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Getting to Glasgow

Getting to Glasgow


Glasgow is situated on the west coast of Scotland and lies at the heart of a major air, rail and road network, making it one of Europe's most accessible destinations.

By Air

Glasgow International Airport
More than 30 airlines link Glasgow International Airport to 90 destinations worldwide. Click on the link above to view destinations and airlines.
A taxi to the city centre will cost approximately £15-£20. A direct airport bus also operates between the city and the airport every 10 minutes and fares are £4.50/£6.50 for single/return journeys.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is located 30 miles (48 kilometres) south of Glasgow. A railway station is adjacent to the Airport with regular direct trains to the city centre which take 45 minutes. Approximate cost is around £3.00 and tickets can be purchased on the train.
A taxi to the city centre will cost approximately £60-£70.

Edinburgh International Airport
Edinburgh is approximately a one hour drive from Glasgow. A taxi can be expensive (approximately £70) and we would recommend taking a taxi from the airport to Waverley Train Station, where there is a regular train service to Glasgow Central Station. The journey time is approximately one hour and trains depart every 15 minutes, depending on the time of day. Approximately £18.00 Peak Day Return and £11.00 Off Peak Return.

Once you have landed

Taxi ranks are situated outside the passenger terminals (black cabs). The SECC is approximately 10 miles from the International airport and 30 miles from Prestwick airport.

Bus from Glasgow International Airport
The Arriva Glasgow Flyer provides a high-frequency bus service to and from Glasgow City Centre and Buchanan bus station.
Services run up to every ten minutes and journey time is 15 minutes to Glasgow Central rail station or 25 minutes to the bus station

By Rail
Glasgow has the largest rail network in the UK outside London. Glasgow's Central station is connected with every city in the UK, while Queen Street station serves central and northern Scotland.

Planning your journey:
– Review ScotRail's latest timetables and Book your tickets
– Download the ScotRail app by texting 'ScotRail' to 86688
National Rail Enquiry Service (24 hours) – Telephone: 08457 484950

By Car
If you are using satellite navigation, please enter the postcode G3 8YM.

By Bus
National Express – Telephone: 08705 808080
The National Express coach terminal is located at Buchanan bus station, in Glasgow City Centre.