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Getting To Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Children Campus

If you are planning to visit the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus between 13th and 17th May, please be aware of planned road works on Shieldhall Road. The road will be closed from Hardgate Road to Renfrew Road from 8.00am to 6.00pm on Sunday and 9.30am to 3.30pm from Monday to Thursday.

Throughout those periods there will be no access on or off the campus via the Hardgate Road/Shieldhall Road Junction.

Special arrangements have been made to allow ambulances in and out of the hospital site but all non emergency traffic must follow diversions to enter or exit via Govan Road during these times. Please expect delays.

QEUH Moviemap

Our Moviemap shows all sustainable travel links to the QEUH/RHC Campus. The map features public transport options for bus travel as well as train and subway options. The map has links to Traveline Scotland for personal journey planning. Walking and cycling routes are also indicated as well as parking information for the campus. 

Travel Options Leaflet

Click here to view/download "Getting to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Children" travel options leaflet, detailing the range of travel and transport options to the site. Correct as of August 2017.

Public Transport to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospitals campus

Latest Transport News

Changes to First Glasgow Services - 20 August 2017

The 8 has fully replaced the 15 - Summerston to QEUH. The route will be remain the same with a slight timetable change. New timetable available here.

16 has been rerouted between Blairdardie and Drumchapel, Merryton Avenue and a revised timetable introduced. New timetable available here.

90 - Minor timetable change to some Sunday services, available here.  

Please see full details of recent changes here and keep up-to-date with the latest news at First Glasgow's website   

Govan - Riverside Museum Ferry 
The FREE ferry service between Govan and the Riverside Museum will operate daily from 30th June until September between the hours of 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday, and 10am – 5.30pm at the weekends.

The ferry departs from the pontoon at the bottom of Water Row and the Transport Museum. It is a shuttle service so will be ‘shuttling’ backwards and forwards continually throughout the day. Simply turn up when you are ready to sail!

This is an excellent opportunity for staff based at West Glasgow ACH and QEUH/RHC to cross the Clyde for free as part of their commute.

The crossing can be used to visit the Riverside Museum, the Tall Ship or the West End of Glasgow. It is also hoped that more day-trippers will be attracted to Govan, where they can visit the newly displayed Govan Stones in Govan Old Parish Church, the Saturday market, or see what else Govan has to offer.

We encourage you all to make use of this free service while you have the chance. It is hoped that the river crossing between Govan & Partick will run until the proposed bridge is in place (scheduled Summer 2020). Please click here for more details

Bus Services to Arrivals Square - Click here 

  • First Glasgow Hospital Connect services 8, 16, 34A and 77 directly serve the hospital. Service 90 services the grounds via Langlands Drive, with the 3 and 34 serving Langlands Road (off-site).
  • Stagecoach service X19 (Fastlink)
  • McGills services 17, 21 and 23. Service 26 serves Shieldhall Road (off-site).
  • Colchri service 25

Travelling to the QEUH from out with Glasgow?
Glasgow City Centre bus stops and departure points are shown in page 2 of the following diagram (click onto diagram to view), along with local interchange points such as Paisley and Braehead.

Please Note:

  • All First Glasgow, Stagecoach, McGill's and Colchri buses are low floor, easily accessible for wheelchair users and ‘buggy friendly’.
  • The hospital covers a large area. You may find it easier to take a bus that goes through the grounds.
  • Concession Pass Holders travelling before 9.00am no longer need to show an appointment card.
  • Correct change is needed on board First Glasgow buses

By Rail or Subway

To Govan Road Entrance

  • Govan Subway Station: 
    A 25 minute walk to Govan Road entrance (just over 1 mile). Buses for hospital grounds are at street level bus stop, not the terminus. The X19, 21 and 23/23A connect Govan Subway to Arrivals Square and the 90 to the Hospital grounds on Langlands Drive.
  • Central Station (Union Street) (nearest buses):
    McGill's 23, 23A or Stagecoach X19. Alternatively take the St Enoch Subway to Govan and follow the above directions.
  • Queen Street Station:
    Stagecoach X19 or First 77 from Cathedral Street. Alternatively, take the Buchanan Street Subway to Govan and follow the above directions.
  • Cardonald Station: 
    A 25 minute walk to Langlands Road entrance (just over 1 mile) or McGill's bus 17, First 34a, Colchri 25.
  • Paisley Gilmour Street Station:
    McGill's 17 or 21.


By Walking or Cycling

Follow the link above to access our dedicated walking and cycling pages. 

We have recently developed new walking and cycling guides with Sustrans which detail local routes, facilites and access point. The guide for the QEUH site is available here.

Introduction of Patient and Visitor Transfer Vehicle across QEUH Campus

The Patient and Visitor Transfer Vehicle service provides improved access for individuals who have restricted mobility and assists patients and visitors around the QEUH campus.

Collection/drop off at key locations across the campus including

  • Both Multi Storey Car Parks (P1 and P2)
  • Main entrances of QEUH/RHC/INS/SIU/PDRU/Maternity Unit/Langlands Building/Podiatry/Westmarc.

Hours of Availability/Seating Capacity

  • Service currently operates from 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday
  • Buggy can transfer a maximum of 5 persons (or 1 person in a wheelchair and 3 persons) at a time
  • Patients and Visitors require to be over the age of 12 years or taller than 135cm to comply with the safe use of seat belt legislation.

Designated Routes/Access to Buggy Service

Patients and Visitors can access the Transfer Vehicle via designated call points located in ground floor of P1 and P2 or via hospital reception staff located within QEUH/RHC/INS/SIU/PDRU/Maternity Unit/Langlands Building/Podiatry/Westmarc.

Further Information/ Contacts

Bus OperatorsFirstStagecoachMcGills and Colchri

Rail OperatorScotrail

Subway Operator - SPT

Other - Clyde ferry