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Cheap Flights to Glasgow International Airport

With over nine million passengers served per year, Glasgow International Airport (GLA) is easily one of the busiest airports in Scotland and in the United Kingdom. Glasgow Airport serves the city of Glasgow, the country's most populous city. The city attracts millions of tourists per year with their great food, incredible museums, and friendly locals. Tourists also love visiting the West End, a neighbourhood renowned for its upscale boutiques, nightclubs, and restaurants. To find the best deals on flights to Glasgow, enter your home city and travel dates into Skyscanner's flight search tool, using Glasgow International Airport as your destination. You can then see and compare all available flight routes. When you're ready to book, you can do so through Skyscanner with no added fees.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Glasgow

Throughout the year, the temperatures in Glasgow generally range from cool to warm, with the occasional heatwave in the summer and cold snap in the winter. Because of the relatively mild weather, tourists can comfortably visit the city all year. If your travel plans are flexible, consider using Skyscanner's Cheapest Month Search Tool to get the best flight deals to Glasgow.

Though temperatures in Glasgow are usually pleasant, much of the year is overcast. Summer is the sunniest time in the city, but even then, you'll experience far fewer sunshine hours in Glasgow than in most of Canada's big cities. There is also a high chance of rain throughout the year. However, since there are many great indoor tourist attractions in Glasgow, the cloudy, rainy weather should not present much of an issue.

Airlines that Fly to Glasgow International Airport

Dozens of airlines fly to and from Glasgow International Airport, including popular airlines like British Airways, Aer Lingus, and Lufthansa. Multiple low-cost carriers, like EasyJet and Ryanair, also offer flight destinations throughout Europe.

You can fly direct from Canada to Glasgow Airport through Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, and WestJet. All three airlines fly from Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), though some flight routes are only seasonal. Other city options with direct flights include Vancouver and Halifax.

Arriving at the Airport

Glasgow International Airport consists of one passenger terminal subdivided into three "piers": the West Pier, the Central Pier, and the East Pier. The West Pier is mostly used for long-haul international flights, and the East Pier is mostly used by low-cost carriers. Domestic and short international flight routes usually fly into the Central Pier.

GLA is located about 16 km from central Glasgow or about 40 minutes by car. As the airport is just minutes from Scotland's main motorway, the M8, the drive into the city is very straightforward. Many tourists choose to rent a car for that very reason. Glasgow car rental service counters are located at arrivals. Outside of the terminal, there are taxi ranks operated by Glasgow Airport Taxis. Public transportation busses also pick up right outside of the passenger terminal and drop off at multiple spots throughout the city.

Glasgow International Airport Facilities

Hungry after a long flight? Passengers arriving at GLA can choose from the wide variety of snacks and refreshments available at the Tesco Express supermarket, open 24 hours a day. There are also other small coffee shops and quick-service food options available. If you need Euros, you can place an order online at the official Glasgow Airport website and pick up your currency at the Travelex online collection location upon arrival. There are also many ATMs throughout the terminal. Free Wi-Fi is also available for a maximum of one hour, perfect for quickly checking your messages before heading to one of Glasgow's best hotels.

What to See and Do in Glasgow

Glasgow is one of the most influential cities in Scotland in terms of arts and culture. As such, places like the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum are key spots for tourists to visit. The gallery exhibits everything from paintings and sculptures to full art installations. Other exhibits focus on subjects like history and technology. Best of all, the museum is completely free to explore. The Glasgow Science Centre is another popular tourist spot in the city. It features hundreds of interactive exhibits, a Planetarium, and an IMAX theatre. Though primarily designed for children, adults will also have a great time learning and touring the Centre's many exhibits.

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