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Glasgow International Airport
Glasgow International Airport -
 Address Glasgow Airport, Paisley,
Renfrewshire PA3 2SW,
Scotland UK
 Location The airport is located 13km or 8 miles west of Glasgow
 Country code 44
 Airport code GLA
 Telephone (0)141 887 1111
 Fax (0)141 848 4769
 Web site
Time Zone

GMT (GMT + 1 hour from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)

Number of terminals: 2

Major Airlines

The national carrier, British Airways (telephone: (08705) 444 000), is among many airlines that serve Glasgow International. Other airlines include Air Canada, Air Malta, American Airlines, BMI Baby, BMI British Midland, Continental Airlines, easyJet, Go, Icelandair and KLMuk

Approximate flight times

To Glasgow from:

 London is 1 hour 15 mins

 New York is 6 hours 50 mins

  Los Angeles is 11 hours 40 mins

 Toronto is 6 hours 40 mins

 Sydney is 23 hours 5 mins

Arrival/departure tax

Included in the price of the ticket.

Driving directions

The airport is located north of the M8 motorway at junction 28.

Car parking

Short-stay, long-stay and business parking are all available, operated by NCP (telephone: (0)870 606 7050).

Long-stay parking with discounts can be pre-booked through BAA Advance (telephone: (0)870 000 1000) or online the airport’s website.

Car rental

Car hire companies operating from the airport include Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National have desks located next to Domestic Arrivals.

Public Transport


Metered taxis 24 hours a day and available from outside the terminal.


Shuttle buses to Glasgow’s city centre cost £3.30 (£5 return).
Bus no.905 runs to central Glasgow, stopping at Glasgow Central station, Queen Street station and Buchanan bus station. For more information on travel to/from the airport, contact the Airport Travel Line (telephone: (0)141 848 4330).


Coach services depart from the coach park on the far side of the main car park building, and include Aircoach, which runs from the airport to Dublin city centre and other stops including hotels; coaches leave every 15 minutes 05:30-22:30. Nesters and City Link run a service to Galway City.


The Gilmour Street railway station in Paisley is 3km or 2 miles from the airport and is only a few minutes by taxi or local bus. Trains run to Glasgow Central rail station. Transfers to either Queen Street station or Buchanan bus station are available on bus no.398. More information, contact the 24-hour National Rail enquiries line (telephone: (0)870 748 4950.

Traveline provides information on all public transport

Information and help desks

The airport information desk is on the first floor, next to the Domestic Arrivals/Departures area. There are computer information kiosks on the ground floor and a Greater Glasgow and Clyde Valley Tourist Board (tel: (0)141 848 4400 or 4758) in International Arrivals, providing tourist and accommodation information.

Airport facilities

The airport has bureau de change, ATMs, a post office and fax and e-mail facilities. Restaurants, cafés and bars are concentrated on the first floor.
Shopping includes duty-free. For more information, contact the Shopping Information Line (telephone: (0)870 000 1000).


The left-luggage facility (telephone: (0)141 848 4938) is open 24 hours. A lost property service (telephone: (0)141 848 4740) is available. Uniformed members of staff are on hand to assist with baggage.

Other facilities

Includes a pharmacy, baby care facilities and children’s play areas.

Conference and business facilities

A business workstation with telephone, fax and Internet facilities is on the first floor concourse. The Glasgow Airport Business Centre (telephone: (0)141 847 5450) meeting rooms, conference and training facilities, an IT suite and full secretarial support. There is a Servisair Executive Lounge, with credit-card operated telephones and fax facilities. Conference facilities for up to 35 guests are available at the Travel Inn (telephone: (0)141 842 1563).

Disabled facilities

Facilities include wheelchair-accessible toilets, ramps, lifts and reserved seating. Passengers should advise their airline in advance of any special needs. Disabled parking spaces are available. Passengers requiring assistance from the car park to the terminals should arrange this in advance by contacting Passenger Assistance Limited (telephone: (0)141 848 4938). Wheelchair push and provision is available free of charge (telephone: (0)141 848 7777).

Airport hotels

The Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport (telephone: (0)870 400 9031), Travel Inn (telephone: (0)141 842 1563) and Express by Holiday Inn (telephone: (0)141 842 1100) can all be found in the airport grounds. Note Glasgow City Centre is only a twenty minute taxi ride, so it is worth considering Glasgow City Centre hotels as an alternative.
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