We make shopping easier at intu Braehead with our longer opening hours
Some shop opening times may vary. Individual opening times can be on our store finder.
Please click here for Xscape opening times.
Public holiday trading hours: 10am - 7pm
Centre Opening Hours
Monday:10:00 am -9:00 pm Tuesday:10:00 am -9:00 pm Wednesday:10:00 am -9:00 pm Thursday:10:00 am -9:00 pm Friday:10:00 am -9:00 pm Saturday:9:00 am -6:30 pm Sunday:10:00 am -6:00 pm
Getting to intu Braehead is easy. We're right in the heart of west central Scotland - just 10 minutes from Glasgow city centre. So we're extremely accessible from anywhere in Scotland, and beyond.
To make things easier, you'll find a guide to getting here by most forms of transport below. We’ve also provided links for journey planners to help you plan your journey if you’re travelling by public transport or car.
Intu Braehead has its own dedicated bus station and travel information centre. In fact over 820 buses pass through here every day.
There are direct services from many locations including Glasgow city centre, Paisley, Renfrew, Erskine and Glasgow Airport.
To plan your journey by bus, please click on the Transport Direct link below.
If you are traveling by public transport within Scotland, you can also use this link to the Traveline Scotland journey planner.
If you are coming by coach, then we also have our own dedicated coach park next to the bus station.
We always advise that you double check your travel arrangements with the transport providers, before setting off to intu Braehead.
Braehead can easily be reached by road from the whole of central Scotland and beyond.
And with over 6500 dedicated FREE parking spaces it's a quick and convenient place to visit. We are based at junction 26 (eastbound) and junction 25a (westbound) of Glasgow's M8 motorway.
To plan your journey by car, please click here.
If you are using a sat-nav to travel to intu Braehead, please use the following address - intu Braehead, Kings Inch Road, Glasgow, G51 4BN.
Our nearest railway station is Paisley Gilmour Street. From there, you can catch one of the many regular buses to intu Braehead.
If you are traveling through Glasgow city centre, then it is best to catch a bus from the city centre.
The closest underground stop to intu Braehead is Govan, from where there are frequent buses. The journey time is around 12 minutes.
For train times, please use the National Rail website.
To plan your whole journey by train and bus, please click on the link below.
We always advise that you double check your travel arrangements with the transport providers, before setting off to intu Braehead.
Braehead is conveniently situated just four miles from Glasgow International Airport. For more information on flights to Glasgow visit www.glasgowairport.com.
The First Bus 747 service offers a direct link from Glasgow Airport to intu Braehead and Xscape. It runs every 30 minutes for most of the day and the journey time to intu Braehead is around 15 minutes. For timetable details, please use our journey planner.
Clydelink stops at intu Braehead's pontoon as it sail along the River Clyde. To check routes, prices and times please visit their website below:
Cycling is good for the environment. To view local cycle routes on the National Cycle Network, set up and coordinated by Sustrans, the UK's leading sustainable transport charity, please click here.
Cycle parking is available at each of intu Braehead's main entrances.
Intu Braehead is only a mile away from Renfrew town centre and can easily be reached on foot, either by using the newly upgraded Kings Inch Road, or the riverside walkway. This extends from our boardwalk to the Renfrew Ferry. For more detailed directions, please use our postcode G51 4BN when using Google maps.
If you would like more information on how to get to intu Braehead, click here for our Journey Planner.
Intu Braehead's Shopmobility service allows easier access to our shopping and leisure facilities, for anyone who finds it difficult to get around. Manual and electric wheelchairs, as well as electric scooters, are available on loan and free of charge to members and non-members*.
You'll find us conveniently located on level 1A of the Blue Car Park. And don't worry about parking – there are 28 designated parking spaces for Shopmobility members hiring mobility equipment. There’s also a taxi drop off bay. If you’d prefer to use one of our other disabled spaces, don’t forget that there are 650 provided throughout all our car parks.
Become a member with Shopmobility
Customers who shop regularly might like to register with us. This allows you the added facility of being able to book wheelchairs in advance and reserve a car parking space if you are hiring mobility equipment. To download a registration form please click the link at the bottom of the page.
Would you like to volunteer?
If you can see the value in the service that Shopmobility provides, perhaps you can help? As there is no charge made for the service, we are always looking for volunteers to assist in its running. This may involve helping customers to and from their car, assisting with equipment hire or escorting customers throughout their shopping trip. It's a rewarding experience, so if you would like to know more, or if you know someone else who might be interested in becoming a volunteer, please phone Shopmobility on 0141-885-4630. Or feel free to pop in and see the facilities.
Shopmobility Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 6:30pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm
Please note, all equipment must be returned 30 minutes prior to closing time.
For more information on our Shopmobility service, please call 0141 885 4630.
