Glasgow International Airport (GLA)
Driving Directions / Travel by Car

(Glasgow, Scotland)

Situated south of the Clyde River and right near the M8 motorway, Glasgow Airport (GLA) has access provided by Junction 28. The drive to Glasgow city centre takes about 20 minutes from the airport, while nearby Paisley is only a few minutes away.

Glasgow Airport is also close to Renfrew, which is located to the north-east, while the Hillington Industrial Estate and Braehead lie to the east, and Abbotsinch to the south. Prominent roads nearby include Barnsford Road on the western perimeter, and both Paisley Road (A471) and Sandy Road on the eastern outskirts. To the north, Greenock Road (A8) runs in an east-west direction and links Barnsford Road and Inchinnan Road.

Directions to Glasgow Airport (GLA) from the north:

  • The M8 comes in from the north
  • Exit at Junction 28 and follow the signs to the airport

Directions to Glasgow Airport (GLA) from the south:

  • Head north along the M77 for Glasgow
  • Merge with the M8 west before you reach Glasgow city
  • Continue west and exit at Junction 28 for the airport

Directions to Glasgow Airport (GLA) from the east:

  • The M8 approaches from the east and Edinburgh
  • Bypass Glasgow and continue west for the airport, exiting at Junction 28

Directions to Glasgow Airport (GLA) from the west:

  • The A737 approaches Glasgow from the west and joins the M8 at Junction 29
  • Continue along the M8 east and exit at Junction 28 for the terminal buildings

The M8 motorway can become extremely busy around morning and evening rush hours, as can the M77 and the A737. Allow extra time when travelling to Glasgow Airport during the mornings and evenings around 08:00 and 18:00.

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