Getting to Glasgow airport by bus has never been easier thanks to the connections running through Buchanan Bus Station, which links services from all over the country and provides a simple route to Glasgow Airport from other parts of Scotland.
When you travel to Glasgow Airport via bus, it stops right outside the main terminal building, so there won’t be any awkward changes where you need to move your bags from one bus to another.
You can plan your journey to Glasgow airport at Traveline Scotland.
Glasgow Airport Express
The Glasgow Airport Express service is operated by First Glasgow and is the official bus service connecting the airport and the city centre in just 15 minutes.
In both directions, the express bus service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and every day of the year except for Christmas Day. This means you’ll easily be able to get to and from the airport, no matter what time your flight.
From the city, catch the Airport Express from Buchanan Bus Station, stance 46.
From the airport, catch the Airport Express from stance 1.
In the city, this service picks-up and drops-off at St Vincent Street (near Central Station), George Square (near Queen Street Station), and close to many popular hotels.
The stops from Buchanan Bus Station to the airport include:
- North Hanover Street,
- George Square
- St Vincent Place
- St Vincent Street
- Waterloo Street
- Glasgow Airport
The stops from the airport to Buchanan Bus Station include:
- Bothwell Street
- Bothwell Street at Hope Street (near Central Station)
- George Square at Queen Street Station
- North Hanover Street
- Buchanan Bus Station
Why choose the airport express?
- Comfortable seating and convenience
- Plenty of luggage storage
- Free 4G Wifi
- USB charging points
- Tickets from £4 per child and £8 per adult
If your journey doesn’t stop there, then you’ll be pleased to know that First Glasgow has a network of over 100 services. Your Greater Glasgow travel just got a whole lot more exciting!
Buying Your Express Ticket:
The easiest way to buy your ticket is by using the First Bus mTickets app. Simply download the app, pre-purchase your ticket, and show it to the driver.
You don’t have a smartphone? No problem! Here’s how else you can get your ticket...
- Onboard. Just ask one of our friendly drivers and you can pay using contactless, cash, or credit and debit card
- Online by visiting here
- Visit Scotland desks located in the domestic arrivals area
Other Airport Services
First 77 Hospital Connect - Glasgow City Centre (via Renfrew, Braehead shopping centre, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, and Partick) from Stance 6.
McGill’s 757 - Paisley Gilmour Street Train Station from Stance 7.
Citylink 914, 915, 917 - Skye (via Loch Lomond and Fort William) from Stance 9.
Stagecoach X24 - Cumbernauld and Fife from Stance 9.
Citylink 977 - Oban from Stance 9.
Stagecoach Express JET Connect
The Stagecoach Express JET Connect travels directly to Fife from stance 9 (includes stops at Cumbernauld, Kincardine, Dunfermline, Halbeath P&R, Glenrothes, Cupar, and St Andrews) and services run 7 days a week. With journeys every hour between 05:30 and 22:30, it provides a fast and frequent link to and from Glasgow Airport.
The Express JET Connect route X24, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland boasts reclining leather seats, a toilet, power sockets, and free WiFi. There are also secure luggage lockers with plenty of room for all your suitcases.
A period return ticket costs £20.50 and is valid for 28 days. Young people under the age of 16 can travel for just £1 with a period return ticket when travelling with an adult. Single and return tickets are also available. These shorter period tickets are great forone off journeys or for those who work within Glasgow Airport. Ticket zone and fare information is available on the Stagecoach Bus website.
*Kids aged between 5 and 15 can travel with a period return ticket for just £1 when travelling with an adult.
** Up to 4 children under the age of 5 can travel for free on our services when travelling with another responsible passenger.
Other tickets for regular travel are also available, visit stagecoachbus.com for more information.
How to Buy
Period return tickets are available from the driver, remember you don’t need the exact fare – we give change!