GLA

Glasgow Airport

Glasgow, GB

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Getting into Glasgow

Bus is best

There's no direct rail link to the airport, so bus or taxi are your best options.

Bus

The First 500 Glasgow Shuttle is the official bus into the city from the airport, and offers free Wi-Fi. It takes you to the city centre in around 20 minutes (more in rush hour), and also stops at Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central rail stations. It runs 24 hours a day, leaving as often as every 10 minutes.

You can also take McGill’s 757 bus service to Paisley Gilmour Street rail station (the nearest station to the airport), Paisley town centre, Erskine and Clydebank. This bus accepts National Rail tickets between Glasgow Airport and any rail station.

Cost: GBP 7 one-way, GBP 9.50 return (within 28 days)
Buying tickets: On the bus (cash or card), mTicketing (using your phone as a bus ticket, download the First Bus m-tickets app) or online (print out your ticket: www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/glasgow/journey_planning/glasgow_shuttle/book.php)
Location: Bus stops outside Terminal 1 (Stance 1 for the 500, Stance 7 for the 757) 

Taxi

All taxis must use the pick-up and drop-off points on the ground floor of Car Park 2. Taxis are not allowed to park at these locations and will be charged a premium tariff for stays longer than ten minutes. (The same rules apply to private vehicles, so keep them in mind when making arrangements to be picked up from the airport.)

Pre-book your taxi by calling +44 (0) 141 889 1813, email taxis@glasgowairport.com or go online: https://beta.i-booking.com/GlasgowAirport/home 

Cost: Around GBP 20-25

Train

You can take the 757 to Paisley Gilmour station and take a train into Glasgow, but the total journey time is around 45 minutes, and so we don't recommend this route.

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Save on Your Car Rental

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Car rental agencies are located onsite in the domestic arrivals area, provided by Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo and Avis.

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Getting around the airport

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Glasgow Airport lies 11km west of the city centre and is the largest of two airports serving the city (the other is Glasgow Prestwick). It has one main terminal, with three piers:

  • West pier (Concourses A and B): International flights
  • Central pier (Concourse C): Domestic flights, mostly to Heathrow and Gatwick, largely by British Airways and Flybe
  • East pier (Concourse D): Low-cost, Irish and Scottish island flights, mostly by EasyJet, Loganair and Aer Lingus

This terminal area has three levels, with most facilities airside:

  • Ground floor: Check-in, Arrivals, several landside shopping and eating options
  • First floor: Security, airside duty-free shop and eating options
  • Second floor: Airside lounge (Upperdeck) and restaurant (Frankie & Benny's)

There's also a small satellite Terminal 2 with low-cost carrier check-in areas, that leads to the East pier.

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Weigh your luggage

For just GBP 1

Avoid excess weight charges by weighing your luggage before you check in. There are four 'Weigh-ahead' systems in the main check-in hall and also in the check-in area of Terminal 2. It costs GBP 1 to weigh each bag. If you discover that your bags are too heavy, you can take some luggage out and and weigh them a second time for free.

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Free power outlets

Charge your devices

You can charge your devices at the various internet stations located throughout the terminal. Using the power outlets is free. There are four internet stations in domestic arrivals, two in international arrivals, two at the check-in gates, and four in the main departure lounge (after security).

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15% OFF total bill at Frankie & Benny's

After security in North Terminal

Located after security in the North Terminal. Everyone knows and loves Frankie’s, the family-friendly, American-Italian restaurant chain.

Save 15% on your total bill with FLIO, available all day.

Simply unlock the offer below and present your FLIO code at the time of ordering to redeem your offer.

To unlock this benefit download FLIO App

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Lounges

Airside

  • The Emirates Lounge, main terminal, airside, international departures area. Hours: 16:00-last departure
  • British Airways Executive Club Lounge, main terminal, airside, at gate 26. Hours: 6:00-21:00
  • Sky Lounge, mian terminal, airside, next to gates 27 and 36 take the stairs on the right to the upper floor. Hours: 5:00-20:30
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Photo booths

Coin-operated

If you need to get a picture taken in a hurry, you’ll find a coin-operated Photo-Me booth in domestic arrivals, on the ground floor opposite WH Smith. There's another booth on the first floor of the main terminal, before the security gates, and there's also one on the ground floor of Car Park 2.

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Free regular hot drink at Tennents

Located before boarding

Tennent's, located after security at the International departures pier is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or grab a sandwich and a snack to take on board.

Get a free regular hot drink when you spend £5 on food with FLIO, available all day.

Simply unlock the offer below and present your FLIO code at the time of ordering to redeem your offer. 

To unlock this benefit download FLIO App

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£10 OFF at William Beardmore

When you spend £30 on food

Beardmore, located after security is a classic pub-restaurant boasting plenty of seating, a tasty all day menu and well stocked bar.

Save £10 when you spend over £30 on food with FLIO, available all day.

Simply unlock the offer below and present your FLIO code at the time of ordering to redeem your offer. 

To unlock this benefit download FLIO App

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Time to unwind

Massage chairs

There are coin-operated Instant Massage chairs in the departure lounge. They cost GBP 1 for three minutes of kneading, rolling and tapping in authentic shiatsu style.

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Groceries upon arrival

Tesco Express

Don't return home on an empty fridge. Glasgow Airport houses the first Tesco Express airport store. You can find not only ready meals and sandwiches but bread, fresh fruit, dairy products as well as beer and wine. 

Terminal 1, domestic arrivals, landside 
Hours: 24 hrs 

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Baby change rooms

Find the best facilities

Baby change rooms are available in the following areas:

Before security in the main check-in hall On the first floor (towards the rear of the foodcourt) In the T2 check-in hall After security on the first floor, next to the Beardmore Bar and Tennents Bar Next to the British Airways lounge At gates 1-3 and 10-11

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Play areas

For young children

The children's play area is located in the international departures section, near WHSmith. You have to go through security first. You will also find puzzle tables at various locations throughout the terminal.

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