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Flights from Adelaide (ADL) to Glasgow (GLA)

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Visiting from Adelaide to Glasgow

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Flight information

Fly Adelaide to Glasgow (ADL to GLA)

The approximate flight time from Adelaide to Glasgow is around 27 hours and 55 minutes.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Glasgow is in the warmer spring and summer months between March and August, when high temperatures often sit pleasantly around 20°C and daylight is longer to enjoy outdoor activities. Winters in Glasgow are cold and temperatures drop to around 6 to 9°C on average, with sub-zero nights to be expected and snowfall is also common. Regardless of the season you visit, it’s best to be prepared with a raincoat and umbrella, as rain in this part of Scotland is frequent year-round.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Glasgow Airport (GLA). Also referred to as Glasgow International Airport or GLA and formerly called Abbotsinch Airport, it's one of two airports in Glasgow located in Paisley, Renfrewshire, approximately 15.9km (8.6 miles) from Glasgow city centre.

Arriving in Glasgow

The helpful staff at Glasgow Airport will be waiting to greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Glasgow from Glasgow Airport

Getting to and from Glasgow Airport is easy with all the different transport options available. Ranging from app-based ride services to public transport you'll find a mode of travel to meet your needs. The Glasgow City Express service 500 is the official bus service linking the city centre to the airport in only 15 minutes. Catch it from stand 1 at the airport, or stand 46 from Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow City, with further convenient stops available in either direction. The Glasgow City Express also connects you to Paisley Gilmour Street Train Station, which is the closest train station to the airport and connects to services throughout Glasgow and Scotland. Taxis or app-based ride services are an easy option, with a taxi rank available directly outside the terminal building, and several hire car companies available beside Terminal 2 or just outside the main terminal close to the domestic arrivals.

Getting around Glasgow

Glasgow is a compact city, so there are several walking, cycling and public transport options for getting around on your trip regardless of weather, plans and fitness levels. If the weather is pleasant, the best way to explore the city centre is on foot, giving you the opportunity to take your time and soak up the architecture and culture of your surrounds. OVO bikes are a great option, with the rental bike service offering several pick-up and parking points and an impressive cycle network criss-crossing the best sites of the city. If you’d like to use public transport, the subway is the most convenient method to reach much of the city centre, Southside and West End of Glasgow. Circuit services depart every 15 minutes and take just 24 minutes to stop at all 15 major stations. Taxis and app-based ride services are also available wherever you travel in the city.

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Departure information

Fly from Adelaide

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Adelaide, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.

What is the main airport called? 

Adelaide Airport Located 7km (3.7 miles) from the city on Andy Thomas Circuit, Adelaide Airport (ADL) is Australia's fifth busiest airport. 

Baggage allowance

 Passengers on Qantas flights from Adelaide are allocated checked baggage If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

Checking in 

Ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

Important information

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Disclaimer:  Meals, beverages, entertainment offerings vary between flight times.

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