Glasgow airport (GLA)

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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.

Official Website: glasgowairport.com
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 9.3 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.

Location

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

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Car rental desks are found next to the Domestic Arrivals area.

Avis (Tel +44 344 544 6003 - 7:00 am to 10:30 pm)
Budget (Tel +44 344 544 4604 - 7:00 am to 10:30 pm)
Dollar/Thrifty (Tel +44 141 611 7581)
Enterprise/Alamo/National (Tel +44 141 840 1300 - 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Europcar (Tel +44 371 384 1079 - 6:30 am to 11:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +44 843 309 3031 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Sixt (Tel +44 844 499 3399 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)

 

Car rental search

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.
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 £52.30. Service 977 heads for Oban, via Loch Lomond and Inveraray (2 hours and 30 min.; £28.50).
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.; £18.80).
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.

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

 

There are several parking areas inside the grounds, with CCTV and security staff. In front of the main terminal there is also a passenger pick-up and drop-off zone. More information: Tel +44 345 050 7080. Rates

Long Stay - Courtesy shuttles every 10-15 minutes. The first 30 min. have no charge.
Car Parks 1 & 2 - Short-term lots within walking distance of the terminal.
FastTrack - 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.