City Guide



Glasgow Airport (GLA)

Location: The airport is located eight miles (13km) west of Glasgow.
Time: GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +44 344 481 5555
Transfer between terminals: A covered walkway connects the terminals.
Getting to the city: Buses leave regularly for Glasgow, stopping off at the main railway and bus stations. The journey to the city centre takes 15 to 20 minutes. There are also eight trains per hour from Paisley Gilmour Street Station to Glasgow Central Station, which is one mile (2km) from the airport and can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services.
Car rental: Car hire options at the airport include Avis, Europcar, National, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, and Dollar/Thrifty.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available 24 hours a day at the taxi rank opposite the main terminal. They are obligated to meter the journey.
Facilities: Facilities at Glasgow Airport include ATMs, a bureau de change, a post office, and many shops, bars and restaurants. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs are advised to inform their airline or travel agent in advance. There is also a multi-faith prayer room.
Parking: Short-term parking is located near the terminal, charging roughly £2 for ten minutes or £3 for twenty minutes. Long-term parking is also available. Parking can be booked in advance via the airport website.
Airport hotels: There are several convenient hotels adjacent to the airport, including the Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport, and the Ramada Glasgow Airport. Hotels and transfers can be booked via the airport's website.
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