Budget Friendly Accommodation at GLA International

GoGlasgow Urban Hotel by Compass Hospitality

G51 1RW, Glasgow, 517 Paisley Road West

Located just off the M8 and an 8-minute walk from the Ibrox Stadium, GoGlasgow Urban Hotel offers en-suite accommodation with satellite TVs and free parking. Each bedroom at GoGlasgow Urban Hotel is decorated in a... read more

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£ 54.90

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Glynhill Leisure Hotel & Conference Venue

PA4 8XB, Renfrew, 169 Paisley Road

With an on-site leisure club and a range of restaurants and bars, Glynhill Hotel is 1 mile from Glasgow Airport. It offers modern rooms, free Wi-Fi, and free parking for guests. There is a swimming... read more

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£ 58.50

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Lynnhurst Hotel

PA5 8LS, Johnstone, Park Road

This luxury hotel combines traditional elegance and original charm with modern comforts and facilities, including free WiFi and free parking. In a prestigious residential area, the Lynnhurst Hotel has a peaceful setting in beautiful landscaped... read more

374 reviews 8.7
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£ 70.00

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Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End

G12 0XP, Glasgow, Great Western Road

In Glasgow’s fashionable West End, the Glasgow Pond offers free Wi-Fi. The city centre is just a 10-minute drive away. Each stylish, modern room at the Glasgow Pond Hotel has a digital TV. Guests receive... read more

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£ 84.00

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Holiday Inn Express - Glasgow Airport

PA3 2TJ, Paisley, St. Andrews Drive

Just a short walk from Glasgow Airport Terminal Building, this Holiday Inn Express has a 24-hour front desk and on-site parking. The hotel is just off the M8 motorway. Each modern room at Holiday Inn... read more

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£ 96.00

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Newhall

G12 9NP, Glasgow, 8 Sydenham Road

Newhall is a Victorian gothic villa situated 10 minutes’ drive from Glasgow city centre. Garden views and original Victorian furnishings are featured in its apartments. Free private parking is available in the grounds of the... read more

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The second busiest terminal in Scotland


glasgow international airportGlasgow airport is the second busiest terminal in Scotland, following Edinburgh, and handles over 5 million passengers every year. This international terminal is located around 6 miles from the city centre and is the eighth busiest in the United Kingdom.

GLA is owned by Heathrow Airport Holdings (formerly British Airport Authority) and was opened in 1966 after it was decided that a new international hall was required to serve the city. The other airport near Glasgow is Prestwick, located 29 miles from central Glasgow in Scotland.

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Ownership passed to what was then the BAA in 1975 and by 1989, they unveiled a huge development plan which included extending the terminal building to create space for an international departure lounge. The terminal now has three piers and can handle a capacity of 9 million passengers every year.

Over the last couple of decades, several more changes have been made to this terminal and its surroundings. This includes cheap hotels and duty free shopping areas being constructed. Plans have been unveiled to build a new runway and it is expected that this terminal will deal with more than 24 million passengers annually by 2030.

This airfield is very accessible by road or rail as there are excellent bus routes and a shuttle service which operates every half an hour. If you are travelling to the city by train, you will arrive at the Paisley Gilmour Street station which is just over a mile from the departure and arrival hall and directly accessible by jumping on the McGill 757 bus from the city centre.

Getting there by car is easy as the M8 goes directly past the Glasgow terminal and there are numerous motorways in the region offering access to this road. There are thousands of long stay parking spaces available, however if you are simply waiting there to pick someone up, car parks 1 and 2 are the best places to go for cheap short stay parking.

There is plenty of overnight accommodation in the area which will situate you on the route of the shuttle service, should you need to arrive the day before your departure. Guest rooms to let can be acquired for as little as 20 pounds and will provide you with all you need before jetting off. Glaswegians are very friendly and a stay at a well priced bed and breakfast or affordable hotel (motel) will enlighten this fact with impeccable style. Many establishments provide free Wifi and car parking. Some have a frequent shuttle transport service. Stay safe and enjoy your trip.

Places to Stay before or after your flight


affordable accommodationOne of the cheapest hotels beside the airport that you might want to check out is 3 star Travelodge Hotel. This Travelodge is located on the Business Complex 1 mile for the airfield and has a 24-hour shuttle-bus service. It’s a budget friendly property offering cheap rooms close and convenient for an easy way to catch a flight.

Another property is the very popular 3 star Express by Holiday Inn. This newly refurbished hotel is located 2 minutes walk from the airstrip with covered walkway access and airport trolleys.

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Overnight Stay with Free Parking PA3 2SW area


A very popular establishment with free private parking is the 3 star Premier Inn. This modern hotel offers comfortable rooms less than 10 minutes walk from Glasgow International Airport.

Free parking is available for guests during their stay and the hotel also offers a range of great park-and-fly deals. Also they offer a shuttle-bus service to the terminal building.

Located near Paisley and Renfrew Scotland


Name : Glasgow Airport, formerly known as Glasgow Abbotsinch. It’s one of the major airfields in Scotland together with Inverness, Aberdeen located in the north-east of the country and of course Edinburgh.

Location : the terminal is situated near the towns of Paisley and Renfrew, 7 miles or 11 km west of Glasgow city centre accommodations (such as apartments) in Scotland.

Train Transport

Paisley Gilmour Street is the closest railway station, approximattely 1 mile away from the terminal. The train station can easily be reached by taxi or bus (service 66). There are direct rail services from Paisley Gilmour Street to the Central railway station, the town center rail station in Ayr and Clyde Coast destinations.

Bus Transport

The Shuttle bus service 500 connects the internatinal airport with the city centre. McGill’s Bus Services service 66 links the terminal building with Paisley Gilmour Street railway station and Paisley town centre.

By Car

GLA airport can easily be reached from the M8 motorway (junction 28), with a typical journey time of 20 minutes. If you’re using a satellite navigation system you can input the postcode PA3 2SW.

Address : Paisley, Renfrewshire PA3 2SW, Scotland, United Kingdom

IATA Code : GLA

Main Airlines : mainly served by EasyJet, Flybe, Jet2.com, Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Aer Lingus Regional, British Airways, KLM.

Flight connections to and from the United States and Canada are provided by Air Transat, United Airlines, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Monarch Airlines.

Terminals : one passenger terminal, consisting out of 3 piers : West (International), Central (Domestic) and East (Low-cost, Ireland & Scottish Islands).

Postcode District : PA3 2SW

Region : West Central Lowlands

Country : Scotland

Tel. : +44 844 481 5555

Nearest Hotels : in the city of Glasgow, towns and villages of Paisley, Renfrew, Clydebank, Erskine, Bishopton, Johnstone and Barrhead.

Things to do and see nearby PA3 2SW


Coats Observatory (49 Oakshaw Street West, Paisley, Scotland): public observatory. See planets and moons from the large telescope on the roof. The planetarium is small but intimate.

Paisley Abbey (Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JG, Scotland): absolutely beautiful building. Paisley Abbey holds long ties to some of Scotland’s most significant figures, including William Wallace and Robert the Bruce and the Stewart line.

Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church (High Street, Paisley PA8, Scotland): known as The Baptist Cathedral of Europe. Beautiful building with amazing architectural features, and very well maintained.

Gleniffer Braes Country Park (Glenfield Road, Paisley, Scotland): park great for lovely walks and great for dog lovers. From the car park you have a good view of the surrounding countryside.