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Glasgow International Airport (GLA)

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Glasgow International Airport (GLA)
AddressPaisley, PA3 2SW, Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
Telephone0844 481 5555
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT (Please note: daylight savings time may apply between certain dates - please check local sources)
LocationGlasgow Airport is located 13km (8 miles) west of Glasgow.
Airport codeGLA
Country dialling code44
Airport newsGlasgow Airport has recently invested £2 million on improving access by road.
Driving directionsFrom central Glasgow, take the M8 motorway to Junction 28. Glasgow Airport is clearly signposted.
Car rentalAlamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and National are all represented at Glasgow Airport. These companies have desks in Arrivals.
Public transport and taxisBus: First’s Glasgow Shuttle (tel: (01224) 650 100 ; www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/glasgow) operates 24 hours a day between Glasgow Airport and the city centre (journey time: 25 minutes; fare: £5). Bus 747 (AirLink) also operates to the city centre via Renfrew, Braehead, Partick and Charing Cross (journey time: 50 minutes; fare: £4.10). Buses are also available to other destinations. For more information on bus travel in the area, contact Traveline Scotland (tel: 0871 200 2233; www.travelinescotland.com).
Taxi: metered taxis are available 24 hours a day. The taxi rank is immediately outside the terminal building. The fare to the city centre is around £22, and the journey time is generally 20 minutes, depending traffic conditions.
Rail: the Gilmour Street Railway Station in Paisley is around 3km (2 miles) from Glasgow Airport and only a few minutes away by taxi or local bus. Trains run to Glasgow Central. For more information, contact the 24-hour National Rail Enquiries line (tel: 0845 748 4950; www.nationalrail.co.uk).
Car parkingShort-stay, long-stay and business parking are all available at Glasgow Airport, with services operated by NCP (tel: 0845 050 7080; www.ncp.co.uk). The short-stay car parks are within walking distance of the terminals and there are regular transfer coaches to the terminal from the long-stay car park. Discounted long-stay parking can be pre-booked through BAA Advance (tel: (0121) 410 5105). A fast-track service is also available in the short-stay Car Park 2 for a higher fee.
Information and help desksGlasgow Airport's information desk is on the first floor, next to the domestic arrivals/departures area. There are computer information kiosks on the ground floor and a Visit Scotland tourist information office (tel: (0141) 848 4400/4758) in International Arrivals, providing tourist and accommodation information.
Airport FacilitiesMoney and communications: Glasgow Airport has bureaux de change, ATMs, a post office and telephones equipped with fax and e-mail facilities. Wireless internet access is available throughout Glasgow Airport for a fee.
Eating and drinking:
restaurants, cafés and bars are concentrated on the first floor.
shopping includes duty-free and a range of both everyday and luxury outlets.
the left-luggage facility (tel: (0141) 848 4938) is open daily 24 hours. A lost property service (tel: (0141) 848 4740) is also available. Uniformed members of staff are on hand to assist with baggage.
Other facilities:
these include a pharmacy, baby care facilities and children’s play areas.
Conference and business facilitiesA business workstation with telephone, fax and internet facilities is available on the first floor concourse. The Skylounge airport lounge is available to all passengers for a fee, and offers free internet access, complimentary drinks and newspapers. The Glasgow Airport Business Centre (tel: (0141) 847 5450) is next to the terminal building and offers meeting rooms, conference and training facilities and full secretarial support. Conference and meeting facilities are also available at some nearby hotels, including the Ramada Glasgow Airport (tel: (0141) 843 4800; www.ramada.co.uk) and the Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport (tel: 0871 942 9031; www.holidayinn.com).
Disabled facilitiesFacilities for disabled passengers include wheelchair-accessible toilets, ramps, lifts and reserved seating and car parking. For the hard of hearing there are induction loops, TDD telephones and a Minicom information line (tel: (0141) 848 4848). Passengers should advise their airline in advance of their needs. Passengers requiring assistance from the car park to the terminals should arrange this in advance by contacting Premi-Air (tel: (0141) 842 7700).
Airport hotelsThere are a number of hotels in the vicinity of Glasgow Airport, with many more options in the city centre. Hotel reservations can be made at the information desk (tel: (0141) 848 4400/4758) located in the Arrivals area on the ground floor. Our Glasgow Airport guide includes the following accommodation options:

Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport
Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport is within the grounds of Glasgow Airport, just a minute's walk of the terminal. The hotel has an on-site restaurant, lounge and business centre offering 18 meeting rooms.
Paisley, Abbotsinch
Glasgow PA3 2TE
United Kingdom
Tel: 0871 942 9031
Web: www.holidayinn.com

Premier Inn Glasgow Airport
The Premier Inn Glasgow Airport is located next to the airport site and near to Braehead's shopping complex. The hotel has an on-site restaurant and car parking space for guests.
Glasgow Airport
Whitecart Road
Paisley PA3 2TH
United Kingdom
Tel: 0871 527 8434
Web: www.premierinn.com

Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Airport
Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Airport is located within the grounds of Glasgow Airport and is linked via a covered walkway. The hotel provides free wi-fi internet, a valet parking service, and has a bar/restaurant and business centre.
Glasgow Airport
St. Andrews Drive
Glasgow PA3 2TJ
United Kingdom
Tel: (0141) 842 1100
Web: www.hiexpress.com

Ramada Glasgow Airport
Housing 108 rooms and offering free internet access, on-site dining and a choice of meeting rooms, the Ramada Glasgow Airport is a short distance from the airport, to which it is linked by a shuttle bus service.
Marchburn Drive
Abbotsinch PA3 2SJ
United Kingdom
Tel: (0141) 843 4800
Web: www.ramada.co.uk
Full airport nameGlasgow Airport
CountryUnited Kingdom
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