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Glasgow Airport. How to arrive by direct flight. Airlines, center connections

Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport is an important international airport, located in the town of Paisley, about 16km west of Glasgow. Not to be confused with the smaller Prestwick airport, which always serves the Scottish city.

About 10 million passengers pass through this airport, making it, in fact, the second busiest airport in Scotland, and one of the most important 10 in the United Kingdom. Inside the two terminals, you will find numerous dining options, shopping areas, duty free, lounge area and more. The wifi line is available throughout the building.

Below is the list of the main companies and direct connections* with Glasgow Airport:



Glasgow Airport

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You can easily travel from Glasgow Airport by car, taxi, bus and even by bike.


Airport Express is the fastest and most convenient way to get to the center. An extremely efficient service that connects Glasgow Airport and Buchanan bus station, right in the center. The bus stops, among other things, at George Square, North Hanover Street … You can travel aboard modern buses, equipped with all comforts: large armchairs, wifi line, power sockets and usb on seats. The service is active from Monday to Sunday, including holidays (except Christmas day), 24 hours on 24. The journey takes just 15 minutes.

The ticket, available online, at the airport and at the station, costs £8.5 per adult, and £4.5 for children, for one way. The return ticket costs £14 and £7.

Alternatively, you can use the bus X24 operated by the Scotswoman Stagecoach, which offers modern, equally comfortable buses with fairly similar prices. The service runs from Monday to Sunday, from 05:30 to 22:30, with connections to Buchanan and other points of interest in Glasgow.

The buses Citylink 914, 915, 917 e 977, allow, instead, to reach the center and numerous districts of Glasgow, with prices about 7£. The cheapest way to get downtown is bus 757, operated by the company McGill. The bus reaches, in less than 10 minutes, the nearby train station Paisley Gilmour Street; from here, by train, you arrive in the city. The total cost of the trip is £3.80.


Directly at the airport, you can rent a car and move around independently. Leaving Glasgow Airport, you will have to proceed along the M8 and, in less than 15 minutes, you will be at your destination. From this link, you can rent your car at the best price.

Outside the Arrivals Terminal, official taxis are available with which you can reach all the neighboring destinations. Taxis, easily identifiable, are white, with a special sign, license number and taximeter clearly in evidence. Modern and comfortable, they also accept card payments at no extra charge. Always remember to leave a tip in cash. Before getting on, always make sure you pay the fare.


Rather suggestive of moving from Glasgow Airport … by bike! From the airport, in fact, several cycle paths branch off for Abbotsinch Road, Paisley e Renfrew, Barnsford Road. Obviously, this is a solution that requires some practicality. You can rent your bike, for FREE, at the following points inside the airport:

  • Administration Building Car Park
  • Staff Car Park (inside Holiday Inn Express)

*The list is subject to change. All links, updated, can be consulted on the official website. Before leaving, it is recommended to inquire about the provisions and rules on COVID-19 in the United Kingdom, and on the mandatory nature of the Green Pass. Timetables and connections are subject to change.

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