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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 service 500

Glasgow Airport Express service 500 is operated by First Glasgow and is the official bus service connecting the airport and the city centre in just 15 minutes.

From the city, catch Glasgow Airport Express service 500 from Buchanan Bus Station, stance 46.

From the airport, catch Glasgow Airport Express service 500 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.

A 24-hour service is in operation, with frequent timetables and through the night journeys, daily. Monday - Friday service operates every 12 minutes with additional trips added daily. Evening frequency is every 15 minutes daily.

From Buchanan Bus Station: 04:30 – 23:30

From Glasgow Airport: 05:00 – 24:00

The stops from Buchanan Bus Station to the airport include:

  • North Hanover Street
  • 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)
  • North Hanover Street
  • Buchanan Bus Station

Why choose Glasgow Airport Express service 500?

  • Luxury seating
  • Tables with wireless charging
  • Plenty of luggage storage
  • Free 4G Wifi
  • USB charging points
  • Live flight information on board

Please click here to view timetables (PDF)

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 Glasgow Airport Express service 500 Ticket:

The easiest way to buy your ticket is by using the First Bus 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 the friendly drivers and you can pay using contactless, cash, or credit and debit card
  • Online by visiting here

For further information, you can contact First Glasgow on 0141 420 7600 or visit their website.

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.
Citylink 977 - Oban from Stance 9.


Other useful public transport links

Traveline Scotland
First Bus
Road Network Information
Regional Transport Information

Glasgow Airport