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Transportation to Glasgow Airport from the City Center

Glasgow is one of Scotland’s most beautiful cities. There are many comfortable and convenient transportation alternatives to get from the city center to Glasgow Airport. The airport is accessible by bus from almost every central part of the city, by train, which is a fast and affordable option, and by taxi.

Another convenient method of transportation to get to the airport are airport shuttle services provided by hotels and private companies. Moreover, these services are sometimes offered to guests for free or at a reasonable price. There are also many options available for those who want to rent a car.

You can also book a rental vehicle online in advance before arriving in Glasgow. This way your rental car will be ready for you once you land. Renting a car is a great way to explore the beautiful city and its surroundings. Driving in Glasgow is very enjoyable because traffic is light, drivers are easy going, and the roads are very organized and easy to navigate.

Those driving their personal car to the airport will find the drive to be easy and pleasant. The airport features parking lots with long-term and short-term parking options. Keep in mind that parking rates can get quite high the longer you leave your vehicle there. Glasgow Airport is in such close proximity to the city center that it is accessible by bicycle or on foot.

If you want to bike to the airport you can park your bicycle in the bicycle parking areas located right outside of the terminal building. Glasgow Airport contains a variety of restaurants where you can enjoy British and world cuisine and stores where you can buy souvenirs and gifts. The airport also features a duty free shop that offers passengers a wide variety of products.

Bus

The airport is easily accessible by bus from Glasgow city center or other parts of Scotland. Buses in the city are comfortable and more affordable when compared to other transportation alternatives. Buses serving the city and long-distance buses from other cities all arrive and depart from the Buchanan Bus Station. You can transfer to airport buses from this station and get to Glasgow Airport in a short amount of time.  

If you want to get to the airport by transferring to a bus from the train then you can use the McGill’s 757 service, which departs from the Paisley Gilmour Street Station. Buses to the airport also pass by major locations in the city like the Braehead Shopping Center. The bus fare to the airport is around 7 pounds; the fare for children varies between 4 and 6 pounds.  

Train

Another transportation alternative to get to the airport is by train. You can take a train from the city center to Paisley Gilmour Street Station, which is located about 1 mile from the airport. Paisley Gilmour Street Station is linked to the airport by bus. You have to transfer to the McGill’s 757 bus service.

Taxi

Taxis are a convenient transportation alternative to get to the airport. Taking a taxi to the airport is quick and easy. Taxis in Glasgow are easily accessible in the city center. You can always ask the driver how much it will cost to go to the airport from your location. You can also have the hotel you are staying at help arrange a taxi for you. Taxi services are available 24 hours a day in Glasgow; for more detailed information about taxis you can call 0141 889 1813. If you travel between the city center and the airport regularly, you can negotiate with the taxi driver for more affordable rates.

Airport Shuttles

Airport shuttles are another convenient transportation alternative to get to the airport. Shuttle services that operate in the city are usually operated by hotels. If you are staying at one of these hotels you can arrange a shuttle service to the airport through them in advance. If the hotel you are staying at doesn’t provide shuttle services to the airport then you can arrange an airport shuttle service through private companies. There are various companies in the city that provide shuttle services to the airport; by searching the internet you can find out which companies offer such services.  

Rental Car

There are many international rental car companies that have offices in Glasgow city center including AVIS, Europcar, and Hertz. By renting a car from one of those offices you can easily drive to both the airport and other parts of Scotland. The airport is easily accessible by road via the M8 motorway. You can also drop off your rental car before your departure at the airport office of the company you have rented the vehicle from.    

Car

The airport is located about a 20 minute drive from the city center via the M8 motorway. Although most people visiting Glasgow don’t prefer driving to the airport it is among the most convenient alternatives. If you’re dropping someone off at the airport you can do so in the dedicated drop off areas or park your car at the airport parking lot. Keep in mind that drivers in Glasgow are extremely respectful of the rules and expect all drivers to obey the rules.

