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When is the best time to fly to Glasgow?

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61 - 107 GBP
Temperature
4 - 17 °C
Precipitation
4 - 7 mm

As the saying goes with Glasgow, “4 seasons in one day, tells you what to expect weather-wise in this area of Scotland. Weather is often favourable, but can quickly go from rain and clouds to bright and sunny. When looking for the best time to travel to Glasgow, spring offers plenty of festivals, art, and comedy shows. March and April host the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. Summer brings out the jazz festivals and piping, while fall features red leaves and the Glasgay! Festival. Temperatures in the summer average 20 degrees Celsius, while winter months see 5 degrees Celsius and snow. Spring and fall temperatures range from 8 – 15 degrees Celsius, but there is also a lot of rain.


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Icelandair
Icelandair
IAD
19 Feb
Washington Dulles Intl airport
9h 05m
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GLA
Glasgow Intl airport
Icelandair
GLA
04 Mar
Glasgow Intl airport
11h 05m
1 Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl airport
333 GBP
Finnair
Finnair
IAD
12 Feb
Washington Dulles Intl airport
11h 00m
1 Stop
GLA
Glasgow Intl airport
Finnair
GLA
18 Feb
Glasgow Intl airport
31h 05m
1 Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl airport
353 GBP
British Airways
British Airways
IAD
25 Feb
Washington Dulles Intl airport
10h 55m
1 Stop
GLA
Glasgow Intl airport
British Airways
GLA
06 Mar
Glasgow Intl airport
12h 30m
1 Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl airport
353 GBP

Which airlines fly to Glasgow?

Direct domestic flights are offered by British Airways, easyJet, Citywing, Flybe, Ryanair, Eastern Airways, Jet2, and Wizz Air.


How to get from the airport to Glasgow city centre?

Below you will find all the airports in Glasgow along with the distance from the city centre
Glasgow Intl
7 mi from city centre
Glasgow Prestwick
28 mi from city centre

Glasgow Airport (GLA)

Bus

Several buses go from Glasgow Airport to city centre via Buchanan Street. For a direct ride, take Airport Express Service 500. This bus operates 24 hours a day from Stance 1. The fare is £7.50 GBP per person, and the bus departs every 10 minutes.

Train

The nearest train station is at Paisley Gilmour Street. You will need to take Bus McGill 757 to the train station. UK visitors can purchase a BritRail Central Scotland Pass for £40 GBP for adults and is valid for 3 days or a single ride will cost you £3.50 GBP.

Walk

Walking from Glasgow Airport is best done through the footpath network. Download the app from WalkIt.com, and you will find the path to city centre.

Taxi

Taxis are in front of the main terminal 24 hours a day. Only an official Glasgow Airport Taxi can pick up passengers at terminal doors. Taxi fares cost approximately £32 GBP to city centre.


How to get around in Glasgow?

Walking

Glasgow is big on walking; therefore, you will see signs and walking paths throughout the city. Use the Glasgow Walking app developed by the city for historic routes and hidden paths.

Subway

The subway runs from the city centre to the western end of the city. It runs every 5 minutes during peak travel times and takes 24 minutes to circle the city centre. Tickets start at approximately £1.40 GBP per trip. You can purchase a Smartcard for the subway which offers better rates.

Train

The ScotRail has 110 stations and travels from Glasgow Central Station to Glasgow Queen Street Station. It mainly operates in Northern Scotland and Edinburgh, and the fares vary depending on where you are travelling in the country.

Taxi

Taxis are easy to use, and the drivers are friendly. Look for the black cabs with “Glasgow Taxis on them. You can flag one on the street or book a taxi ahead of time. The normal tariff starts at approximately £3 GBP.

Sightseeing Bus

The City Sightseeing bus is an open-top tour bus of the downtown area. It has 21 stops running every 10 minutes during the summer and every 15 minutes in autumn. It is a hop-on-hop-off service and tickets are purchased in 1 or 2-day passes for approximately £13 – £15 GBP for adults and £7 – £8 GBP for children.

Bike

Nextbike Glasgow offers 400 bikes for hire in 43 different locations scattered throughout the city centre. Rental rates start at £1 GBP per 30 minutes and £1 GBP for every additional 30 minutes. If you rent for 5 – 24 hours, you will pay £10 GBP.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Glasgow?

No visa is required for domestic travel within UK. For foreign nationals, please check the Government of UK visas and immigration website.


Quick facts about Glasgow

Time, currency, and the basics — see the local time and get an idea of how much money you will spend on the basics in Glasgow
Local time
Currency
British Pound
Beer
Pint of beer
1.84 GBP
Food
Inexpensive restaurant
12 GBP
Public transport
One-way ticket
2.35 GBP

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Additional info and tips about visiting Glasgow

Things to do and Places of Interest in Glasgow

There is tons to see and do in Glasgow, so you might feel overwhelmed trying to fit it all into a single day. First, start with the historic buildings, such as the local museums and art galleries. Then tour the City Chambers and the majestic Glasgow Cathedral. If you are a football fan, visit the Hampden Experience for a behind-the-scenes look. Also, the Willow Tea Rooms, the Lighthouse, and the House for an Art Lover are fun places to visit. The Hard Rock Café is always lively and a great place to catch dinner. The Glasgow Science Centre is fun for children, while the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery offer breathtaking exhibitions. If you are a fan of whiskey, hop over to the Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery and the Glengoyne Distillery.

Tips and Tricks for Visiting Glasgow

Weather

Be prepared for all types of weather during your visit. Bring a set of clothing for every season, and make sure you have an umbrella for the unexpected rainstorm.

The Food

A Scottish meal is delicious and something you must experience. Everything from haggis to tatties and neeps is traditional Scottish fare that tourists must try. Also visit the local tea houses for traditional afternoon tea served in style.

Vehicles in City Centre

Glasgow promotes walking and cycling over driving. Therefore, the city centre is mostly closed off to vehicles. If you want to explore most of the city, but do not want to walk, rent a bike.

The Scottish Midge

You will notice small flying insects which are known as the Highland or Scottish Midge. They are persistent, like mosquitoes, and found in swarms and damp conditions. Buy a repellent from a local pharmacy so that they do not have the opportunity to bother you.