We will write how to get from Glasgow Airport to city center by bus. The distance from Glasgow Airport to downtown is 16 kilometers
The travel time is around 20 minutes by taxi and the fare taxi is around £25. Click here to book online Glasgow activities and City Tour
The cheapest way from Glasgow airport to the city center is by bus plus train for £3.80 and the travel time around 50-60 minutes.
The best way from Glasgow airport to city center for £8.50 by Glasgow Express Bus 500 will take 20 minutes depending on the traffic.
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WHERE TO STAY IN GLASGOW
You can access a dorm that can go up to €18-30. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €90. The prices vary depending on how luxurious you want.
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GLASGOW AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
PUBLIC BUS FROM GLASGOW AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Glasgow airport to city center is by bus. The Bus McGill’s Number 757 is leaving from Glasgow airport to city running every 15 minutes starting from 6 am until 11 pm. Check Bus McGill’s Number 757 route and schedule!
The Bus McGill’s Number 757 fare from Glasgow airport to city center is £3.80 (including the train too). The travel time by bus from Glasgow airport to city center is around 20 minutes to get to Paisley Gilmour Street Station where you can get a train going to Glasgow Central Station.
The total travel time from Glasgow airport to Glasgow Central is 45 minutes bus plus train. You can get the Bus McGill’s Number 757 from Arrivals at Glasgow airport Bus Stop 7.
Bus Number 77 From Glasgow Airport to Hospital Connect
Bus Number 77 is leaving from Glasgow airport to Hospital Connect running every 15 minutes starting from 6 am until 10 pm. Check Bus Number 77 route and schedule!
The Bus Number 77 fare from Glasgow airport to Hospital Connect is £3.80. The travel time by bus from Glasgow airport to Hospital Connect is around 40 minutes to get to Hospital Connect.
Citylink Bus Number 914 From Glasgow Airport to Fort William
Citylink Bus Number 914 is leaving from Glasgow airport to Fort William running every 2 hours starting from 7 am until 9 pm. Check Citylink Bus Number 914 route and schedule!
Citylink Bus Number 914 fare from Glasgow airport to Fort William is £3.80. The travel time by bus from Glasgow airport to Fort William is around 45 minutes to get to Fort William.
Citylink Bus Number 915 From Glasgow Airport to Uig Pier
Citylink Bus Number 915 is leaving from Glasgow airport to Uig Pier running every 2 hours starting from 7 30 am until 9 30 pm. Check Citylink Bus Number 915 route and schedule!
Citylink Bus Number 917 From Glasgow Airport to Portree
Citylink Bus Number 917 is leaving from Glasgow airport to Portree starting from 8 40 am until 5 15 pm. Check Citylink Bus Number 917 route and schedule!
Citylink Bus Number 977 From Glasgow Airport to Oban via Tyndrum
Citylink Bus Number 977 is leaving from Glasgow airport to Oban via Tyndrum starting once a day at 4 10 pm. Check Citylink Bus Number 977 route and schedule!
SHUTTLE BUS GLASGOW AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (BEST WAY)
The best way is from Glasgow airport to city center by shuttle Glasgow Express Bus 500. The buses are running every 10-20 minutes from Glasgow airport to city center available 24/7. Check Glasgow Express Bus 500 route and schedule!
The Glasgow Express Bus 500 fare from Glasgow airport to city center is £8.50 for one way for adults and £14 for a return ticket. For children up to 15 years old the bus fare is £4.50 one way and £7 for return tickets. You can buy the ticket online and in the ticket counter at the airport.
You can get the Glasgow Express Bus 500 at Bus Stop 1 at Glasgow airport. The travel time Glasgow Express Bus 500 from Glasgow airport to Glasogow city center is only 15-20 minutes.
You can get off at Queen Street Station and the final stop is Glasgow Central Bus Station (Buchanan Bus Station) where you can get a bus or walking distance to your accommodation.
Other stops of Glasgow Express Bus 500 from Glasgow airport are Bothwell Street, Hope Street, George Square and North Hanover Station.
TAXI FROM GLASGOW AIRPORT TO GLASGOW CITY CENTER
If you go from Glasgow airport to city center by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Glasgow airport to city center is around 20 minutes.
The taxi fare from Glasgow airport to city center is £25. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM GLASGOW AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Glasgow. Prices are around €60 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €15 per person.
RENTING A CAR AT GLASGOW AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Glasgow’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Glasgow or planning to move around.
It will take you 20 minutes to get from Glasgow airport to Glasgow city center with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €30-40 per day.
BEST WAY FROM GLASGOW AIRPORT TO GLASGOW CITY CENTER
The best way from Glasgow airport to city center if you are traveling alone and on a budget I would choose public Bus Number 757 plus train for only £3.80 cheaper than Glasgow Express Bus 500 for £8.50.
The bus travel time plus train from Glasgow airport to city center will take around 1-hour. And if you go by shuttle bus will take around 15-20 minutes.
If you are traveling in a group or you prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation directly to your accommodation place in Glasgow.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN GLASGOW
You can access a dorm from that can go up to €18-30. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €90.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN SCOTLAND
Food budget travel in Scotland can go €20 per day. The typical usual breakfast consists of coffee for €2-3. You can have a beer for €6 especially if you go outside during Happy Hour. You can go to restaurants and expect to pay €15 per person. You can go down your budget by cooking in your hotel or Airbnb. Make sure there is a kitchen that you can use it!
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN GLASGOW
In Scotland every season brings out a different side. Summer takes place during the months of June-August in these months you’ll experience a high temperature. From September to December the temperature cools down quite a bit and it is the perfect time to enjoy long walks through the stunning neighborhood.
And Spring season during the months of March-May is the best time to visit Glasgow. It starts out with chilly and gets warm, it is a perfect time to spend the day exploring the city’s beautiful garden, at night it remains pretty cold.
CASH AND ATMS IN SCOTLAND
The currency used all throughout Scotland is the GBP British Pound like United Kingdom. The exact currency is A £1 = €1.15. You can use debit cards everywhere in Scotland. ATMs are available and accessible in all parts of the country.
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