Glasgow International Airport (GLA)
Travel and Ground Transport
Glasgow Airport (GLA) has a reliable complement of bus services that run to and from the city centre, the main bus and train stations as well as to destinations farther afield.
Trains run from the nearby town of Paisley to Glasgow, from where there are links to places farther afield, while a fleet of taxis are readily available to offer quick transport to hotels, the city and beyond.
There are several different bus services that run to all parts of Glasgow throughout the day including: the Airbus Express to the city centre; Paisley rail link; bus 60 to Paisley and Foxbar; the 901 to Gourock; the 906 to Largs; the 915 to Skye; bus 18 to Paisley, Linwood, Houston and Bridge of Weir; the 300 to Paisley, Erskine and Clydebank and the 374 to Shawlands. Public buses depart from outside the main terminal building, while charter services leave from near the Short-Stay car park on Bute road.
Frequent shuttle buses run to the city, with Citylink and Fairline buses running to the city centre, stopping at Glasgow Central and Queen Street railway stations, and Buchanan bus station throughout the day. Typical journey times are about 25 minutes to the city centre from Glasgow Airport (GLA) and airport buses have the airport logo on them.
Taxis and buses run to nearby Paisley Station in just a few minutes. From Paisley, there are several services per hour to Glasgow city centre, from where there are connecting services to other regional towns and cities all over the country. Bus and train combination tickets to the city centre can be bought inside the airport terminal.
Airport taxis run 24 hours per day from outside the main terminal building to destinations all over the city. All taxis have meters, but fares for longer journeys should be negotiated with the driver beforehand.