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Purple Parking can offer you a range of secure car park options at Glasgow Airport, all located within a 3 mile radius of the airport’s main terminal. Each of these car parks is serviced by a courtesy Park & Ride service running every 3 - 5 minutes, so upon arriving at the car park, all that remains is to load your luggage into the transport bus, sit back and relax.

Glasgow Airport is easily accessible by car and is located 8 miles west of Glasgow city centre. The airport is adjacent to the M8 and is accessed by Junctions 28 and 29.

We're here to meet your parking needs. We provide a secure and efficient service, taking the hassle out of your journey and making your travel easy, all while saving you up to 60%.

Services at Glasgow

PARKSAFE Rated 4 / 5
PARK 'N' FLY Rated 4 / 5
NCP Long Stay - Flex Rated 4 / 5
PARKFAST Rated 4 / 5

Our Glasgow Airport services have been rated 89 out of 100 based on 733 user reviews.

Our services explained

Purple Parking acts as a booking agent for the Park & Ride services (listed below) at Glasgow Airport. As well as constantly reviewing our pricing to make sure you get the best deal, we also carry out stringent checks to ensure that the service provided is of the highest standard.

Our services at Glasgow Airport offer great value for money and make travelling easier. We’re an established company with on-the-ground experts, so you know you’re in safe hands with whichever parking option you decide is best for you.

Park & Ride

Parksafe, Park ‘N’ Fly, and Flying Scot all have secure car parks which are located about 3 miles from the airport. Swift Park and Direct Parking's secure car parks are situated just 1½ miles from the airport. Simply drive yourself to your chosen car park, check in, load your luggage on to the courtesy transfer bus, then sit back and relax whilst you are driven the short distance to the airport terminal. On your return, the courtesy bus will take you straight back to the car park and your car, which will be ready for you to collect.

Terminal Layout

Glasgow Airport is home to two terminals. The main terminal is large and well equipped, spread across 3 floors. International and domestic departures are located on the first floor. Glasgow’s Terminal 2 (T2) was built in 2004 to accommodate increasing passenger demand and is linked to the main terminal building by a walkway. Most carriers operate from the main terminal except for Air Transat,, Ryanair, Thomas Cook (Long Haul) and Thomas Cook (short/medium haul) which all operate from T2. For full details on which carriers operate from each terminal, as well as appropriate check-in times for each airline, please refer to the Glasgow Airport check-in drop down menu.

Do make sure to check which terminal you require well in advance of your travel to ensure optimum peace of mind. However, should things not go to plan, there’s no need to worry, the walkway connecting the terminals will quickly get you to where you need to be.

Terminal map

There is currently no map available for Glasgow Airport. However, Glasgow Airport has an Airport Ambassador service. These friendly and helpful members of staff can be found throughout the airport and will be able to answer all your questions. They’re available to help so don’t hesitate to ask.


Check-in/departures is located on the first floor of the main terminal building. Glasgow Airport's website provides a detailed breakdown of check-in location as well as guidelines of what time to check-in, broken down by airline.

Leisure and family facilities

Glasgow Airport offers a number of baby-changing facilities throughout the airport, providing you with access to safe and hygienic baby changing areas. These are located:


  • In the main check-in hall opposite the escalator
  • In the T2 check-in hall
  • To the rear of the food court on the first floor

Airside/After Security:

  • At gates 1-3 and 10-11
  • Beside the Beardmore Bar
  • Beside Tennents Bar
  • Next to the British Airways lounge
  • On the first floor next to Starbucks

Play areas

Glasgow is a really family-friendly airport! There is a soft play area (unsupervised) for young children (2-6 years) located after security to take the stress out of keeping your children entertained while waiting in the departure lounge. Plus, they also have puzzle activity tables next to several seating areas located around the terminal. The soft play area is located airside on the international pier, next to WHSmith. Even better, Glasgow Airport has excellent views of its runway. After security, children (and adults alike) can enjoy plane watching, surveying the runway, taxiway and stands from both the main departure lounge and from the family-friendly restaurants.

Baby milk

It is now possible to take more than the standard 100ml of baby food through security, provided that this is for the sole purpose of your journey. However, you can also stock up on baby foods after security in Boots, who also run a pre-order and collect service. See our Shopping section for more information.

