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There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to Glasgow Airport (GLA) by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly Istanbul to Glasgow  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Glasgow (GLA) IST - GLA

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Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Glasgow  •  10h 41m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Glasgow (GLA) SAW - GLA

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Fly Istanbul to Edinburgh, train  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Edinburgh (EDI) IST - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street

Bus, train  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
  2. Take the train from Constanţa to Bucureşti Nord Gr.A
  3. Take the bus from Bucharest to London Victoria
  4. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Warrington Interchange
  5. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Glasgow Central

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station M11

Night train, bus and ferry, train  •  3 days 0h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bucharest to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central

Night train, bus  •  3 days 3h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv Bus Station South to London Victoria Green Line Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station M11

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  34h 24m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Glasgow Airport (GLA)

Drive, car ferry  •  35h 41m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Glasgow Airport (GLA)

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Glasgow Airport (GLA) is to night train and bus which costs 2.200 ₺ - 3.300 ₺ and takes 3 days 3h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Glasgow Airport (GLA) is to fly which costs 2.500 ₺ - 6.000 ₺ and takes 6h 31m.

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It is approximately 1825 miles to get from Istanbul to Glasgow Airport (GLA).

The best way to get from Istanbul to Glasgow Airport (GLA) without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 6h and costs 4.700 ₺ - 9.500 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6h 31m to get from Istanbul to Glasgow Airport (GLA), including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Airport to Glasgow Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 50m and has one stopover.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) is 2h behind Istanbul. It is currently 1:55 PM in Istanbul and 11:55 AM in Glasgow Airport (GLA).

Turkish Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa and British Airways offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 300+ hotels available in Glasgow Airport (GLA). Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Glasgow Airport (GLA).
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  • Distance: 1825.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 31m

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

British Airways, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Istanbul to Glasgow Airport (GLA) hourly.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £490
Flights from Istanbul to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£200 - £700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £500
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£140 - £390
Flights from Istanbul to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£210 - £420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Glasgow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£200 - £650
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Glasgow via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £400
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Glasgow via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£150 - £420
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Glasgow via Dalaman
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £700
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£190 - £600
Flights from Istanbul to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£260 - £600
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Glasgow via Dalaman
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £280
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Glasgow via Bodrum
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday
Estimated price
£90 - £280
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Glasgow via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £280
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Glasgow via Izmir
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £280
Corendon Airlines
Website
corendon.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Glasgow via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£95 - £600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Glasgow via Dalaman
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£95 - £600
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£210 - £440
Flights from Istanbul to Edinburgh via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£210 - £440
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Glasgow via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday
Estimated price
£140 - £410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£190 - £600
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Edinburgh via Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£170 - £490
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Astra Trans Carpatic
Phone
0751.525.520
Email
office@astratranscarpatic.ro
Website
astratranscarpatic.ro
Train from Constanţa to Bucureşti Nord Gr.A
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Astra Trans Carpatic
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Phone
0351/40.91.53
Email
office@softrans.ro
Website
softrans.ro
Train from Constanţa to Bucureşti Nord Gr.A
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Transferoviar Calatori
Phone
+40 238 434 380
Email
sesizari@transferoviarcalatori.ro
Website
transferoviarcalatori.ro
Train from Constanţa to Bucureşti Nord Gr.A
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Transferoviar Calatori
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £20
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
£13 - £16
1st Class
£16 - £20
Night train from Halkali to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £12
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
£7 - £10
1st Class
£9 - £12
TransPennine Express Service
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
£21 - £27
Schedules at
transevren.ro
Maxibus Travel
Phone
+40 745 766 766
Email
dispecerat@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Bucharest to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£120
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Warrington Interchange
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£26 - £35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Warrington Interchange Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£7 - £22
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£21 - £40
Website
Megabus UK
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£10 - £18
Website
MetroTurizm
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
33h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£122
Website
Balkan Horn
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus and ferry from Bucharest to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
45h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£60 - £85
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Plovdiv Bus Station South to London Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 6h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
Union Ivkoni
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£80 - £140
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£84
Standard Car - Premium
£134

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