Glasgow International Airport
In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Glasgow International Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!
there's still a strange sense of community where, even if we are all suspicious of each other and are sure someone is going to steal all our money, we're all sleeping on the same benches and will all wake up with the exact same pain in our backs as we stand in the check in line. -Nadine
I was having a bad day, and I wanted to just rest for a wee while. I knew of the lounge sofa things. I forgot how comfortable these were! I lay there for a few hours watching the clouds, and spoke to some cute lass also. I did fall asleep and got a nice kip. It will get quieter at night time, but be aware of the clanking lift doors, which I really wanted to break. Everyone just went their way and I was left to my own peace, and it was a peaceful area (bar the lift doors). Space to sprawl out, and there are other options also, like big leather massage chairs (no need to pay just to sit).
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In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.
If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Glasgow airport either by purchasing a day pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):
- SkyLounge - Location: Airside, International Pier, 2nd Floor. Hours: 5am - 830pm. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (£18.00) • Book Online (£18.00) • Priority Pass.
Free WiFi is available at Glasgow Airport for 30 minutes. Connect to the "Glasgow Airport" network. If you would like more time after the initial 30 minutes, you can purchase a package: £3 (1 hour) • £5 (3 hours) • £9 (24 hours).
- The airport has Internet kiosks with printers. Locations: Domestic Arrivals (4 stations) • International Arrivals (2 stations) • Domestic Pier, Gate 26 (1 station) • Food Court, Landside (2 stations) • Main Departure Lounge (4 stations). Rate: 10p per minute.
If sleeping in the Glasgow Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels at and near the airport....
- Holiday Inn Express - 2 minute walk under a cover walkway between the hotel and terminal. Day rooms are offered based on availability.
- Holiday Inn - located within easy walking distance (50m).
- Ramada - 500m from the terminal
- Premier Inn
- ATMs / Cash Machines - Available Airside and Landside. Some ATMs dispense GBP, USD and Euros.
- Car Rentals - Avis • Europcar • National • Alamo • Hertz • Enterprise • Budget.
- Children Play Area - Location: International Pier, Airside, near Gate 27A and 27B
- Currency Exchange - Travelex has counters located before and after security.
- Food & Drinks - During the summer months, the Starbucks is open 24 hours. All other food concessions operate with reduced hours.
- Information Desk - Location: UK and Ireland Departures Area, First Floor
- Luggage Storage & Lockers - Location: Check-in Hall, Ground Floor. Hours: 8:00AM - 6:00PM (Mon-Fri), 9:30AM-4:00PM (Sat-Sun). Rates: £4.50 (up to 4 hours) - £10.00 (per day). Maximum storage time is 3 months.
- Mobile Charging - Free power charging machines with adapters are available at Dixons located Airside. You can use them to charge up to eight electronic devices.
- Prayer Room - Location: International Arrivals, Landside, Ground Floor. Hours: open 24 hours.
- Showers - Not available
- Smoking - Smoking is permitted in designated areas outside the airport.
The airport is open 24 hours.
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Last Updated: 19 February 2015
The information in this Airport Guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airport's and their web sites. The information above is subject to change without notice. Use it for informational purposes only to help you du ring your stay. To report errors, or to add/change any items quoted in the guide, email me.
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