Flights from Glasgow to Orlando

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Glasgow to Orlando

  • 4 airlines fly direct from Glasgow to Orlando
  • £270 was the cheapest return price from Glasgow to Orlando last month
  • The average flight time from Glasgow to Orlando is 8h 40min
  • The most popular airline flying from Glasgow to Orlando last month was Thomas Cook Airlines
  • There are 9 flights a week from Glasgow to Orlando
  • Glasgow to Orlando is 4,109 miles
  • Orlando is served by 2 airports. These are Orlando International, Orlando Sanford.

Flights from Glasgow to Orlando

This information is correct as of October 2015

Airlines that fly from Glasgow to Orlando

Thomas Cook Airlines and Virgin Atlantic provide direct flights from Glasgow International Airport to Orlando International Airport.

Iberia, British Airways, Aer Lingus and United provide flights with one connection from Glasgow International Airport to Orlando International Airport. Iberia and British Airways stop at London Gatwick, Aer Lingus stop at Dublin Airport and United stop at New York Newark Airport.

Terminal Information

Glasgow International Airport

There are two check-in areas at Glasgow International Airport, one in the main building and one in Terminal 2, a small terminal attached to the main terminal by a walkway. Thomson Cook Airlines check-in is located in Terminal 2. Check-in for Virgin Atlantic, Iberia, British Airways, Aer Lingus and United is located in Terminal 1. All flights depart from the main terminal and all airlines use the same departures lounge.

Free Wi-Fi is available at the airport for the first 30 minutes and is then charged at a rate of £3* per hour. Other facilities in the departures lounge include a Travelex currency exchange and a great range of shopping options. For last minute holiday essentials there’s Dixons Travel, Boots and WHSmith and, for something special, there’s also Swarovski, Accessorize or Victoria’s Secret. The airport also offers a free Shop & Collect service where passengers can leave heavy or bulky purchases at the airport for collection upon their return.

For food, there are both fast food outlets including Eat and Starbucks, and more leisurely options such as Frankie & Benny’s, Caledonia Bar & Restaurant and a Wetherspoon pub. 

Orlando International Airport

Orlando International Airport is six miles southeast of Orlando city. The airport is divided into Terminal A and Terminal B. After baggage claim, both terminals lead into the same arrivals hall.

The journey from baggage claim and customs to the arrivals hall is made via one minute shuttle train. As you leave the customs area, you have the option to leave your baggage which will then be transferred to the arrivals hall for you, meaning you don’t have to carry it on board the train.

In the arrivals hall, you’ll find a range of food and drink outlets in the food court, a currency exchange and some shops too. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the airport building.

The airport offers a range of ground transportation options. Whether you’re travelling to Orlando city centre or to one of the area’s resorts, there are buses and taxis available from outside both sides of the airport. Car hire is also available, with desks located on level 1 of the arrivals hall.

Practical Information

British nationals do not need a visa if they are visiting the US as a tourist for up to 90 days. This is because the US has a Visa Waiver Programme in place.

However, if you are travelling without a visa, you will need to register your journey with the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) at least 72 hours before your flight leaves the UK. Registration can be done online on the official website and will require information about your flights and where you’ll be staying when you reach the US. An ESTA costs $14* per person.

What to Expect in Orlando

Orlando is generally much hotter than Glasgow. The city’s climate is hot and humid with temperatures reaching up to 35°c during the summer and rarely falling below 10°c in the winter. High temperatures in summer months are often accompanied by storms and heavy but short-lived rainfall.

Prices in Orlando are on average cheaper than in Glasgow, particularly if you’re a tourist. Visitors will be able to find a mid-range three course meal for around $50.00, a bottle of beer for $4.00* and a one-way ticket on public transport for $2.00*. However, you are likely to find supermarket prices more expensive.

The UK is five hours ahead of Orlando.

*Prices subject to change


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