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Scotland's largest city is known for its style and culture. Glaswegians are friendly and their city offers a blend of museums, art galleries, architecture, lively night life, shopping and a diverse choice of restaurants.
Tips on when to go to Glasgow
Glasgow is vibrant and a good year-round destination. The Oceanic climate means that it has cool, cloudy winters. Summer weather can be unsettled but from March to May the days can have pleasant weather. Festivals happen throughout the year. The Jazz Festival and West End Festival are in June. Hogmanay is celebrated on 31st December.
Preparing to go to Glasgow
Accommodation in Glasgow is generally cheaper than in Edinburgh. Accommodation prices rise when the city hosts major events such as concerts and football matches. Car hire is available however parking in the inner city is limited. City parking costs about 40p for 12 minutes.
An inexpensive restaurant meal costs about £10 and a beer costs approximately £3.
Glasgow airport transfers and hotels
Glasgow has two airports, Glasgow International and Prestwick.
The International Airport is 8 miles west of the city centre. There is a shuttle (number 500) which travels from there to the city centre. A single fare cost about £5.
Local First route bus number 747 makes the same journey and costs about £4.
Local bus number 66 makes the longest journey. It stops at Paisley Gilmour Street station where a train can be caught and taken to the city centre. This slow option is inexpensive, a single ticket costs about £3.50.
Prestwick is 50 km south of central Glasgow. There are direct trains from the airport to Glasgow central. The journey takes 45 minutes and, on presentation of a flight boarding card, costs around £3.50. Bus X77 makes the journey when no trains are running.
Budget hostels in Glasgow will cost from about £10 for a shared room. A double room in a mid-range hotel costs approximately £25. A Three-star double hotel room costs from £50.
One day local bus travelcards cost about £4.50. An ticket for the underground costs approx. £1.60 single or £4 for a day. Combined bus/underground tickets are available: Daytripper tickets for trains/underground/buses costs about £11.50. Taxis start around £3 then are £1 per km. From the centre of town to the West End a taxi will cost between £5-£6 approximately.