If you're looking out for flights to whisk you on a city break full of style, luxury shopping and fine arts, then you're in luck, as London to Greater Glasgow getaways have all this and more. With a plethora of bars and clubs, and a variety of cultural attractions, Greater Glasgow has something for everyone, and it's only an hour away from London by plane. But of course, don’t forget to round off your trip with an illuminating walk around Glasgow’s architectural wonders, such as Mackintosh's Lighthouse or the Gothic glory of Glasgow Cathedral
Glasgow may be a first-class city, but it doesn't hurt to save a few pennies by booking in advance. The cheapest time to catch London to Greater Glasgow flights is in early spring. It might be a bit nippy at this time of year, but it's pretty dry too. Prices are at their steepest during the summer months of July and August, but do drop again as the autumn rain rolls in. The run-up to Christmas is a fabulous time to be in Glasgow, but unfortunately, it’s not the cheapest, so expect prices to be higher.
The cheapest airport to head to for flights to Scotland's capital of style is usually Luton (LTN). It's a doddle to get there by car, as it’s just a few minutes drive from Junction 10 on the M1. There's also a frequent train service from London St Pancras and a shuttle bus service linking it to Gatwick. Finding your departure gate is also simple, as Luton only has one main terminal.
On London Greater Glasgow flights, once you're in the air you'll barely have time to skim the in-flight magazine, before starting your descent. The average journey time is one hour and 20 minutes. Both Ryanair at Stansted (STN) and easyJet at Luton (LTN) have budget options to Glasgow, while British Airways and Virgin are more expensive, but offer a touch of style.
Most flights from London to Greater Glasgow land at Glasgow International Airport (GLA), about 10 miles west of the city centre on the south side of the Clyde. There are two terminals at the airport, but domestic flights tend to arrive at Terminal 1. The quickest way into the city is on the Glasgow Shuttle Bus, which gets you to Buchanan Bus Station in less than 30 minutes. It only costs GBP 9 for an open return ticket. Alternatively, you can take the 66 bus to the train station at Paisley Gilmour Street. From here, there are frequent trains to Glasgow Central Station. A combined bus and train ticket can cost as little as GBP 3.
Don't be surprised if you spend a little time admiring Glasgow’s wonderful architecture – this is a city built to impress. At its heart are stylishly elegant districts of medieval magnificence and Georgian beauty. Along the Clyde, you'll be wowed by bold, modern buildings, especially the museum at the Glasgow Science Centre.
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