Glasgow International Airport
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Glasgow International (GLA) is 14 km west of downtown Glasgow. It has good service to the US, Canada, and a few other places. It connects with London Heathrow, and from there, just about any destination is possible.
Getting to the Airport
Paisley’s Gilmour Street railway station is the nearest to the airport. Just one mile from the terminal, it can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services from bus stop bay 1 – located just outside the terminal building. There are direct rail services from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central, Ayr and Clyde Coast destinations. Rail tickets from Glasgow Airport to Glasgow Central station, via Paisley Gilmour Street station, can be purchased from the SPT Travel Center on the ground floor of the terminal building, adjacent to domestic arrivals. Trains run eight per hour Monday-Saturday, five per hour on Sunday.
All public buses depart from the front of the terminal building. There are frequent services every ten minutes to Glasgow city center operated by Citylink service 905. All services drop off at various locations in the city center including close to Glasgow Central and Queen Street railway stations and Buchanan bus station. Single fare to the city center is £3.50 and £5.30 return. Approximate journey time from airport to city center by bus is 25 minutes. The city center bus stops have an airport logo on them.
The M8 Motorway via Junction 28 gives easy access to and from the airport. The airport is about 20 minutes drive from Glasgow City Center and about two minutes from Paisley, the nearest town.
Airport taxis are available 24 hours a day to any destination and any distance. Taxi drivers are obliged to meter the entire journey and publish their scale of charges. Longer distance journey prices may be negotiated with the driver. The taxi fare from Glasgow Airport to Glasgow city center is approximately £18 – £20, depending on traffic volume. The taxi rank is located at the front of the terminal building, a short walk from UK arrivals. Assistance from the taxi management company and a list of charges is available at the taxi booking office next to the taxi rank. Telephone Cabfly, the taxi management company, at 44 141 848 4588. Only designated taxi companies are able to pick up from the inner forecourt. These include Renfrewshire Council licensed taxis, and members of Glasgow Taxis Ltd (black cabs) who are permitted to make pre-arranged pick ups from the inner lane. Private hire taxis must collect passengers from designated pick-up points in Car Parks 1 and 3.