Trains to Glasgow Airport

Trains to Glasgow Airport are frequent and convenient, with excellent links from across Scotland and the north of England.

How to get to Glasgow Airport by train

The train is a convenient way to get to Glasgow Airport, especially if you are travelling from central Glasgow. It is also a relatively affordable option, with tickets around £4.50 for a single journey.

Glasgow Airport is well-served by public transportation, including trains. Glasgow Airport railway station is the main train station at Glasgow Airport. Trains from Glasgow Central arrive here every 10 to 15 minutes with a journey time of around 15 mins too.

Once you arrive at the station, you can take a shuttle bus to the airport terminals. The shuttle buses run every 10 minutes with a journey time of around five minutes. Keep this in mind when planning your route.

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Top routes to Glasgow Airport

Carlisle to Glasgow Central 1h 15mins £9.50
Lockerbie to Glasgow Central 1h 1mins £9.50
Preston to Glasgow Central 2h 24mins £12
Coventry to Glasgow Central 4h 48mins £21
Penrith to Glasgow Central 1h 32mins £12.30

What to do at Glasgow Airport

At Glasgow Airport, you'll find an abundance of activities to keep you occupied while waiting for your gate number.

Glasgow Airport also has a wide variety of shops. You’ll also be able to pick up any last-minute travel essentials, such as toothbrushes and sun cream.

There are plenty of restaurants at Glasgow Airport for when you get hungry. You’ll find everything from traditional Scottish food like haggis, to international cuisine like Italian or Chinese.

For those who enjoy a drink before catching their flight, the airport has several inviting pubs where you can savour a refreshing beverage, such as Tennent's Pier Bar, William Beardmore & Co. Ideal places for an “airport pint”, where everyone is in a good mood.

In the lounges at Glasgow Airport, you can relax in comfortable seating, enjoy free Wi-Fi, and have access to snacks, drinks and even daily newspapers. These spaces are no longer exclusive to passengers travelling first class.

Anyone who appreciates a peaceful environment before a flight can enjoy their benefits.

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Ways to save on your train ticket to Glasgow Airport

If you’re looking to save some extra money on trains to Glasgow Airport, there are a few ways you can do so.

Make the most of Avanti’s Best Fare Finder to secure the optimal deal on your train tickets in advance. You can also establish Advance Train Ticket Alerts, ensuring you lock in the most budget-friendly price.

If you have flexibility with your travel time (and it aligns with your flight schedule), consider travelling off-peak. This entails journeying between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00 during weekdays, or anytime on Friday or over the weekend.

For those of you seeking family tickets, our Family Tickets page is a must-visit. Here you can find out everything you need to know about child tickets and the Family & Friends Railcard, which could get you a discount of up to 60%.

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Glasgow Central Station