Favourite airline: flybe
Most travellers looking for flights on the route from East Midlands to Glasgow decide to book with flybe.
flybe
60 %
Loganair
10 %
Tip: book 2 months before departure
Save up to 31 % by booking flights 2 months before departure.
74 days before departure
Direct flights are cheaper
Direct flights on this route are £14.00 cheaper on average than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
01h 10min
13h 35min
07h 05min
£204
£218
£311
Favourite connection: via Belfast City
Stopover flights on this route are especially popular via Belfast City, making up 67 % of bookings.
Route
bookings
1 stopover Belfast City
13h 35min, from £218
67 %
2 stopovers Edinburgh Amsterdam Schiphol
12h 45min, from £320
22 %
Direct flights
01h 10min, from £204
11 %

Energetic Glasgow

Youthful, energetic but brimming with beautiful historic buildings, Glasgow is one of Britain's finest city break destinations.

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Seasons and Events in Glasgow

Glasgow has what is known as an Oceanic climate, meaning that winters tend to be cool and cloudy, and the weather in summer can be unsettled. Travel in spring between March and May for the best weather conditions. Alternatively, you could visit in June for the city's Jazz Festival and the West End Festival, or experience a true Scottish new year with Hogmanay on 31st December.

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General Glasgow Facts

The cost of living in Glasgow tends to be lower than nearby Edinburgh, so expect accommodation to be affordable. However, beware that prices can spike when there is a big football match or a major music event. It might be a good idea to arrange car hire before travelling, but remember that parking in the city centre costs 40p per 12 minutes. Otherwise, prices are fairly cheap by British standards and you can eat out for around £10 or grab a beer for approx. £3 a pint.

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Arriving and getting around Glasgow 

If you are arriving by air, you will either land at Glasgow International or Prestwick Airport. From Glasgow International, catch Shuttle Bus 500 into town, which costs around £5 or bus 747 costing £4. For a budget option, you can also catch local bus 66 and catch a train into the city centre from Paisley Gilmour Street, though this will take a little longer. Glasgow Prestwick Airport is around 50km south of the city, so getting in will take longer. Direct trains take 45 minutes at a cost of about £3.50 when you present your boarding card. At other times, look out for bus X77.

For accommodation, expect to pay approximately £10 for a bed in a shared hostel room. You can find double rooms in mid-range accommodation for £25 and a room at a 3 star hotel for around £50.

When getting around Glasgow, a travelcard is a sensible way to travel. For only bus journeys, a day card costs about £4.50. The underground costs roughly £1.60 per journey, or £4 or thereabouts for all-day travel, but its coverage is more limited. A good option is a combination ticket like the Daytripper, which costs around £11.50 and covers most public transport options. Taxis are a good alternative costing approx. £3 initially, then £1 per km after that. Getting from the city centre to the West End should cost around £5-£6.

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