How to get to Edinburgh and Glasgow city centre from the airport

The main Scottish airports are Glasgow and Edinburgh airports. This article lays out the different options to get to the city centre of both major Scottish cities from the two airports.


From Glasgow airport to Glasgow city centre

By shuttle
The quickest way to get to the city centre is to take the official airport shuttle Glasgow Airport express (500). It takes approximately 15min to get to the city centre.

  • 14.80 pounds return
    You can pay by cash or card on board.
  • You can also buy your tickets on First Bus App

By bus

The cheapest option to get to the city centre is the First bus 77 towards Glasgow city centre. It takes approximately one hour to get to the city centre.

  • 4.50 pounds per ticket

From Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh city centre

By tram
Edinburgh’s tram departs every 7 minutes from the airport in direction of the city centre.
The journey takes approximately 30min.

  • 9 pounds for an open return

By bus
Airlink Bus 100 (stance D)  will be the best option if you have a late-night/early-morning arrival at the airport. It runs 24/7. The journey to the city centre takes approximately 30 mins.

  • 7.50 pounds return

From Edinburgh to Glasgow 

Clyde bank in Glasgow
Clyde bank in Glasgow


Citylink transport company connects Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow with the express service Citylink Air/900.

  • 21 pounds return
  • You can buy your tickets on board and pay by card or cash.

Once you’ve arrived in Glasgow, you can start exploring: check our article 10 things you need to know before you visit Glasgow

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