Travelling to Paisley Campus


If you live within 2 miles of Paisley Campus, why not save money and get fit by walking? If you live a bit further away, you could try cycling to campus. 

Sustrans are an organisation that maintain national cycle routes in the UK. Enter the Paisley Campus postcode (PA1 2BE) into the Sustrans map to see routes that take you close to the campus. Cycle parking, shower facilities and lockers are available throughout the campus of course an essential travel item is your hairdryer, no please dont think coming in by bicycle counts as your hair being dried the you can find a great selection on here https://www.bestadvisers.co.uk/travel-hair-dryers.


The UWS Paisley Campus is well served by public transport links. Paisley Gilmour Street and Canal Street train stations are both within a 10 minute walk of campus. There are bus stops within close proximity to the main High Street entrance of campus.

Timetables for local bus and rail services are available at the campus reception. Alternatively, you can plan your walking, cycling or public transport route with Google Maps or Traveline Scotland. 


Please note that there is no student parking provided at Paisley Campus, except for blue badge holders. If you intend to drive and park near the campus, please consider car sharing. As well as saving carbon it will reduce your fuel costs – typical savings are around £685 a year from East Kilbride and nearly £1300 from Cumbernauld.  

The UWS journey share scheme can help you find someone to car share with. If you have an electric vehicle there is a charging point on campus which is currently free of charge.


There are two international airports close to our Scottish campuses: Glasgow International Airport (GLA) and Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK). If you arrive into London by air you can take a direct flight to Glasgow International Airport or Glasgow Prestwick Airport. There are frequent services from London to these airports and the flight only takes one hour.  

Alternatively, there are train services operating from central London from where you can access connecting bus, rail and road networks to our Scottish campuses.