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The University of the West of Scotland's Dumfries Campus is located within the Crichton estate, two miles from Dumfries town centre. It is well served by public transport links, cycle paths and walking routes. UWS supports and encourages students to make sustainable travel choices for their journey to Dumfries Campus wherever possible.

Walking and cycling

If you live within 2 miles of Dumfries Campus, why not save money and get fit by walking? If you live a bit further away, you could try cycling to campus.  

Sustrans are an organisation that maintain national cycle routes in the UK. Enter the Dumfries Campus postcode (DG1 4ZN) into the Sustrans map to see routes that take you close to the campus. Cycle parking, shower facilities and lockers are available throughout the campus.  

Further information on cycling and sustainable travel can be found on the sustainability pages of the UWS website.

Public transport

The UWS Dumfries Campus is well served by public transport links. A regular bus service operates between campus and the centre of Dumfries, with a 15 minute journey time. Dumfries train station is located in Dumfries town centre with a regular service to Glasgow Central. 

Alternatively, you can plan your walking, cycling or public transport route with Google Maps or Traveline Scotland

By car

Parking at Dumfries Campus is limited and students are advised to make use of public transport to the campus or to car-share as much as possible. As well as decreasing carbon emissions, car-sharing significantly reduces fuel costs. The UWS journey share scheme can help you find someone to share your journey with.

Travelling to Dumfries from overseas

There are two international airports close to our Scottish campuses: Glasgow International Airport (GLA) and Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK). If you arrive into London by air you can take a direct flight to Glasgow International Airport or Glasgow Prestwick Airport. There are frequent services from London to these airports and the flight only takes one hour.  

Alternatively, there are train services operating from central London from where you can access connecting bus, rail and road networks to our Scottish campuses.

Glasgow International Airport 

From Glasgow International Airportthe easiest way to travel to Dumfries Campus is to take a bus to Glasgow Central train station and then a train to Dumfries train station. The Trainline website provides information about train times and fares. 

Once you have arrived at Dumfries you can take a taxi directly to your accommodation. Taxis are available from the front of the station and can also be called from the station.   

If your plane arrives into Glasgow International Airport after the last bus to Glasgow Central train station and onwards to Dumfries, you will need to take a taxi to Dumfries. Taxis are readily available at the airport. Airport staff can assist you if required. 

Glasgow Prestwick Airport 

From Glasgow Prestwick Airport, take a train to Glasgow Central train station. All passengers receive discounted rail tickets on proof of air travel (e.g. flight itinerary or boarding pass). The train journey takes around 50 minutes. Trains operate approximately every 30 minutes, for most of the day, and every hour on a Sunday. The Trainline website provides information about train times and fares. 

When you arrive at Glasgow Central Station you can take a train to Dumfries train station. Once you have arrived at Dumfries you can take a taxi directly to your accommodation. Taxis are available from the front of the station and can also be called from the station. 

If your plane arrives into Glasgow Prestwick Airport after the last train to Glasgow Central train station and onwards to Dumfries, you will need to take a taxi to Dumfries. Taxis are available from the front of the airport and can also be called from the airport. Airport staff can assist you if required.

Last updated: 01/08/2017