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Flights from Glasgow to London

If you’re looking for cheap flights from Glasgow to London, you’re on the right page. To find low fares use the search bar, or if you want some practical information about your trip, we’ve got that covered too… 


Glasgow Airport 

Glasgow Airport is easy to get to by car, train, or bus. The airport has direct motorway access and is well signposted, and there is long-stay, short-stay, and fast-track parking available. 

If you’re using public transport to get to the airport for your Glasgow to London flights, you can get the train as far as Paisley Gilmour Street, just a mile from the airport terminal. From here, take the 757 bus. For a direct connection to the airport, take the Glasgow Airport Express service from Queen Street in the city centre, as well as Glasgow Central train station. 

Buses all stop directly outside the terminal -  you won’t have to lug your suitcases too far if this is your transportation of choice.


Once you’ve checked in:

Once you’ve checked in for your flights from Glasgow to London, checked any baggage and passed through security, you’ll find Glasgow Airport is a nice little place to relax and grab a bite to eat before you board your cheap flights to London from Glasgow. Whether that means a nutritious Scottish meal from Scotland & Sea restaurant, or an entire selection box from Krispy Kreme… well, that’s up to you.

Wifi is available for you in the departures lounge while you wait for your flights to London from Glasgow – all passengers are entitled to one hour of free high-speed internet access, so whether you booked Glasgow to London cheap flights for business or pleasure, you can stay connected! 


What to expect on arrival in London:  

When your Glasgow to London flights land, you still have a little way to go before you get to the bright lights and busy streets of London. The quickest and most efficient transfer available is the Stansted Express, a train service that leaves right from the airport and will have you in Liverpool Street Station in London’s city centre within 45-50 minutes. If you’re looking for a more budget friendly option, the National Express coach service can get you into the city centre for just a few pounds. Car hire is not so practical if you intend to stay in the city, but it’s a good way to get around if you like your freedom and privacy! 

Once you get there? Well there are a few absolute must-sees in London that you should definitely tick off your checklist. Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, the Shard… 

But the heart and soul of London isn’t found in its big, famous landmarks but in its bustling streets, in the multiple distinct neighbourhoods that together make up this huge capital city. Do a little research on these neighbourhoods when you’re booking your flights from Glasgow to London, and try to find accommodation in one that appeals to you the most. 


Five Fun Facts about London: 

  • London is a very culturally diverse place, something that adds to its vibe; over 300 different languages are spoken in the city. 
  • If you had plans to die in the Palace of Westminster we advise against it. It is actually illegal to die there. 
  • Suits of armour are banned from the Houses of Parliament, so please do not wear yours on the morning of your visit. 
  • Over  half of the entire London Underground network is actually above ground. 
  • The communist Manifesto was drafted by Karl Marx in a room above the Red Lion pub in Soho


Fly Glasgow to London: Practical Information

Because it’s just over 550km from Glasgow to London, cheap flights might not seem like the most efficient way to get there, but rail can be expensive and will take a lot longer, so flights have become more and more popular.

Most retailers will accept bank cards, but we recommend withdrawing English banknotes when you get to London – you never know when you might need cash.

London is your oyster, and to see it best you should get a visitor Oyster card, which you can top up and use to pay reduced fares on bus and tube services. Book this online when booking your flights from Edinburgh to London, and it will be delivered to your door – just don’t forget to take it with you!