Transfer to/from - Glasgow airport (GLA)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Glasgow airport (GLA)

Transportation

 
COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
 

Bus - Line 500 Airport Express from First Group (Tel +44 141 420 7600) leaves every 10 minutes 24 hours a day from stop 1 to Buchanan Street bus terminal, in the city centre, via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street train stations. The fare is £8.00 and the trip takes 15 min. Route 77 departs from stance 6 headed for Glasgow city centre, Renfrew, Braehead shopping centre, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Partick, Mondays through Fridays between 6:40 am and 10:20 pm, Saturdays from 8:30 am to 10:20 pm and Sundays from 9:25 am to 10:20 pm.

Service 757 from McGill's Buses (Tel +44 800 051 5651) operates every 15 min. from stop 7 to Paisley Gilmour Street train station, between 5:45 am and 11:15 pm. Other destinations include Shortroods, Inchinnan, Bridgewater, Erskine and Clydebank.

Buses 914, 915 and 917 from Citylink (Tel +44 871 266 3333) travel to Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Fort William and Skye from stance 9. The trip takes approximately 7 hours and the fare is £45.60. Service 977 heads for Oban, via Loch Lomond and Inveraray (2 hours and 30 min.; £29.10).
The Express JET Connect X24 from Stagecoach (Tel +44 345 810 1000) departs every hour between 5:30 am and 10:30 pm from stance 9 headed for Fife, through Cumbernauld, Kincardine, Dunfermline, Halbeath, Glenrothes, Cupar and Saint Andrews (3 hours and 20 min.; £19.80).
Tickets can be acquired from the driver or at the airport's information center.

Train - The closest stations are located in Paisley Gilmour Street, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central, from where you can travel to several destinations throughout Scotland. More information: Tel +44 344 811 0141.

 

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Taxi - Vehicles from Glasgow Airport Taxis (Tel +44 141 889 1813) available around the clock in front of the main terminal. Journey time to the city centre is 15-30 minutes.

Public transport timetables and routes

Latest updates: January 09, 2022

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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