Favourite airline: e.g. Virgin Atlantic, flybe, Aer Lingus
The favourite airline for flights from Birmingham to Glasgow is Virgin Atlantic.
Virgin Atlantic
17 %
flybe
17 %
Aer Lingus
17 %
Direct flights are cheaper
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £12.00 cheaper on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
01h 15min
15h 35min
09h 25min
£80
£92
£336
The favourite connection is non-stop
Direct flights are especially popular on this route. 40 % of travellers will book a non-stop flight.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
01h 15min, from £80
40 %
1 stopover Dublin
15h 35min, from £92
30 %
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
04h 25min, from £265
20 %

City of culture on the banks of the Clyde

Scotland's largest city has a huge amount to offer visitors all year round. Its buzzing night life and live entertainment scene along with its array of museums, galleries and architecture combine to attract tourists from around the world.

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When go to Glasgow?

The weather in Glasgow can be cold in winter and unsettled in summer, but March to May are usually mild and pleasant, and the city remains an attractive year-round destination thanks to its roster of festivals such as the Jazz Festival and West End Festival in June, and Hogmanay on 31st December.

 

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Budgeting for a trip to Glasgow

Accommodation in Glasgow generally costs less than in Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, but visitors can expect hotel prices to rise whenever the city is hosting a major football match. Parking in the inner city is limited, and charges can mount up over a stay at approx. 40 pence for 12 minutes.

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Transport into and around Glasgow

Glasgow is served by two airports. Glasgow International Airport is situated just 8 miles west of the city centre. From there, visitors can catch the Glasgow Shuttle bus 500 into the city (a single ticket costs roughly £5), or the 747 operated by First Route (approximately £4). A cheaper but slower third option is to take the local bus 66, then a train from Paisley Gilmour Street, with prices at around £3.50.[/p]

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is 50 km south of central Glasgow. Direct trains into the city take 45 minutes and cost around £3.50 for travellers in possession of a flight ticket or boarding card. X77 also operates a direct bus service from airport station into Glasgow.

For getting around Glasgow, taxis start at roughly £3. A trip from the centre of town to West End should cost around £5-£6. One day travelcards for the bus and the underground are available at a cost of roughly £4.50 and £4 respectively, and it's also possible to buy combined tickets for the bus and underground, as well as various daytripper tickers.

Prices for accommodation in Glasgow begin from around £10 per night for a bed in a hostel, rising to approximately £25 for a double room in a mid-range hotel, up to £50 or so for a double in a 3 star hotel.

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