Getting to Glasgow couldn't be easier - the city is served by three international airports, it's well connected by train from across the UK, it's easily accessible by Scotland's extensive road network and travelling by sea is made simple by the ferry connections.

'Glasgow, one of Britain's most intriguing metropolises' – Lonely Planet

  • Domestic Flights

    Currently 28 daily air services to London – People Make Glasgow.

  • International Flights

    Direct Flights from North America, Canada, Dubai.
    One-stop flights from North America.

  • Edinburgh to Glasgow by Train

    Glasgow Queen Street Station provides 8 direct services per hour on weekdays to and from Edinburgh.

  • London to Glasgow by Train

    4 hours 10 mins by train with more than 20 direct trains per day from London


  • Glasgow Airport (GLA) serves most major international airlines. It's located 8 miles (13km) West of the city.
  • Glasgow is served by three international airports, with connections across the world.

Airport buses run from the airport to Glasgow city centre up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, and take approximately 25 minutes.

Glasgow Taxis on arrival at the airport - bookings can be made by calling +44 (0) 141 429 7070.

Glasgow Airport Taxis are located immediately outside the terminal building or can also be booked by calling +44 (0) 141 889 1813.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport

(PIK) is 32 miles (51km) South West of the city. It's a main base for Ryanair and serves European destinations.

Getting to the city centre for Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Prestwick has its own train station. There are 3 trains per hour on weekdays and the journey to Glasgow Central Station takes around 50 minutes.

Edinburgh Airport

(EDI) is 39 miles from Glasgow and serves most major international airlines. You can get to Glasgow from the airport by bus, train or taxi.

Scottish Citylink provides direct bus services from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow's Buchanan Bus Station every 30 minutes. Alternatively you can catch a bus or taxi to Edinburgh Haymarket and then catch a train to Glasgow Queen Street Station.


Glasgow Central Station links Glasgow by rail to all UK cities. Glasgow Queen Street Station operates routes mainly to Central and Northern Scotland.

There are more than 20 direct trains per day from London

Direct trains from Edinburgh every 15 mins on weekdays

The main UK train companies operating in Scotland are:

  • Scotrail
  • Virgin Trains
  • Cross Country
  • East Coast
  • TransPennine Express

Average travel time by train from across the UK:

StationAverage Journey Time
London4 hours 10 mins
Birmingham4 hours
Manchester3 hours 30 mins
Liverpool3 hours 40 mins
York3 hours 30 mins
Edinburgh50 mins



Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh with the M8, England on the M74, Stirling with the M80 and the West Coast of Scotland with the M77. The city's venues and hotels are comfortably accessed by road.

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