There are 6 ways to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Hamilton by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Line 500 bus, train  •  53 min

  1. Take the line 500 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane 500
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central Low Level to Hamilton Central

$13 - $15

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station 500 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hamilton, John Street X1 / ...

$8 - $16

4 alternative options

Line 77 bus, train  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the line 77 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Partick, Peel Street Stop 1 77
  2. Take the train from Partick to Hamilton Central

$14 - $16

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Hamilton 22.2 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Hamilton 22.2 miles

$4 - $7

Towncar  •  28 min

  1. Take a town car from Glasgow Airport to Hamilton 22.2 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Hamilton is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Hamilton is to taxi which costs £30 - £40 and takes 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Hamilton. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) and arriving at Hamilton, John Street via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 6 min.

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The distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Hamilton is 17 miles. The road distance is 22.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Hamilton without a car is to line 500 bus and train which takes 53 min and costs £9 - £12.

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It takes approximately 53 min to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Hamilton, including transfers.

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

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Hamilton bus services, operated by First, arrive at Hamilton, John Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Hamilton is 22 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Hamilton.

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There are 660+ hotels available in Hamilton. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Hamilton.
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  • Distance: 17 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

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

You can take a bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Hamilton via Buchanan Bus Station in around 1 h 6 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central Low Level to Hamilton Central
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $6
Train from Partick to Hamilton Central
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $7
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
First
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
First
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hamilton, John Street
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
First
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Partick, Peel Street Stop 1
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
First
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Hamilton, Bus Station (Hamilton Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Hamilton
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 429 1122
Website
hampdencars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow Airport to Hamilton
Estimated price
$120 - $180

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