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Glasgow Travel Guide

Glasgow Airports

Glasgow Airport (GLA)


The airport is located eight miles (13km) west of Glasgow, off junction 28 of the M8 motorway.


GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday befor


Transfer Terminals: 

A covered walkway connects the terminals.

Transfer 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 from the airport and can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services from bus stop bay 1, just outside the terminal building. Taxis are available outside the terminal 24 hours a day, with only those licensed by the Renfrewshire Co

Car Rental: 

Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National are represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis: 

Taxis licensed by the Renfrewshire Council are available 24 hours a day at the taxi rank opposite the main terminal. They are obligated to metre the journey, and the approximate fare to the Glasgow City Centre is £20-22.

Airport Facilities: 

Facilities at Glasgow Airport include ATMs, a bureau de change, a post office, and many shops, bars and restaurants. A business centre in the terminal offers meeting rooms, secretarial support, telephones, fax machines and internet connectivity. There is a Relaxation Station past security offering massages, and a Skylounge with facilities for business and entertainment, which can be booked via the airport's website. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs are advised to in

Car Parking: 

Short-term parking is located near the terminal, charging roughly £4 per hour. Long-term parking is £9.90 for the first day and £8 per day thereafter. Premium business parking is also available. The airport offers Fast Track Parking for speedy access to the terminal, located on level 2 of Car park 2. Parking can be booked in advance via the airport website.

Airport Hotels: 

There are several convenient hotels adjacent to the airport, including the Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport, and the Ramada Glasgow Airport. Hotels and transfers can be booked via the airport's website.

Departure Tax: 

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