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Directions For Glasgow Airport
Where is Glasgow Airport?
If you are flying to Scotland, there is an 80% chance that your flight will land at Glasgow Airport, which although called Glasgow airport is actually in Paisley, Renfrewshire, around eight miles from the centre of Glasgow.
Glasgow Airport is easily accessible by car, train or bus and its location is ideal for visitors traveling to any of Scotland's towns or cities.
Bus Services to Glasgow Airport
Shuttle Buses run every 10 minutes around the clock from Glasgow Central Railway Station, Queen Street Railway station and Buchanan Street Bus Station.
These buses cost around £5.00 and the journey into Glasgow takes from 20-25 minutes.
From Glasgow you can travel to any major town or city in the United Kingdom by bus train or car.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the airport, to Paisley Gilmour Street railway station, which takes around 5 minutes. You can travel into Glasgow by train from Paisley or into the southwest coastal towns such as Ayr.
Glasgow Airport, Central Station, Queen Street Station and Paisley Gilmour St Station
Parking at Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Airport By Car
From the west coast, you can get on to the M8 from Kilmarnock by following the M77 until you reach the M8.
From the South follow the M74 until you reach the M8.
From the North and East follow the M9 to Edinburgh then take the M8 from there to Glasgow Airport.
If you have Sat/Nav, the postcode for Glasgow Airport is PA3 2SW.
Glasgow Airport Car Parking
Glasgow Airport has a designated pickup and drop off point for cars and taxi's, there is a 10-minute time limit for this facility and it is a free service.
Short Stay Parking
The Airport provides passengers with short stay parking facilities where passengers can park for 10 minutes up to 24 hours; prices vary depending on the amount of time cars are parked there.
Long Stay Parking
For those who are planning a longer break, there are Long stay parking facilities dotted all around Glasgow Airport, because these parking facilities are away from the Airport, most of them provide transport to and from the Airport as your flight requires.
Car Hire at Glasgow Airport
There are various companies offering Car rental at Glasgow Airport and by booking in advance, your car should be ready on your arrival.
At Glasgow Airport, cars can be hired from Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Alamo, National, Enterprise and Budget.
Be like a true Scot and shop around for the best prices and insurance deals to suit your needs.
Greggs in Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Airport Amenities.
Once inside Glasgow Airport, there are a host of shops, bars and eating-places for you to enjoy whilst waiting for your flight, although you should be warned that prices could be a bit higher than you would pay in a store outside the Airport. If money were a concern then you are better advised to buy anything that you need before you go into the airport.
There are cash machines, currency exchanges and all of the normal airport services such as lost property, toilets and because smoking is illegal in Public buildings in Scotland there are designated outdoor smoking areas.
Of course, before you fly off, pay a visit to the duty free store and pick up some cheap alcohol, cigarettes, perfume or aftershaves.