Travel to Glasgow

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Glasgow Airport and getting to the city

Glasgow Airport (GLA) serves most major international airlines. It is located 8 miles (13km) West of the city. 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. The airport also has an SPT Travel Desk, located at Domestic Arrivals (Check-in), where staff can provide you with details of buses and taxis.

Prestwick Airport and getting to the city

Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) is 32 miles (51km) South West of the city. It’s a main base for Ryanair and serves European destinations.

Prestwick has its own train station. There are 3 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 and getting to the city

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 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.

Trains

Glasgow Central Station links Glasgow by rail to all UK cities. Glasgow Queen Street Station operates routes mainly to Central and Northern Scotland. The main UK train companies operating in Scotland are:

For further information on travelling to Glasgow, please visit: https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/visiting/getting-here