Glasgow is served by three international airports, with connections across the world.
Glasgow Airport is located just eight miles (13 kilometres) west of Glasgow City Centre and services over 130 direct flights from many UK and European cities, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Paris, London, Dublin, Belfast, Geneva and Reykjavik as well as Dubai with its connections onwards to Asia and Australasia; and major cities in The US and Canada. find out more at Glasgow Airport.
Getting to the city centre from Glasgow Airport
These are some of the most common connections. More information can be found at Scotland’s public transport information website: Traveline Scotland
Airport buses run from the airport to Glasgow city centre up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, and take approximately 25 minutes.
Glasgow Taxis on arrival at the airport – bookings can be made by calling +44 (0) 141 429 7070.
Glasgow Airport Taxis are located immediately outside the terminal building or can also be booked by calling +44 (0) 141 889 1813.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is 32 miles (51km) South West of the city. It’s a main base for Ryanair and serves European destinations.
Getting to Glasgow city centre from Glasgow Prestwick Airport: Prestwick has its own train station, there are three trains per hour on weekdays and the journey to Glasgow Central Station takes around 50 minutes. Alternatively it’s an easy journey to drive via the M77 or there is an early morning and late evening express bus service, the X99/X100, which takes an hour. You can book tickets here: Express Bus Service
Edinburgh Airport is 39 miles (63km) from Glasgow and serves most major international airlines. You can get to Glasgow from the airport by either bus, train or taxi.
Scottish Citylink provides direct bus services from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station every 30 minutes. Alternatively you can catch a bus or taxi to Edinburgh Haymarket and then catch a train to Glasgow Queen Street Station. Lothian Buses provides public transportation to Edinburgh Airport with the Airlink100 express bus from Edinburgh city centre as well as local bus services.
Glasgow Queen Street Station provides the main rail link between Glasgow and Edinburgh, with 8 direct services per hour on weekdays.
Glasgow Central Station links Glasgow by rail to all UK cities
Average Travel Times
Average travel time by train from across the UK:
|Station||Average Journey Time|
|London||4 hours 10 mins|
|Manchester||3 hours 30 mins|
|Liverpool||3 hours 40 mins|
|York||3 hours 30 mins|
There are more than 20 direct trains per day from London
- Direct trains from Edinburgh every 15 mins on weekdays
The city’s venues and hotels are comfortably accessed by road.
Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh with the M8, England on the M74, Stirling with the M80 and the West Coast of Scotland with the M77. The city’s venues and hotels are comfortably accessed by road.
For information on Scotland’s trunk road network visit Transport Scotland.