Glasgow Airport is after Edinburgh Airport the most used airport in Scotland. The shuttle bus Glasgow Airport Express runs between the airport and city centre, up to every 10 minutes.
Where is Glasgow Airport situated?
Glasgow Airport is located west of Glasgow, near the city of Paisley. By road, the airport is easily accessible through the M8 motorway, the busiest highway in Scotland. You will reach the airport via junction 28 from the east or junction 29 from the west.
How many terminals does Glasgow Airport have?
The airport has two terminals, one large terminal (T1) consisting of three piers/concourses and one much smaller terminal (T2). Terminal 1 is the main terminal; Terminal 2 is located to the right-hand side of the main terminal. If you are flying through Terminal 2, you’ll go through the same airport security as passengers for Terminal 1, but your check-in desks and information desks will be in Terminal 2.
A good alternative for flying to or from Glasgow Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United Kingdom.
|Glasgow Prestwick Airport||42km|
|Belfast City Airport||166km|
|Belfast International Airport||175km|
The distance from Glasgow Airport to the centre of Glasgow is 16 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Glasgow.
From GLA Airport to Glasgow City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Glasgow Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Glasgow Airport you can travel by train and bus. Visit the Glasgow Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Glasgow Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Glasgow Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Glasgow is about £ 25.-. Book your taxi at Glasgow Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From GLA Airport to Glasgow City centre by Taxi
At Glasgow Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Europcar, National (Enterprise Holdings), Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Hertz, Sixt, Budget, Enterprise, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Glasgow Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Glasgow Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- TUI Airways
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Glasgow
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Glasgow Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
From Glasgow: Loch Lomond & Whisky Distillery Half-Day Tour
This half-day Loch Lomond and Whisky Tour gives you the opportunity to experience the beauty of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. You’ll also visit the Glengoyne Distillery, to take in the production, smells, and flavors of their whisky.
Culzean Castle, Robert Burns Country & the Ayrshire Coast
Explore the Ayrshire Coast, birthplace of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, on this full-day tour from Glasgow. Home to Culzean Castle and a romantic countryside, you'll find the region to be as captivating as described in the poems of Robert Burns.
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