*Please note that two forms of identification are required when registering for membership and when hiring powered equipment for a one off visit. Customers will also be asked to complete a disclaimer form when hiring powered equipment. The two forms of identification must include the person's name and current address. Examples of the forms of identification accepted include passport, driving license or utility bill.
* Please also note, in the months of November and December, due to increased trading, Shopmobility can only offer car park space to customers who will be using Shopmobility's equipment.
Assisted Changing Room
This FREE easy to use facility is ideal for disabled customers who require to be changed when visiting intu Braehead.
The room comprises of an Arjo-Concerto changing bed (weight capacity 23.5 stone), as well as a disabled toilet and wash hand basin (fitted with an Arjo-Minstrel manual hoist, weight capacity 25.2 stone). Customers need to use their own sling for the hoist, as this is not provided, and it has
to be Arjo-Minstrel compatible.
Registration is easy:
For use of the changing room, simply fill in the membership form at the customer service desk on the upper mall. Please bring two types of identification, one must have your address, i.e. passport/driving license/utility bill/bank card/employee id badge/card. Our staff will then issue you with your membership card and number.
You’ll also be asked to complete a disclaimer form, for use of the powered equipment and changing bed. To use the facility thereafter, you’ll only be required to show your membership card at the customer service desk. You can contact the customer service desk on 0141 885 4600.
You’ll find the changing room within the baby change area on the upper mall. The key for the room is held at the customer service desk and issued whenever you sign in.
The opening times for the assisted changing room are:
Monday-Friday 10.00am - 9.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 6.30pm
Sunday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Our friendly, helpful staff offer a first class service and handle lost and found property, including wandering children! And if you're looking for that elusive gift - this is where you can buy our great intu Braehead Gift Cards.
With so much to see and do at intu Braehead, it's good to be organised. That's why we've introduced interactive information pods at key points around the centre. You can use them to search for any store or facility in the centre. Alternatively, our information desk is situated on the upper mall beside the central atrium, where one of our customer service staff will be able to assist you.
With 6,500 free parking spaces, you'll always find a safe place to leave your car at intu Braehead.
There are six car parks in all, three open plan and three multi-storeys. To simplify things we've colour-coded them into green, red and blue areas. And because we know some people prefer multi-storeys while others prefer open plan, we've also given you the choice of both in each area.
All our car parks have been given secure car park awards. We also have mobile car park assistants who are on hand in case you need them, and help points located throughout.
We have 650 spaces reserved especially for disabled shoppers across all our car parks.
Parent and child parking
We want to do everything we can to help make your visit an enjoyable one. That's why we have dedicated parent and child parking bays on level 2A of the blue car park.
New parking rules at intu Braehead
Intu Braehead has launched a scheme to issue drivers who park in restricted areas or spaces reserved for disabled people to receive a parking charge.
Details of the applicable parking conditions and restrictions for intu Braehead carparks are as follows:
Please note that drivers who breach the terms and conditions of parking(below) will receive a £80 Parking charge. This charge will be reduced to £45 if paid within 14 days.
- Vehicles of disabled badge holders, clearly displaying valid disabled badges at all times, are the only Vehicles permitted to park in disabled bays. This means that anyone parking in one of the clearly-marked disabled spaces without a valid disabled badge will be charged.
- Vehicles must be parked within marked bays, no roadway parking is permitted
- Parking is not permitted on pavements or landscaped areas
- Parking is not permitted on yellow lines or hatched areas
- There is no park-and-ride scheme unless authorised by the landlord
- The service areas have a time limit of 30 minutes.
The intu Braehead car parks are patrolled and charges enforced by a private company, UKPC who are members of the British Parking association(BPA) Approved Operator Scheme. If the parking charge remains unpaid after 28 days, UKPC will contact the DVLA to request the registered keeper details. If payment is still outstanding then UKPC will pass the details to a registered debt recovery company at which point you may also become liable for the costs they incur as a result.
Free electric vehicle charging points
You can recharge your electric car free of charge at intu Braehead, while you shop. There are two recharging points situated on level 1A of the blue multi-storey car park. Cables and keys are available from our Shopmobility service, which is also in the blue car park. You will need a £10 deposit and photographic identification.
Braehead have recently installed motorcycle parking bays in the following areas -
Green Car Park (beside M&S)
Red Car Park (on the top level of the multi-storey)
Blue Car Park (beside Primark).
Braehead Staff Car Share
Welcome to the cost effective, eco-friendly and fun way of getting to work.
What is intu Braehead Car Share?
Intu Braehead Car Share is a free web-based service that helps two or more people who are travelling to intu Braehead from the same area to share their journey. If you live near someone or a group of people who travel regularly to intu Braehead, car sharing would allow all sharers the convenience of travelling here by car. Car sharing is a great way to brighten up your journey, whilst saving money, minimising road congestion and therefore reducing pollution.
