Glasgow's SECC and Clyde Auditorium are served by their own railway station, Exhibition Centre. This station is no more than a 5-minute walk from the SECC via a covered walkway that crosses over the A814 Clydeside Expressway.

Exhibition Centre station is just 2 stops or 3 minutes from Glasgow Central station, itself the main city centre station and accessed from all over Scotland and beyond.

A simple route diagram shows where Exhibition Centre station lies on the routes to and from Glasgow Central and beyond:


Rutherglen --- Dalmarnock --- Bridgton --- Argyle Street --- Central --- Anderston --- Exhibition Centre --- Partick --- Hyndland --- Jordanhill --- Scotstounhill --- Garscadden --- Yoker


As well as those hotels located near the SECC, here at we thought it would be useful to show those hotels a bit further out, but close to a railway station that serves Exhibition Centre directly. So, here we list our selection of the best hotels near stations that would allow you to hop on and off close to your hotel and the SECC.


(1) Glasgow Central Station.

(i) Grand Central Hotel: As the name might suggest, this hotel is actually in Central Station, and you can access it from the station concourse.

(ii) Radisson Blu Hotel: This hotel is a 2 minute walk from Central station, on Argyll Street.

(iii) Grasshoppers Hotel: This hotel is adjacent to Central station and can be accessed in 1 minute from the west exit.

(iii) baby ABode Hotel: A bit further away, 

(v) Alexander Thomson Hotel: Along Argyll Street from the Radisson Blu, this is an excellent budget hotel option.

(vi) Artto Hotel: Just round the corner from the Alexander Thomson, The Artto offers good budget accommodation.

(vii) Centrale Serviced Apartments: An alternative to a hotel room, these apartments are walking distance from Central Station.

(viii) Carlton George Hotel: Actually just along the road from Queen Street station, but still only 10 minutes walk from Central!

(ix) Millennium Hotel: Again closer to Queen Street station, and again, just 10 minutes from Central!


(2) Anderston Station

(i) Menzies Hotel and Leisure Club: Possibly close enough to the SECC to walk there, although the road system isn't ideal. Failing that you can hop on the train at Anderston for one stop to Exhibition Centre station.

(ii) Hilton Glasgow Hotel: A luxury hotel only 5 minutes walk from Anderston station.

(iii) Marriott


(3) Exhibition Centre

(i) Crowne Plaza: Closer to the SECC than the station, but useful if you want to get into Glasgow or further afield.

(ii) Campanile Hotel: Again, closer to the SECC, but close to the station too.

(iii) Hilton Garden Inn: Just slightly further from the station, but no more than 6 minutes walk.


(4) Argyll Street Station

(i) Clyde View City Apartments: In the Merchant City area, so close to both Argyll Street and Central stations.

(ii) Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside: Overlooking the River Clyde, Argyll Street station is a 10 minute walk away.

(iii) The Merchant City Inn: Close to Argyll Street and Central stations.

(iv) The Spires Suites: Within 8 minutes walking distance of Argyll Street station.

(v) Fraser Suites: Again, within about 10 minutes of Argyll Street station.

(vi) The Brunswick Hotel: Close enough to Argyll Street station to make it an easy walk - no more than 10 minutes.