Information desk

Glasgow Airport has an Information hub located on the ground floor at domestic arrivals (opposite WHSmith). Here you can get all your questions answered, from accommodation and public transport queries to general airport information. There is also a free help phone located on the first floor by UK and Ireland departures.


Glasgow Airport has an excellent selection of shops (including Tax Free Duty Free) to satisfy the shopaholic in you. The choice is vast; from luxury brands such as Swarovski to WHSmith bookshop for picking up some holiday reading titles. Glasgow Airport also has a brilliant Shop & Collect service, meaning that you don’t have to lug your shopping on your trip with you. Simply collect it when you land!

Boots has an in-store pharmacy open from 4am-9pm every day of the year, except for Christmas day. You can purchase any last-minute travel essentials in Boots, and for those with children, they also sell nappies, formula milk and wipes. Boots also run a pre-order service, especially useful for those wanting to stock up on milk or baby food after security. Orders must be made directly with Boots via their website and orders should be placed a minimum of 5 days before your scheduled day of departure. For more information on this service, you can refer to the Boots Website or call them on 0141 848 9960.

See the full A-Z of shopping at Glasgow Airport for more information.

Food & drink

Most of the restaurants and bars located at Glasgow Airport are accommodating to families, providing high chairs and children’s menus. Frankie & Benny’s, located after security, even has activity packs for children. They also provide a 15-minute service - in case you want to be assured that you have time to sit down for food before your flight.

You can find the full range of food and drink options available to you at Glasgow Airport, as well as locations and opening times, on the Glasgow Shop & Dine webpage.


Glasgow's Holiday Wing, located in the Sky Lounge is perfect for families wanting to unwind together before their flight. The Sky Lounge offers a range of snacks and drinks (from tea and coffee to beer & wine) as well as more substantial warm food such as porridge or soup. There is free internet access and WiFi, as well as a large selection of newspapers, magazines and business journals.

The Sky Lounge is open from 5am – 8.30pm. You will need to pre-book your reservation. Entry for adults (14 years +) costs £18, children (2 – 13 years) cost £7, while children under two go free.

Business facilities

Business lounge

Within the Sky Lounge there is a dedicated Business Wing to meet all of your business needs. It provides a quiet and comfortable environment where you can get on with your affairs. With Free WiFi, a selection of newspapers, magazines and business journals, as well as drinks and snacks, the Business Wing is the perfect way to get away from the departure lounge crowds. Alcoholic beverages are limited to four per person and children under 12 are not permitted access. Business attire or smart casual dress is advised. Access to the Business Wing is not pre-bookable as it is only available to invited guests from certain airlines.

You can pre-book into the SkyLounge on Glasgow Airport's website.

Meeting rooms

Glasgow Airport has an adjacent Business Centre that offers conference rooms and meeting rooms for hire with modern and professional facilities. For further information on this service you should contact Euan Keltie either by emailing or calling 0141 847 5450.

Getting online & staying connected

Glasgow Airport offers 30 minutes free high speed wireless internet access to all passengers travelling through the terminals. This can be accessed via your laptop or handheld device. Internet access beyond 30 minutes is charged at £3 for 1 hour, £5 for 3 hours and £9 for 24 hours access.

If you are a frequent business flyer from Glasgow Airport, or if several people from your company regularly travel from Glasgow Airport, it may be advisable to look into the special business rates on offer for 6 or 12 months. You should contact Glasgow Airport’s IT department to enquire. Email:


Should you not have a laptop or tablet, Glasgow has internet desks and printers throughout the terminal building. These are located:


  • Four internet stations plus a printer at Domestic Arrivals (outside Starbucks)
  • Two internet stations upstairs at the food court, before security.
  • Two internet stations plus a printer at International Arrivals.

Airside/after security

  • Four internet stations in the main departure lounge
  • One internet station at Gate 26 on the domestic pier

Internet access costs 10p per minute. It is possible to pay using coins or online with a credit card or voucher.

If you need to charge your devices while travelling through Glasgow Airport, you will find phone charging machines in Dixons airside. These are free to use. Internet desks also provide mobile phone charging once you have paid for internet access.

