Holidays from Glasgow Airport

This trusty airport has been making your holiday dreams a reality for over 50 years. Holidays from Glasgow Airport are relaxing from the get go and you’re in expert hands for everything you could need. Where will your next adventure take you?

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The second busiest airport in Scotland

Glasgow Airport opened its doors to the world in 1966, now 9.4 million excited family members, couples and friends pass through the terminal a year.

Owned by AGS Airports Limited, this airport is now the second busiest airport in Scotland with 100,000 aircraft movements a year. Flights from Glasgow airport can take you to over 100 destinations with over 20 trusted airlines. Interestingly, the first plane to land in Glasgow was a six-seater Piper Cherokee, and in celebration of their 50th birthday, the same plane took off to recreate the moment. Pretty incredible!

The amenities in Glasgow Airport

There’s no doubt you’ll be suitably satisfied when you walk through those terminal doors because Glasgow Airport has plenty of amenities to fill your belly and your bags. Enjoy your favourite high street shops like Boots, JD and Accessorize, as well as those luxury shops like Jo Malone and Sunglass Hut. 

Of course you can make the most of World Duty Free (the highlight of airports) and the reserve & collect service. This is where you can order your holiday goods and gifts from the comfort of your home, up to 30 days before your flight and then pick them up once you arrive through departures. It really couldn’t be easier! 

The second highlight of flying from Glasgow Airport is the dining options! Whether you like to just pick up a snack from Greggs or Starbucks, or you enjoy sitting down and tucking into a delicious meal from Frankie and Benny’s, there’s plenty of choice. Also, we all know time doesn’t exist in an airport so there’s a variety of bars to enjoy your first cocktail of the holiday, or beer with the lads before the flight.

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Start the holiday early

Situated just 10 minutes away from Glasgow city centre, you’ll have a whole host of shopping opportunities and places to stay before your flight. Rest your head in the comfort of a Premier Inn or start your holiday in style at the Hilton. There’s a plethora of options all within a short distance to the terminal, you can choose a 3-4 minute walk, or a 7 minute drive depending on your needs. 

A hotel stay before your flight can always be handy if you have an early morning departure – those few extra hours of kip can change the whole start to the holiday. Or, if it’s a late night flight home, staying for the night can be handy to save you travelling home tired.

The possibilities are endless and with the useful bus service picking you up from numerous nearby hotels, starting your holiday from Glasgow Airport will be trouble-free. It’s also a great way to check out Glasgow’s finest cultural hotspots. Browse Holiday Extras to find all your options and some great deals on hotels near Glasgow Airport.

Frequently asked questions about Glasgow Airport

Flights from Glasgow airport will take you to destinations all over the globe, whether looking for  family break, some winter sun or a last minute getaway.

Book holidays from Glasgow Airport to popular picks like Turkey, Spain, Greece, Portugal and the Canaries, or a bit further afield to Morocco, Cape Verde, Mexico, Finland and Jamaica.

You can also book flights within the UK, between London Airports, Dublin, Jersey, Exeter, and Northern Ireland to name just a few.

In total, flights from Glasgow take you to over 77 destinations with 14 trusted airlines.

Glasgow Airport is the only airport in Scotland with direct motorway access, so getting there is easy, especially with postcode PA3 2SW and your handy sat-nav. If you’re taking the M8 which runs straight past the airport, you’ll find signs directing you to one of the three car parks.

If you’re a local or are staying in the city centre, one of the easiest ways to access the airport is by the Glasgow Airport Express 500 official bus. This connects the city centre and the airport within just 15 minutes and departs every 10 minutes. You’ll find it operating 24 hours a day, apart from on Christmas Day. There’s also Stagecoach transportation available for all major areas in Scotland.

Travelling by train? You’ll have easy access to the terminal with Paisley Gilmour Street station only a five-minute drive away. A 500 Glasgow Shuttle will then be waiting to take you directly to the airport.

Glasgow Airport parking couldn’t be easier with plenty of choices. 

There’s Short Stay parking just a 2-3 minute walk from the terminal and Long Stay in less than 8 minutes, or 5 minutes by free shuttle bus, both recommended to be booked in advance but you can roll up on the day.

The Long Stay car park is where you can benefit from 30 minutes free parking if you are dropping off or collecting.

Fast Track parking is ideal for those on a short trip or travelling for business – it’s the closest car park to the check in desks. Booking in advance is recommended but for those last minute flights from Glasgow you can turn up on the day. 

Use Holiday Extras to find great deals on Glasgow Airport parking.