Getting to Glasgow 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.
The City Culture Glasgow is considered one of Europe’s most dynamic cities: steeped in culture, rich in history, with its elegant streets, squares, parks and gardens. As Scotland’s cultural and shopping capital Glasgow benefits from a vibrant city centre with over 800 restaurant and bars.
Glasgow has the finest civic arts collection in the UK, including the works of Botticelli, Degas, Van Gogh and Rembrandt to whet your appetite. There are 27 museums in the city and all are free to visitors.
Glasgow was the first UK city to be a Cultural Capital of Europe and is home to Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Further afield in Scotland Just 35 minutes from the city centre you will find yourself in the heart if some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery. Explore ancient castles, whisky distilleries, lochs and glens and miles of unspoilt coastline.