Travelling to college

The College is in East Kilbride, close to the town centre and we’re well-served by public transport links. 

As part of our commitment to taking positive action to promote sustainability, we encourage you to make sustainable travel choices wherever you can. There are lots of different ways to get here and we’ve tried to give you information about as many options as possible.For all the details, click on the buttons below. We’ll see you soon!

Walking

If you live close to campus or just feel like getting some steps in, we’d encourage you to make your way to campus on foot.

There are two pedestrian entrances to the campus through the Scottish Enterprise Technology Park, via the footpath from the town centre or, via Kelvin Road on to the main college concourse on College Way.

Cycling

In line with our environmentally-friendly policies, we’re working hard to promote cycling. Six pool bikes are available for low-cost rental (£2.50/week).

We’ve two dedicated bike parking areas, with parking for 62 bikes. To get to college there’s a network of cycle routes and these are displayed on a map beside the cycle shelters.

More information about cycle-safety, bike maintenance, route planning and cycling in general is available here.

Bus

There are lots of daily services to East Kilbride from around Lanarkshire and the surrounding areas.

The College has a dedicated First Bus service – the 120 – that runs from East Kilbride Bus Station to the College campus during term time. There’s a bus shelter and bus stop on campus, outside the Annexe building. You can find First Bus student ‘campus services’ information by clicking here.Here’s the timetable: 120 Timetable

There are frequent bus services running to and from at East Kilbride Bus Station and to stops near the College.

Bus services include:

First Glasgow 6, 18, 21, 31, 120, 201, 205, M1, N6 and N18

McGill’s 13, 172, 395

Whitelaws 250, 254, 256

Citylink 904

Stagecoach X16

The College also offers a free minibus shuttle service between the campus (departing the bus stop outside the annexe) to the town centre (opposite the Civic Centre) as follows:

Every week day 12-1:15pm
Monday and Wednesday only 4:30-6:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday only 4:30-6:30pm and then 8:00-9:00pm

Train

Trains arrive and depart East Kilbride railway station every 30 minutes from Glasgow City Centre, calling at:

Crossmyloof, Pollockshaws West, Thornliebank, Giffnock, Clarkston, Busby, Thorntonhall and Hairmyres

The railway station is a 5 minute walk from East Kilbride Bus Station where, subject to timetable, you can get on the 120 or the College shuttle bus. Alternatively you could walk to campus in around 30 minutes or cycle in 10 minutes.

Remember, transport timetables are subject to change and are out with our control so, check with transport providers before you travel.

Check here for the latest timetable information.

Car

Our campus has ample car parking for students, staff and visitors. Entry to the car parks is by barrier so you’ll need your student or staff card, or, if you’re a visitor, press the entry button for assistance.

East Kilbride is served by:

A725 from M74 and Hamilton
A726 from Strathaven
A727 from Eastwood/Clarkston
A726 from M77 and Newton Mearns
A749 from Rutherglen/Cambuslang

The College is located adjacent to the Scottish Enterprise technology Park on Strathaven Road, which starts at the Birniehill roundabout intersection of the two main trunk roads through East Kilbride the Kingsway (A725) and the Queenway (A727). Student and visitor access to the campus is via the Kelvin Road entrance.

Staff access to the campus is via the Technology Park entrance at Birniehill roundabout.

Campus Access

We want to make the College as accessible as possible for all of our students, staff and visitors.

There are 17 designated, clearly-marked disabled parking bays in front of the College, with lowered kerbs. Wheelchair and assisted-access to the College is via two entrances which both have push buttons at suitable height for wheelchair users.

If you’re dropping a child off at the nursery, there’s a designated drop-off point just in front of the nursery. Throughout the car park, there are clearly-marked pedestrian crossings and lowered pavements to improve accessibility and safety.

For full information about campus accessibility, click here.

Getting Here

South Lanarkshire College
College Way
East Kilbride,
G75 0NE

Tel: 01355 807780
Fax: 01355 807781