GLA Airport – Live Arrivals

Glasgow Airport Arrivals Information

Glasgow International Airport is a busy medium-sized airport, servicing over 20 global airlines. Despite 8 million passengers passing through every year, it only has two terminals. The main terminal, Terminal 1, handles all arrivals, regardless of the airline. Terminal 2 is check-in only for a handful of budget airlines like Jet2. Because you only have to worry about Terminal 1, navigating Arrivals at Glasgow Airport is relatively straightforward. 

Terminal 1

Location – Arrivals Hall is on the Ground Floor. 

Operating Airlines – Aer Lingus Regional (Aer Arann), Air Méditerranée, BH Air, BMI Regional, British Airways, Eastern Airways, easyJet, Emirates, Flybe, Icelandair, KLM, Lufthansa Regional (Eurowings), Monarch, Onur Air, Sunwing Airlines, Thomson Airways, United Airlines, US Airways.

Terminal 2

Location – Terminal 2 is check-in only.

Operating Airlines –, Virgin Atlantic Airways (occasionally).

Arriving at Glasgow Airport

After touching down in Glasgow and getting off the plane, follow the signs to “Passport Control”. According to the UK Border Force, all passengers must pass through passport control apart from those travelling on domestic flights. Make sure you have a valid passport and visa (if applicable). 

EU, EEA and UK citizens with electronic passports can use the self-service e-gates. Otherwise, you can head to the manned immigration desks to have your travel documents checked. If you’d like to speed up the process, you can purchase a pass for the Priority Passport Lane for £6.99 (8.17). You’ll need to book this online at least three hours before your flight departs.

Once you’ve gone through passport control, follow the signs to “Baggage Reclaim” if you have checked luggage. 

From there, you can head to customs. 

  • If you have items to declare, follow the red lane. Wait by the tables and a customs officer will consult with you shortly. 
  • If you have no items to declare and are travelling from a non-EU country, follow the green lane.
  • If you have no items to declare and are travelling from an EU or UK country, follow the blue lane.

Glasgow Airport Transport

Fortunately for arrivals at Glasgow Airport, it’s a very well-connected transportation hub. The Glasgow Express Bus delivers you to Glasgow city centre in just 25 minutes. You can also find airport taxis lined up outside of the main terminal building 24/7.  

If you’d like to take the train to other Scottish cities and towns, the nearest train station is Paisley Gilmour Street station. You can catch the 757 bus from outside of the Arrivals Hall to get to the train station.

What to do in Arrivals at Glasgow Airport?

Terminal 1 is the Glasgow Airport Arrivals terminal, and lucky for you there are facilities so you can leave the airport fed, watered, and refreshed. Expect to find fast free WiFi, toilets, baby change facilities, accessible toilets, charging points, currency exchanges, and luggage storage services. For food and drink, there are airport staples such as Starbucks as well as Scottish legends like Greggs. (You can’t arrive at Glasgow Airport without picking up a roll from Greggs!)

Glasgow Airport Arrivals Parking

There are plenty of parking options for Glasgow Airport flight arrivals. If you are collecting someone from the airport, the Pick Up & Drop Off area is located in car park 2 outside of the terminal building. For £5.50 (6.42), you can stay up to 15 minutes. 

Need longer than 15 minutes? The Short-Stay car park is the best solution. This is an undercover, multi-storey car park with hundreds of spaces. You can pre-book online or pay in person using the parking machines.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to store luggage at Glasgow Airport?

Glasgow Airport offers a per-item rate for storing your luggage. The current rates are: 0 to 3 hours – £9.50 per item; 24 hours – £14.50 per item; additional day(s) – £12.50 per item; weekly rate – £60 per item. After passing through Glasgow Airport Arrivals, the luggage point is next to WHSmith.

Can I fast-track through security for a connecting flight at Glasgow Airport?

Can I leave Glasgow Airport during a layover?

How long does it take to get through immigration at Glasgow Airport?