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Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport (GLA)


The second-busiest airport in Scotland (after Edinburgh), Glasgow International Airport is located 11 miles (18km) west of central Glasgow, near the towns of Paisley and Renfrew in Renfrewshire. More than 9.4 million passengers pass through the airport each year on flights to a number of cities around the world.

The airport has three piers: East, for low-cost flights and flights to Ireland and the Scottish Islands; Central, for domestic flights; and West, for international flights. In 2007, the airport opened the Skyhub, which acts as a connection to Terminal 2 and contains a large duty-free shopping centre.

The airport has a few entertainment facilities, including the GameGrid (a gaming arcade) and a number of duty-free shops and restaurants.


The airport is located 11 miles (18km) west of Glasgow.

Getting to the city

Buses leave regularly for Glasgow, stopping off at the main railway and bus stations. The journey to the city centre takes 15 to 20 minutes. There are also eight trains per hour from Paisley Gilmour Street Station to Glasgow Central Station, which is one mile (2km) from the airport and can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services.


GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).


Tel: +44 344 481 5555

Car rental

Car hire options at the airport include Avis, Europcar, National, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, and Dollar/Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available 24 hours a day at the taxi rank opposite the main terminal. They are obligated to meter the journey.

Transfer between terminals

A covered walkway connects the terminals.


Facilities at Glasgow Airport include ATMs, a bureau de change, a post office, and many shops, bars and restaurants. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs are advised to inform their airline or travel agent in advance. There is also a multi-faith prayer room.


Short-term parking is located near the terminal, charging roughly £3 for twenty minutes. Long-term parking is also available. Parking can be booked in advance via the airport website.



Flights to Glasgow International Airport are available on Aer Lingus, British Airways, easyJet, emirates, Flybe, Iberia, Icelandair, Jet2, KLM, TUI Airways, United and Virgin Atlantic, among others.


Wifi is available free for 1 hour.

Business Lounges

There is a dedicated business wing in the Upperdeck with many business services ranging from internet to refreshments for a rate of about £25 per day. There is also a business centre opposite the terminal buildings offering conference and meeting rooms for hire.

Glasgow Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.