Arriving

Closest airports

Most trainees arrive at Glasgow or Prestwick airport.  

Glasgow International Airport (GLA) (15 – 20 mins from Glasgow city centre)

You will most likely be met by an LC member at the airport, or in the city centre at a location agreed upon beforehand.

The best way to get to the city centre is by the First 500 Shuttle Bus. Other options can be found on Glasgow Airport’s website. A taxi is about £20.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) (50 mins from Glasgow)

We will meet you at Glasgow Central Station

Glasgow Prestwick Airport has its own train station with a regular train service to Glasgow Central (if you arrive after 11pm you may have to take a bus – see http://www.glasgowprestwick.com/to-and-from-prestwick/).

Show your flight ticket to the conductor to get a 50% discount on your ticket!

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) (1 hour from Glasgow)

We will meet you at the Buchanan Bus Station

The fastest and easiest way to find your way to Glasgow from this airport is via the CitylinkAir bus, leaving every 30 minutes and taking you directly to the city centre. Tickets can be bought from the coach driver or online at Citylink’s website.

Other Airports

  • Manchester Airport (MAN) (3.5 hours from Glasgow by train)
  • Birmingham International (BHX) (4.5 hours from Glasgow by train)
  • London Airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City) (6+ hours)

If you plan to arrive at one of these airports we are unable to meet you at the airport. However we can help you plan your connection and meet you in Glasgow! If this is the case, get in touch with us at info@iaesteglasgow.co.uk.

Once safely in Glasgow we will take you to your accommodation.