Getting to Glasgow Airport

Glasgow airport has excellent transportation links whether you are going by air, road, bus or rail.

By Air

From within the UK

From the rest of Europe

From the rest of the world

By Road

The M8 Motorway via Junction 28 gives easy access to and from the airport. The airport is about 20 minutes drive from Glasgow City Centre and about two minutes from Paisley, the nearest town. You can drop off passengers outside the terminal building, but if you want to see them off please use one of the car parks. For directions to one of our car parks, please go to

Glasgow airport Parking - Home page


By Rail

There are direct rail services from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central, Ayr and Clyde Coast destinations. There are eight trains per hour (Monday-Saturday) and five per hour (Sunday) from Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central. If you need to transfer from Central station to either Queen Street station or Buchanan bus station, you can use bus service 398 which runs every 10 minutes between 07:00 and 22:00 Monday to Saturday and 10:00 and 22:00 Sunday. This service is free on production of a valid rail ticket, or 50p to other users.

Through rail tickets from Glasgow Airport to Glasgow Central station, via Paisley Gilmour Street station, can be purchased from the SPT Travel Centre on the ground floor of the terminal building, adjacent to UK arrivals. For travel to any other station, the ticket should be surrendered at the Gilmour Street booking office and you will obtain a discount equal to the value of the bus ticket from the cost of a rail ticket to any station in Scotland.

When travelling to the airport from any station in Scotland, you simply ask for a rail ticket to Glasgow Airport and this is then valid on the train to Paisley Gilmour Street and the Arriva bus service from Paisley to the airport.

By Bus

Timetable: Glasgow Airport, Terminal Bldg - Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station - Service 905

Regular operator: Scottish Citylink (SCL)
Table valid from: 26/05/03
Table valid until: 30/05/04

Monday - Friday