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Glasgow International Airport (GLA)

Whether you’re going from Glasgow Airport to city center or from Glasgow Central train station to Glasgow Airport, count on Uber to get you there.

Paisley PA3 2SW United Kingdom
+44 0344-481-5555

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How to get a ride from Glasgow Airport

Open your app to request a ride

When you’re ready to walk outside, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.

Follow directions in the app

You’ll get directions to a pickup point directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.

Meet your driver

Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.

Glasgow Airport tips

Glasgow Airport wifi

Passengers at Glasgow Airport can access up to one hour of free wifi while waiting for their flight. Look for the Glasgow Airport network to connect.

Glasgow Airport luggage storage

GLA offers a luggage storage service where bags and cases can be left for up to 3 months. The office is located in the main check-in hall.

Glasgow Airport parking

Glasgow Airport has several parking options, including short-stay, long-stay, pickup and dropoff, and fast-track parking.

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Glasgow Airport visitor information

Glasgow International Airport is Scotland’s main long-haul airport, offering flights to places such as Canada, the US, the Gulf, and the Caribbean, as well as European and domestic destinations. GLA welcomes almost 10 million passengers every year and serves more small Scottish destinations than any other airport. GLA is located 17 kilometers (11 miles) to the west of Glasgow’s city center, which is a journey of about 20 minutes, making Uber a great choice for quick and convenient trips to and from the airport.

Glasgow Airport terminals

Glasgow Airport has 2 terminals that are located within walking distance of each other. The following information will help you plan your journey.

Glasgow Airport Terminal 1 airlines

  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Canada Rouge
  • BH
  • Blue
  • British
  • Delta
  • easyJet
  • Emirates
  • Eurowings
  • flybe
  • Icelandair
  • KLM
  • Loganair
  • Lufthansa
  • TUI
  • United
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • WestJet
  • Wizz

Glasgow Airport Terminal 2 airlines

  • Air Transat
  • Jet2.com
  • Ryanair
  • Thomas Cook

Glasgow Airport restaurants

If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a meal before you fly or you simply need a quick coffee, Glasgow Airport has plenty of options. Those with time to linger can choose from several high-quality restaurants with an emphasis on Scottish ingredients. If you’re in a rush to get to your gate, GLA has several cafes and fast-food outlets where you can grab sandwiches, soups, salads, burgers, cakes, pastries, and other on-the-go treats. If you want to unwind with an alcoholic drink before catching your flight, the airport has several bars serving a selection of beers, wines, and spirits.

Glasgow Airport duty-free

Glasgow Airport duty-free shops offer a large selection of products from well-known brands to purchase at tax-free prices, including fashion accessories, fragrances, cosmetics and skincare, sunglasses, champagne, wines, spirits, cigars, and confectionery. There is also a Shop and Collect service that allows you to pick up your shopping from the airport when you return from your trip. GLA has plenty of other shops, selling pharmaceutical items, clothes, jewelry, technology, newspapers and books, travel essentials, gifts, and souvenirs.

Glasgow Airport lounges

Glasgow Airport has 2 lounges for passengers who wish to work in peace or simply relax in comfort while waiting for their flight. One is for adults only, while the other welcomes families with children. Both lounges offer runway views, complimentary drinks and snacks, free wifi, a bar service, and a calm, pleasant environment.

Services at GLA

Families traveling with young children can make use of the free play area in Departures to keep the kids entertained while waiting for their flight. A number of baby-changing facilities are also located around the airport. Currency exchange offices can be found before and after security, and Glasgow Airport has several ATMs dispensing GBP, USD, and euros. Assistance is available for passengers with limited mobility, although this needs to be requested at least 48 hours in advance of flying.

Glasgow Airport hotels

A few hotels are located on-site at Glasgow Airport, offering budget rooms within walking distance of the terminals. More are located in Paisley, the town where the airport is located, so they’re just a couple of minutes from the airport by car. For people who aren’t in a hurry to reach their flight, the city of Glasgow has a huge range of accommodation options, from budget rooms to luxury apartments, all just a short Uber trip away.

Points of interest near Glasgow Airport

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and has been voted the world’s friendliest city. It is famous for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture and offers a range of cultural attractions, including the Scottish Opera, the Scottish Ballet, and the National Theatre of Scotland. Some of Glasgow’s highlights include:

  • Art museum
  • Botanical gardens
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Museum of Glasgow’s people
  • Riverside Museum

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