Glasgow Airport Arrivals

Glasgow International Airport

Paisley, Renfrewshire
PA3 2SW, United Kingdom
Phone number: +44 (0)344 481 5555

Airport codes
IATA airport code: GLA
ICAO airport code: EGPF

GLA Arrivals today

About Glasgow airport flight arrivals

Glasgow International Airport, also called on its Gaelic ‘Port-adhair Eadar-nàiseanta Ghlaschu’ or on its Scottish ‘Glesga Airport’. Not as the capital of Scotland the busiest airport you might expect it to be the busiest. Edinburgh Airport is a lot busier with 15 million passengers. All Glasgow arrivals are handled through 1 runway that exists. There are plans to expand, but it will take many years. Until then, GLA airport arrivals will likely continue to fluctuate around 9 million passengers per year (except 2020 due to corona).

Flight routes

About 25 percent of the Glasgow flight arrivals fly in from London, of which Heathrow, London City and Gatwick have the largest market share. Other major cities in the UK are Bristol, Belfast, Southampton and Birmingham.

Of course there are also flights outside the UK. Before the Spanish holiday cities, the Scots fly most to

Glasgow airport arrivals from Spanish cities are Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga and Tenerife. The airlines, Ryanair, Easyjet and TUI Airways will fly these routes most often.

Glasgow airport terminal

At Glasgow international airport arrivals, planes can park at various piers. It depends on which baggage hall you will have to be. There are 2 baggage claim areas so you can go at the main terminal via the passport control to continue your journey. Baggage claim areas are indicated on the map with the purple surface.

Terminal map


Glasgow airport ground transportation

Glasgow International Airport is located to the west of the city. The most logical connection is with the M8 motorway. Directions to Glasgow central: Follow the M8 and A739 to the A814 in Glasgow. Take the A814 exit from the A739. Follow the A814 to Argyle St. to arrive in the city centre. Of course you can also take a taxi to the airport instead of driving yourself.

Having Glasgow arrivals by bus: there are â couple options for traveling by bus. The McGill’s Bus service connecting the airport with the city of Paisley. The other bus service is Shuttle express bus 500. This connects Glasgow Airport to the city centre. Several stops are possible when traveling by bus 77 with stops at Renfrew, Braehead and Patrick. Most bus runs from 5:00 in the morning until 23:30 in the evening. The price for a one-way ticket is £8.50.

Bus map

Glasgow Arrivals by Bus

There should be a Glasgow Metro connection to the airport. However, it has not yet been built. The only public transport is therefore only possible by bus.

Car hire: if you want to rent a car, there are 9 car rental agencies ready to offer one. This is just outside east of terminal 2. Not only the pick up but also the drop off takes place there. Rent a car from, for example, Enterprise, Europcar, Budget, Avis National and a few others.

Train: if you want to travel by train you can go to the nearest Paisley St James train station or perhaps more conveniently to Paisley Gilmour Street. You can go there by bus, taxi or ride share.


There are three parking locations; Car Park 1 (Short Stay, Car Park 2 (Short Stay and Fast Track) and Long Stay. Car Park 1 and 2 are dedicated to short-term parking. This is the most used option and is both just a few minutes’ walk from the terminal. The garage offers covered parking spaces on the top floor. The Fast Track option is therefore located in Car Park 2. This is the closest, although it is not much different from the other parking spaces at this location. If you want to stay longer than just few days then we recommend Long Stay Car Park, located east 10 minutes by shuttle bus, this is the cheapest option.

Glasgow Airport Parking Map


There are 5 hotels directly at the airport. The Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport is located between the car parks and is the closest. A few other good options are the following:

  • Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Airport, an IHG Hotel
  • Premier Inn Glasgow Airport hotel
  • Courtyard by Marriott Glasgow Airport
  • Travelodge Glasgow Airport Central

Not far from the airport there are a number of options with good reviews:

  • Motel Air-Glasgow Airport
  • Scotia Airport Hotel