When looking for Glasgow flights you will notice that there are two airports listed for the city: Glasgow Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. This can be confusing as travellers are left wondering which one to choose for the most affordable flights to Glasgow. Well, both airports offer affordable flight options. Which one you will be using is dependent on where you are travelling from. If you are departing from Canada then you will be using the services and facilities of Glasgow Airport. If you make your way to Glasgow by way of another European city like Barcelona, Paris or Warsaw you will find yourself in the Glasgow Prestwick Airport.
The Glasgow Airport is situated approximately 13 kms west of the Glasgow city centre, and a mere 2 minutes from the town of Paisley. As mentioned, this is the airport you would use when arriving from Canada or any other International destination. The Glasgow Airport is served by both scheduled and charter air carriers. Routinely charter air carriers provide the most affordable flight options, but they require flexibility in your travel schedule. Charter air carriers do not fly year-round, but rather seasonally (April/May to September/October) and only depart once a week. Typically charter flights are direct to Glasgow. Scheduled air carriers do have year-round service to Scotland’s largest city. They also offer near daily service, especially during the summer months. A downfall of scheduled flights is they are not direct. Scheduled air carriers have flights that connect through another city, such as London or Paris, depending on the airline you are travelling with. When travelling to Glasgow it is best to compare the charter and scheduled air carriers for the best possible price. Our travel experts will be able to do this, and to keep you informed of any possible seat sales, which can assist in keeping travel costs low.
Glasgow Airport is well-connected to the city centre through regularly scheduled bus service and taxi hire. The nearby town of Paisley has a direct rail link with Glasgow, and can be easily reached from the airport via bus or taxi.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is further from the city centre, approximately 52 kms. It is served by regional low-cost air carriers such as Ryanair. This is the airport you will most likely use if you arrive into Glasgow from another European city or travel from Glasgow to another locale in Europe. The airport is fortunate to be the only airport in Scotland to have its own rail station, making it very accessible from Glasgow or anywhere else in the country. Ask our travel experts about flights with regional low-cost carriers as an add-on to your Scotland holiday.
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