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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Glasgow (GLA)

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Visiting from Sydney to Glasgow

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Glasgow is Scotland’s second biggest city and a thriving metropolis filled with parks, stately architecture and activities. You’ll find plenty to fill your days on a visit to Glasgow and the culture of the city is evident in its multitude of museums, galleries and arts precincts. Visit the Kelvingrove Museum, Hunterian Gallery or follow the City Centre Mural Trail. With over 90 parks and gardens, a walk among greenery is also a must before indulging in the buzzing city nightlife, with pubs, restaurants and bars catering for every palette and budget and live music filling the city streets from small gigs to world famous acts in concert. Visit the impressive cathedral district, hit the shops or take a trip to the countryside region of Loch Lomond by the beach where you’ll find kayaking on the loch, strolls through the quaint Lull village or walking in Ben Lomond National Park.

Flight information

Fly Sydney to Glasgow (SYD to GLA)

The approximate flight time from Sydney to Glasgow is around 29 hours and 45 minutes.

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.

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.

Departure information

Fly from Sydney

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

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

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Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.

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Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more+.

Important Information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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