Glasgow Airport: Maps and Directions

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Glasgow by Car – Directions

Glasgow Airport is 8 miles to the west of Glasgow city centre and is within easy reach of the rest of Scotland. Principal access is off junction 28 of the M8 motorway. If you’re using a sat nav, you’ll want to follow the postcode PA3 2SW as Glasgow Airport is actually in Paisley.

Take Junction 28 off the M8, about 20 minutes drive from Glasgow city centre or 2 minutes from Paisley, the nearest town.

If you plan on driving to or from Glasgow Airport you can search the AA Route Planner for tailored directions.

Plan your journey with the AA Route Planner

The AA route planner lets you plug in A to B, you can add via addresses or avoid address or roads. It allows you to see where any pit-stops may be as well as up to date traffic reports and incidents such as road closures and accidents.

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Glasgow by Car – Maps

Travelling to Glasgow Airport by car? Here’s our helpful map to show the main roads you could take to get to the airport.

Use our map below to give you an overview of the surrounding area, highlighting the most important approach roads:

Distances by miles when driving from:

Ayr 40
Carlisle 106
Dumfries 86
Dundee 93
Dunfermline 48
Edinburgh 55
Falkirk 33
Glasgow 8.5
Hamilton 23
Kilmarnock 26
Motherwell 24
Newcastle Upon Tyne 164
Paisley 2
St Andrews 82
Stirling 37

Drop offs/Pick ups and Parking

You can drop off passengers at the drop off zone, opposite the main terminal. You’re advised to only stop off for 10 minutes which will cost £2 but you can stay up to an hour for £40. Be aware that if your passengers’ flight is delayed and you have to stay, you’ll still be charged based on how long you’re staying at the car park regardless of inconvenience.

If you need more time or want to walk with them to the terminal, please use one of the airport car parks. If you are not staying long but still want to see your passengers to the door, then the short term car park is your best choice (follow the signs for Car Park 2). Short stay parking is opposite Glasgow’s main terminal, past the drop off zone.

If you’re the passenger and need to leave your car at the airport while you get on your flight, use the Long Stay Car Park or compare via the Airport Parking Shop.

Alternatively, see more about Airport Parking here with the guide.

Directions on getting to Glasgow Airport on the train

There’s a direct train link from Glasgow Central Station to Paisley. It takes around 30 minutes and goes every 15 minutes during peak times.

From there, you can take a bus from New Sneddon Street (number 757) which takes 10 minutes to stop off at Sanderling Road (the main road of the airport). From there, you can walk up to the terminal entrance. Alternatively, you can take a taxi, uber or bus from the train station in Paisley up to the terminal.

Getting to Glasgow Airport via a bus from Central directions

There are buses from Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow city which can take you directly to Stance 1 at the Terminal, Glasgow Airport. It’s the number 500 and takes around 25 minutes, followed by a short 5 minute walk into the terminal.

Take a look at your bus, coach and other transport options around Glasgow Airport.