There are 7 ways to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station by bus, taxi, car, rideshare or towncar

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Line 500 bus  •  20 min

  1. Take the line 500 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane 500

£8

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Rideshare  •  39 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Paisley to Glasgow 9.2 miles

£2

5 alternative options

Line 26 bus  •  54 min

  1. Take the line 26 bus from Gallowhill, Sandyford Road to Glasgow, Central Station 26 / ...

£3 - £4

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station 9.5 miles

£22 - £27

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station 9.5 miles

£1 - £3

Towncar  •  15 min

  1. Take a town car from Glasgow Airport to Glasgow Central Station 9.5 miles

£75 - £110

Uber  •  15 min

  1. Take an Uber from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station 9.5 miles

£11 - £17

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station is to taxi which costs £22 - £27 and takes 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building and arriving at Glasgow, Waterloo Lane. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

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The distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Glasgow Central Station is 7 miles. The road distance is 9.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station without a car is to line 500 bus which takes 20 min and costs £8.

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The line 500 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane takes 15 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station bus services, operated by First Glasgow, depart from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building station.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station bus services, operated by First Glasgow, arrive at Glasgow, Waterloo Lane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station is 9 miles. It takes approximately 15 min to drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station.

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There are 1029+ hotels available in Glasgow Central Station. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 6.8 miles
  • Duration: 20 min

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

First Glasgow operates a bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Glasgow Central Station every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £8 and the journey takes 15 min.

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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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