Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the country's primary centre of business and industry. It is situated on the River Clyde and has a modern lifestyle and cosmopolitan ambience.
Things to do and see in Glasgow
There are many things to see in Glasgow: The Burrell Collection, the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis, Glasgow Science Centre and Tower and IMAX, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, The Lighthouse, People's Palace and Winter Gardens and the Pollok House and Country Park.
Glasgow's West End is the city's culture and education capital where you can find the University of Glasgow. In this bohemian district, there is a wide range of museums. Buchanan Street is Glasgow's main shopping street.
Railway, bus and cab services in Glasgow
Glasgow has an extensive urban transport system managed by the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT). The main bus terminal in the city is Buchanan bus station and offers many bus services.
The two main railway stations are Glasgow Central Station and Glasgow Queen Street Station. Glasgow Central is the terminus for local services on the south side of Glasgow, Ayrshire and Inverclyde.
Services within Scotland (the mainline to Edinburgh, as well as services to Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and the Western Highlands) operate from Queen Street station. SPT operates the Glasgow Subway which is known as the world's third underground railway after the London Underground and the Budapest Metro.
The fastest and most comfortable way to travel within or from Glasgow is by taxi. There are two types of taxi services in Glasgow. The Glasgow Black Cab service and the private hire taxi. You can book a private Glasgow transfer in advance with City Airport Taxis for cheap and flat rates.
How to get from Glasgow International Airport to Glasgow?
Glasgow International Airport (GLA) and Glasgow Prestwick International Airport (PIK) both serve the city of Glasgow. Glasgow International is Scotland's main international gateway with most flights to and from Europe.
There is about 20 minutes drive from Glasgow International to Glasgow City Centre and about two minutes from Paisley, the nearest town. The closest to the airport is Paisley's Gilmour Street railway station. The distance from Glasgow Airport to Paisley's Gilmour Street railway station is two miles, and you can reach the station by taxi or by bus. You can get a direct rail service from Paisley Gilmour Street to Clyde Coast, Glasgow Central, Ayr and other destinations.
Two types of buses depart from Glasgow Airport to Glasgow city centre, and they are in front of the terminal building: Citylink and Fairline.
Glasgow Airport taxis are available outside the terminal.
Booking a private Glasgow airport transfer
The most convenient and fastest way to get from Glasgow Airport to Glasgow or any other destination is by pre-booking a private Glasgow Airport transfer with us. We offer door-to-door airport transfers with licenced drivers that will wait for you at the arrivals with a sign showing your name!
Please select a destination from the list to set it as pick up point. We will ask you to choose a drop-off point at the next step. This booking method is an alternative way to make a booking if you prefer selecting destinations instead of searching.