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Holidays from Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport is an international airport in Scotland, located 6 nautical miles west of Glasgow city centre, near the towns of Paisley and Renfrew in Renfrewshire, Glasgow Airport is Scotland’s busiest airport and handles around 7 million passengers each year.

Glasgow Airport is Scotland’s principal long-haul gateway with year-round flights to the United States, Canada and the Gulf. On average there are more than 200 flights a day with planes flying to around 90 destinations worldwide.

There is a variety of transport options for getting to and from the airport, chiefly by road. The airport is about 20 minutes’ drive from Glasgow city centre and about five minutes’ drive from the nearest town of Paisley.  There are frequent coach connections with Glasgow and ever-present taxis.

Glasgow Airport does not have direct rail access at present. The nearest train station is Paisley’s Gilmour Street station which can be reached from the airport by taxi or by regular bus services.

The airport offers dedicated work spaces for business travellers and there is also a range of childcare facilities as well as children’s play areas.

 

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Getting to and from Glasgow Airport

With improvements to bus services, the M74 and M80 motorways, it has never been easier to get to and from Glasgow Airport. Please click on the options below for more details.

You can also visit the Travel and Visitor Information hub in domestic arrivals for further information.

Travel into Glasgow city centre

Glasgow Airport is about eight miles west of the city centre and just two minutes from the nearest town, Paisley. Buses and taxis pick up outside the terminal for travel into central Glasgow, or to the nearest rail station (Paisley Gilmour Street).

By bus

First Service 500 (Glasgow Shuttle) and First Service 747 (Air Link) buses run frequently in to the city centre. Stopping services and buses to Paisley Gilmour Street rail station are also available.

Glasgow Airport by bus

By taxi

Taxis are available at the airport 24 hours a day. Journeys are metered and the fare to the city centre is about £20 to £22, as regulated by Renfrewshire Council.

Glasgow Airport taxis

By car

The city is within easy reach of the airport via the M8 motorway. Car rental companies have desks in the UK arrivals area and hire cars can be booked in advance.

Glasgow Airport car hire

By train

Paisley Gilmour Street station (for trains to Glasgow Central) is about two miles from the airport and linked by the 66 bus. Combined bus/train tickets to the airport are available from any station in Scotland.

Glasgow Airport by train

Airport security

Religious and cultural headgear

New regulations issued by the Department for Transport now make it possible to security screen religious and cultural headgear by alternative means. From 14 February 2011, if you’re selected for a search using our normal processes, you can opt for any headgear worn for religious or cultural reasons to be screened by the use of security technology as an alternative to being hand searched.

Find out more at dft.gov.uk

Travel to the USA

Passengers travelling to the United States should expect their airline to carry out additional security checks prior to boarding.

To support this important process and keep delays to a minimum, we would advise passengers to check the relevant airline website or call the airline for specific advice before travelling to the airport, arrive promptly at check-in, and limit the amount of baggage being taken on board the aircraft.

If in any doubt, please contact the relevant airline for further information.

Airline contact details

Shopping

All shop and Restaurant are located After Security 

A Bientot

Businesswomen and sunseekers alike can now satisfy their passion for fashion at Glasgow Airport….at tax-free prices! Fast-expanding independent retailer à bientôt has arrived, bringing Ted Baker, Nougat and French Connection to the Airport for the very first time. They are joined by happening labels like Selected, Vila and St Tropez, as well as established favourites In Wear, Part Two and Great Plains.

Opening Hours: Open for all flights.

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Accessorize Glasgow Airport offers a contemporary, globally sourced range of ‘on-trend’ fashion accessories from bags to purses, jewellery to flip flops and more. Includes ladies and children’s wear all with at least 15% off versus the UK High Street price.

Opening Hours: Open for all departing flights

Telephone: 0141 849 0705

Boots the Chemist

Health and beauty essentials, including sun cream, Boots’ own No7 make up range, insect repellent and other travel essentials. Pharmacy facilities also available within the air side store. Baby milk and baby food can also be ordered one week in advance of travel date by calling 0141 848  and pick up from the airside store before you fly.

