Cheap Flights to Glasgow

Glasgow overview

When is the best time to fly to Glasgow?

Peak Season:

The busiest period to book flights to Glasgow is between April and September; however July and August are the most expensive months to purchase your flights tickets. Make sure you book your flights to Glasgow well in advance if you want to visit during the peak of Summer.

In October there is the Great Scottish Run, where tens of thousands of people take on the 10k or half marathon challenge. It is wise to book your flights to Glasgow earlier to save money during the week surrounding the challenge.

Off Season:

Glasgow is a beautiful place to visit during the spring, and if you’re not too bothered by wet weather you can experience the start of flowers beginning to blossom and find cheap flights to Glasgow. Along with good value flight tickets, you’ll also find cheaper accommodation in the spring time and later August.

The peak of Winter can be very cold and wet, with almost all attractions closed or un-enjoyable due to the weather. If you want a quiet weekend away then the winter can be great, and if you don’t mind venturing a little bit, Scotland does offer Winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding.

When is the best time to book a flight to Glasgow?

Glasgow is most popular from late spring until late autumn, so to find the cheapest flights to Glasgow make sure you book as early as you can. You’ll find cheaper accommodation during the spring time though and cheap flight tickets are readily available. The winter period offers the cheapest flights to Glasgow although avoid this time of year if you don’t like being cold or limited on activities.

If you can be flexible with when you travel, you’ll find some absolute bargains during the peak months so search around for the best deals on your flight tickets and see if any events are taking place during your trip.

How long is the flight to Glasgow?

Flights from London to Glasgow - 1 hour 20 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Glasgow - 1 hour 05 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow - 1 hour 15 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Glasgow?

Ryanair, easyJet and British Airways are the three major airlines that operate cheap flights to Glasgow. easyJet and Ryanair will most likely be the cheapest option, however make sure to check the cost for checked in baggage (if you need to take it) as Ryanair can be notorious with their fees over the summer. British Airways, although usually more expensive, do offer complimentary snacks and beverages throughout all of their flights, so you might find they offer great value for money on your flight tickets.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

You can easily find your way from the airport to the city center after your flights to Glasgow, with several different options to choose from. One of the easiest is the Glasgow Shuttle, which goes to and from the airport and the city center throughout the day. You can also jump on the bus to go to one of a few different train stops, in case you want to catch the train to different parts of Scotland.

For those of you who are healthy and enjoy exercise, there are a couple of routes connected to the airport that allow for hiking or cycling, which might be a fun way to get to the city if you have little luggage. Of course you could grab a taxi directly from the arrivals Terminal, although this won’t be cheap, you can split the fare with friends if you’re not travelling alone.

Glasgow insider information

Take a look at this beer guide to make sure you’re in the know for your visit to Scotland.

If after visiting Glasgow you decide you’d love a bit of camping, make sure to visit at least one of these amazing areas to camp within Scotland!

Did you know Scotland is renowned for April’s Fools Day? Take a look at this post just in case you’re in Glasgow on this infamous day.

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Airports for Glasgow

How much do things cost in Glasgow?

Markets
Bottle of wine
R 108.54
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 150.15
Large bottle of water
R 16.16
Restaurants
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
R 16.19
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
R 19.84
Cheap meal
R 217.08
Transport
1 hour taxi waiting fee
R 312.06
Taxi - fixed fee
R 50.65
1 km taxi journey
R 18.69
Petrol (1 litre)
R 19.84
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1118.30
Pair of jeans
R 1112.54
How much does a beer cost in Glasgow?
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 24
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 54
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 24
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 54

More information about Glasgow

  • Nightlife in Glasgow is buzzing: there are plenty of vibrant bars and clubs in the West End and the city centre.
  • Glasgow is perfect for shoppers; the Buchanan Galleries and Princes Square are amongst the city’s best locations.
  • Explore Glasgow’s museums and art galleries, and realize the importance that culture plays in Glaswegian life.
  • Glasgow Science Centre offers a great day out for all the family, with lots of interactive exhibitions on display.
  • Depending when you’re in the city, visit the Glasgow Film Festival (February) or the city’s Art Festival (April).
  • Book direct flights to Glasgow now to experience the wealth of culture the city has to offer.
  • Take the opportunity to watch a show or two at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal, Tron Theatre, or Citizens’ Theatre.
  • Enjoy the medieval style of Glasgow Cathedral, the only one in mainland Scotland to survive the Reformation.
  • Save money by searching the links above for some fantastic deals on last minute flights to Glasgow.
  • As the largest city in Scotland, Glasgow is a great place for a city break.

International departures to Glasgow

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