Travel to Glasgow


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. More information can be found at Scotland’s public transport information website: Traveline Scotland.

Glasgow Airport Express Buses run from the airport to Glasgow city centre up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day. These buses take approximately 25 minutes.

Upon arrival at the airport, bookings for Glasgow Taxis can be made by calling +44 (0) 141 429 7070. Alternatively, you can call Network Private Hire on 0141 557 1110. 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 typically serves European destinations.

Prestwick has its own train station. There are 4 trains per hour on weekdays and the journey to Glasgow Central Station takes 45 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 one hour. You can book tickets here.

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.

Citylink provides bus services from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station every 30 minutes (see timetable here). Alternatively you can catch a bus, tram or taxi to Edinburgh Haymarket Station 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 (which runs every 10 minutes, as detailed here) as well as local bus services.

Glasgow Queen Street Station provides the main rail link between Glasgow and Edinburgh, with 8 services per hour on weekdays.


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:

***For anyone travelling from/to London Euston Train Station: Due to extensive engineering works on the West Coast route, London Euston will be closed with no services to and from the station on 25-27 August 2018 (Bank Holiday weekend) and 1-2 September 2018. For further information, see here.***