Glasgow Airport

General information

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.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

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.

Airport Distance
Glasgow Prestwick Airport 42km
Edinburgh Airport 68km
Belfast City Airport 166km
Belfast International Airport 175km
Newcastle Airport 196km



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
16 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

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.

Public transport

Bus services

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.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

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
16 km
20 min
£ 25.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

Glasgow Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Glasgow Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Glasgow Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Glasgow Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

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:

  • Loganair
  • easyJet
  • Flybe
  • Jet2
  • TUI Airways


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Glasgow Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Holiday Inn - Glasgow Airport, Paisley

Less than 30 metres from Glasgow Airport, this Holiday Inn is just off the M8, providing easy access to Glasgow city centre. Rooms have en suite bathrooms and satellite TVs. Limited on-site parking is available.


Holiday Inn Express - Glasgow Airport, Paisley

Just a short walk from Glasgow Airport Terminal Building, this Holiday Inn Express has a 24-hour front desk and on-site parking. The hotel is just off the M8 motorway.


Courtyard by Marriott Glasgow Airport, Paisley

Located just off the M8 motorway and only 500 metres from Glasgow Airport, the modern Courtyard by Marriott Glasgow Airport offers free WiFi in public areas. Both the Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome are 13 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Hotels in Glasgow

Looking for the best hotels in Glasgow? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


citizenM Glasgow, Glasgow

This citizenM Glasgow is located 400 metres from Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall. It offers stylish, modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, a cocktail bar, a designer lobby and a 24-hour canteen.


easyHotel Glasgow City, Glasgow

Situated in the heart of Glasgow city centre, Easy Hotel Glasgow City offers air-conditioned rooms with private shower rooms and flat-screen TVs. Glasgow Central and Queen Street rail stations can both be reached within a 15-minute walk.


Holiday Inn Express - Glasgow - City Ctr Theatreland, Glasgow

The Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Theatreland is well-placed in the city centre, just a few metres from shops and nightlife. It has a bar, a restaurant, meeting facilities and bright modern bedrooms with free Wi-Fi.

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.


Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Highlands Tour from Greenock

Experience the majestic scenery of the Trossachs National Park on a full-day shore excursion from Greenock Port. Learn the history behind some of Scotland’s heroes, such as Rob Roy MacGregor. Visit Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and much more.

Tour & transport

Isle of Skye & The Highlands: 3-Day Guided Tour from Glasgow

Experience the wilderness of the Highlands of Scotland and Isle of Skye on a 3-day tour of the nation’s most beautiful landscape. Look for Nessie at Loch Ness, see sites made famous by Holywood movies, learn about the battles of the Clans and more.


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