How do I get to HMP Barlinnie?
First Bus number 38 / 38A / 38C stop near the prison (38B & 38E do not go to the prison). There are stops at both Queen Street and Central Stations in Glasgow City Centre and you can pay with the First Group mobile app, contactless card or with the exact fare. You can check the timetable on the First Group website.
For those unfamiliar with the exact location of the prison please exit the bus at Riddrie library, cross Cumbernauld Road at the pedestrian crossing and walk up Lee Avenue, between the shops and the school.
Please note there are no direct train services to Barlinnie. The nearest stations are at Alexandra Parade and Carntyne. You can phone National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50 and plan your journey on their website here.
Car (Postcode – G33 2QX)
From the east
When travelling east on the M8 take exit at junction 12 Stepps and Riddrie. At the traffic lights turn right onto Cumbernauld Road (A80). After the library take the 1st left onto Teith Street, left onto Smithycroft Road, then first right onto Lee Avenue where the prison is located.
From the west
When travelling west on the M8 exit at Junction 12, Stepps and turn left onto Cumbernauld Road (A80). After the library take the 1st left onto Teith Street, left onto Smithycroft Road, then first right onto Lee Avenue where the prison is located.
Parking: Visitors can use the car park on the left as they come up the driveway to the prison. If there are no spaces in this car park then visitors will need to park on Smithycroft Road. The car park on the right is a restricted car park but the exception to this is at the weekend or in the evenings. Any person parked illegally will be asked to move their car. There are a limited number of disabled parking spaces available. Disabled badges must be displayed. Visitors must not use the disabled parking bays unless they are displaying a current disabled parking permit/badge.