Glasgow Airport Guide

Glasgow International Airport Terminal Building - © David Johnston

The Glasgow Airport Guide contains a range of traveller related information and practical resources for both holiday travellers & business travellers. The guide contains information on Glasgow airport, including details on how to get to the airport, car hire & airport car parking, airport maps, weather and other useful information & resources relating to foreign currency. Glasgow is the busiest airport in Scotland offering travellers domestic, short haul and long haul flights across the world. Travellers that are more familiar with the facilities available at an airport and those that have some useful knowledge of the airport can help to ensure they are likely to enjoy a better experience when travelling through the airport.

Information on Glasgow Airport

Airport Name: Glasgow International Airport

Address: Glasgow Airport, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA3 2SW, Scotland

Airport Code: GLA

Telephone: +44 (0)870 040 0008

Fax: +44 (0)141 848 4769

Website: Glasgow Airport

Left Luggage Number: +44 (0)141 848 4938

Lost Property Number: +44 (0)141 848 4740

Check in Times:

Usually 3 hours prior to departure for Worldwide Flights.

Usually 2 hours prior to departure for European Flights.

Usually 1 hour prior to departure for UK & Ireland flights.

Flights: Internal Flights to other destinations in the UK & to a wide range of short haul destinations in Europe. There are also long haul flights to destinations in North Africa & North America. Glasgow is the busiest of the international airports in Scotland.

Terminals: Two

Tips & Advice: When travelling by air, check Traffic News well in time to check for any delays or incidents. It also advisable to arrive at the airport well in time factoring in to your journey time possible delays due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances etc. to ensure you catch your flight. See our various Travellers Tips guides for further information.

Baggage Rules: Baggage rules and regulations are subject to change & alteration at short notice, it is recommended you check what is allowable, weight limits and any other concerns with your airline. Being aware of the latest rules & regulations can help ensure you pack your bags accordingly to comply with the regulations. For more information please see: Baggage Rules

Travel Checklist: See our Travel & Holiday Checklist for a checklist guide travellers can use to help ensure you pack everything you need. The checklist also contains also useful reminders and tips.

Getting To Glasgow Airport

By Public Transport


There are no train terminals at the airport, Paisley's Gilmour Street railway station is the nearest to the airport located approx one mile from the terminal. Passengers can reach the airport by using bus services or taxi. Paisley Gilmour Street station offers a range of rail connections to Glasgow Central, the Clyde Cost and other areas in Scotland. Passengers travelling to Glasgow airport from any station in Scotland, can ask for a rail ticket to Glasgow Airport, this is valid on the train to Paisley Gilmour Street and the bus service from Paisley Station to the airport.

For further information and resources on planning a train journey to the airport please see: ScotRail

See Glasgow Airport Rail Journeys to book Rail Journeys to & From Glasgow Airport. You can book rail journeys to the airport and benefit from having your airport transport booked at competitive prices.

Bus & Coach:

There are a number of bus services passengers can use to get to and from the airport via Glasgow city centre, these include the Service 500 Arriva's Glasgow Flyer offering frequent services at approx every seven minutes. The journey time is around 20 minutes. The bus stops in the city centre have an airport sign on them.

For more information on the Glasgow Flyer & timetables please see: Glasgow Flyer

Service 757, the AirLink Direct Express to Glasgow City Centre offers frequency of every 20 minutes and takes passengers to Glasgow city centre via Central & Queen street stations.

Service 747, AirLink city service to Glasgow city centre offers frequency of 30 minutes and takes passengers to Glasgow city centre via Patrick and Charing Cross.

For more information on Glasgow airport buses & timetables please see: Firstbus

By Car

Glasgow Airport is located around eight miles to the west of Glasgow city centre, the main access point for the airport is off the M8 motorway at junction 28. The journey to the airport from Glasgow city centre is around 20 to 25 minutes and is within easy reach of the rest of Scotland. The airport is close by to Paisley the closest town.

Airport Car Hire

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Airport Car Parking

Glasgow airport has facilities for both Short Term & Long Term Car Parking. Short term - There is a facility to drop off & pick up passengers at the airport for up to 10 minutes at no cost. The pick up & drop off zone is outside the main terminal building and is useful if you are just going to be dropping off someone or picking them up once they are out of the terminal building. There is a minimum cost of £1.50 for short term parking of up to 15 minutes. The cost for up to 4 hours parking is approx £7.

Long Term parking is available, charges start from £7.50 per day if you pay on the day you arrive. The car park Glasgow NCP Fightpath is located on the outskirts of the airport and there is a transfer service that takes you to the terminal building every 10 minutes. Cheaper prices & discounts are available if you book earlier, if you do need long term airport parking it is well worth booking in advance rather than on the day to both guarantee a parking space and save money on parking costs.

To book Glasgow Airport Car Parking please see: UK Airport Parking

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