Flights from London to Glasgow

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London to Glasgow

  • The most popular airline flying from London to Glasgow last month was British Airways
  • Glasgow is served by 2 airports. These are Glasgow International, Glasgow Prestwick.
  • London to Glasgow is 338 miles
  • The average flight time from London to Glasgow is 1h 10min
  • 4 airlines fly direct from London to Glasgow
  • There are 220 flights a week from London to Glasgow
  • £26 was the cheapest return price from London to Glasgow last month

Airlines that fly from London to Glasgow

Three airlines fly from London to Glasgow: Ryanair, Easyjet, and British Airways. British Airways fly from Gatwick and Heathrow, and also from City using the BA CityFlyer. EasyJet fly from Gatwick, Luton and Stansted. Ryanair fly from Stansted. All flights are to Glasgow International Airport, with no flight routes currently operating between London and Glasgow-Prestwick.

Terminal Information - Departing

City: London City only has one terminal. This airport is mostly used by business travellers. There’s free Wi-Fi and a few sandwich shops. City operates a quiet policy: no announcements are made, so keep an eye on the departure boards.

Gatwick: Flights to Glasgow usually leave from the North Terminal. The National Express and easyBus both stop outside. The Gatwick Express comes into the South Terminal. You can take the free inter-terminal shuttle to reach the North Terminal. Gatwick has a good range of shops and restaurants, with plenty of places to unwind before catching your flight.

Heathrow: Flights to Glasgow depart from Terminal 5. This is an extra stop on the Heathrow Express and on the tube, so pay close attention. Lots of high end brands are available in this terminal, from Fortnum & Mason to Harrods.

Luton: There’s only one terminal at Luton Airport. There are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat (including Krispy Kreme, Frankie and Benny’s, and Pret A Manger) as well as a nail bar for that last minute pre-flight manicure.

Stansted: Stansted also only has one terminal with a good range of souvenir shops and a fine range of dining options. James Martin has a restaurant here, but for a real treat visit the champagne bar for a glass of bubbles.

Terminal Information - Arriving

Glasgow Airport also has just one terminal. There’s a taxi rank outside the terminal doors, and a shuttle bus which takes 15 minutes to reach the city centre.

Practical Information

You don’t need a passport to fly to Scotland, just a valid piece of photographic ID (your driving licence, for example). We recommend arriving no later than one hour before your flight is due to depart. It’s wise to allow extra time if you’re travelling through London at rush hour, or if you’re flying to Glasgow during the summer holidays: queues at security are often longer at this time of year.

What to expect in Glasgow

Glasgow is a lot less expensive than London. You will probably be dealing with Scottish banknotes while you’re in the city. Try only to take out small amounts of money at a time so that you don’t have a lot of Scottish notes on you when you return to London. Although it’s legal tender, a lot of places in London are reluctant to accept it.

Glasgow is always a few degrees colder than London. Even if you’re visiting during the height of summer it’s wise to pack a cosy jumper.

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