COP26 Travel Advice

Travel advice on how to get to COP26 at The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow.

What better way to travel there than by train, one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transport.

How to get to COP26

COP26 is being held in Glasgow, Scotland from 1 to 12 November 2021 at the SEC (Scottish Event Campus). One of the main transport links between London and Glasgow is along the East Coast Main Line.

With trains to Edinburgh every half an hour from London King's Cross, York and Newcastle, then ScotRail trains run frequently between Edinburgh and Glasgow, we can get you to COP26 quickly and without costing the earth (literally).

LNER run trains from across the East Coast Main Line including London, Peterborough, York and Newcastle to Edinburgh every half an hour.

Once you arrive at Edinburgh Waverley, ScotRail runs regular services every 15 minutes into Glasgow Queen Street that take 45 minutes. From there, It is a 10 minute walk to Glasgow Central, or there is a shuttle bus available.

There are also direct services to Exhibition Centre (which serves the SEC) from Low Level at Glasgow Central.

Reasons to travel with LNER

Travel the cleaner way with LNER

At LNER, we're committed to reducing our businesses impact on the planet. That's why we're the greenest way to travel to COP26. You can see what we're doing to reduce our impact on our commitment to the environment page. You can even use our Carbon Calculator to see how your decision to travel with LNER helps our planet.

If you're travelling from along the east coast of England to COP26, including flying into the country from London airports, Leeds Bradford Airport or Newcastle International Airport, LNER is the fastest way to get the train to Glasgow.

Our trains run from London King's Cross every hour and take you into Edinburgh Waverley, where ScotRail can complete your journey into Glasgow.

Carbon Calculator

The calculations are based on:

  • Car = average petrol car 0.35915 kgCO2e/mile / 1.5 (average loading for a car DfT statistic dataset vehicle mileage and occupancy) = 0.2394333333 kgCO2e/pass mile
  • Train = National Rail 0.0689119388 kgCO2e/pass mile
  • Plane = Domestic flight with radiative forcing 0.4389957652 kgCO2e/ pass mile

*Conversion factors are all scopes taken from

Staying in Edinburgh?

If you're staying in Edinburgh for COP26, here are some hotel suggestions for you to consider.

Luxury hotels in Edinburgh

Treat yourself to a night or a few in a luxury hotel in Edinburgh and leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Budget friendly hotels in Edinburgh

If you'd rather spend all your time out exploring and your hotel room is just for sleeping, one of these budget friendly hotels might be just what you're looking for.