Glasgow International Airport

Touch down at Glasgow Airport and you’ll discover one of the busiest airports in Scotland. With over 8 million travellers arriving and departing from this transportation hub, it’s designed to be a grand welcome to the Scottish city. 

Glasgow International Airport (GLA) technically has two terminals. Terminal 1 is the main terminal servicing most of the major airlines, including British Airways, United Airlines, easyJet, and Emirates

Glasgow Airport Terminal 2 is best described as an annexe of Terminal 1. It hosts a handful of check-in desks for budget airline Jet2.

The two terminals are contained within the same building, so the arrivals and departures lounges are the same.

Glasgow Airport Services

Accessibility for Travellers with Disabilities

Accessibility for Travellers with Disabilities

Glasgow International Airport has an extensive range of facilities for travellers with disabilities. For those needing mobility assistance, you can request an airport wheelchair at check-in. Special assistance is also available from all arrival points, free of charge, including the airport taxi drop-off points and bus stops outside of the terminal building.

If you have a service animal with you, they need to have the appropriate documentation to travel with you without quarantine. 

Do you have a hidden disability? You are welcome to wear an airport-provided sunflower lanyard that discretely signals to staff that you may require additional support. For example, you may be fast-tracked through security.

Baggage Services

Baggage Services

Glasgow Airport Lounges

Glasgow Airport Lounges

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

Glasgow Airport Parking

There are a variety of options for car parking at Glasgow Airport. For the latest Glasgow Airport parking deals click here.

Short-stay parking

Glasgow Airport short-stay parking is located in the multi-storey car park directly opposite the terminal building.

2-3 min walk to the main terminal.

Prices from £7 for the first 20 min.

Ideal for pick-ups and day trips.

Long-stay parking

The long-stay car park at Glasgow Airport is a short walk or complimentary shuttle bus away from the main terminal building.

8 min walk to the main terminal.

Prices from £50 for 3 days.

Ideal for stays over 1 week.

Mid-stay parking

Better value than Glasgow Airport long-stay parking.

5 min walk to the main terminal building.

Perfect for weekends or mid-term breaks.

Valet parking

Valet car parking at Glasgow Airport is available at the designated valet drop-off spaces in front of the terminal building.


Motorbike parking at Glasgow Airport is located on level 2 of the short-stay car park.

Glasgow Airport – Live Arrivals

Glasgow Airport – Live Departures

Terminal Information

Though Glasgow International Airport is said to have two terminals, Terminal 2 is check-in only. Therefore, the main terminal is Terminal 1. Here you’ll find both domestic, European, and international flights departing daily. Departures are on the first floor and Arrivals are on the ground floor.

Waiting seats in front of large glass windows at the airport.
Terminal 1

Terminal 1

Terminal Information

Transportation options from and to Glasgow Airport

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By Bus

Hop on the Glasgow Express bus to arrive in the city centre in 30 minutes. 

*Departure every 30 minutes.

By Taxi

Get a Glasgow Airport taxi from the taxi stands outside the main terminal building.

Or, for a more personalised ride, consider booking a Glasgow Airport private transfer with Welcome.

By Car

Drive to Glasgow city in 25 minutes.

Car rental at Glasgow Airport is located in the Arrivals Hall on the ground floor.

*Trip durations vary depending on your final destination​ and traffic.

More connections from Glasgow Airport

Buses and coaches

The Glasgow Express bus is the most popular way of travelling to Glasgow city centre. The journey only takes 30 minutes and the bus runs from 05:00 to 23:00 daily. 

Alternatively, you can get the 757 bus from outside of the terminal building. This bus passes the train station.


Taxis and private transfers

Glasgow Airport – Nearby Hotels

Whether you have a long layover or simply want to stay close to the airport, there is a selection of Glasgow Airport hotels at all price points.

Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport

4 min walk from terminal building.
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Premier Inn Glasgow Airport

8 min walk from terminal building.
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Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Airport

7 min walk from terminal building.
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Travelodge Glasgow airport

Travelodge Glasgow Airport

12 min walk from terminal building.
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Courtyard by Marriott Glasgow Airport

Courtyard by Marriott Glasgow Airport

11 min walk from terminal building.
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Practical Information

Opening Hours

Glasgow Airport: 24/7

Glasgow Airport Shops: Varies depending on the shop but generally between 06:00 and 22:00.

Glasgow Airport Food and Drink: Varies depending on the restaurant but generally between 04:00 and 23:00.

Recommended Arrival Times

International Flights: 3 hours

European Flights: 2 hours

Domestic Flights: 1.5 hours

Airport Codes

Glasgow Airport code: GLA


Contact Information

General information: +44 (0) 344 481 5555

Airport email: Online form

Lost property: Online form

Glasgow Airport map

Frequently Asked Questions

What terminal is Jet2 at in Glasgow Airport?

The Jet2 check-in desks are located at Glasgow Airport Terminal 2, however, you’ll be flying from Terminal 1.

Where is Terminal M at Glasgow Airport?

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