Glasgow International Airport

Glasgow International Airport (GLA) is the key aviation facility for Glasgow city and the western region of Scotland. Established in the 1940s, this airport now sees millions of passengers transit through its terminals each year, and offers a good variety of direct destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East and North America, as well as connecting routes out to Asia and Australasia. Travellers wanting to discover Scotland’s trendiest city, or the nearby Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park can do so by flying into this convenient and modern airport.

You’ll be able to access banking facilities, such as ATMs and currency exchange, and you’ll find there are good communication options, with free WiFi, internet kiosks, and a post box. For food, there are several restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from, and if you’re bored, there is a comprehensive duty-free store, and a few high street retailers like Victoria’s Secret, and Swarovski. Business travellers may also take advantage of the SkyLounge or the Business Centre. Other facilities include a pharmacy, and a prayer room.

From Australia, flying to Glasgow will involve at least one or two layovers, and as the airlines that typically fly this route are Emirates, British Airways and Qantas, you will likely fly via cities such as Dubai (DXB), Singapore (SIN), London (LHR), or Paris (CDG).

Travel Information

· Respected rental agencies like Avis, Hertz and National operate offices in the Domestic Arrivals section of the airport, and you can rent a car when you arrive, or online with our search tool. When you leave Glasgow International Airport, travelling the 17km shouldn’t take more than about 20 minutes, all you need do is hop on the M8 and follow the signs to Glasgow. Take exit 15 and then continue onto the A804 to reach your destination.

· You can take the train, but the station is about 1.5km from the airport, and so it isn’t always the most convenient option. However, if you walk or take a taxi to the station the journey into town is around 10 minutes and costs 3.50GBP ($6).

· The buses are slower, taking around 25 minutes to get into town, but they are direct and you can take them from the airport terminals for a fare of about 7GBP ($12). If you’d prefer to be picked up from the airport but don’t fancy paying for a taxi, then an airport transfer might be the best in-between option. You can book this service online with Skyscanner, so they will be ready for you when you arrive.

· Taxis will only take 20 minutes, but they’ll run up a fare of 25GBP ($43), so are only really worth the extra expense if you are travelling in a group or with your family.

Please note that information is correct as of September 2016

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

The airport is accessible from central Glasgow via M8 motorway. Drive westwards to Junction 28 and follow the signposts for the airport.

Trains hide 

The nearest train station is Gilmour Street Railway Station in Paisley, 1.6 kilometres from the airport.

Buses hide 

Bus 747 connects the city centre to the airport via Renfrew, Braehead, Partick and Charing Cross. Glasgow shuttle also operates between the centre and the airport 24 hours a day.

Taxi hide 

The taxi rank is located outside the terminal building.

 Who flies to Glasgow International Airport

 Glasgow International Airport Contact Details

Glasgow International Airport

St Andrew´s Drive,
Glasgow Airport,
PA3 2SW,

Tel:+44 (0)870 0400008
Fax:+44 (0)141 8484825


British Airports Authority ( BAA Limited )

 Glasgow International Airport Location Details

Longitude:4° 25' 59'' W
Latitude:55° 52' 0'' N

 Airport Location

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