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Glasgow Airport, owned and operated by AGS Airports, is a gateway to Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom. It is the primary airport servicing the western part of the country. Unofficially known as ‘Glasgow International Airport’, the airport handled nearly 9.4 million passengers in 2016. Glasgow Airport is the eighth-busiest airport in the UK.
Glasgow Airport (IATA code: GLA) is the second busiest airport in Scotland and a hub for Loganair, as well as a base for British Airways. Flights to Glasgow Airport are available from international airlines such as American Airlines, Emirates and Wizz Air. GLA is a 20-minute drive or a 30-minute bus ride from Glasgow’s city centre.
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Glasgow Airport is a vibrant airport, designed by Basil Spence, and owned and operated by AGS Airports. GLA started operating in 1966 as Abbotsinch Airport, and has expanded and grown in popularity to become one of the UK’s busiest airports. Today, Glasgow Airport schedules flights to destinations in Europe, North America and the Middle East. GLA achieves all this because of its vast dimensions, as well as its array of attractions and facilities that ensure passengers have a comfortable experience, whether they’re arriving in or leaving Glasgow.
If you have some extra time after arriving at the airport, you can shop for sportswear, sports gear, newspapers, magazines, or all the essentials for your time in Glasgow.
A number of cafés, bars, delis and restaurants are available as well in Glasgow Airport, to satisfy the appetite you’ve worked up doing all that shopping.
Glasgow Airport is home to the UpperDeck Lounge. To access the comfortable furnishings and facilities of this lounge, you will need to purchase a time slot on the airport’s website.
Take care to observe the baggage restrictions when you’re at the airport.
Additionally, Glasgow Airport includes the following services:
• Currency exchange offices
• Cash machines
• Wi-Fi (free for the first hour, after which you pay for additional sessions)
• Printing terminals
• Charging stations for mobile phones
• Internet stations with charging facilities
• Photo booths
• Baby-changing rooms
• Vending machines
• Postal services
• Prayer room
Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport This 3-star hotel near Paisley Abbey is situated at Glasgow Airport. Amenities include meeting rooms, a business centre, air conditioning, ATM/banking services, daily housekeeping, Wi-Fi in the lobby, breakfast, a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free internet is available as well.
Ashtree House Hotel This 4-star Edwardian hotel is a 13-minute drive from the airport. It includes a restaurant, bar/lounge, picnic area, barbecue grills, wedding services, luggage storage and breakfast. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby, and there is free parking.
Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort This magnificent 5-star luxury hotel in Renfrewshire is a 12-minute drive from Glasgow’s airport. It is home to several features, such as a full-service spa, garden, golf course, health club, indoor pool, valet parking, business centre, lobby fireplace, and 2 restaurants. Additionally, the resort offers free full breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free parking.
Ordering foreign exchange can be done as early 60 days before collection. You can only collect your foreign exchange in person.
When ordering/collecting foreign exchange, you will need the following documents:
• A valid passport
• An Identity Document (ID)
• Proof of residential address
• A copy of your booking itinerary or booking reference number
• A copy of your e-ticket or physical flight ticket
Travelex outlets are available in the Baggage Reclaim hall with cash machines, in the main arrivals area, and beside domestic arrivals with cash machines as well.
Glasgow Airport includes several parking options, for short and long stays. You can reserve a parking space by making a booking on the airport’s website.
Glasgow Airport sits 16 km to the west of central Glasgow. Buses, trains, taxis, car rentals and Uber are available to get you from the airport to your destination.
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Glasgow Airport Physical Address: Paisley PA3 2SW, UK
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