Getting to Glasgow Airport

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Reaching Glasgow airport for your Flybe flight couldn’t be easier. Just 10 miles from the centre of the city, Glasgow airport lies to the west, further north of Paisley. Car drivers can set their sat navs to PA3 2SW, with the quickest route via the M8. There are plenty of car parking options at the airport, however long you wish to stay for. The airport is also on several bus routes leading out of the city, and Paisley Gilmour Street rail station is just a mile away from the terminal.

If you’re travelling to Glasgow airport, find everything you need to know below, from the best routes and methods of transport to long and short stay parking options. For details on getting to the airport to Glasgow, see our Glasgow Airport Arrivals page, and for an overview of ways to spend your time whilst in the city, browse our Visiting Glasgow and Business in Glasgow pages.

Car parking at Glasgow Airport

Glasgow airport has a car parking option to suit everyone, no matter how long your stay. Options include long and short stay, pick up and fast track, with discounts for longer-stay bulk bookings. For anyone using the airport for a business trip, fast track parking includes access to a priority lane, ensuring quick access to the terminal.

Booking your parking option in advance is recommended to guarantee the best spaces and price deals – just add a car parking option when you come to book your Flybe flights. If you are collecting a passenger from the airport, the pick-up option costs just £2 for 10 minutes, or £3 for 20 minutes. All parking options at Glasgow airport are accessible for anyone requiring special assistance, including help points and disabled parking bays.

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Public transport

Reaching Glasgow airport on public transport is easy, with a number of travelling options available from the centre of the city. There are frequent bus and rail services from the city itself as well as areas close to the airport, plus dedicated taxi services running straight to the terminal which include special rates for frequent travellers.

By bus

Several bus services travel directly to the airport from Glasgow city centre, running on every day of the week. Long distance coach services run from various destinations across the UK to reach central Glasgow, where a direct bus can be taken directly to the airport.

For up to date prices, routes and timetables, see Glasgow airport’s Transport and Directions page.

By train

If travelling by train, the closest rail station is Paisley Gilmour Street, just a mile from the airport itself. From here a bus route can be taken to the terminal. You can also reach the airport directly from both the Queen Street and Central train stations, on the First 500 Glasgow Shuttle service.

For more information on trains to Glasgow airport, including booking seats for travel, see the National Rail website.

By coach

National Express coaches visit Glasgow’s city centre. From there a direct train or bus can be taken directly to the airport.


Various taxi companies run services directly from the airport outside the terminal building. Book in advance for the best prices. A ride into the city can take around 20 minutes, although this is dependent on traffic, with rush hour times unpredictable.