O2 Academy Glasgow

121 Eglinton Street
Glasgow
G5 9NT
United Kingdom

Getting here

By bus

Full details can be found at First Group and SPT

Buchanan bus station is just under 2,000 metres way for wider connections.

 

The following bus stops are available nearby:

3 (Eglinton Street – O2 Academy side) to Govan through Shawlands

3 (Eglinton Street –opposite side) to Drumchapel, through the city centre and West End

4 (Eglinton Street – O2 Academy side) to Newton Mearns

4 (Eglinton Street – opposite side) to Knightswood, passes Glasgow University, to the city centre through the West End

38 (Eglinton Street – opposite side) to various locations in the east end

57 (Eglinton Street – O2 Academy side) to the south side through Kennishead and Silverburn

57 (Eglinton Street – opposite side) to the north of Glasgow through the city centre

 

Night buses (12.30am-4.30am) are also available on Saturday and Sunday.

N38 (From Eglinton Street - O2 Academy side) to Newton Mearns - Route through Shawlands

N57 (From Eglinton Street - O2 Academy side) to Pollok - Route through Shawlands

N57 (From Eglinton Street - opposite side) to Robroyston - Route through City Centre

N38 (From Eglinton Street - O2 Academy side) through Shawlands to Newton Mearns

N57 (From Eglinton Street – O2 Academy side) through Shawlands to Pollok

N57 (From Eglinton Street 0 opposite side) through the city centre to Robroyston

By train

Glasgow Central Station is about a 10 minute walk and has links to trains all over Scotland and services to various locations in England.

Glasgow Queen Street Station is about a 15 minute walk and has links to trains all over Scotland and services to various locations in England.

The closest railway station is Glasgow Central, a major mainline station; at around 1,100 metres and there’s Glasgow Queen Street station, slightly further along at just over 1,600 metres away.

For a handy guide to travelling by train visit TransPennine Express or National Rail.

Accessible facilities 

Glasgow Central station has a large concourse and step free routes, escalators and lifts,  and an accessible toilet (radar key).

Queen Street has staff assistance, ramp for train access, level access to the high level, lift access to low level platforms and RNIB REAT guidance system (fob required) and accessible toilet (radar key).

Parking and by car

We’re easy to get to by all major approach roads, including the M8 motorway.

There are options for on street parking in the surrounding area, subject to a voucher system operated by the City Council. These can be bought at local participating shops, but be sure to check, as some streets are free after 6pm or 8pm.

There is also a 159 space car park at Bridge Street subway station, around 300 metres away on Eglinton Street.

Disabled parking and by car

We do not have our own parking facilities, but there are options with parking vouchers as well as being free in some streets after 6pm or 8pm.

There is also a 159 space car park at Bridge Street subway station, around 300 metres away on Eglinton Street.

We have a drop off point at the entrance of our venue.

By subway

The nearest subway station is Bridge Street, that’s around 300 metres away on Eglinton Street, please check the SPT site for opening hours.

Accessible features

Information for customers with access requirements, more information about stairs and escalators from the ground level to the platform (-1) can be found on the SPT site.

Accessible public transport

Get more details on accessible public transport in Scotland at Transport for Scotland.

By bike

Look out for bike racks in local streets if pedal power’s your thing.

Taxi

Always plan your journey in advance. You can find and pre-book a minicab and find the cheapest fares with minicabit

Venue opening times

We’ll have opening times, stage times (if we know them on show days) and curfew times if they’re out of the ordinary for seasoned gig-goers (7pm-11pm) on the event page of this website and on our social channels, too. All timings are subject to change, so check before you travel.

Facilities

We have bars (of course), sell snacks and have cloakrooms to leave your things. If you’re visiting us for the first time, just ask any of our friendly staff to show you the way. We charge a small fee per item (although O2 customers can use it for free, to find out how click here). Obviously, the earlier you get there, the less busy it will be and please don’t come with your entire worldly possessions, though, it could take a while…you’ll need to put all large bags and the like, in there.

Age restrictions

It’s always best to check the age restrictions for each event in advance as they vary from show to show.

A few obvious ones:

No under 8s please (think about it), but feel free to contact us if you’re unsure and avoid disappointment.

8-13 years, you’ll need to attend with an adult (16+).

Some shows are 14+ but if you're under 16 – we’ll translate – that means if you’re between 14 years and 16 years, you’ll need to come with an adult (someone 16+) and only book balcony tickets please. 

Always look for admission age policies and signs such as 14+, 16+, 18+, 21+  before you book and remember to carry proof of age if you need it.

We only accept a full or provisional driver's licence as ID, and a valid passport is fine. Any fake IDs will be confiscated, sorry.

We have a breathalyer policy in place at the front doors and anyone under 18 suspected of consuming alcohol will be refused entry, that's the law. 

Find out more about age restrictions and what we accept as ID in our FAQs.

Have we got it all covered?

Hopefully, but if we’ve missed anything, it will be in our FAQs (with any luck).