You do not need to own a car to car share! You can register your journey and indicate that you are seeking a lift. Click here for further details.
Car sharing has a wide range of benefits, both to drivers, passengers and the environment. If you are a driver taking part in the scheme, the cost of running your car will be significantly reduced as each passenger will contribute towards the journeys. Passengers who would otherwise use public transport as a means of getting to work will also notice a significant saving. By making the choice to take part in a car share you will be helping to reduce congestion on the roads, which in turn will reduce damaging air pollution. The CO2 emissions caused by the volume of traffic on the roads could be dramatically reduced if a larger percentage of the population considered car sharing.
Signing up for intu Braehead Car Share couldn’t be easier. Simply register your journey details for free by clicking here and you can search for potential car sharers in your local area.
Family Friendly Facilities
From bottle warming to buggy hire, intu Braehead's got it covered.
Brae-liens Kids' Club
Intu Braehead has its very own kids club for children aged 3-10. Click here to meet the Brae-liens!
Our kid cabs are available from our customer service desk on the upper mall.
Single and double cabs - £3.00
Monday - Friday 10am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 4.30pm
Bottle warming is available withinin the baby changing facilities. While a microwave is available in our lower food court.
Breast feeding areas
There are breast feeding areas within the baby changing facilities.
Free buggy hire is available from our customer service desk. Proof of identification and a refundable deposit of £10 are required.
High chairs are available in our food court.
The meeting place for lost people is our customer service desk on the upper level. If customers are worried or concerned they can approach one of our many centre staff, who will advise and assist.
Nappy dispensers are available within the baby changing facilities
Public toilets & baby changing facilities
Our clean, spacious toilets and disabled toilets can be found on both levels, in our leisure mall. You'll find them downstairs beside Millies Cookies and upstairs beside Rollover. There are also toilets in our lower food court and across from Starbucks and beside WH Smith.
Our extensive baby changing facilities are on both levels – between Timpsons and Fat Jackets upstairs and next to Lloyds TSB downstairs. For your convenience the toilets in the baby changing facilities also cater for parents in wheelchairs.
Other useful services include...
Our security staff are trained in first aid skills and intu Braehead was the first shopping centre in Scotland to install defibrillator machines to treat heart attack victims.
There are post boxes on our upper level, next to Rollover, and also within Sainsbury’s in our retail park.
Public telephones including low-level boxes are located below the escalators opposite Thomas Cook and opposite Monsoon. You'll find more telephones outside Bhs, at our curling rink, within the Arena and also outside the public toilets on both levels. Check out our mall map for the exact locations.
Intu Braehead is a family friendly and safe place to visit, shop and have fun. However, losing a child, even for a few moments can be very distressing and our Child Safe Zones Shopping scheme can help reassure and get help fast.
Look out for the bright orange smiley balloon stickers - these carry our helpline number: 08444 48 42 25. If you lose a child or need to report an incident look for the nearest sticker and ring this number to talk directly to our security and customer services team.
Mums & Dads!
Teach your child that if they are ever separated from mum, dad or guardian, not to panic, but to look for the nearest window sticker, from where they can either look for a security guard, or a parent with children and ask them to ring the number, or go into the shop. Also make sure teenagers know that they can also use the number, should they need help.
A mobile number on a wristband is the simplest and quickest way to help a lost child. Free Child Safe Zones wristbands are always available from any customer service desk throughout the centre. These wristbands are bright, waterproof and tough so as well as shopping they are ideal for other days out or journeys into busy towns and cities.
Child Safety Tips
It’s easy for children to get distracted in busy places. Most children are reunited very quickly, but a child is vulnerable while lost so it’s important to teach a child what to do.
If you are lost...
- Stop, stand still and look, don’t run about
- If you see the person you were with, go to them and hold their hand
- If lost in a shop, go to the nearest till point and talk to a shop assistant. Most shop assistants will wear uniforms or badges
- If in the centre, look for nearest bright window sticker, and then look for a security guard or a mum with children and ask her to ring the number, or ask for help in the shop
- Don’t go up to anyone else
… but the best way to help a lost child is to try and prevent it happening in the first place:
- Encourage children to stay close to you
- Use reins or wrist links
- Don’t leave a child in an unsupervised play area
- Write a contact number on a wristband or tag
- Carry an up to date photograph
- Make a note of what the child is wearing
There are over 110 shops at intu Braehead so if you're looking for a full, part time and seasonal job, you're sure to find something at intu Braehead. Click here to view our jobs directory.
Please click on the link below to take you to the Direct Gov website, where many of the vacancies are also listed.