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There are 8 ways to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station by train, bus, taxi, car, rideshare or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  19 min

  1. Take the train from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central

£2 - £5

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  39 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Paisley to Glasgow 9.2 miles

£2

6 alternative options

Line 757 bus, train  •  38 min

  1. Take the line 757 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road 757
  2. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central

£5 - £8

Line 26 bus  •  53 min

  1. Take the line 26 bus from Gallowhill, Washington Road to Glasgow, Midland Street 26

£3 - £4

Line 757 bus, line 38 bus  •  1h

  1. Take the line 757 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road 757
  2. Take the line 38 bus from Paisley, Smithhills Street to Glasgow, Argyle Street 38 / ...

£6 - £7

Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station 9.2 miles

£22 - £26

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station 9.2 miles

£1 - £2

Towncar  •  14 min

  1. Take a town car from Glasgow Airport to Glasgow Central Station 9.2 miles

£30 - £120

Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station by train

The train journey time between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Glasgow Central Station is around 18 min and covers a distance of around 8 miles. The fastest train normally takes 14 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station train service departs from Paisley St James and arrives in Glasgow Central. Typically 280 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
18 min
Fastest train time:
14 min
Trains per week:
280
Cheapest price:
£2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:52
Last train departs at:
23:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station train schedules

Glasgow Airport (GLA) → Glasgow Central Station
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station is to drive which costs £1 - £2 and takes 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station is to taxi which costs £22 - £26 and takes 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gallowhill, Washington Road and arriving at Glasgow, Midland Street. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paisley St James and arriving at Glasgow Central. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 min.

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The distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Glasgow Central Station is 7 miles. The road distance is 9.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station without a car is to train which takes 19 min and costs £2 - £5.

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The train from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central takes 19 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, depart from Gallowhill, Washington Road station.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Paisley St James station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station is to train which takes 19 min and costs £2 - £5. Alternatively, you can line 26 bus, which costs £3 - £4 and takes 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station.
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  • Distance: 6.8 miles
  • Duration: 19 min

What companies run services between Glasgow Airport (GLA), Scotland and Glasgow Central Station, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central hourly. Tickets cost £2 - £5 and the journey takes 19 min. Alternatively, McGills Bus Service operates a bus from Gallowhill, Washington Road to Glasgow, Midland Street every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £3 - £4 and the journey takes 53 min.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Bus operators
McGills Bus Service
Phone
08000 51 56 51
Email
enquiries@mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Website
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from Gallowhill, Washington Road to Glasgow, Midland Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from Paisley, Smithhills Street to Glasgow, Argyle Street
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
McGills Bus Service
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paisley to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£2
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
£22 - £26
Renfrewshire Cab Co
Phone
+44 141 887 7770
Website
renfrewshirecabco.co.uk
Paisley Taxis
Phone
+44 141 884 8888
Website
paisleytaxis.com
Gryffe Radio Cars
Phone
+44 1505 322 255
Website
gryfferadiocars.co.uk
Titan Taxis
Phone
+44 141 530 4242
Website
titantaxis.co.uk
Clydebank Taxis
Phone
+44 141 941 1101
Jayride
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow Airport to Glasgow Central Station
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, arrive at Glasgow, Midland Street station.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station is 9 miles. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Glasgow Central Station. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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