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 Buchanan 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. Operated by First Glasgow.
- First 77 Hospital Connect - Glasgow City Centre (via Renfrew, Braehead shopping centre, Queen Elizabteh 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
Departing up to every 10 minutes from Glasgow Airport (Stance 1) and Buchanan Bus Station (Stance 46), the Glasgow Airport Express service operates 24/7 around flight times - every day of the year except Christmas Day.
The Glasgow Airport Express picks up and drops off at St Vincent Street near Central Station, George Square near Queen Street Station and Buchanan Bus Station as well as stops close to popular hotels.
- Free 4G WiFi - stay connected with free on-board WiFi
- USB charging points - keep your phone charged with USB charging points at every seat
- Luggage storage - store your suitcase on specially-designed luggage racks
- Comfortable seating - sit back, relax and enjoy the journey
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:
Glasgow Airport Express tickets are an easy and affordable way to connect to and from Glasgow Airport.
The easiest way to buy your ticket is by using the First Bus mTickets app. Simply download the app, pre-purchase your ticket on your phone and show it to the driver!
For further information contact First Glasgow on 0141 420 7600 or go to: www.firstglasgow.com
Glasgow Airport Express (PDF 1MB)
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 Glasgow Airport Express service 500 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 security 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've changed the route for entering Car Park 2, whilst improving parking facilities at Glasgow Airport. This will be signposted on the road, but please take time to look at the leaflet below to plan ahead.
Car Park 2 new entrance (PDF 44KB)
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 at these locations.
- Administration Building car park on St Andrew’s Drive
- Staff car park behind the Holiday Inn Express
- Adjacent to Multi Storey Car Park 1
Please bear in mind, however, that we don’t provide locks. 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