Transfer to/from - Glasgow airport (GLA)


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



Uber is a transportation option available at the airport. To request a ride, download the app on your mobile phone and create an account. Once you have collected your luggage, turn on the app and confirm your location at the airport. Select the type of vehicle you want and confirm your ride request. The app will provide you with an estimated arrival time and cost of the trip. Once your driver has arrived, you will receive a notification in the app that your vehicle is waiting. Some airports may have specific locations for drivers to pick up passengers, so be aware of signage and directions on the app. Additional fares may also apply for journeys starting at the airport.


Line 500 Glasgow Airport Express from First Glasgow (Tel +44 141 420 7600) runs every 12-15 minutes from 5:00 am to 0:00 am from Stop 1 to Buchanan Street bus terminal, in the city centre, via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street train stations. The fare is £9.00 and the journey takes 15 min.

Route 77 departs from Stop 6 for Glasgow City Centre, Renfrew, Braehead Shopping Centre, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Partick, Monday to Friday between 6:40 am and 10:20 pm, Saturday from 8:30 am to 10:20 pm and Sunday 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 10:45 pm. Other destinations include Shortroods, Inchinnan, Park Grove, Bridgewater Shops, Erskine Bargarran and Clydebank.

Buses 914, 915 and 917 from Citylink (Tel +44 141 352 4444) travel to Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Fort William and Skye from Stop 9. The journey takes approximately 7 hours and the fare is £69.20 (return ticket).

Service 977 goes to Oban, via Loch Lomond and Inveraray (2 hours 30 min.; £32.60).

Tickets can be purchased on board the vehicles or at the airport information centre.


The nearest stations are Paisley Gilmour Street, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central, from where you can travel to various points across Scotland. For more information, contact ScotRail (Tel +44 344 811 0141), National Rail (Tel +44 345 748 4950) or Traveline Scotland (Tel +44 871 200 2233).


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Vehicles from Glasgow Airport Taxis (Tel +44 141 429 7070) available 24 hours a day in front of the main terminal. Journey time to the city centre is approximately 15-30 minutes and costs £22.00-27.00.

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Latest updates: April 21, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will 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 greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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