Dry cleaning

Glasgow Airport offers a Dry Cleaning service that runs from Monday to Friday. Just drop off your items when you arrive at the airport and collect them on your way home. Take your items to the Luggage-Point located in the main check in hall.

More information on Dry Cleaning (including tariffs) can be found by clicking here. Alternatively, call 0141 848 4740 to enquire.

Special assistance

Glasgow Airport is able to provide excellent special assistance to those who require help along their journey throughout the airport. This is provided by One Complete Solution (OCS), the assistance service provider for the airport. To arrange your special assistance, simply inform your airline, travel agent or tour operator at least 48 hours in advance of your scheduled day of departure. They will discuss your necessary requirements with you.

Upon arriving at Glasgow Airport, head to your check-in point to request assistance or find one of the designated assistance points (you can recognise them by the blue totems). They are located in areas such as entrance doors, car parks and stations and are equipped with a telephone intercom through which you can contact OCS.

You can find more information on Glasgow’s special assistance service in this helpful guide.

Getting there

Glasgow Airport is easily accessible by car and is located 8 miles West of Glasgow City Centre. The airport is adjacent to the M8 and is accessed by Junctions 28 and 29.

To plan your route you can use the AA or RAC tools below:

Sat Navs

Please note, the postcode below will take you directly to the airport terminal. Depending on the product you have booked with Purple Parking, the postcode may differ. Please check carefully.

Use this postcode: PA3 2SW

Customer Reviews


Helpful and friendly staff. All went smoothly both ways. Recommended.

Mr Sands Thursday 05 Nov 2015 at 19:35 (5 out of 5)


overall service was fine but found that the return journey to car park could perhaps have been communicated a bit better. We didn't realise that there were other secure car parks (dropped off first at different car park) and panicked that we had gotten onto wrong bus

Mrs Green Wednesday 28 Oct 2015 at 14:22 (4 out of 5)


I had a flat battery on return and the staff helped me out , thanks

Mr Gair Saturday 17 Oct 2015 at 18:48 (5 out of 5)


Service was fast, and staff efficient. I would recommend. Did not need to wait long for bus at pick up point to and from airport.

Miss Walker Wednesday 14 Oct 2015 at 00:02 (5 out of 5)


Fast efficient service

Mr cochrane Saturday 31 Oct 2015 at 15:24 (4 out of 5)


I would definitely recommend this car park but definitely NOT PURPLE PARKING after the experience I received from them when I had a problem with the date

Mr Anderson Sunday 11 Oct 2015 at 08:20 (5 out of 5)


great service just drive in barrier rocognises number coming and going.we came out of airport bus was there,back to the airpark then home.

Mr brewser Tuesday 17 Nov 2015 at 09:46 (5 out of 5)


Easy to use website. Good competitive prices which is why we chose to use Purple Parking who use Direct Parking car park which we have used many times and are always pleased with.

Mr Clark Monday 09 Nov 2015 at 12:23 (5 out of 5)


cheapest and easy to book

Mr DEVINE Tuesday 24 Nov 2015 at 14:57 (5 out of 5)


Overall quite happy. Was a bit stressed waiting in driver to stop talking to get going as we were running a bit late but overall happy and would use again. The man who picked us up was very jolly and had a good sense of humour a people's person

Mr Bridges Monday 23 Nov 2015 at 21:41 (4 out of 5)

NCP Long Stay - Flex

We were only minutes to the airport after parking our car and only had to wait 5 minutes on the return journey. This was important to us as it was late at night.

Mr hyslop Saturday 03 Oct 2015 at 11:23 (5 out of 5)

NCP Long Stay - Flex

Everything went smooth - no problems. Would use again.

Ms Bell Saturday 03 Oct 2015 at 09:46 (5 out of 5)


What a pleasant and efficient service! Even when we were waiting for the bus, we received a call to say that the driver was waiting for us and would we look out for him. As it was, we were standing next to the bus that was showing a Swift Park sign. Perhaps a ParkFast sign in addition would have helped? Swift, fast and efficient with pleasant staff and easy booking. A definite when we next go that way.

Mr Blake Friday 23 Oct 2015 at 12:22 (5 out of 5)


There was nothing to fault

Mr Brown Wednesday 07 Oct 2015 at 09:48 (5 out of 5)