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Looking for cheap flights from London to Glasgow? You’ll find plenty of options here. But before you jet off to Glasgow, here’s some essential reading: 


Getting to London Stansted Airport 

Public and private transport services connect central London to Stansted airport. The Stansted Express is the quickest way to get to Stansted Airport if you’re travelling from the centre of London and want to be on time for your London to Glasgow flights. Meanwhile, National Express coaches will drop you directly to the terminal door. 

If you’re driving, you’ll find a range of car parking options available at the airport – for the best value, book online before you travel.


Stansted Airport Overview 

London Stansted Airport (STN) is one of the UK's busiest airports and one of the fastest growing airports in Europe. If you’ve booked Ryanair flights to Glasgow from London and you’re checking in a bag, you’ll need to drop it off at one of the Ryanair desks located in the main departures lounge. Once you’ve checked-in and passed through security, there are lots of shops, restaurants and bars where you can pass the time as you wait to board your London to Glasgow flights. 

The flight time for flights from London to Glasgow is approximately 1 hour 25 minutes. 


Glasgow Airport Overview

Glasgow airport has two terminals, with shops and restaurants located in both arrivals and departures. 

The airport offers free wifi, you’ll have no problem connecting with friends, family and colleagues when you land from your London to Glasgow cheap flights.


Getting from Glasgow airport to Glasgow

Glasgow Airport is located around 13km to the west of Glasgow city centre.  On arrival, you’ll find plenty of options in terms of transport to the city centre. Buses connect passengers to the closest train station, Paisley Gilmour Street station, which links the airport directly to central Glasgow, Clyde Coast and Ayr. 

If driving, you’ll find Glasgow airport is the only airport in Scotland with direct motorway access, which makes driving an attractive option. 

Shuttle Bus service 500 also links the airport to the city centre. 


Glasgow Overview

Glasgow is a young, lively city, filled with stylish stores, innovative restaurants and excellent museums.  Then there’s the architecture – in recent years, the city has undergone something of a renaissance, you don’t have to wander very far to appreciate beautiful buildings designed by the likes of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Zaha Hadid.  

If you’re just visiting for just a few days, be sure to include Glasgow Cathedral (and its hauntingly beautiful cemetery), Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, The Mackintosh House and Drygate Brewery on your must-see list. 

Instagram at the ready too for the spectacular street art which you’re sure to stumble upon as you wander around the city.

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5 Fun Facts about Glasgow

  • The name ‘Glasgow’ comes from the Gaelic phrase meaning ‘green valley’ or ‘dear green place’
  • Glasgow’s underground train system is known as ‘the clockwork orange’ due to the colour of the trains 
  • The Mitchell Library in Glasgow is the largest public reference library in Europe.
  • The first ever international football game was held in Glasgow (England vs Scotland)
  • The first ever TV images were broadcast in Glasgow


London to Glasgow Flights – Practical Information 

Fly London to Glasgow in spring and summer to make the most of longer days and milder weather.  Over the summer months the city comes to life with outdoor festivals in abundance.  

You’ll find an excellent range of accommodation in Glasgow from apartments and boutique hotels to well-loved chains on Ryanair Rooms.

Glasgow is the perfect launchpad from which to hit the open road – the Scottish Highlands are the perfect road-trip. Planning to hire a car? You’ll find car rental desks are located in the arrivals terminal – if you’ve booked your car hire online with Ryanair Car Hire, be sure to print your confirmation email and have it ready to show the agent at the desk.