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 Glasgow Airport Express service 500 - direct to Glasgow City Centre 24 hours per day from Stance 1.
- First 77 Hospital Connect - Glasgow City Centre (via Renfrew, Braehead shopping centre, South Glasgow University Hospital and Partick) 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.
- Stagecoach X24 - Cumbernauld and Fife
- Citylink 977 - Oban
Glasgow Airport Express
The Glasgow Airport Express is Glasgow Airport's official bus service connecting the airport and the city centre in just 15 minutes.
Operated by First Glasgow, the Glasgow Airport Express runs buses up to every 10 minutes, 24/7, 364 days a year, every day except Christmas Day. With stops at key City Centre locations - Hope Street near Central Station, George Square near Queen Street Station and Buchanan Bus Station, the Glasgow Airport Express offers easy access to most popular hotels. The Glasgow Airport Express departs from stance 1 at Glasgow Airport.
Comfortable leather seating - sit back, relax and enjoy the journey in coach comfort
Free WiFi - stay connected when you're on the move with complimentary on-board WiFi
USB charging ports - most seats are equipped with USB ports to charge your phone or tablet
Ample luggage storage - store your suitcases on the specially designed luggage racks.
First Glasgow also has a network of 100 services making it simple to connect to services across Greater Glasgow for onward travel.
How to buy your Glasgow Airport Express bus ticket:
From the driver
You can buy direct from the driver on the day of travel using cash or a credit or debit card.
Using First's mTickets app you can use your smartphone or tablet as your bus ticket. This allows you to buy tickets before you travel, any day, at any time, when you're at home, in the office or out and about, so you have them ready for when you want to get on the bus. Simply download the mTickets app, select the Glasgow Airport Express and buy your tickets. These can be stored in your phone and activated when you are ready to travel. When you have activated your ticket, simply show it to the driver when you board the service.
To find out more about mTicketing or to download the app click here
You can use the online portal to buy tickets online, all you need to do is select the ticket you want, make the payment and print out the booking confirmation to show to the driver.
For further information contact 0141 420 7600 or visit www.firstglasgow.com
Glasgow Airport Express (PDF 1.6MB)
Stagecoach Express JET Connect
The Stagecoach Express JET Connect travels direct to Fife from stance 9 (includes stops at Cumbernauld, Kincardine, Dunfermline, Halbeath P&R, Glenrothes, Cupar and St Andrews)
The Express JET Connect route X24, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland offers comfortable coach links to the East of Scotland. With journeys every hour, seven days a week between 0530 and 2230 the Express JET Connect provides a fast and frequent link to and from Glasgow Airport from Fife. Journeys stop at St Andrews, Cupar, Glenrothes, Halbeath P&R, Dunfermline, Kincardine and Cumbernauld and provide many more connections across the East of Scotland to get to Glasgow Airport.
Express JET Connect is operated by luxury coaches which feature reclining leather seats, a toilet, power sockets and free Wi-Fi on board. The coaches also have luggage lockers with plenty space for suitcases.
A period return ticket costs £19, valid for 28 days and kids can travel for just £1 for a period return when bought alongside the adult ticket. Other tickets for regular travel are also available, visit stagecoachbus.com for more information.
Download the Express JET Connect timetable
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, book online here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 or email email@example.com.
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, book online here or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 or email email@example.com.
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
**Please note** We're tempoarirly changing the route for exiting Car Park 2, whislt we improve the parking facilities at Glasgow Airport. Please note that this will be signposted on the road, but please take time to look at the map below to plan ahead.
Car Park 2 new exit route map (PDF 36KB)
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.
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. 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.
Cycle parking locations (PDF 624KB)
Sustrans can provide more information on the National Cycle Network and also local cycle networks sustrans.org.uk/scotland/national-cycle-network