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Glasgow Airport lies 10 miles from the city centre. Right outside the main terminal building is the pick-up and drop-off parking area. With all the attractions of a vibrant, modern city, Glasgow also makes a good base for the Highlands, Loch Lomond and beyond. With excellent local hotel accommodation catering for all tastes and budgets, you can stay anywhere from a castle to a boutique hotel to a budget chain to a guesthouse. Get around it all with a convenient Glasgow Airport transfer.

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Some great hotels near Glasgow Airport

Book your Glasgow Airport transfer to or from a hotel like one of these pre-departure:

  • The Gylnhill Hotel is just over a mile away, making for swift Glasgow Airport transfers. With a 3.5/5 TripAdvisor score, eatery and swimming pool, it offers clean, comfortable accommodation.
  • Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens provides five-star accommodation in a Victorian terrace in Glasgow’s West End, around five miles away. A bistro, cigar shack and whisky room complete the upscale, boutique experience.
  • Travelodge Glasgow Brahead is roughly 2.5 miles distant, with a 4/5 TripAdvisor rating. Expect great value alongside bright, modern three-star accommodation – there’s also a restaurant.

Travelling on from Glasgow to another airport?

  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport is around 35 miles south-west, a distance you’ll cover within the hour
  • Edinburgh Airport lies some 45 miles east by fast motorway – again, allow up to an hour for Glasgow Airport transfers
  • Aberdeen Airport is further away, at over 150 miles north – allow around two hours and 45 minutes for the journey
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Six towns worth visiting near Glasgow Airport

  1. Helensburgh is a little over 20 miles north, and you can make the trip within 40 minutes. With its handsome architecture and tree-lined streets, it’s an elegant, historic town. Stroll through the 55-acre Duchess Woods – or why not take out a kayak?
  2. Paisley lies just a few miles south, meaning Glasgow Airport transfers take under 10 minutes. This historic town may be small, but it counts an observatory, museum, abbey, monastery and cathedral among its heritage sites.
  3. Edinburgh is 55 miles away – make the journey east in just over an hour. The compact, hilly Scottish capital has an Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Then there’s the castle, plus the imposing peak and sweeping views of Arthur’s Seat.
  4. Glasgow itself is packed with attractions, from the various intriguing neighbourhoods and interesting eateries to Buchanan Street’s designer stores or the weekend flea market, The Barras. It’s also packed with art and heritage, including the Kelvingrove Gallery and the modern Riverside Museum in the harbour.
  5. Greenock lies 17 miles west – cover it in half an hour. This historic industrial town by the Firth of Clyde is a former fishing community and was the Clyde’s first dock. Don’t miss the 245-foot Victoria Tower, McLean Museum or the sixteenth-century Old West Kirk. Take in some impressive Victorian architecture, at the same time.
  6. Troon is nearly 40 miles south-west – reach it in under an hour via Glasgow Airport transfer. This Ayrshire coastal town overlooking the Isle of Arran is probably best known for its golf course but also has many seaside attractions, making for a relaxing day out.
Places to visit from Glasgow Airport
  1. Bothwell Castle: This is within a 30-minute Glasgow Airport transfer, and lies 15 miles to the east. Semi-ruined, it’s Scotland’s biggest and best thirteenth-century castle, and was fought over during the Wars of Independence.
  2. Braehead Shopping Centre: Located by the M8, this is a four-mile or eight-minute hop from the airport. Alongside numerous stores including household-name brands, there are many places to grab some food. It’s also home to an arena, ice rink and maritime heritage centre.
  3. Glasgow Science Centre: On the banks of the Clyde, this attraction is just seven miles distant, making for Glasgow Airport transfers in 15 minutes. A Science Mall displays dozens of interactive learning exhibits, plus there’s an on-site IMAX cinema.
  4. Pollok House is less than 15 minutes away, just under six miles from the airport. Dating from 1750, it’s set in the grounds of Pollok Park. There are hundreds of rhododendron varieties in the grounds, while art, silver and ceramics are all displayed inside.
  5. Paisley Moss Nature Reserve is barely more than a mile from the airport, so it’s a great local place for recharging after a flight. A boardwalk ensures year-round access, and there are hundreds of wildlife, bird and plant species in this hidden oasis, incorporating marshes and reeds. It’s a great family excursion, and you can walk around it in an hour.
  6. Glasgow Cathedral is some 10.5 miles away, so an airport transfer can have you there within 20 minutes. This imposing twelfth-century structure houses one of the nation’s finest collections of stained-glass windows – don’t miss the grand crypt or Victorian gothic cemetery.
More key information about Glasgow Airport

Special assistance help desks are located by the check-in areas at both terminals, while roving ‘ambassadors’ are around to answer questions. Equally, Glasgow regularly consults local disability groups. Meanwhile accessible loos, a Changing Places facility offering extra equipment, and induction loops for hearing aid users are all clearly signposted.

You can travel with an assistance animal, and your own mobility equipment. Glasgow also participates in the sunflower lanyard scheme, so those travelling with hidden disabilities such as dementia can discreetly alert staff that they may need extra help.

Glasgow Airport
Paisley
Renfrewshire
PA3 2ST

Tel: 0344 481 5555
Twitter: @GLA_Airport
Website: www.glasgowairport.com

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