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Getting to Glasgow Airport

As the only Airport in Scotland with direct motorway access, getting to Glasgow Airport is easy. We advise leaving home in plenty of time either driving or using public transport. This will also allow you to check in on time for your flight.

Directions Parking

NEED CURRENCY?

You can either exchange currency online or in any Travelex office at the airport.

Currency
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Check-in

Did you check-in online?

If you checked in online don't forget to print off your boarding pass before heading to Glasgow Airport. Passengers travelling with just hand luggage can head straight through security.

Passengers travelling with hold luggage need to check their bags in at the appropriate check-in desk. 

Remember – even if your flight has a delay, you must arrive at the airport and check-in at the original allocated time; unless your airline has contacted you directly to advise you otherwise.   Please check the flight info section for flight updates or subscribe to alerts to receive the most up-to-date information about your flight.

See check-in desk locations

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Check-in opening times

AlbaStar

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2hrs

Aer Lingus

1

2hrs

Air Canada rouge

1

3hrs

Air Transat

2

4hrs

American Airlines

1

3hrs

ASL Airlines

1

3hrs

BH Air

1

2hrs

Blue Air

1

2hrs

British Airways

1

2hrs

Delta

1

3hrs

Eastern

1

1hr 30m

easyJet

1

2hrs

Emirates

1

3hrs 30m

Eurowings

1

2hrs

Flybe

1

2hrs

Icelandair

1

3hrs

Jet2.com

2

3hrs

KLM

1

2hrs

Loganair

1

1hr 30m

Lufthansa

1

2hrs

Ryanair

2

2hrs

Thomas Cook Airlines (Longhaul)

2

4hrs

Thomas Cook Airlines (short/medium haul)

2

3hrs

TUI Airways (Longhaul)

1

3hrs 30m

TUI Airways (short/medium haul)

1

2hrs 30m

United Airlines

1

3hrs

Virgin Atlantic

1

4hrs

WestJet

1

3hrs

Wizzair

1

2hrs

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Go through security

Do you require extra assistance when travelling through security?

Find out more information over in our special assistance section. 


We appreciate that the security process can feel a bit daunting to our customers, particularly those that are not frequent travellers or even travelling for the first time.

Please don’t feel intimidated by any of the security measures at Glasgow Airport they are in place for your safety and if you follow our signage in the security search area you shouldn’t have any problems. If you do have any questions at all please ask our friendly security staff who will be happy to help.

If you do have any questions please ask our friendly security staff who will be happy to help.

Preparation

A little preparation before you travel will really help you speed through the security screening process. Please check in advance what you can and cannot take in your hand luggage.

Have all your liquids sorted out before you leave for the airport and if you forget to put them in your 1-litre resealable plastic bag you can pick one up for FREE at the station before security.

Being prepared helps to speed up the process and allows you to relax and enjoy your journey or holiday.

Please note: According to CAA/DFT guidance Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf will no longer be permitted through security until further notice.

 Cabin baggage liquid restrictions (111KB PDF)

 What can I do to get through security faster? (68KB PDF)

Security Scanners

In keeping in line with legislation and new technology, security (body) scanners were deployed across all security lanes in Glasgow from the 20th of December 2016.

Security scanners used at Glasgow are safe. The UK Government has concluded that the use of this equipment does not pose any risk to health. The scanning equipment does not produce X-RAYS, nor does it emit ionising radiation.

Our security scanners use millimetre waves. This technology uses radio waves at a power output many times lower than portable personal devices like mobile phones. The security-scanners can detect a wide range of potential threats to security in a matter of seconds and will be used alongside the airport’s existing security screening systems. No data images are stored.

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If you wish to “opt out” of the Security Scanner Enhanced Search - in Private is the only option available.

Information about security scanners at UK airports can be found on the Department for Transport website. 

 Security body scanners used at Glasgow Airport (195KB PDF)

Security checklist

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    Laptops, tablets, e-books & other electrical equipment

    Remove them from your bags and place them in separate trays when going through security. Large electrical items are those that are approximately A5 in size or where any dimension exceeds 20cm.

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    Metal items

    Keys, coins and mobile phones can be put either right into the tray, in your hand baggage, or in your coat pockets in the tray.

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    Liquids, aerosols & gels

    They should be in containers of 100ml or less, placed in a single transparent resealable plastic bag that has a capacity of no greater than 1 litre (approximately 20cm x 20cm). You can find free bags at the security area. The bag must be completely closed and placed in your tray separately to your other baggage. 
    If you’re carrying liquid medicines in containers over 100ml, have your prescription or doctor’s letter ready

    Download cabin baggage liquid restriction information (111KB PDF)

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    Clothes

    Remove any belt and place it in the tray. If we ask you to remove your shoes, they should go in the tray too.

IN A HURRY?

Purchase Priority Security to get through as fast as possible.

Priority Security
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Relax and shop

Time to relax!

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Don’t forget to pay attention to your boarding gate.

When shopping don't forget to listen for your gate being announced to indicate that your flight is boarding. You can your flight status in the following ways:

  • On the airport screens.
  • On the flight info section of this website.

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Go to gate

Now that your gate has been announced, why not use our map to help you get there. 

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Have a great trip

We hope you had a nice experience at Glasgow Airport. Please don’t hesitate in contact us if you wish to provide feedback. Have a pleasant flight.