Glasgow Airport (GLA)
Flights from Australia to Glasgow will disembark at Glasgow International Airport .
Glasgow International Airport (GLA) is located south west of the city centre near the towns of Paisley and Renfrew. The airport was first opened in 1966 and currently handles around six and half million passengers a year.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Glasgow International Airport. Book your Glasgow Airport accommodation.
Getting to Glasgow
There are many airlines that offer flights to Glasgow from Australia that involve a stopover in a third destination. Flights from Sydney via Dubai take around 27 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Melbourne via Dubai take around 24 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Brisbane via Dubai take around 24 hours and 30 minutes depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Dubai take around 21 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Glasgow
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Glasgow from Australia include:
For more information on Glasgow holidays check out our Glasgow travel guide.
Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, is amid a long-term transformation from major maritime and industrial centre to a thriving but unpretentious cultural, design and sports hub. Previously bestowed the titles City of Culture (1990), City of Architecture and Design (1999) and Capital of Sport (2003), Glasgow will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
There are lavish Victorian and Edwardian buildings and civic squares in the city centre, and there's more metropolitan parkland here than in any other British city. If you stand with a map on a street corner, it's an invitation to the friendly locals to help you but keep your ears honed for conversation with them. Glaswegians speak quickly, often with a healthy dose of regional dialect thrown in. Engage a local long enough and you'll hear about the rivalry with Edinburgh and how Glasgow is really where the action is.
Here's a quick must-do list while you're in the city on the River Clyde:
- Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum – it unashamedly but effectively shows life as it has been, and now is, in Glasgow
- See Glasgow Cathedral – a premier example of 15th-century Gothic architecture and the only mainland Scottish cathedral to have survived the Reformation
- Relax on Glasgow Green – founded by Royal Grant in 1450 and now a major open-air venue for concerts
- Listen to a local band – but you'll be spoiled for choice across genre; there are more than 130 gigs per week across Glasgow