Glasgow International AirportImportant Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Glasgow International Airport (GLA)

Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA3 2SW

Also known as:

Abbotsinch Airport


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Getting There

  • How do I book airport parking?

    Click here for airport parking or call 0845 050 7080

  • I am being dropped off/picked up at the airport. Is there a drop off point?

    Yes, there is a drop-off/pick-up point located at Glasgow Airport.

  • Which terminal will my flight depart from? Which hall do I use to check in?

    All flights depart from Terminal 1.​
    From 20 October 2020, check in for all outbound flights from Glasgow Airport will take place at Terminal 1.​


  • What time will the check-in desk open?

    The check-in desk will open 3 hours before departure.

  • Is there a separate queue for online check-in?

    No. We ask all customers, with luggage to drop off, to join one queue for our all destination check in.

  • What time will the check-in desk close?

    The check-in desk will close strictly 40 minutes before departure.

Special Assistance

  • Which company will provide me with Special Assistance?

    OCS provide Special Assistance at Glasgow Airport.

  • Does the airport offer a meet and greet service (is someone able to meet me in the car park with Special Assistance)?

    Yes. Details can be found on the Glasgow Airport website. Alternatively you can contact for more assistance.

  • Where do I go if I have booked Special Assistance? Where does my Special Assistance begin?

    The Special Assistance point is located in Terminal 1. Alternatively, you can go directly to check in where assistance can also be arranged.

    For more information, please visit the Glasgow Airport website.

  • Approximate Distances from key locations around the airport

Route Distance (approx.)
Car Park to Check-in 350m
Check-in to Boarding Gates 550m
Arrivals to Immigration 275m
Check-in to Special Assistance Point 150m

At The Airport

  • Can I purchase a fast track ticket through security?

    Yes. This can be purchased from the Glasgow Airport website.

  • What are the opening times for the Sales desk?

    The Sales desk is open between 05:00-22:00.

  • I have lost something in the airport/onboard a aircraft. Which telephone number can I call?

    You can search our lost property database for your item in real-time here, email or call 0330 223 0893.

  • Is there an airport lounge available? If so, how do I make a booking?

    Yes, this can be purchased from the Glasgow Airport Website.

  • Travelling with hand baggage only?

    If travelling with hand baggage only and if you are in possession of your boarding card, you may proceed straight to security (unless your boarding card indicates otherwise). We advise that you arrive at least 90 minutes prior to your flight to allow enough time.

This information was last updated on 11 June 2019.