Airport guide for flights to Glasgow

Travelling to a new city or a new airport can be exciting and fun and just a tad confusing. Glasgow Airport serves around seven million people yearly and operates more than 40 airlines. It is always helpful when booking flights to Glasgow to have an airport guide to get familiar with the layout and what you can expect.

Guide to Glasgow Airport

Navigating the Airport

You'll find international arrivals towards the left as you enter through the ground floor and domestic arrivals are towards the right. This busy airport supports several airlines and you may recognise some of the most popular including British Airways, US Airways, Easyjet, Continental Airlines, Emirates and FlyBe.

Car rental areas are located next to the UK arrivals area. You'll find taxis right in front of the main terminal building. Bus services and taxis are available for hire to the Paisley's Gilmour Street railway station. Ticket desks and tourist information can be found in each arrival area.


Booking flights to Glasgow is not difficult with so many airlines flying into the Glasgow Airport. British Airways offers a number of flights into Glasgow from England, Ireland and Wales. Flybe also has incoming flights from Devon, Manchester, Birmingham and Belfast. Other transport operators carrying passengers to the Glasgow Airport include Jet2, Continental Airlines, KLM flights, Air France, Canada flights and American Airlines.

Disabled Facilities

The Glasgow Airport wants to see that all passengers travel as comfortably as possible and includes many disabled facilities. You'll find help points inside and outside terminals and in car parks as well. Credit card and pay phones adapted for the hearing impaired are found throughout the airport. Accessible toilet facilities are located throughout the terminals and space for wheelchair on board flights.

Airport Parking

Look for short stay parking, which is available for 20 minutes or up to a 24 hour period. Long stay parking is also available and it is recommended that you make pre-booking arrangements to guarantee a space.

Car Hire

After flying into the Glasgow Airport, you may find yourself in need of car hire. The airport features eight car hire companies including Budget, Sixt, National, Hertz, Alamo, Europcar, Enterprise and Avis.

Airport Hotels

Hotel rooms can be rented from two hotels located on the airport premises. The Holiday Inn Glasgow and the Airport Holiday Inn are both just a couple of minutes from the terminal building.

Amenities at Glasgow Airport

You'll find no shortage of airlines with flights to Glasgow and plenty of great amenities once your plane lands at the airport. Choose from several car rental agencies to get you on your way quickly and efficiently. If you need to rest up and get a bite to eat or enjoy a relaxing drink, you'll find many fine restaurants, healthy eating options, pubs and bars and great coffee houses.

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