Opening Hours: 04:00 – 21:00 (summer)

Telephone: +44 (0)141 848 9960

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Collezioni is a multi branded designer store stocking brands such as Hugo Boss, Diesel, Ted Baker plus many more saving more than 10% on High Street recommended retail prices.

Opening Hours: 05:00 – 20:45 Monday & Tuesday 04:00 – 20:45 Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 04:30 – 20:45 Thursday & Friday

Telephone: +44 (0)141 848 6540

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Discover Glasgow brings you the best gift, jewellery, clothing and confectionery items at great prices and a local focus. From small pocket money items to cashmere and crystal, you will find a range of items perfect as a present or just for yourself.

Opening Hours: Open 7 days for all international flights

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Dixons Travel is Europe’s leading airport electrical store, showcasing a host of gadgets such as Apple products, tablets, headphones and cameras. You’ll always find the latest technology hand picked for the traveller, from cutting edge laptops to fashion inspired headphones.

Opening Hours: 06:00 – 21:00 

Telephone: +44 (0)141 889 3228

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Lacoste is a French apparel company that sells high-end clothing and accessories for men, ladies and children and most famously tennis shirts. The company is recognized by its green crocodile logo.

Save at least 10% off the High Street recommended retail price here at Glasgow Airport.

Opening Hours: 05:00 – 20:45 Monday & Tuesday 04:00 – 20:45 Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 04:30 – 20:45 Thursday & Friday 

Telephone: +44(0)141 887 8260

Where to eat

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The William Beardmore Bar is a classic bar-restaurant boasting traditional design mixed with quirky, eclectic edge and Scottish design.

Opening Hours: Open 7 days for all departing flights 

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Caledonia has a contemporary and stylish feel featuring subtle Scottish elements, including an impressive island bar with servery counter clad in reclaimed oak from whiskey barrels.

Location: Glasgow, After Security 

Opening Hours: Open 7 days for all departing flights

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Adorned with sporting memorabilia, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a cool drink or a delicious freshly cooked burger, and catch the latest sporting action on our big screens.

Location: Glasgow, Before Security
Opening Hours: Open seven days.

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Located in the first-floor food hall, the deli offers customers a delicious range of fresh sandwiches, panini, pastries, sweet and savoury snacks, all competitively priced. The focus is on serving freshly prepared food fast – perfect for people in a hurry with little time to spare.

Location: Glasgow, Before Security

EAT.

EAT is a small British family-owned group of sandwich, soup and coffee shops dedicated to quality food.

Location: Glasgow, After Security 

Opening Hours: 04:00 – 22:00
Telephone: +44 (0)141 848 7961

Frankie & Benny's

A New York Italian themed family restaurant and bar. From the clatter and chatter of the open kitchen to the cosy booth seating and the bottle-lined bar, be transported right back to 1950s America.

Location: Glasgow, After Security 

Opening Hours: 06:00 – 20:00
Telephone: +44 (0)141 847 6470

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Watch your food being freshly prepared in an open-view kitchen. Choose from a menu offering everything from traditional breakfasts to salads, and club sandwiches to stone-backed pizzas or bangers and mash, all at competitive prices. Find Fresh Food Central in the first-floor food hall.

Location: Glasgow, Before Security

Starbucks

Starbucks

One of the world’s most iconic coffee brands offering a fine range of freshly roasted coffees, Italian-style espressos and ice-blended drinks, plus delicious panini, sandwiches, cakes and pastries.

Opening Hours: 05:00 – 20:00

Telephone: +44 (0)141 889 8473

Location: Glasgow, Arrivals 

Opening Hours: 05:00 – 22:00 winter; 24 hrs summer.
Telephone: +44 (0)141 848 4746

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Tennent’s Pier Bar

Enjoy a great selection of lagers, beers, spirits and wines while you enjoy views over the airfield in the Tennent’s Pier Bar, located on the international departures pier near Gates 34 and 35.

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