Glasgow is easily reached by three international airports, Glasgow International, Glasgow Prestwick and Edinburgh International.

1. Glasgow International Airport

Glasgow's international airport is a 15 minute drive from SECC and provides direct access to and from major European and North American cities. The city sits on the nation-wide transport system with fast rail and road access to all the UK's principal cities. Glasgow serves many national and international airports from London, Birmingham and Manchester to Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Geneva.

Glasgow's International Airport is less than 15 minutes drive by direct motorway link from the city centre

All-aboard!Getting to Glasgow Airport has never been easier with our 747 AirLink service.With a 20 minute frequency from Glasgow Airport to the city centre throughout the day from early morning to late evening First offers a convenient way to travel to the city centre whether you are visiting for business or leisure!

Which service suits you?The 747 AirLink service operates via Renfrew, Braehead, Partick, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Charing Cross and the city centre making it ideal for those visiting the west end of the city as well as those visitors wishing to see some of Glasgow's retail and tourist attractions on the way to the city centre.

Great ValueThe 747 offers great value for money with a single fare costing only £3.90 and an open return, valid for up to two weeks, only £5. Plus, use your £5 return ticket (FirstDay Plus) for unlimited travel, network-wide until 1am* on the day after purchase as well as your return leg to or from the airport within two weeks.

For travel to and from Glasgow Airport on service 747 a 2 Journey ticket can be purchased for only £3.95. Valid on the day of purchase.

Our £4.50 FirstDay Network Adult ticket is valid for use on service 747 and for unlimited travel* on First services across Greater Glasgow until 0100 hours on the day after purchase.

If you plan to spend time travelling around Glasgow during your stay you may want to consider our FirstWeek ticket - starting from£16.00 this ticket allows unlimited travel in the City, Local or Network zones for 7 consecutive days*.


2. Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh is one of BAA's fastest-growing airport, with a worldwide reputation and worldwide connections. Edinburgh Airport serves many of Scotland's only direct routes to other cities, including: Brussels, Madrid, Munich and Zurich. The airport serves Scotland's capital city and the rest of Scotland with major rail and road links to Glasgow.

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Traveling to Glagow from Edinburgh Airport

To SECC by Rail from Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh's main rail stations, Waverley and Haymarket, are in the city centre.

Rail passengers can get between airport and station by taxi or by bus. The Airlink 100 service calls at Waverley and Haymarket stations. Additionally, Edinburgh Shuttle buses can pick up or drop off at the stations. Journey times are 25 to 30 minutes in normal traffic.

A night bus, the N22, also runs between Waverley station and the airport.

Combined train and bus tickets are available to or from any rail station in Scotland.

Then link from Waverly to Glasgow Central (link to rail travel page)

SECC by Car from Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport is about eight miles west of the city centre. Exits onto A8 Glasgow Road, and is close to the M8 and M9 motorways.

The A8 airport junction is between the Gogar and Newbridge roundabouts. Follow signs for Glasgow A8, M9 then M8 then SECC.

The postcode to use for satellite navigation systems to Glasgow SECC is G3 8YW

The postcode to use for satellite navigation systems to Edinburgh Airport is EH12 9DN

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3. Prestwick International Airport

Reasons to fly to Glasgow Prestwick International Airport:

  • Just 32 miles from Glasgow City Centre
  • Great flight times
  • Quick, hassle free check-in
  • 50% discount on rail travel to/from anywhere in Scotland
  • Our own railway station
  • Low cost on site car parking
  • Low cost reserved car parking
  • Low cost Tax and Duty Free Shopping
  • Bureau de Change

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By Car

The M77 road link means that Glasgow city centre is only a 32 mile drive on motorway and "A" class dual carriageway from Glasgow Prestwick International.

Road Links FROM Glasgow Prestwick

To Glasgow (Edinburgh and North)

North A79, A78, A77/M77/M8. Glasgow City Centre is 32 miles

By Train

Glasgow Prestwick is the only airport in Scotland served by its own railway station which is accessible by a covered walkway to/from the airport.

From Glasgow

The service operates

· 0600 - 0015 Monday - Friday

· 0600 - 2330 Saturday

· 0900 - 2300 Sunday

· Journey time is 50 minutes


From Airport

The service operates

· 0548 - 2308 Monday - Saturday (every 30minutes)

· 0850 - 2307 Sunday

· Journey time 50 minutes

All passengers receive free or half price rail travel.


By Bus



The X99/X100 airport express bus service offers passengers, who require to check-in prior to 07:30 on weekdays and 10:00 on Sundays,' a fast, comfortable and reliable service between Edinburgh, Glasgow and the airport.

The morning bus leaves Edinburgh Waverly Bridge at 03:30 arriving into Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station for pick up at 04:45 and will arrive at the airport at 05:30am.

To buy tickets for this service please click on the above buttons.



The X99/X100 airport express bus service offers passengers, who arrive on late evening flights outwith public transport times, a direct service between the airport, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Passengers are strongly recommended to pre-book tickets, although they can be purchased from the driver on the day of travel subject to availability. To buy tickets for this service please click on the above buttons. Or by telephoning 08712 222 883.

· Tickets are only valid for the X99/X100 service

· The bus timetable will be reviewed and changes may occur in accordance with any changes in the airport flight schedule.


X99 (GLASGOW) fares: X100 (EDINBURGH) fares:£8 single (pre-book online) £14 single (pre-book online)£9 single (standard fare) £17 single (standard fare)

DEPARTS TIME ARRIVES TIMEGlasgow Prestwick Airport - Terminal Exit 4 23:59 Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station 01:00Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station - Stance 6 01:05 Edinburgh Waverley Bridge 01:50Edinburgh Waverley Bridge 03:30 Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station 04:30Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station - Stance 6 04:45 Glasgow Prestwick Airport 05:30

Public Transport

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is served by Stagecoach Western X77 Express Service and operates to/from Glasgow Buchanan Street Station. This is a direct service which stops outside the airport on the A79.

X77 From Glasgow

The service operates

· 0735 - 2330 Monday - Saturday

(via Kilmarnock from 1820 onwards)

· 0905 - 1905 Sunday

· Journey time is 50 minutes

X77 From Airport

The service operates

· 0639 - 2034 Monday - Saturday

· 0810 - 1810 Sunday

· Journey time is 50 minutes

For further information on the X77 Service telephone: Glasgow 0141 552 4961 or Ayr 01292 613 500.

Stagecoach Western run the bus service between the Airport Terminal and Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station from 06:30 - 22:20 for more details click below. Stagecoach website