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Glasgow airport

Everything you need to know about Glasgow airport

Glasgow airport is Scotland's main terminal for long-haul flights, with more than 40 airlines serving over 80 destinations worldwide.
If you're flying to or from Glasgow airport, we've all the information you need right here, from how to get there to what to pack.

Facilities at Glasgow airport - shopping, food and drink

There's plenty to keep you occupied at the terminal, including lots of restaurants and bars, play areas, baby changing rooms, an exclusive lounge, car parking and even a vantage point where children can watch the planes landing and taking off.

Getting to Glasgow airport

Glasgow airport is about eight miles from the city centre. If you are coming by car it is about 20 minutes from junction 28 of the M8. For detailed directions visit our directions page.

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Glasgow airport by rail

The nearest train station to Glasgow airport is Paisley Gilmour Street, which is just one mile from the terminal and easily reached by taxi or bus. There are direct rail services from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central, Ayr and Clyde coast destinations. We offer rail to and from Glasgow airport. Why not check out our fantastic rail fares?

Travel bus or taxi

There are many bus services to and from Glasgow airport. All public bus services depart from the front of the terminal. There are frequent services to Glasgow city centre with many stops along the way. Glasgow airport taxis are available 24 hours a day to any destination and any distance. The taxi rank is at the front of the terminal

Glasgow hand luggage

  • Only one piece of hand luggage per person
  • Anything bought in the departures area can be taken onto the plane
  • Liquids are permitted in containers of up to 100ml
  • Maximum hand luggage size: 56cm x 45cm x 25cm
  • Liquids must fit into a transparent resealable bag no bigger than 20cm x 20cm
  • Only one bag of liquids per person

For more information about baggage restrictions including hand luggage allowance and liquid containers, see our Glasgow baggage and security page.