Passenger guide - Glasgow airport (GLA) 


Glasgow Airport, opened on May 2, 1966, is the largest in Scotland and one of the busiest in the United Kingdom. It operates with domestic flights and international destinations within Europe, Northern Africa, the Middle East, North America and the Caribbean.

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Number of Terminals - 2 - Main Terminal and Terminal 2, open 24 hours a day and connected through a covered walkway.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 9.4 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +44 844 481 5555. Information center in the Domestic Arrivals area. There is also a telephone to request help on the first floor, and volunteers throughout the enclosure to provide assistance.


The airport is located 13 km (8 miles) to the west of Glasgow.

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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 £7.50 and the trip takes 15 min. Route 77 departs from stance 6 headed for Glasgow city centre, Renfrew, Braehead shopping centre, South Glasgow 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 (until 10:45 pm on Sundays). Other destinations include Shortroods, Inchinnan, Bridgewater, Erskine and Clydebank. Bus 915 from Citylink (Tel +44 871 266 3333) travels to Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Fort William and Skye from stance 9. The trip takes approximately 7 hours and the fare is £42.80. Service 977 heads for Oban, via Loch Lomond and Inveraray (2 hours and 30 min.; £19.80). The Express JET Connect X24 from Stagecoach (Tel +44 138 366 0880) 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.; £14.50). 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.

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


Car rental desks are found next to the Domestic Arrivals area. Avis (Tel +44 344 544 6003), Budget (Tel +44 344 544 4604), Dollar/Thrifty (Tel +44 141 611 7581), Enterprise (Tel +44 141 840 1300), Europcar (Tel +44 371 384 1079), Hertz (Tel +44 843 309 3031).


The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, postbox, charging stations for mobile devices, printers, public telephones, internet kiosks and Wi-Fi access free of charge for 1 hour. Next to the main terminal there is a business center with meeting and conference rooms. The UpperDeck Lounge, located on the second floor, opens from 5:00 am to 8:30 pm and provides complimentary drinks and snacks, Wi-Fi, bar, children's zone.

Food and Drinks- Most options are located on the first floor of the main terminal, with restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Mozzo Coffee House (gates 4 and 5, 18 and International Arrivals area) opens 24 hours a day. There are also vending machines throughout the enclosure.
Shopping- In the Departures area there is a duty-free shop. In addition, there are stores selling fashion and accessories, sports, souvenirs, electronics, jewellery, groceries, press. Supermarket in the Arrivals Hall.
Baggage- Secure wrapping, left luggage and lost and found services (from 4:00 am to 9:00 pm) in the check-in area, situated on the ground floor of the main terminal (Tel +44 141 848 4740).
Other Services- Photo booths, baby changing facilities, prayer room, first aid clinics, children's play area, laundry.


There are several parking areas inside the grounds, with CCTV and security staff. More information: Tel +44 345 050 7080. Rates

Long Stay - Courtesy shuttles every 10-15 minutes. The first 20 min. have no charge.
Car Parks 1 & 2 - Short-term lots within walking distance of the terminal.
Fast Track - Situated on level 2 of parking lot 2, with access to a priority lane at the security control.


Adapted restrooms, elevators, induction loops for the hearing-impaired, proper signage and designated parking spaces. Notify your airline or travel agency about your particular needs at least 48 hours before your arrival. More information: Tel +44 141 842 7700.


The Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Airport (Tel +44 871 902 1612) is connected to the main terminal through a covered walkway. Different alternatives can be found in the surroundings, some of them with transfer services for their guests. Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport (Tel +44 871 942 9031), Courtyard Glasgow Airport (Tel +44 141 843 4800), Premier Inn Hotel Glasgow Airport (Tel +44 871 527 8434), Travelodge Glasgow Airport (Tel +44 871 984 6335), Dryesdale Airport Guesthouse (Tel +44 141 889 7178), Ardgowan House (Tel +44 141 889 4763), Glynhill Hotel & Leisure Club (Tel +44 141 886 5555), Scotia Airport Hotel (Tel +44 141 237 7730), Ashtree House Hotel (Tel +44 141 848 6411).

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Latest updates: February, 17, 2017