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When is the best time to fly to Glasgow?

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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.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Glasgow?

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Glasgow for £14/person, which is 96% cheaper than the average flight to Glasgow. To find the cheapest price to Glasgow from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Glasgow?

On average, the least expensive day to fly to Glasgow from United Kingdom is on a Tuesday. momondo users have found tickets for Tuesday departures for as low as £77. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Friday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Glasgow on Friday is £109.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Glasgow?

The cheapest time of day to fly to Glasgow is in the morning when flights can be purchased for as low as £88. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Glasgow is in the afternoon when prices are around £99.

Is there a good place to hike near Glasgow?

Locals of Glasgow and tourists both agree that Ben Nevis is a great place to go for a hike and to take in the scenery the area has to offer. Hiking in the area is often enjoyed most when the weather begins warming up and the chance for rain is low. Considering this, it would be recommended to fly to Glasgow during May to take advantage of the warmer weather and go for a hike. Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Glasgow for May, June, and July, when they can visit Glasgow Green and enjoy all that the park has to offer.

Is there an alternative airport near Glasgow?

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Glasgow is possible. If you are planning a flight to Glasgow, consider booking flights to Glasgow Prestwick Airport (28 mi from Glasgow city centre), Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport (35 mi from Glasgow city centre), Dundee Airport (63 mi from Glasgow city centre), Campbeltown Machrihanish Airport (63 mi from Glasgow city centre) or Isle of Islay Glenegedale Airport (79 mi from Glasgow city centre).

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Glasgow?

The cheapest airport near Glasgow is typically Campbeltown Machrihanish Airport, with an average price of £150/person. These prices vary based on where travellers are coming from. It is suggested that travellers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.


What are the current travel restrictions for Glasgow?

Currently, United Kingdom travel restrictions include travel to Glasgow. The United Kingdom has not implemented any entry restrictions, but is monitoring direct flights into the country from certain areas. Several airports have suspended certain services, closed terminals, and reduced transportation schedules, so check the details of the specific airport in advance. Additionally, many airlines have grounded their planes. The United Kingdom has announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travelers will be in effect starting on 8 June. Freight workers, medical professionals traveling to help with the fight against coronavirus, and travelers arriving from Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are exempt from the quarantine requirement. If you are planning to travel to Glasgow at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.


Glasgow flight deals found on momondo

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Glasgow Intl
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Glasgow Intl
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easyJet
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Bristol
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Glasgow Intl
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Glasgow Intl
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Bristol
easyJet
27 Oct
BRS
Bristol
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Glasgow Intl
3 Nov
GLA
Glasgow Intl
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Bristol
easyJet
16 Oct
BRS
Bristol
1h 15m
GLA
Glasgow Intl
18 Oct
GLA
Glasgow Intl
1h 10m
BRS
Bristol
easyJet
26 Oct
LTN
London Luton
1h 20m
GLA
Glasgow Intl
2 Nov
GLA
Glasgow Intl
1h 10m
LTN
London Luton
easyJet
31 Oct
BRS
Bristol
1h 15m
GLA
Glasgow Intl
2 Nov
GLA
Glasgow Intl
1h 10m
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Bristol

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Glasgow

If you're looking for one-way flights to Glasgow, view some of our deals below provided by easyJet
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easyJet
19 Nov
BFS
Belfast Intl
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Glasgow Intl
Ryanair
15 Oct
LGW
London Gatwick
13h 15m
1 stop
PIK
Glasgow Prestwick
easyJet
25 Nov
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Bristol
1h 15m
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Glasgow Intl

Which airlines fly to Glasgow?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights 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 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.


Popular routes to Glasgow

Most frequently searched flights to Glasgow along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
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Lyon to Glasgow Flights
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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.


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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.

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