow:

Due to the closure of Clydeside Expressway, First Glasgow services 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D and X4 will be altered from 2100 on Saturday 23rd October until 0600hrs on Monday 15th November.

During this time, buses heading to city centre will terminate all journeys at Central Station (Heillanman's Umbrella).  All journeys leaving the city centre will start at Oswald Street.

As a result the following stops will not be served:

  • Argyle Street (before Buchanan Street)
  • Ingram Street (near Gallery of Modern Art)
  • Glassford Street (after Garth Street)
  • Stockwell Street (after Trongate)
  • Osborne Street (Bus stop 2)
  • Stockwell Place (at St Enochs Shopping Centre)
  • Howard Street (opposite St Enochs Subway station)
  • Clydeside Expressway (opposite Hydepark Street) 

Travelling from city centre, passengers must use the Oswald Street bus stop or stops on Argyle Street after Oswald street.

Please note: all journeys from City Centre will leave 10 minutes earlier than normal up to the 21:06 service 1 departure, and 21:12 service X4 departure.

Stagecoach West Scotland: 

Passengers should note that Stagecoach service X19 will continue to operate as normal during the event. 



Delegate travel information

Conference participants and delegates should refer to their Travel Guidence for Participants information pack for details on travelling to and from the Scottish Event Campus.

In addition to rail journeys to and from Exhibition Centre station, a dedicated shuttle bus for participants will operate between the city centre and the SEC. 

More details and timetable are available in the participants' information pack. 



Planning your journey

During COP26, our Journey Planner and Timetable Finder will include special messages advising of disruption or changes to public transport. 

Simply click or touch on any red warning icons (Triangle icon) when using the journey planner to view details of changes to journeys.

To plan a public transport journey, you can:

  • Use our Journey Planner for all Scottish bus, coach, rail, ferry, Subway and tram journeys between any two places in Scotland.
  • Download our app to plan journeys, view live bus and train times, and check for travel updates and disruption. 
  • Speak to a travel adviser in our Scottish call centre on 0871 200 22 33.  Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
    We're open 24 hours every day. 



Need further assistance?

For public transport information, you can get help from Traveline Scotland over the phone.

Please call us on 0871 200 22 33. Our advisers are available 24 hours every day.

Within the UK, calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.



More information

For more details about the UN Climate Change conference, visit the official COP26 website.

For details of the Scottish Government programme during COP26, visit the Net Zero Nation website.