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Approximate Travel Distance
10,675 Km
Approximate Flight Duration
13 hour 20 min
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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.


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.  


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.


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.    


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 Manila City Center from Airport

Known as the biggest city in the Philippines, Manila is a metropolis in the Metro Manila region that is composed of many different provinces. Malate, one of the sixteen towns that make up Manila, hosts hotels. While Ermita is the most frequent destination for tourists and entertainment, Intramuros is the historical part of the city. San Miguel and Sampaloc are university districts, while Paco is the capital of the working class. Manila, known as the heart of the education, business and transportation in the Philippines, is a delightful choice for tourists with its forests and for its spectacular islands. Ninoy Aquino International Airport welcomes travelers who want to visit this city.

In Manila, the most common vehicles used in urban transportation are the rail system and the bus. In addition, besides these most frequently used means of urban transportation, other older means of transportation such as phaetons, three-wheeled vehicles and mini-buses are also used. When you use public transport in the city, you can take advantage of single use tickets, or the special tickets that you can load money on. We advise you to buy these special tickets, especially if you travel frequently, so that you can save time avoiding the long ques to buy ticket every time.

Most means of public transportation does not depart in time, so we advise you not to rely on the schedules. The public transport is mostly very cramped and full. For this reason, we recommend that you protect your valuables during your travels. You can also use taxis and bicycles and phaetons that serve as taxis to travel faster and practically.

Since the city's main attractions are close to each other, it is possible to walk. In addition, there are ferryboats within the city that can be reached from many ports in the Port Area near the Pasig River. If you want to travel to neighboring cities, you can also take advantage of intercity bus and train services. One of the biggest problems of Ninoy Aquino International Airport is that the inter-terminal transportation is not very strong. Unlike many airports, you cannot reach the terminals of the airport, which has four terminals, on foot.

To travel between the terminals you need to get buses and jeepneys, and pass through crowded streets. While Terminal 1 is used for international flights, Terminal 2 serves to flights of Philippine Airlines. Terminal 3 hosts domestic flights, while Terminal 4 hosts eligible flights and international flights rarely.


Buses depart from the immediate exit of the arriving passenger section and take the passengers to many parts of the city. In some cases, you may need to transfer to a train, based on your destination. At some times the buses can be very crowded. Under normal conditions, different buses operate to different parts of the city; but some buses can change their route at certain times and travel through many parts of the city. These buses are going to Manila, as well as to the cities of Makati and Quezon. Besides, buses are among the frequently preferred options for urban transport.

The bus lines offer an important public transport alternative, which is used to reach to the points where the train lines do not reach, serving the whole city.


Land vehicles, which are called Jeepneys in the Philippines, can carry a large number of passengers and they are used as minibuses. Jeepneys, which are usually very crowded, are the most popular public transport services in the country. These have gained a traditional iconic character with their special decoration. You can use Jeepneys to reach many of the places you want to go in town. You can easily find Jeepneys near buses at the airport exit. These vehicles provide transportation services from the airport to many parts of the city, just in the case of buses.

Train (Light Rail System)

Train is a cheap, fast and practical means of public transport that is not affected by the traffic jam,. Nevertheless, it is necessary to remind that trains are as crowded as all other means of public transport. Trains, known as LRT (Light Rail Transit System), travel throughout the entire Metro Manila region, including Manila. Although it uses a light rail system, the infrastructure is quite similar to that of metro. The train lines do not provide a direct service to the airport.

But you can transfer to these train lines from most buses and jeepneys coming from the airport. There are two different train lines in the light rail system. The green line, LRT 1, starts at Baclaran Station, in the southernmost part of city, and travels up to the Roosevelt Station, in the north of the city, following the road by the Manila Bay, in the west of the city. The blue line, LRT 2, runs parallel to the Pasig River, traveling to west from the east. This line provides transfer opportunity to green LRT and yellow MRT (metro) lines.


Metro, just like train, does not provide a direct transport service to the airport. It is possible to transfer to the trains from buses and jeepneys departing from the airport. The Metro, known as the MRT (Metro Rail Transit System), operates similarly to the light rail system. The MRT line is known as the third (yellow) line. With this line, you can transfer to LRT 1 line at Roosevelt Station. This line connects to Taft Avenue Station, the southern tip of the green line, on the southernmost part of the city, starting from the North Avenue Station, which is the first stop after the transfer, and continuing to the south of the city in the east direction. In short, it is possible to say that LRT and MRT lines draw a circle around the city, being connected from the very center of this circle.


PNR (Philippine National Railways), the orange line, is operating on the heavy rail system with a single carriage engine, called railcar. These vehicles depart every half an hour and are usually preferred for transportation between neighboring cities in Metro Manila region.


The most comfortable option to get to the city from the airport is, of course, taxi. However, taxi fares are much higher compared to public transport. The airport taxis are usually yellow. These taxis, controlled by the center, have the authority to stop at the entrance of the airport. Apart from that, we recommend that you stay away from the taxis serving to the hotels in the city. These taxis can cost you much higher than the taxis you can find on the street. Make sure that the taximeter is working during your journey; the drivers who understand that you are foreigners can try to charge you over normal by not turning on the taximeter. The taxis known as Pedicab, bikes mounted in cabins for two, can be used for short distances. However, we recommend you not to take these without a local with you unless you are very obliged to, for your safety. Tricycles, the three-wheeled taxis, are a practical option for traveling to the areas where it is difficult to reach with public transport. Pedicab and Tricycle vehicles have stops in central areas of the city.

Car Rental

If you do not want to spend time in the crowds of public transport and you will travel frequently, you can rent a car from the Rent a Car offices located at the airport or book your car online before your flight. However, we remind you that the traffic inside the city can sometimes be very cramped.

Last Updated: 09 May 2017
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