Find the cheapest flight to Glasgow

Glasgow International Airport (airport code GLA) is only eight miles (13 km) from the city center of Glasgow and is the largest and busiest airport in Scotland. It is owned and run by the same company which runs London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Southampton airports – BAA. In addition to being a major hub for domestic flights, it also is the base for some transatlantic flights to the USA and Canada, and there is a daily flight to Dubai and a flight two times a week to Pakistan. Glasgow International Airport is the hub of the Scottish regional airline Loganair, and both British Airways and BMI make frequent shuttle trips back and forth between Glasgow International and London Heathrow. From London’s Stansted, Luton and Gatwick airports, easyJet runs a shuttle back and forth to Glasgow. British Airways also maintains hangar space at Glasgow for maintenance to its aircraft.

You will find a complete list of airlines serving Glasgow International Airport here, along with the destinations to which they fly. You can track flight arrivals here and flight departures here. Find your way around the airport with the maps here. The airport has a left luggage facility outside the UK Arrivals Hall on the ground floor, and it is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is WiFi access throughout the airport, as well as internet points in various places. You can find out more information about connecting at the airport here. Your ground transportation options are listed here, and include train, coach and bus. Car rental agencies with offices at the airport are listed here and driving directions are here. Just remember to drive on the left side of the road, or you will regret even renting a car in the first place.

Be sure to check on these airfare deals to Glasgow, and then read about what to do and where to stay once you get there.

More Information on Glasgow

Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city, but often is not on the tourist agenda for people who venture north of Hadrian’s Wall. Most go to Edinburgh, which lies 70 km to the east, but far fewer visit Glasgow – which is a pity, because it is a nice contrast to the Scottish capital. Where Edinburgh’s old Royal Mile can be choked with tourists and tourist shops, Glasgow is a real working Scottish city where you are more likely to find residents than visitors. Its city center is a delight, with plenty of shopping, museums and art galleries to make anyone happy. Throw in several nice parks and some nice weather and you have the recipe for a great holiday in an overlooked Scottish city.