Glasgow is served by three airports and has rail connections to all major UK cities.
Glasgow is 4hrs 10 minutes by train from London.
Glasgow International Airport
This is located 8 miles from the city centre and accessible by taxi (15-20minutes) or by bus to the city centre. There are direct flights to around 100 destinations worldwide, as well as one-stop flights from 12 North American destinations with Icelandair via Reykjavik, one-stop flights from 46 destinations in 31 countries with Emirates via Dubai to Glasgow (twice daily) and over 30 flights per day to London.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is south west of the city and is a 45 minute direct train link from Glasgow City Centre.
Edinburgh International Airport
Edinburgh Airport is 45 minutes from Glasgow. There is a direct Citylink Air coach from the main terminal every 30 minutes, from 05.30 to 23.30 daily, arriving at Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow City Centre.
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Glasgow Airport Graphic
Glasgow Central Station links Glasgow by rail to all UK cities. There are more than 20 direct trains from London running every day. Glasgow Queen Street Station operates routes mainly to Central and Northern Scotland. Trains leave for and arrive from Edinburgh every 15 minutes.
Rail travel from Europe is possible via Eurostar from Brussels or Paris, changing at London. The Eurostar Terminal in London is at St Pancras station, and trains to Glasgow leave either from Kings Cross (next to St Pancras) or Euston (a short walk or tube journey).
Average travel time by train:
- Edinburgh to Glasgow 50 minutes
- Manchester to Glasgow 3 hours 30 minutes
- Liverpool to Glasgow 3 hours 40 minutes
- Birmingham to Glasgow 4 hours
- London (Kings Cross or Euston) to Glasgow 4 hours 10 minutes
- Brussels or Paris to London St Pancras 2 hours 10 minutes (Eurostar)