Glasgow is within easy reach of three international airports (Glasgow International Airport, Glasgow Prestwick Airport and Edinburgh Airport). All three airports are linked to the city centre by bus or train. Travel times from each airport to Glasgow city centre:
Glasgow Airport: 20 minutes by bus or taxi
Glasgow Prestwick Airport: 50 minutes by train (3 trains per hour)
Edinburgh Airport: 60 minutes by bus (direct from Edinburgh Airport to
Glasgow's main bus station)
There are regular daily flights between international hubs such as London, Amsterdam, Dubai or Reykjavik and direct flights from a number of North American and European cities. Emirates and Etihad airlines also fly into Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports.
There are a range of direct low cost European connections run by operators such as Easyjet, Jet2 and Ryanair.
Getting around the city Glasgow is a compact city and it is easy to get around on foot. Public transport is also safe and efficient.
There is a subway system plus extensive bus and train networks for getting around the city and beyond. Black taxis are also a safe and cost effective option if you are travelling as part of a group. Glasgow's taxi drivers are known to be some of the friendliest in the world!
Glasgow also has a city-wide public cycle hire scheme, operated by Nextbike, with 400 bicycles for hire from 31 locations around the city, including the SEC.