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There are 9 ways to get from Glasgow Central Station to Glasgow Airport (GLA) by train, bus, taxi, car, rideshare or towncar

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Train

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

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Glasgow to Paisley

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Line 906 bus

  1. Take the line 906 bus from Glasgow, West Campbell Street to Gallowhill, Trident House

Train, line 757 bus

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

Line 26 bus

  1. Take the line 26 bus from Glasgow, Central Station to Gallowhill, Trident House

Line 38 bus, line 757 bus

  1. Take the line 38 bus from Glasgow, Central Station to Paisley, Abbey Close
  2. Take the line 757 bus from Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building

Taxi

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

Drive

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

Towncar

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

Glasgow Central Station to Glasgow Airport (GLA) by train

The train journey time between Glasgow Central Station and Glasgow Airport (GLA) is around 17 min and covers a distance of around 8 miles. The fastest train normally takes 12 min. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Glasgow Central Station to Glasgow Airport (GLA) train service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Paisley St James. Typically 255 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
17 min
Fastest train time:
12 min
Train distance:
8 miles
Trains per week:
255
Cheapest price:
£2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:25
Last train departs at:
23:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow Central Station to Glasgow Airport (GLA) train schedules

Trains departing Saturday, September 18, 2021

Glasgow Central Station → Glasgow Airport (GLA)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Glasgow Airport (GLA) is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Glasgow Airport (GLA) is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Glasgow Airport (GLA) is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

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

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The fastest way to get from Glasgow Central Station to Glasgow Airport (GLA) is to taxi. Taking this option will cost £21 - £26 and takes 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Glasgow, West Campbell Street and arriving at Gallowhill, Trident House. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Paisley St James. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 min.

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The distance between Glasgow Central Station and Glasgow Airport (GLA) is 7 miles. The road distance is 9.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Central Station to Glasgow Airport (GLA) without a car is to train which takes 17 min and costs £2 - £5.

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The train from Glasgow Central to Paisley St James takes 17 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Glasgow Central Station to Glasgow Airport (GLA) bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, depart from Glasgow, West Campbell Street station.

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow Central Station to Glasgow Airport (GLA) is to train which takes 17 min and costs £2 - £5. Alternatively, you can line 906 bus, which costs £3 - £4 and takes 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow Central Station to Glasgow Airport (GLA).
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  • Distance: 6.8 miles
  • Duration: 17 min

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Glasgow Central to Paisley St James hourly. Tickets cost £2 - £5 and the journey takes 17 min. Alternatively, McGills Bus Service operates a bus from Glasgow, West Campbell Street to Gallowhill, Trident House twice daily. Tickets cost £3 - £4 and the journey takes 13 min.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley St James
Ave. Duration
17 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 Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 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, West Campbell Street to Gallowhill, Trident House
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from Glasgow, Central Station to Gallowhill, Trident House
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from Glasgow, Central Station to Paisley, Abbey Close
Ave. Duration
40 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 Glasgow to Paisley
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£2
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Glasgow Central Station to Glasgow Airport (GLA)
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
£21 - £26
Southside Radio Cars
Phone
+44 141 883 3333
Website
southsideradiocars.co.uk
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 332 5050
Website
hampdencars.co.uk
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
Cross Cabs
Phone
+44 141 772 0000
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Caledonian Cabs
Phone
+44 7467 133 388
Website
caledoniancabs.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow Central Station to Glasgow Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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

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

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

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

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