Scotland's major hub for long-haul flights, Glasgow Airport flies over nine million passengers a year to over 90 destinations from its single terminal. The airport is 8 miles (13 km) west of central Glasgow, a 25-minute trip by bus.
Train isn't the most convenient transport option, as the closest station, Paisley Gilmour Street, is a mile away. Regular Arriva buses (route no. 66 and 300) run from the airport to the station, a five-minute trip. Trains run from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central roughly every ten minutes, taking around 15 minutes.
Unless you're overloaded with luggage, bus is the most convenient and cheapest way to get between the airport and the city centre. First buses run the Glasgow Shuttle Service 50 between the airport and Buchanan Bus Station via Central Station and Queen Street Station every 10-15 minutes, taking 25 minutes. Tickets priced £7.50 return or £5 single can be bought from the driver.
Convenient but relatively expensive white airport taxis wait outside Arrivals. The journey takes around 20 minutes and costs about £20-£22, depending on traffic conditions.
It's a 20-minute drive from the airport into Glasgow on the M8 motorway (via junction 28). Car hire is available on the ground floor of the terminal.