Istanbul is where continents collide. Fly from Birmingham Airport.
Scotland’s culture capital is a buzzing, friendly city blending sophistication and unique Celtic charm.
Approximate flight time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Airlines that fly direct: easyJet
No. of Airports in Glasgow: Glasgow International, Glasgow Prestwick
Seasons: High = July - August; Low = November - February
Currency: GBP (£)
Departing from Birmingham Airport
With an extensive selection of restaurants, shops and all the facilities you need, Birmingham Airport is a great choice for anyone flying to Scotland.
You’ll find some fantastic cafés, bars and restaurants in our terminal where you can feast on a variety of cuisines before you fly. Sit down an enjoy an all-day brunch from Giraffe or burger from Factory Bar and Kitchen. For a quick bite to eat and a coffee, Pret a Manger has a selection of pastries and baguettes freshly prepared from well-sourced ingredients. If you fancy a drink before you fly, make sure you visit Wetherspoon.
Getting to Birmingham Airport is easy whatever mode of transport you use. Taxis can drop you right outside the terminal and, if you prefer to take public transport, you will find bus services running directly to the airport or to Birmingham International train station. There is a free Air-Rail link from the train station that takes you straight to the terminal in minutes.
Convenient and fast, Travelex’s ATM machines are operational 24/7and accept most major cards.
The airport is very easy to get to whichever way you want to travel. If you’re driving to the airport, you’ll find several car parks, which are all easily accessible from the terminal by foot or via the courtesy shuttle bus. Book a car park space online in advance and save up to 70% off.
To find out about our other services, head to our terminal facilities page.
Average temperature in Glasgow
Arriving at Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Airport has only one terminal and is located approximately 8 miles from Glasgow city centre. You’ll find a taxi rank right outside the terminal doors. Or if you’d prefer to save money and take public transport, you can catch the shuttle bus. You can even catch the train to Glasgow Airport. The nearest station is Paisley Gilmour Street - just over one mile from the terminal. From here, you can take the McGill's 757 bus service.
Pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.
What to expect in Glasgow
With internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a diverse array of restaurants and bars, Scotland’s biggest city has evolved to become one of Britain’s most intriguing metropolises.
The main language spoken in Glasgow is English, albeit with a Scottish accent. Scots and Scottish Gaelic are the other languages that are spoken by the population.
Scotland is renowned for its often-underwhelming weather. The summers are cool and partly cloudy, and the winters are long, cool and windy.
Culture in Glasgow
Kilts and bagpipes may spring to mind when you think about Scottish culture, but Glasgow has earned its cultural prowess all on its own. Since it was named a European Capital of Culture by the European Union in 1990, it has continued to take pride in its cultural offerings and has continued winning cultural awards over the years. Brimming with exceptional museums and galleries, and named as a UNESCO City of Music, there’s plenty to explore in Scotland’s largest city.