Travel


By Air
Glasgow Airport is home to around 30 airlines flying to around 90 destinations worldwide. It is around 7 miles from Glasgow. Domestic carriers include British Airways, easyJet, bmi, bmibaby, flybe, Air Southwest and Loganair, which serves the Highlands and Islands. International airlines include Aer Lingus, Air Malta, Continental, Emirates, Icelandair, KLM, US Airways, Pakistan International Airlines, Canadian Affair and Virgin Atlantic.On average, each day there are more than 250 takeoffs of landings at Glasgow International Airport.
For more details, go to www.glasgowairport.com/

Prestwick Airport
Prestwick Airport is 32 miles from Glasgow and is serviced by trains, buses or taxis to Glasgow. It flies to 31 European destinations.
For more details go to www.gpia.co.uk/AirportInfo/default.asp

By Rail
There is a fast intercity rail service which operates from many of the major towns in England, and a sleeper service from London to Glasgow.
London - 4 ½ hours
Newcastle - 3 ½ hours
Birmingham - 4 hours
Manchester - 3 ½ hours
Inverness - 3 ½ hours

  • Great North Eastern Railway (GNER) - provides 8 trains per day to Glasgow from London. This site provides on-line assistance, timetables, route information and details of special promotions.
  • Virgin Trains - provides 7 trains per day from London to Glasgow. This site also offers on-line booking, route maps, travel information and useful details on chosen destinations. You will also find information about on-board services, passenger assistance and business travel.
  • National Rail Enquiries - this site has searchable timetable and useful journey planner. You will also find details on facilities at major UK stations and points of interest in the local area.
  • FirstScotrail - Scotland's Rail Operator - Here you will find details on the West Highland Line, the North Highland Line and Caledonian Sleepers (overnight trains from Scotland to London). You will also find timetables, special ticket offers and other useful travel links.
  • The Trainline - this site is a no-nonsense, direct approach to on-line train travel booking. Use this link to find out times, book tickets and reserve seats from any train operator in the mainland UK.


Visas

Citizens of the EU do not need a visa to enter Britain. If you are from any other country, find out about visa requirements before you travel - ukvisas.gov.uk


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