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There are a few options available to you when travelling around Glasgow, all of which are readily accessible. Most public transportation within the city is operated by Strathclyde Passenger Transport, and their vehicles are easily spotted by their bright orange coloration.

BY BUS - Buses run citywide in Glasgow and cover the entire metropolitan area. Most of the main routes have a frequent and regular service at a reasonable cost. To get to most places within the main parts of the city it shouldn't cost more than about 1. Schedules can usually be picked up for the various routes either at Buchanan St. Bus station(tel:0141-333-3708), or St. Enoch Square. Two things to be aware of. Firstly almost all buses in and around Glasgow require exact change, which is placed in a slot beside the driver. So if you don't have any change on you, it's going to be an expensive bus trip! Secondly, the buses run at much later times during the weekends, to allow safe passage home from the pubs and clubs. Just be aware they can be boisterous at times.

BY TRAIN - Trains are another excellent source of travel throughout the city of Glasgow. They tend to be a little pricier but are a much better alternative to buses if there is a specific location you have in mind, due to the fact that they make much less frequent stops, and don't have to deal with the heavy city traffic.

BY TAXI - The most expensive, and direct way, to get to your destination. The taxi's in Glasgow look exactly like the famous London cabs, and can simply be waved down in the street. Though private cab companies (known as "mini-cabs") are a little less expensive, they must be ordered via telephone, and are not held to such stringent regulations as the black cabs are. You will always be charged a fixed rate per mile, and if traffic is very busy you may incur stop-light waiting charges too.

BY UNDERGROUND - Aptly named the "Clockwork Orange", Glasgow's underground trains basically run in a large circle, with an inner circle going in one direction, and an outer circle going the other. The trains stop at all the main city center locations and run on a very regular schedule. A fixed price is paid to board the train, after that you can sit in it all day if you wish! Multi travel tickets can also be purchased to save you a little money.

If you intend to be doing a lot of traveling by public transport it may be worth your time to buy a "zone card". These cards charge you a fixed price for unlimited travel within certain zones around the city, and can be purchased for a day, one week, etc.

Travel to places outside of the city is also relatively easy, and buses and trains are again available to do this. Most train services outside of the city limits are offered by Scotrail, and a commuter service which travels to Edinburgh every half hour is availabe at Queen St. railway station, arriving in Edinburgh's Haymarket station.

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