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

Line 500 bus, train  •  1 h

  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 to Motherwell

$14 - $54

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 9 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 Motherwell, High Road X11

$6 - $13

4 alternative options

Line 77 bus, train  •  1 h 41 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 Motherwell

$15 - $18

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Motherwell 21.6 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Motherwell 21.6 miles

$4 - $7

Towncar  •  27 min

  1. Take a town car from Glasgow Airport to Motherwell 21.6 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Motherwell is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Motherwell is to taxi which takes 27 min and costs £30 - £40.

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The distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Motherwell is 29 km. The road distance is 35 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Motherwell, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Motherwell. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) and arriving at Motherwell, High Road via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 9 min.

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

You can take a bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Motherwell via Buchanan Bus Station in around 1 h 9 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $8
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $7
Train from Partick to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
Schedules at
First
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
First
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Motherwell, High Road
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
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
Schedules at
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
27 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
27 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow Airport to Motherwell
Estimated price
$120 - $180

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