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Pick Up & Drop Off

For stays of 15 minutes or less

Park Longer at Car Park 2

Whether you’re dropping off a loved one for a trip, or picking up a friend after their holiday, there are various free and paid-for parking options available at Glasgow International Airport.

Glasgow Airport Pick Up & Drop off options


Express Pick Up & Drop Off

Glasgow Airport's Pick up & Drop-off areas are located directly outside the main terminal building in car park 2. So, you can pull up right outside, where you can touch down just long enough to unload luggage. An easy and quick option. This can be a very congested area and is only suited for a conveniently close and quick pick up or drop off.

Pick Up & Drop Off is charged at £5.50 to stay for up to 15 minutes. Drivers wishing to use parking facilities for more than 15 minutes are advised to use the Short Stay car park.

Passengers with electric vehicles will be able to access the pick-up and drop-off facility directly opposite the terminal free of charge for the first 15 minutes. This scheme is now closed, if you are already registered you are still eligible to use this service until 31st May 2024.

Keen to meet your passenger in the arrivals area? Our Short Stay car parks are located just minutes away from the terminal. You can park, meet your friends or family, and help them transport their luggage back to the car.

While you’re waiting, take advantage of our free WiFi and keep an eye on flight information to find out when your passenger is due to land.

We recommend that the Short Stay car park is used for dropping off passengers who require extra assistance.  Please see the section below regarding blue badge holders.

If drivers choose to stay in the Express Drop-off for longer than 15 minutes, they will pay a premium charge on exit. 

Payment can be made at the forecourt exit barrier using credit/debit cards, contactless technology is also in place (there is no additional fee for using cards). 


Free Long Stay Pick Up & Drop Off

If close proximity to the airport isn’t essential, our free Long Stay pick-up option could be more suited to your needs.

Pull into our Long-stay car park and you can leave your car here free of charge for up to 1 hour. You can either wait here for your passenger or you can hop on the free shuttle bus to meet them at the terminal.

Find out more about our Long Stay Car Park here.

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Blue Badge Holders

We recommend that the Short Stay car park is used for dropping off passengers who require extra assistance. You can find all the information you need on our special assistance services here.

Drivers with a blue badge should NOT use the pick-up and drop-off facility. Blue badge holders should use Car Park 2 opposite the terminal building for picking up and dropping off.

All blue badge holders have a 30-minute free drop off & pick up window in car park 2. On exiting the car park press the buzzer at the barrier, just have your blue badge ready as we require the 13 digit number on the exit of the car park. If your driver is picking up/collecting you from the airport and does not have your blue badge to hand, a photocopy of your blue badge will also be accepted.

Please note that free drop off & pick up for blue badge holders cannot be used for commercial, hire or reward.

What Kind of Parking Do You Need?

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Long Stay Parking

Conveniently located close to the airport, the Glasgow Airport Long Stay car park offers great value for money and shuttle transfers to the terminal. This is our cheapest parking option and perfect for those longer trips.  Find out more about Long Stay parking

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Short Stay Parking

Located right outside the terminal, you can walk straight from your car into the terminal building. Park in our 500+ space multi-story car park. Find out more about Short-Stay parking


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Fast Track Parking

Our closest parking product and includes access to priority security for your whole party size, so it’s the quickest way to get to your gate. Undercover, wider bays.  Maximum 5 priority security entries per car.  Find out more about Fast Track parking


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Valet Parking

Valet parking drop-off is located in Car Park 1, and is perfect for customers who are staying for longer durations. Hand us the keys, and head straight to the terminal and we'll take care of the rest. Find out more about Valet Parking. 


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