Getting Around

Glasgow's city centre is compact and easily explored on foot, but public transport will be needed to reach some of the major attractions, which are farther out. The integrated transport network includes a reliable but confusing bus system with connections to the underground and train network. Some routes operate limited services throughout the night. The simple underground system, also known as the Clockwork Orange, has two circular routes that are easy to understand; this is the best way to get between the city centre and the West End. The suburban train network is fast and efficient. Taxis are readily available and provide excellent, if fairly expensive, service. A car is not necessary in the centre, and it is often easier to get around using public transport. Car users can make use of the park-and-ride system at underground stations outside the city centre.

Airports

Glasgow Airport

The airport is located 11 miles (18km) west of Glasgow.

Glasgow Airport (GLA)

Overview

Buses leave regularly for Glasgow, stopping off at the main railway and bus stations. The journey to the city centre takes 15 to 20 minutes. There are also eight trains per hour from Paisley Gilmour Street Station to Glasgow Central Station, which is one mile (2km) from the airport and can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services.

Location

The airport is located 11 miles (18km) west of Glasgow.

Getting to the city

Buses leave regularly for Glasgow, stopping off at the main railway and bus stations. The journey to the city centre takes 15 to 20 minutes. There are also eight trains per hour from Paisley Gilmour Street Station to Glasgow Central Station, which is one mile (2km) from the airport and can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Car rental

Car hire options at the airport include Avis, Europcar, National, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, and Dollar/Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available 24 hours a day at the taxi rank opposite the main terminal. They are obligated to meter the journey.

Transfer between terminals

A covered walkway connects the terminals.

Facilities

Facilities at Glasgow Airport include ATMs, a bureau de change, a post office, and many shops, bars and restaurants. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs are advised to inform their airline or travel agent in advance. There is also a multi-faith prayer room.

Parking

Short-term parking is located near the terminal, charging roughly £3 for twenty minutes. Long-term parking is also available. Parking can be booked in advance via the airport website.

www.glasgowairport.com

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