Getting to Glasgow
Glasgow is in west central Scotland. It is Scotland’s largest city and is easily accessible from the rest of the UK and overseas by air, sea, train and road.
Glasgow has 3 international airports nearby, with connections across the UK and the world:
Glasgow Airport is the closest airport to the city centre. Catch the express bus service from outside the terminal and arrive in Glasgow in around 15 minutes. Visit glasgowairport.com for more information.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is 32 miles (51km) from Glasgow. It is very accessible with train and bus services to the city centre. Find out more at glasgowprestwick.com.
Edinburgh Airport is 39 miles (63km) from Glasgow. There is a direct bus service from the airport to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station which takes around one hour. Head to edinburghairport.com for more information.
You can travel to Scotland by ferry from the major ports of Belfast and Larne in Northern Ireland. Ferries dock at Cairn Ryan in the southwest of Scotland, with a bus service taking passengers to the city centre in 2 hours 10 minutes.
You can also travel from mainland Europe. You can arrive in either:
Hull in the northeast of England, where it is around a 4 hour drive to the Scottish border.
Newcastle, which is around a 2 hour 40 minutes drive from Glasgow.
Glasgow is well connected by train from across the UK by 2 main stations:
Glasgow Central Station links Glasgow to the south
Glasgow Queen Street Station operates routes mainly to Edinburgh and the north
If you are planning a trip from London to Glasgow, check out the Caledonian Sleeper’s website and arrive refreshed after a comfortable overnight journey.
Scotland has an extensive motorway road network. Glasgow is linked to the following places:
Edinburgh with the M8
England on the M74
Stirling with the M80
West coast of Scotland with the M77
For more information on Scotland’s road network, visit the Transport Scotland website.
Organized by EurAAP