Walking and Cycling

Glasgow is an extremely ideal city for cycling. Bicycles are used extensively in the city for both daily transportation and as a transportation alternative to get to the airport from the city center. There are dedicated bicycle parking areas located at the airport. In fact, if you don’t have a lot of luggage you don’t have to use a vehicle to get to Glasgow Airport, you can walk! You can walk from the city center all the way to the airport entrance. However, we would recommend keeping the weather conditions in mind, especially during the winter when the temperatures are low.

Airport Information

Glasgow Airport is a paradise for those who want to taste different cuisines before their flight or go shopping for affordable products at duty free shops. You can go shopping for a range of products from perfume, to city guides, books and newspapers and enjoy a bite to eat or something to drink at countless venues. Stores where you can go shopping include Accessorize, Celtic, Boots, Discover Glasgow, Swarovski, Victoria's Secret, Luggage Point, and Sunglass Hut.

Glasgow Airport offers passengers a rich selection of eating and drinking venues that they can enjoy before their flight or after they land. At Glasgow Airport you  can find world-famous restaurants and venues that offer local cuisine. Restaurants and cafes located in the terminal building include Beardmore Bar & Restaurant, Frankie & Benny's, Mozzo Coffee House and Fresh Food Center. Frankie & Benny’s is one of the best options for families with children. There is also a Starbucks at Glasgow Airport if you’re looking for more familiar tastes.

There are also ATMs at the airport for passengers who need to complete monetary transactions before their flight or after they land. Glasgow Airport also offers passengers postal services if needed.

There is a special area dedicated to passengers who wish to pray at the airport, a baby care room for passengers traveling with babies or small children, a children’s play area for passengers traveling with children between the ages of 2 and 6, and an area where you can watch planes land and takeoff. Another exceptional service offered at Glasgow Airport are meeting rooms that are particularly well-suited for business travelers. If you want to take advantage of these rooms you can make a reservation in advance by contacting the airport.

UpperDeck Lounge is an ideal option for who want to spend time in a comfortable and relaxed environment either before their flight or after they land. At this lounge passengers can enjoy complementary snacks and coffee and tea while they read daily newspapers and magazines, connect to the internet for free, and play Xbox games.

As your children play in the playground at the lounge you can relax and enjoy the cozy and comfortable environment that Glasgow Airport has created for its passengers.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Transportation to Edinburgh City Center from Airport

Edinburgh Airport is an international airport serving the city, located 12 km away. You can get to the city center from the airport by taxi, tram, or Airlink. You can also rent a car from the airport to get to the city center.

Airlink Buses

The best way to get to the city center from the airport is by taking an Airlink bus. Airlink buses run very frequently and provide easy and affordable transportation to the city. The total trip takes about 30 minutes and the fare is very reasonable.  

Tram

The tram is another transportation alternative to get to the city center. The tram stop is located at the airport and provides transportation York Place Station, located in the city center. The total trip to the city from the airport by tram takes about 35 minutes.

Taxi

A taxi to the city center from the airport takes about 25 minutes. Taxis are available at the ground level across from the main terminal building. However, taking a taxi can be quite expensive so it isn’t a highly preferred method of transportation.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another way to get to the city center. There are various rental car companies located at the airport. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Alamo, Europcar, National, and Avis. Edinburgh is a city that is notorious for its natural beauty and history. Renting a car and driving to the city is easy and picturesque.  

Last Updated: 08 Nov 2016

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Which airports can I use for Glasgow-Edinburgh flights?

For Glasgow-Edinburgh flights, you can use Glasgow - Glasgow Intl. Airport, Glasgow Prestwick Airport, Glasgow Central station Railway Station as departure airport, and Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Glasgow-Edinburgh and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Glasgow-Edinburgh is 67 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 20 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Glasgow-Edinburgh flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Glasgow-Edinburgh flights is Friday.

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