Glasgow Airport by Road vs Rail, Coach or Taxi


Driving to Glasgow Airport is easy from Glasgow city centre or anywhere in the surrounding regions. The airport is 8 miles from Glasgow and can be reached in approximately 20 minutes via the M8 motorway. This handy location combined with the Glasgow Airport Parking options available make driving your car not only the most convenient way to start your holiday but also great value for money. Especially when you pre-book your airport parking online with Airparks.

Other less convenient ways to reach Glasgow Airport are listed below:

Rail transport to Glasgow Airport

There is no direct train to Glasgow Airport so if you decide to travel by train remember to factor in the time you will need to get from the station to the airport as well as the train journey itself. The nearest station is Paisley Gilmour Street station which is located 1 mile from the terminal. Upon arrival here you can reach the airport via bus or taxi links.

Coach transport to Glasgow Airport

Local bus no. 500 runs from Glasgow city centre to the airport approximately every ten minutes throughout the day and takes around 15 minutes to Glasgow station or 25 minutes to the bus station. While this may be a frequent service and less expensive than driving and parking it is not ideal for those carrying heavy luggage or travelling with young children due to the longer transfer times and mode of transport.

Taxi transport to Glasgow Airport

Taxis are available from outside the terminal at Glasgow Airport and can also be pre-booked in advance for your journey there. Fares cost around £20-£22 one way. A great alternative is to reserve your space in the on-airport car park at Glasgow Airport meaning you can keep to your own schedule and won’t have to worry about lengthy transfers as you will be parked inside the airport grounds. Pre-book online to make the most of our Best Price Guarantee.

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