Glasgow Transport - Rail, Coach and Bus
Glasgow airport is easily accessible from the North of England and all over Scotland, plus the rest of the UK by both private and public transport. Explore the options below to find out which method of getting to Glasgow is best for you.
You can often make big savings when you research which method of travel you would like to use and book your tickets online. Transport providers will cut prices to those who book early, so it is definitely worth sorting out all transport to and from Glasgow Airport in advance and saves a lot of hassle too!
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Glasgow Airport by Car
Travelling to Glasgow by car is a great option for most people. If you have your own car there are plenty of cheap airport parking options to choose from. If you have an early morning flight or would rather be closer to the airport the day before your flight the most hassle free option is to book an airport hotel.
This is a reasonably priced option and saves you the hassle of having to get up at the crack of dawn to travel for an early flight! Airport Hotel Shop offers great overnight hotel and long or short stay parking packages to save you money!
Glasgow Airport is situated just 8 miles outside of the city centre and is easily accessible from the surrounding motorways and so to and from the whole country.
You can find out much more about directions, and view interactive transportation and terminal maps by visiting our Glasgow Maps & Directions page.
Glasgow Airport by Coach
National Express operates services to the main terminal building at Glasgow Airport, from many different destinations around the UK. To check that they operate services from your destination check their website.
Glasgow Airport by Taxi
Taxis are a great, hassle-free and convenient way to get to the airport. There are over 450 taxi companies serving Glasgow airport and the surrounding areas, many of which specialise in airport taxis and can offer great rates.
Find cheap airport taxis near you by checking out our Glasgow airport Taxi Listings.
The listings include contact details and a description of each company's services to help you book a taxi to suit your needs.
Glasgow Airport by Train
Paisley's Gilmour Street railway station is the nearest to the airport. It is only two miles from the terminal and can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services.
There are direct rail services from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central, Ayr and Clyde Coast destinations. There are eight trains per hour (Monday-Saturday) and five per hour (Sunday) from Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central.
If you need to transfer from Central station to either Queen Street station or Buchanan bus station, you can use bus service 398 which runs every 10 minutes from 08:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 20:00 on Saturdays and 12:00 to 20:00 on Sundays. This service is free on production of a valid rail ticket, or 50p to other users.
Tickets to Glasgow central station from Glasgow airport can be purchased at the SPT travel centre on the ground floor of the terminal. For onward travel give your ticket in at the Gilmour Street booking office and you will obtain a discount equal to the value of the bus ticket from the cost of a rail ticket to any station in Scotland. Tickets to Glasgow Airport from any station in Scotland are valid on the bus service from Paisley Gilmour to the airport.
Train times, cheapest fare finders and discounts on UK attractions can be found from thetrainline.com. Booking in advance can save you up to 43% as opposed to booking at the train station, so it's worth getting your tickets sorted online today!
Disabled passengers should arrange assistance at least 24 hours before their journey by contacting the relevant train company direct.
Glasgow Airport by Bus
All public buses depart from the front of the terminal building. Charter coaches pick up and drop off passengers at the short stay coach park on Bute Road, adjacent to international arrivals.
There are frequent services to Glasgow city centre operated by Citylink and Fairline as a combined service 905. All services have drop off points at various locations in the city including close to Glasgow Central and Queen Street railway stations and at Buchanan bus station.
Single fare to the city centre is £4.49 and £6.29 return. Approximate guide to journey time from airport to city centre by bus is 25 minutes. The city centre bus stops have an airport logo on them.
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