Getting here – Paisley Christmas Lights Switch-On

You’re probably not travelling by sleigh … so here’s all the information you need about getting to Paisley for the big event, whatever your mode of transport.

By train

There are around eight trains an hour linking Paisley Gilmour Street Station with Glasgow Central Station, Ayrshire or Inverclyde.

The journey time to Glasgow Central Station is less than 12 minutes.

For timetable information, visit


By car

Paisley town centre is a 12-minute drive from Glasgow city centre.

If you’re driving to Paisley, use Junction 27 westbound coming from Glasgow and follow the A741 into the town centre. Coming eastbound from Greenock / Loch Lomond use Junction 29 and follow the A726 into the town centre.

Free event parking will be available in West College Scotland (PA3 4DR), Paisley Grammar School (PA1 3RP) and Castlehead High School (PA1 2HJ).


By bus

Regular buses link the towns and villages of Renfrewshire to Glasgow and the West. First Bus number 9/9A will take you from Glasgow to Paisley, while McGills Buses offer various services from Glasgow to Paisley and throughout Renfrewshire.

For more information about bus services, visit


By taxi

There is a taxi rank in County Square, next to Paisley Gilmour Street train station.