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Arriving In Glasgow

Two airports serve Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city: Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick International Airport. Both airports feature Wi-Fi connectivity. Glasgow International Airport, located about 8 miles west of Glasgow center, is Glasgow’s principal airport. Many of the low-cost carriers offering cheap flights to Glasgow land at this airport. The Glasgow Shuttle regularly departs from the terminal building to the center of the city, dropping passengers off at the main railway stations. Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, which is 31 miles southwest of Glasgow, also accepts cheap flights to Glasgow. The airport is home to its own railway station and it is from here that two trains per hour reach the center of Glasgow.

Getting Around Glasgow

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is responsible for Glasgow’s local public transport network. Glasgow's underground metro system, known as the Subway, runs around Glasgow city center and several of the inner suburbs. Suburban trains run from the Central and Queen Street stations. They reach the suburbs and the surrounding towns. First Glasgow operates the main bus service within the city boundary. Buses run every ten minutes on the main routes throughout the day. Arriva and Stagecoach Scotland operate buses within the city. Glasgow Taxis offer an easy way for tourists on Glasgow flights to get around.

Attractions in Glasgow

Tourists on Glasgow flights may wish to visit the Glasgow Science Center during their stay in the city. The center is particularly popular with children. The Gallery of Modern Art is a popular museum housing a wide range of paintings and sculptures. Glasgow is home to a variety of theatrical venues. Tourists may wish to catch a concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall or the Theatre Royal. Glasgow also has a large number of parks, including Kelvingrove Park, home to the Art Gallery and Museum. Other notable parks include Victoria Park and Queen’s Park.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife in Glasgow

Tourists who have saved money by purchasing cheap flights to Glasgow will enjoy a trip to the Buchanan Galleries, a large city center shopping mall. The mall features well-known British high street shops. Second-hand goods can be found at De Courcy’s Arcade. Tourists who have purchased airfare to Glasgow should not miss out on the excellent cuisine served up at The Red Onion. Delicious Chinese food can be found at China Sea Restaurant, situated in the heart of the city center. In the evening, tourists who enjoy rock and metal music may wish to visit Twisted Wheel. Alternatively, they can listen to folk and blues music at The Clutha Vaults.

Flight stats for Glasgow - did you know?
  • Glasgow is 6 mi from Glasgow Intl Airport (Glasgow, UK).
  • Glasgow Intl Airport (Glasgow, UK)
    • Right now, 47 airlines operate out of Glasgow Intl Airport.
    • Glasgow Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 93 cities.
    • Every week, at least 1,257 domestic flights and 708 international flights depart from Glasgow Intl Airport.

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