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Transportation to and from Glasgow Airport


What is the distance from Glasgow Airport to the centre of Glasgow?

Glasgow’s city centre (George Square) is easily and quickly accessible via the M8, the distance is 16 kilometres / 9.9 miles and a drive takes 20 minutes.

From GLA Airport to Glasgow City centre by Car
16 km
20 min

Public transport

Bus and train to Glasgow

Public transport is the cheapest way of travelling into the heart of Glasgow. You will need to take bus 757 (McGill’s) to Paisley Gilmour Street Station. After about 20 minutes you can get off, at the bus stop next to the railway station of Paisley. During the day, a bus departs from the airport (Stance 7) to the train station every 15 minutes. At Paisley Gilmour Street Station you can catch a train, at least every 10 minutes there is a train heading to Glasgow Central.

A combined ticket for bus and train is available at Glasgow Airport and the main railway station Glasgow Central for £ 3.60. The journey time including one change from bus to train in Paisley is approximately 45 minutes. You can also use the bus Hospital Connect (First 77) and travel directly into the city, this bus service, however, takes at least one hour to get to Buchanan Bus Station. Please consult timetable bus 757 and website ScotRail for more information.

“Glasgow has 625,000 inhabitants, making it the largest city in Scotland, before Edinburgh (# 2), Aberdeen (# 3), Dundee (# 4), Paisley (# 5) and East Kilbride (# 6).”

Top 5 activities in Glasgow

1. Museums: Riverside Museum, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Science Center
2. Stadiums: Hampden Park (national stadium), Celtic Park (Celtic FC), Ibrox Stadium (Rangers FC)
3. City Sightseeing Glasgow: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
4. Loch Ness, Glencoe and Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Glasgow
5. Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Day Tour from Glasgow

Bus services

Glasgow Airport Express to Glasgow

The quickest way to get to the centre of Glasgow is the Glasgow Airport Express (First 500). Every 10 minutes a bus leaves from the airport (Stance 1) and Buchanan Bus Station in the city. During the night the bus service runs every hour. The journey time to the central bus station of Glasgow is 25 minutes, but you can also get off earlier at Glasgow Central and Queen Street Station. The buses are equipped with comfortable seats and free WiFi.

A ticket can be bought on the spot from the bus driver or through the Glasgow Airport Express website, a return ticket is valid for 28 days. From Glasgow Central, you can travel by train to places like East Kilbride and Edinburgh. Every 20 to 30 minutes there is a train to East Kilbride, for which you pay £ 3.90 per person. Travel time between Glasgow and East Kilbride is an extra 33 minutes. Please consult website and timetable Glasgow Airport Express for more information.

Prices Single Return
Adults £ 8 £ 12
Children up to 15 years £ 4 £ 6

Discover and book tickets, activities and tours:



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.


Glasgow: Celtic Park Stadium Tour

Soak up the history and feel the passion at Celtic Park Stadium on a 1-hour guided tour. Visit the dressing room, the tunnel, the dugout and more.


From Edinburgh: New Lanark and Glasgow Tour in Spanish

If you want to explore Glasgow, this 5-hour tour in Spanish will allow you to discover Glasgow's history, culture, and sights. Starting in New Lanark, you will discover all that Glasgow has to offer, from museums to cathedrals.



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.


Glasgow, Loch Lomond & Stirling: 1-Day Tour from Edinburgh

Experience Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, as well as the stunning natural beauty of the Trossachs National Park with some free time at Loch Lomond. Take in Stirling, one of the ancient capitals of Scotland, land of William Wallace and Robert The Bruce.


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.

Tours and transport

Tour & transport

From Glasgow: Loch Lomond, Trossachs & Stirling Castle Tour

Explore the land and legends of Scottish heroes William Wallace and Rob Roy and experience the natural beauty of Loch (lake) Lomond and The Trossachs.

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.

Tour & transport

From Glasgow: 2-Day Loch Ness, Inverness & Highlands Tour

Take two leisurely days enjoying the beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Walk through Glen Coe and view Ben Nevis, before spending a night in Inverness. Visit the Clava Cairns and the Dalwhinnie Distillery.


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