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Airports in Glasgow

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

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

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