GLA - Glasgow International Airport
|Glasgow International Airport
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, PA3 2SW
|Telephone: +44 870 040 0008|
|Airport Code: GLA|
Glasgow international Airport is located 8 miles west of the City Centre and is close to the towns of Paisley and Renfrew.
If you are travelling via the A1 northbound turn onto the A66 at Scotch Corner. You will eventually come to Kemplay Bank Roundabout, take the second exit which will take you onto the M6 signposted Keswick. Take the Junction 44 exit from here to join the A74 until you come to junction 4, exit here for the A73 and at the next junction onto the M8, travel on here until you reach junction 28. Signs for the airport are clearly marked from here on.
For those travelling from the North, take the A9 or A84 onto the A80, joining the M8. At junction 28 leave the motorway. Signs for the airport area clearly marked from here on.
Expansion continued during the late eighties with a £55 million expansion, increasing the terminal size by 70% to now cater for 8.8 million passengers a year. Glasgow International Airport is the busiest of Scotland's three main international airports. Over 40 airlines currently use its two runways flying to over 90 destinations, and further expansion is planned to increase annual passenger numbers to an estimated 16 million.
Glasgow International Airport Car Hire
There are seven major car hire companies located at the airport and next to the UK Baggage reclaim area which is on the ground floor (Arrivals). They are: Alamo at Glasgow International - Avis at Glasgow International - Budget at Glasgow International - Enterprise at Glasgow International - Europcar at Glasgow International - Hertz at Glasgow International - National at Glasgow International For contact details and more information on car hire and limousine and chauffeur driven cars at Glasgow International Airport visit our guide to car hire at Glasgow International
Glasgow International Airport Transfers
.You can get to and from Glasgow International Airport by a variety of methods including Private Glasgow International Airport Transfers. With a Private Transfer you would be met in the arrivals hall by your own driver who will then take you on to your chosen destination.
Glasgow International Airport Arrivals
There are two terminal buildings at the airport; the Main Terminal and Terminal 2 (T2), which was built in 2004 in response to the increase in the number of passengers travelling through the airport.
For more information on the terminals and live flight arrivals information visit our guide to Glasgow International Arrivals
Glasgow International Airport Departures
The terminal is spread over three floors with the check-in desks for both domestic and international departures located in the middle of the ground floor and the Departures Lounge on the first floor.
For more information on the terminals and live flight departures information visit our guide to Glasgow International Departures
Glasgow International Airport Flights
You can fly to many other places in the world from Glasgow InternationalCheck out our Glasgow International Airport flights for details on airlines and holiday companies, where they fly to and their contact number.
Glasgow International Airport Taxis
Taxis at the airport are managed by Cabfly and operate 24 hours a day. The taxi rank is situated at the front of the terminal building close to Arrivals. For more information and contact details visit our page on Glasgow International Airport Taxis
Glasgow International Airport Buses
There is a good bus service from the airport (the front of the terminal building), including the City Centre and both Railway Stations (Central and Queen Street) and the bus station. Our guide to Glasgow International Airport Buses gives you details of routes and timetables.
Glasgow International Airport Trains
Gilmour Street Railway Station is only a mile from the airport and you can find details on routes and timetables at .Glasgow International Airport Trains
Glasgow International Airport Parking
There are 2 types of parking at the airport - Short Stay and Long Stay and there are 4 car parks to choose from. Check our section on Glasgow International Airport Parking for full details, including disabled parking, off/site parking and tariffs.
Glasgow International Airport Passenger Services Information
Read our Glasgow International Airport passenger services information for details on disabled faciities, children's play areas, internet and wifi access, business and leisure lounges, business centre, Medical/First Aid centres, prayer room and chaplaincy and where you can change your money in Glasgow International Airport.
Glasgow International Airport Shops
There are a large number of retail outlets at Glasgow International Airport where you can purchase most last minute items for your journey and there is a duty free shop. Click here to find out more about Glasgow International Airport shops.
Glasgow International Airport Bars and Restaurants
To find out where to get something to eat and drink at Glasgow International Airport from snacks and burgers to something more substantial visit our guide to bars and restaurants at Glasgow International
Glasgow International Airport Lost Luggage & Left Luggage Storage
The lost property service is in the check-in hall on the ground floor (main terminal building). It is open from 08:30 to 18:00 every day. There will be a charge for each item. The telephone number for the lost property service is +44 20 141 848 4740 : Fax: +44 141 842 1198 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A left luggage facility is available outside the UK arrivals hall on the ground floor of the terminal. It is open 24 hours a day seven days a week.
An automated payment machine (sterling and euro notes accepted) is available 24 hours a day. Once payment has been made, the baggage should be taken to the Staff Search/Left Baggage Office nearby.
- Up to eight hours: £4.50 per four-hour block
- Eight to 24 hours: £10 per item.
- Outsize items (eg bikes and boxes etc) will be charged at double rate.
If you have lost luggage during transit, you will need to contact either the airline you were travelling with or their handling agent: details of which can be found on the flights page of this website. If your luggage does not arrive on the baggage reclaim belt, do not leave that area without speaking to a member of staff first.
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