Connecting the city and airport in just 15 minutes

Glasgow Airport Express service 500

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GBP = 1065.00 EUR

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.

Services

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

For further information, you can contact First Glasgow on 0141 420 7600, visit their website, or give their informative leaflet a read.

Prices

  Adult Family Child
Single £8 £16 £4
Day £12 n/a £6
Open return   £12 £24 £6

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.

Download the Express JET Connect timetable

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.

 

Zone Changes

  • The North East Fife ticket zone will be expanded to cover Glenrothes, Leven and services into Dundee City Centre
  • The Fife+ zone will be expanded to cover services into Perth
  • The Perth zones will be revised into two simple zones: Perth and Perth+

Day Returns

Ticket

Period of Validity

Adult price

Child price

Ferrytoll/Halbeath - Edinburgh peak day return

Peak (buy before 0900, valid all day)

£6.70

£3.40

Ferrytoll/Halbeath - Edinburgh day return

Off-peak

£5.60 

£2.80 

Dunfermline/Rosyth/Cowdenbeath – Edinburgh peak day return

Peak

£6 

£3 

Dunfermline/Rosyth/Cowdenbeath – Edinburgh day return

Off-peak

£5 

£2.50 

Dalgety Bay/Inverkeithing – Edinburgh peak day return

Peak

£6 

£3 

Dalgety Bay/Inverkeithing – Edinburgh day return

Off-peak

£5 

£2.50 

Glenrothes/Kirkcaldy/Thornton - Edinburgh day return

Off-peak

£8

£4

Cupar - Dundee day return

Off-peak

£6.50

£3.30

Glenrothes - Dundee day return

Off-peak

£9.80 

£4.90 

Dunfermline – Livingston day return

Valid all day

£6.90

£3.50

Livingston – Glasgow day return

Valid all day

£7.00

£3.50

South Queensferry – Glasgow day return

Valid all day

£10.20

£5.10

Broxden P&R day return

Valid all day

£1.80

£1.00

Broxden P&R family day return

Valid all day

£1.80

n/a

Milnathort/Kinross/Kelty – Edinburgh day return

Valid all day

£7 

£3.50 

Kelty/Kinross/Milnathort – Perth day return

Valid all day

£5.20

£2.60

Halbeath – Perth day return

Valid all day

£6.20

£3.10

Perth – Edinburgh day return

Valid all day

£8 

£4 

Perth – Dundee day return

Valid all day

£5.20

£2.60

Perth – Arbroath day return

Valid all day

£8.30

£4.20

Dundee – Arbroath day return

Valid all day

£5.20

£2.60

Perth – Gilmerton/Crieff/Comrie/St Fillans day return

Valid all day

£5.20

£2.60

Perth – Gilmerton/Crieff/Dunblane/Bridge of Allan/Stirling day return

Valid all day

£5.20

£2.60

Perth – Ballinluig/Pitlochry/Aberfeldy day return

Valid all day

£5.20

£2.60

747 day return

Valid all day

£10

£5.00 

How to Buy

Period return tickets are available from the driver, remember you don’t need the exact fare – we give change!

All other tickets are available on our website or on our app.

  

Other useful public transport links

Traveline Scotland
First Bus
McGill’s
Citylink
Road Network Information
Regional Transport Information