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 ambiance. The Science Centre and Glasgow Tower are two of Glasgow’s most notable examples of modern architecture.
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 The University of Glasgow is located. In this bohemian district, there is a wide range of museums.
Buchanan Street is Glasgow's main shopping street.
Transportation in Glasgow
Glasgow has a large 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 suburban services on the south side of Glasgow, Ayrshire and Inverclyde.
Services within Scotland (the main line 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 recognised 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 2 types of taxi services in Glasgow. The Glasgow Black Cab service and the private hire taxi that must be pre-booked in advance.
Private Glasgow transfer can be booked in advance with City Airport Taxis for cheap and flat rates!
Glasgow is served by two international airports and a seaplane terminal: Glasgow International Airport (GLA) and Glasgow Prestwick International Airport (PIK).
There is also a small airfield at Cumbernauld in Lanarkshire and Glasgow City Heliport located at Stobcross Quay on the banks of the Clyde.
Glasgow International Airport is Scotland's main international gateway with most flights to and from Europe.
How to get from Glasgow international Airport to Glasgow?
There is about 20 minutes drive from Glasgow airport to Glasgow City Centre and about two minutes from Paisley, the nearest town.
Paisley's Gilmour Street railway station is the nearest to the airport. The distance from Glasgow Airport to Paisley's Gilmour Street railway station is only two miles and the station can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services.
There are direct rail services from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central, Ayr and Clyde Coast destinations.
Two types of buses form Glasgow Airport to Glasgow city centre depart from the front of the terminal building: Citylink and Fairline.
Glasgow Airport taxis are located outside the terminal but 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 and have your flight monitored for delays and a driver waiting for you at the arrivals with a sign showing your name!
Private taxi from Glasgow Airport to Edinburgh or Edinburgh Airport is also available for booking on-line.