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|Flights Depart from:||Birmingham|
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Traveling by air between Birmingham and Glasgow is a great way to reach Scotland's largest city. Every day, direct flights cover the 405 kilometers distance between the cities, taking between one hour 10 minutes and one hour 15 minutes to reach Glasgow International Airport. And if direct services aren't an option, indirect flights may well be, taking three hours 40 minutes in some cases. Flights are frequent, as well, with 5-6 direct weekday departures, and 2-4 options at weekends (as well as 2-4 indirect flights with short journey times).
Direct flights from Birmingham to Glasgow can be booked with a couple of popular budget airlines. During the winter months, flybe is the only option, providing fast connections every day of the week, and generally offering very affordable fares. In the summer, easyJet takes over the route, providing a similar level of coverage and low prices. If passengers have to fly with a change, relatively quick services are available from KLM or British Airways.
Birmingham and Glasgow are separated by 405 kilometers, which ensures that train and road connections can be very time consuming. That's not the case with direct flights from Birmingham to Glasgow, which take between one hour five minutes and one hour 15 minutes to reach the Scottish city. Even if changes are required along the way, journey times will be competitive with alternatives. On most days, services with a single change and total journey times of under four hours can be booked.
Travelers can fly to Glasgow from Birmingham any day of the year, whatever the season. During the winter months, flybe offers between 3-5 direct flights, and usually schedules departures in the morning and evening, providing flexibility for visitors to Glasgow. At other times of year, there will be 2-3 easyJet flights per day, with short journey times and a choice of departure slots. In addition, travelers can expect 2-3 indirect flights from Birmingham to Glasgow with journey times under five hours. They may be a handy alternative in emergencies.
Departure airport: all flights from Birmingham to Glasgow will depart from Birmingham International Airport (BHX). The best route to the airport from central Birmingham is via trains from Birmingham New Street, which take 10 minutes to reach the airport. Driving is a popular option as well, with seven different parking lots, and valet services available as well. Inside the terminals, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants, lounges, and the Sky Zone to entertain kids. Free WiFi is also available, although users will have to re-enter their login details every 30 minutes.
Arrival airport: flights to Glasgow from Birmingham will land at Glasgow International Airport (GLA). From there, the best transfer option may be to take the 757 bus to Paisley Gilmour Street Station, and then to catch trains to Queen Street. However, car hire is popular as well, and arrivals can find brands like Alamo, Budget, and Avis next to Terminal 2. An hour of free WiFi is provided for all visitors, helping to arrange anything else before moving on.
Omio customers who book cheap flights for this journey most frequently fly from Birmingham International Airport to Glasgow International Airport.
You can find the most popular departure airport for this route, Birmingham International Airport, located approximately 0 miles (0 km) from the city centre of Birmingham. The most popular arrival airport in Glasgow, called Glasgow International Airport, is located around 0 miles (0 km) away from its city centre. To reach the city centre of Glasgow from Glasgow International Airport, check what taxi services, airport shuttle services or public transportation options are available.
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