The 2014 Ryder Cup is here! After forty years it’s coming to Scotland. We’ll finally see if Team Europe can complete a hat-trick of successive wins in what’s considered the greatest tournament in match play golf.
The golfing action is taking place in Gleneagles Perthshire, in the east of Scotland. Between 23 and 28 September it is expected that 250,000 will attend the event with a significant number of people travelling from the west. This includes residents who are lucky enough to have a ticket for the big event and people coming from further afield via air and sea ports.
If you are going to the Ryder Cup make sure to plan your journey to make it as easy and quick as possible. Public Transport and roads on route to the event will be considerably busier than usual so please allow plenty of time for your travel.
To help you get there, we’ve pulled together some travel information, tips and advice.
Public transport is a great option for travelling to any major event – you don’t have the hassle of finding a car parking space and often you can get closer to the venue by public transport than you would be able to by car.
If you would like to use public transport, the best way to plan is to use the Traveline Scotland Journey Planner.
Travelling by bus
Buses will be departing from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station for Stirling Bus Station, where you will alight and change to catch a connecting bus to the Castleview Ryder Cup park and ride site. This is where security checks will take place and then shuttle buses will ferry you to the event.
For your return journey, you should use one of the shuttle buses to travel to a park and ride site, where you can get a service back to Stirling Bus station, from which you can then use a regular service to return to Glasgow.
Please note that other regular services may not be able to stop on the A9 at Gleneagles as bus stops may be closed as they fall within the security perimeters.
Travelling by train
ScotRail is operating dedicated spectator services to Gleneagles throughout the Ryder Cup. These services are for event ticket holders only and need to be pre-booked. Seats on these services are now sold out. If you do not have a pre-booked seat on one of these services you will be unable to travel by train.
If you have pre-booked a seat and you have a question about the service, you can access the FAQs on the ScotRail website.
Travelling by car
There are a number of park and ride sites available if you are going by car. Find out more on the Ryder Cup website or through Traffic Scotland, where you will also find information on changes to how roads surrounding the event will operate.
Keep up to date on how the roads are moving by following @TrafficScotland on Twitter.