Glasgow Airport is the only airport in Scotland with direct motorway access and is well served by public transport for access to Glasgow city centre and further across Scotland.
Travelling to Glasgow Airport by bus is easy as there are several services connecting with Glasgow city centre, other local destinations and beyond.
Most buses connect through the main Buchanan Street Bus Station in the city centre where connecting services from all over the country arrive, making it really easy to get to the airport from other parts of Scotland.
What’s more, one of the great benefits of taking the bus to the airport is that it will stop right outside the main terminal building!
You can plan your journey to Glasgow Airport at Traveline Scotland.
- First 500 Glasgow Shuttle - Glasgow City Centre up to every 10 minutes linking to Buchanan St Bus Station as well as Queen St and Central Railway Stations. Cash and credit card payments are accepted on board. This service operates 24 hours per day from Stance 1.
- First 747 AirLink - Glasgow City Centre (via Braehead and Partick Interchange) from Stance 6.
- McGill’s 757 - Paisley Gilmour Street Train Station from Stance 7.
- Citylink 915 - Skye (via Loch Lomond and Fort William) from Stance 9.
Other useful public transport links
If you are travelling by train, the nearest station to Glasgow Airport is Paisley Gilmour Street, just over one mile from the terminal and connected by the McGill’s 757 bus service.
The First 500 Glasgow Shuttle also connects directly to the airport from Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central Train Stations.
Tickets to Glasgow Airport can be purchased at any train station in Scotland or via the ScotRail website.
Travelling to the airport by taxi? Pre-book your journey to the airport and get dropped off right outside the main terminal building.
What’s more, if you book your return journey in advance we can send you a 20% discount voucher – please call 0141 889 1813 or book online here. All our cars have chip-and-pin terminals on-board so paying by credit/debit card couldn’t be easier. Please bear in mind, however, that a surcharge applies for this facility.
Regular Business Traveller
Regular business travellers may find it more convenient and cost-effective to set up a taxi business account. Departing passengers will be dropped off right outside the main terminal building, saving valuable time. For further information please call us on 0141 889 1813.
Travelling on holiday
If you book your taxi with us in advance we will email a 20% discount voucher for your journey to the airport – every little saving helps when you’re going on holiday! Please call us on 0141 889 1813 to book.
We hope you are happy with all aspects of your taxi journey to Glasgow Airport. If you would like to submit any feedback please make a note of the driver’s taxi permit plate or vehicle registration number and contact our customer services team on 0141 889 1813.
With excellent motorway networks and the main M8 going directly past Glasgow Airport, driving here couldn’t be easier!
Motorists simply exit the M8 at junctions 28 (if you are coming from the east) or 29 (if you are coming from the west). If you need directions, you can use our route planner and if you have a SATNAV system, our postcode is PA3 2SW.
At Glasgow Airport we have a parking solution to suit everyone’s needs – Long Stay, Short Stay and FastTrack, you’ll find the perfect space for your car when you’re flying on business, going on holiday or just dropping someone off.
We provide quality parking in secure car parks closer to the airport terminal than any other operator. Our car parks are monitored by CCTV and regular police patrols so for peace of mind and a hassle-free experience when you arrive, it’s got to be the best option. Pre-book online to secure your space
Are you dropping off a friend, relative or business colleague at Glasgow Airport? It’s easy!
We provide a dedicated drop off area which is landscaped, partially covered and easy to find – and just a short walk from the main terminal doors.
Glasgow Airport is the only major UK airport that still allows FREE drop off close to the terminal. Just follow the signs for ‘drop off’ and you’ll find this area located next to Car Park 1.
Rental car drop off
Have you rented a car from one of Glasgow Airport’s on-site car rental operators? It’s easy to drop it off when you return to the airport after your trip, short break or holiday. Simply make your way to the car rental area on St Andrew’s Drive next to Car Park 2. This area is opposite the main terminal – just drop off your rental car and walk over!
If you want to walk or cycle to Glasgow Airport, the good news is that we are connected to a local footpath network and also the National Cycle Network
For cyclists, we provide free cycle parking facilities – see the map below for locations. Please bear in mind, however, that we don’t provide locks so you must use your own and remember to take it away with you when you leave the airport.
Sustrans can provide more information on the National Cycle Network and also local cycle networks sustrans.org.uk/scotland/national-cycle-network