Glasgow International Airport is the 2nd busiest airport in Scotland with over 7 million passengers per year on average. This makes it the 8th busiest airport in the UK. If you have car hire at Glasgow Airport the city is an easy 13 km drive away via the M8 motorway.
Glasgow Airport has one main terminal building with 3 piers. West is for international flights, Central for domestic flights and East for budget flights and flights to Ireland and the Scottish Islands. There are facilities for phone charging and there are internet desks and Wi-Fi access, if you wish to surf the net whilst you wait. Executive lounges are available for a fee, including the Skylounge which has a separate business or holiday wing, suited for all passenger requirements. For all your money services there are 2 currency exchange offices and ATMs are located around the terminal building. There are airport information desks for all your enquiries and a tourist information office, to help you make the most out of your stay in the city. There are 12 places to eat at, when you get hungry including the Drum and Monkey for pub style food or the Deli Kitchen Cafe for sandwiches and snacks. Fresh Food Central has open kitchens and a variety of flavours and if you want to see views of the runway whilst you eat, head for the American Frankie and Benny’s. There are 22 stores to keep you busy including WHSmith, Boots and Dorothy Perkins.
Glasgow is the busiest city in Scotland and a city of great architecture, design and culture. It has Victorian and Edwardian architecture, mostly found in the Merchant City with the Tron Theatre, the Tollbooth and Gothic Glasgow Cathedral. In George Square, you will find incredible statues and the grand clock tower of the City Chambers. For shopping, head for Argyle Street and for more upscale shops, go to Ingram Street. To experience a little culture visit the Gallery of Modern Art and the Kellingrove Art Gallery and Museum. See the unique Clyde Auditorium and see Charles Rennie Macintosh’s finest designs at the Glasgow School of Art and the Willow Tea Rooms. Explore the beautiful west of Scotland with your car hire in Glasgow and visit picturesque Loch Lomond and Fort William. Hunt for the legendary ‘Nessie’ at Loch Ness and visit the cities of Edinburgh and Inverness too.