Getting to Glasgow Airport (GLA)

Glasgow Airport is 8 miles from Glasgow city centre taking just 20 minutes by car and directions to Glasgow airport are easy. Use the map below to get detailed directions from your home to the airport.

Paisley, Renfrewshire, Glasgow
Time Zone
055°52'19"N 004°25'59"W

By Car:

From M8: Exit at Junction 28 and from there follow the signs to the airport.
If you are driving to the airport to simply pick up passengers then Glasgow airport have a dedicated express pick up area, with 30 special drive in pick up bays, all under cover on the ground floor of car park 2 which is around a 1 minute walk from the main terminal building. Charges are £1.50 for 10 minutes or £2.00 for 20 minutes. Should syou need to stay for longer their standard car parking charges will apply thereafter.

By Train:

The nearest station to Glasgow Airport is Paisley Gilmour Street, which is connected to the airport by the McGill’s 757 bus service or a short taxi journey. There are direct rail services from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central, Ayr and the Clyde Coast. For more information see ScotRail

By Bus:

There are a number of bus services that operate between the city centre and the airport.
First 500 Glasgow Shuttle - Between Buchanan Street Bus Station and Glasgow airport. Operates every 10 minutes also stopping at Glasgow Central Train and Glasgow Queen Street Train Stations. You can also get to and from Edinburgh via Citylink 900 to the bus station.
First 747 AirLink - Between Glasgow City Centre and Airport (via Braehead and Partick Interchange).
McGill’s 757 - Operating every 15 minutes from Paisley Gilmour Street Train Station.
Citylink 915 - Connecting the airport with the Scottish Highlands, (via Loch Lomond and Fort William).


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