We are all being encouraged to use public transport, particularly for longer journeys when heading to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Using Your Event Ticket in the Games Zone

Your event ticket allows you to use public transport services within a predefined area when travelling to and from your event. The coverage of the 'Games Zone' varies, depending on the location of the event you are travelling to, as detailed below.

Venues within Glasgow

If you are travelling to an event which takes place in Glasgow, the Games Zone covers access to ScotRail services, Subway services and the majority of local bus services within the SPT ZoneCard area G1–G8 of the Glasgow public transport network. Participating bus operators within Zone G are:

  • First Glasgow/Edinburgh
  • Avondale
  • City Sprinter Ltd
  • Clydelink
  • Colchri Ltd
  • Gibson Direct
  • Glasgow Citybus
  • Henderson Travel
  • JJ Travel Ltd
  • McNairn Coaches
  • McColls Commercial Repairs Ltd
  • McGills Bus Service
  • Scottish Citylink Coaches
  • Skyline Coaches Ltd
  • Stuarts Coaches
  • Stagecoach West Scotland

Strathclyde Country Park, North Lanarkshire

If you are travelling to the Triathlon Competition the Games Zone includes ScotRail and bus services within zones G1-G8 and H1, H3 and H4 of the SPT Zonecard. Participating bus operators within Zone H are:

  • First Glasgow/Edinburgh
  • A & J Ballantyne
  • Airbles Bus Company Ltd
  • Coakley Bus Company
  • Mackenzie Bus & Coach Service
  • Clan Travel
  • Henderson Travel
  • JMB Travel
  • McNairn Coaches
  • Scottish Citylink Coaches
  • Stuarts Coaches
  • Whitelaws Coaches

Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Games Zone includes access to local bus services in Travelarea 1 of the One Ticket scheme.

Barry Buddon Shooting Centre, Carnoustie

The Carnoustie Games Zone includes access to ScotRail services between Dundee and Arbroath and Stagecoach Strathtay Number 73 bus service between Dundee and Arbroath.

See the Carnoustie and Dundee town transport maps for details of routes.

Shuttle buses

A series of shuttle buses will run from the city centre to Celtic Park, Hampden Park, Ibrox and Cathkin Braes. For further details, please refer to the Essential Venue Guide for each venue. You can plan all of your public transport journeys using the Traveline Journey Planner App.

Subway services

SPT’s Subway is the easiest way to get around the city centre and west end of Glasgow. It takes just 24 minutes to complete a full circuit of all 15 stations. Games venues and Festival 2014 sites that can be reached by Subway are:

  • Ibrox Stadium
  • Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre
  • Kelvingrove Bandstand
  • SECC Precinct
    For further details of Subway stations and timetables please visit the SPT website

Bus services

All of the venues in Glasgow are served by public bus services, though the frequency and journey times vary. For venue-specific bus services, please check the relevant venue pages.


VIEW THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT TICKET BOUNDARY MAP HERE