People make Glasgow – so the saying goes. And it's true, you'll struggle to find a warmer welcome.
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But Glasgow is also home to exquisite architecture, fascinating museums and a pulsating nightlife. With a live music and festival scene to rival any in the UK and the country's great wilderness on its doorstep, Glasgow has serious character.
Flying to Glasgow
Flights from London City Airport give you the quickest way of travelling from the centre of London to Scotland's second city. The London–Glasgow route is a popular one with business travellers, and if you're flying to Glasgow for work, you'll find it an easy journey with a short transfer at the Glasgow end and, of course, the easy DLR trip from Bank straight to the London City Airport terminal. Here's what you need to know about flying this route.
Flying from London City Airport to Glasgow: Q&A
Got a question about the LCY–Glasgow route? Take a look at the points below, where we've covered some of the common questions about flights from London City Airport to Glasgow.
How long is the flight from London to Glasgow?
Flying directly from London City Airport to Glasgow takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Once you're landside in Glasgow, you can get to the city centre in just 20 minutes, with a journey of eight miles (11km) from the airport. The quickest and cheapest way to get there is the express bus (number 500), but taxis are also easy to find around the terminal entrance.
How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Glasgow?
From Monday to Friday there are more than five direct flights to Glasgow from London City Airport. Over the weekend, there are two flights scheduled to arrive on Sunday evenings, to get you there with plenty of time to prepare for work on Monday morning. Heading out on a Friday evening means you’ll be in the city in time for a late show, or a special dinner.
What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Glasgow?
Flying directly between Glasgow and London City Airport means that you’ll almost definitely be flying with British Airways. With British Airways you can choose to go business class, giving you the option to stick to a budget or splash out for more legroom and use of the business class lounge.
Practical information about flying from London to Glasgow
Although you don’t technically need your passport to travel between London and Glasgow is you’re a British citizen, it’s a good idea to bring it anyway. You will need some form of eligible photographic ID and your passport is the simplest solution, though a driving licence is also usually acceptable. You’ll also need to pack any large bottles of liquids in the bags you’re planning to check into the hold.
What to expect in Glasgow
Whether you’re in town for one day or a long weekend, Glasgow has plenty to explore. Visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum for some of the most innovative art installations in the country. Head to the Hunterian Museum and explore famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s former home. The Glasgow Necropolis is one of the country's most famous and oddly spectacular Victoria garden cemeteries. Yes, you can party on Sauchiehall Street and cosy up in a traditional pub, but look around and you’ll find speakeasies, boutique cocktail bars and locally brewed beer too. Find out more in our essential guide to Glasgow.