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How to get from Glasgow Airport to city centre

Glasgow Airport

Glasgow International Airport is located in the UK, in the west of Scotland, almost 13 kilometres from Glasgow city centre. It is the main airport serving the western part of Scotland, and the second largest passenger traffic in this state after Edinburgh Airport.

Glasgow Airport consists of one large terminal which in its turn is divided into 3 ‘piers’: West, Central and East.

According to the classification of the International Air Transport Association, Glasgow Airport is coded ‘GLA’.

The official website of the airport is

Glasgow Airport Terminal

From the airport to Glasgow

The bus is the only direct public transport link between Glasgow Airport and the city of the same name.

Shuttle Bus 500 (Glasgow Airport Express) leaves towards the city every 10 minutes and stops at Hope Street, George Square and Buchanan Bus Station in Downtown. All buses have free wireless internet and designated luggage space. The stop is at the terminal exit on the left (Stance 1).

Shuttle Bus 500 near Glasgow Airport

The fare is £7.50 one-way. Tickets can be purchased from the driver, either in cash or with a bank card. Tickets can also be purchased in advance on the carrier’s website –

Bus 77 also leaves every 10 minutes for Glasgow city centre. The stop is to the right of the terminal exit (Stance 6). See its full route here.

Bus routes from Glasgow Airport

A similar taxi ride will cost £20-25, depending on your destination.

If you’re planning to travel to Glasgow or any other Scottish city by train, you’ll need to get to the Paisley Gilmour Street train station, which is close to the airport. The city bus No.757, which stops near the terminal building (Stance 7), will take you there.

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