A popular jumping-off point for those looking to explore exotic destinations across the globe, Glasgow Airport can be a daunting experience for those who aren't frequent flyers.

If you're looking for a place to park your motor or want to get a bit of shopping done before you jet off, it may be worth giving this a read.

Here, we will explain everything from parking to where you can enjoy a refreshing pint before your flight.

Where can I park my car at Glasgow Airport and how much does it cost?

Barrhead News: Glasgow Airport has short-stay and long-stay parking.Glasgow Airport has short-stay and long-stay parking. (Image: Getty)

There are a number of parking options at Glasgow Airport with these each costing different amounts depending on how long you choose to stay at them.

The Short Stay parking is only a 2 to 3-minute walk from the terminal with those choosing to use this facility paying between £6 and £55 for stays of up to 24 hours.

Those booking in advance can now save up to 60% on stays longer than 24 hours.

Fast-track parking is the airport's "most exclusive" offering and is aimed to be as convenient as possible for travellers.

This parking is the closest to the terminal with passengers only needing to walk for 1 to 2 minutes. Prices for your selected date can be found in Glasgow Airport's booking section.

Valet parking offers the airport's only official valet service with the price of this starting from £9.99 per day (based on an 8-day stay).

Long Stay parking is the budget-friendly option with these services being an 8-minute walk from the terminal.

This service is free for the first 30 minutes with stays of up to 3 and 4 days costing £50 and £65 respectively. Each additional day after this costs £15.

Is there a charge for drop-off and pick-up services at Glasgow Airport?

Glasgow Airport has express pick-up and drop-off zones directly outside the main terminal building perfect for those looking to come and go quickly.

Users will see charges of £5.50 for 15-minute stays with those wanting to stay longer advised to use the Short Stay car park.

Those staying for more than 15 minutes will have to pay a premium charge upon exiting.

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What shops and restaurants are there at Glasgow Airport?

Here are all the shops and restaurants you can expect at Glasgow Airport after going through security.


  • World Duty Free
  • Travelex
  • WHSmith
  • Boots
  • JD Sports
  • M&S Simply Food
  • Accessorize
  • Jo Malone Bobbi
  • Discover Glasgow
  • InMotion
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Celtic Store
  • Rangers Store
  • The Glasgow Store
  • AeroSpa
  • Luggage Point

Restaurants and eateries

  • Bird & Signet
  • Caledonia Bar & Restaurant
  • Pret A Manger
  • The Spinning Jenny
  • Beardmore Bar & Kitchen
  • Tennent's Pier Bar
  • Starbucks
  • Frankie & Benny's
  • Burger King
  • Greggs
  • Stack and Still
  • Cafe Bar

Find out more and see the map on the Glasgow Airport website.

Barrhead News: The 100ml liquid rule still applies at Glasgow Airport.The 100ml liquid rule still applies at Glasgow Airport. (Image: Getty)

What are the rules around liquids at Glasgow Airport?

The restrictions on liquids in hand luggage still apply at Glasgow Airport with these needing to be stored in 100ml or less containers to be allowed on flights.

According to Glasgow Airport, liquids in larger containers will not be allowed through security.

The only exemptions on hand luggage liquids at Glasgow Airport apply to baby food/milk (this may be checked by security), liquid medicines (evidence in the form of a GP note may be required) and airport purchases.