GENERAL INFORMATION: - Glasgow Airport is one of the UK's busiest international airports, with around 7 million passengers a year. It is Scotland's principal long haul gateway and is owned by the Spanish-owned operator BAA Ltd. www.baa.com. The airport received it's first commercial flight in may 1966, with the airport being officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen the following month. The airport is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, serves around 30 different airlines to approximately 90 destinations. The main terminal is 2 miles / 3.2km from Paisley Gilmour Street Station. For live arrival and departure information, map of terminals, road and car parks, and terminal facilities please see Www.glasgowairport.com.
TAXIS: - Paisley's main taxi rank is at County Square, by the station main entrance, and the fare to the airport costs around around £4.80. To order a taxi please visit www.renfrewshirecabco.co.uk for details.
BUSES: - There is a regular bus service from Paisley to the airport. The main bus stop is located on Old Sneddon Street, at the rear entrance to the station. Buses leave roughly every ten minutes, takes 14 minutes and costs £2.05 adult / £1.25 child. The operator is McGills service number 757. The route number changed from 66 to 757 in May 2013, and references to the old number still exist at Glasgow Airport. All buses are marked 757. Buses to Paisley leave from outside the main teminal at stance number 7. For a full timetable please see travelinescotland.com or www.mcgillsbuses.co.uk.
McGills and Scotrail have teamed up to offer a one-way Rail Link ticket for only £2.20 per adult. This entitles you to combined bus and rail transfort via paisley Gilmour Street Station. From Glasgow Airport buy your ticket from the driver and have it exchanged free for a train ticket at the ticket desk. When heading for Glasgow Airport, your ticket from Glasgow Central will show 'Glasgow Airport' as the destination and is just shown to the driver at Paisley.
RENT A CAR AT GLASGOW AIRPORT
Enterprise Rent-a-car - 47 St Andrews Crescent, Glasgow Airport, Paisley PA3 2TJ Ph: 0141 8877866 . Enterprise Rent-A-Car is your local car & van hire company providing daily and weekend car hire. We offer a wide range of rental cars and vehicles, including small hatchbacks, executive saloons, MPVs, and commercial vehicles. We have a free pick-up Service. www.enterprise.co.uk.
Alamo Rent-a-Car - Terminal Building, St Andrews Drive, Glasgow Airport, Paisley, PA3 2TJ Ph: 0141 5315220 Alamo Rent A Car is a great value, internationally recognised brand serving the rental needs of leisure travellers. Alamo offers low rental rates and a fun, hassle-free customer experience. www.alamo.co.uk.
Avis Rent-a-Car - St Andrews Drive, Glasgow Airport, PA3 2ST Ph: 0844 5446003. Avis worldwide operates in over 4,000 locations in 114 countries. Energy, enthusiasm, innovative industry leadership and an ethos of continuous improvement have characterised the company for many years. www.avis.co.uk.
Budget Rent-a-Car - Domestic Arrivals Hall, Glasgow Airport, Paisley PA3 2ST Ph: 0844 544 4604. You'll find Budget Rent-A-Car in over 950 city and airport car hire locations across 59 countries. From UK towns to popular holiday destinations and global locations, you'll always find low prices, a hire car in perfect condition and great customer service throughout your rental. In the UK we offer cheap van hire, with 5 sizes of vehicle. www.budget.co.uk.
Green Motion Car and Van Rental - Unit 7, Glasgow Airlink Industrial Estate, Inchinnan Road, Paisley, PA3 2RS Ph: 01418 895092. Green Motion Car and Van hire offers both leisure and business customers the opportunity to enjoy great value vehicle rental, while helping to reduce the impact of CO2 emissions associated with road travel. www.greenmotion.co.uk
Inter Rent - Inchinnan Road, Paisley PA32RP Ph: 0141 889 1684. InterRent is the new international low cost car hire brand from the Europcar group. They offer car hire at market leading prices with no compromise on customer service. www.interrent.com
Hertz Car Hire - St. Andrews Drive, Glasgow Airport, Paisley, PA3 2SZ Ph: 0843 309 3031. With various special offers and programs Hertz car hire in UK has a car for everyone. Choose a car for any purpose from the prestige collection or the special fun collection of cars from Hertz. Choose SUVs from Toyota or premium car classes from Audi and Mercedes. http://www.hertz.co.uk.
National Car Rental - Terminal Building, St Andrews Drive, Glasgow Airport, Paisley, PA3 2TJ Ph: 0141 531 5220. National Car Rental has a wide range of economy car hire in the UK - perfect if you're driving locally with less luggage. Of course, if you are taking the whole family and have more to carry, there is plenty to choose from to suit your needs. www.nationalcar.co.uk.
Thrifty Car and Van Rental - Inchinnan Road, Paisley, PA3 2RP Ph: 0141 848 5002. Book car hire and van rental throughout the UK with Thrifty Car Rental. With over 80 UK locations to choose from, renting online couldn’t be easier. Take the stress out of hiring a vehicle by booking online with Thrifty Car Rental. www.thrifty.co.uk.
Dollar Rent-a-Car - Unit 4 Phoenix Industrial Estate, Inchinnan Road, Paisley PA3 2RP Ph: 0141 8485002. Dollar Car Hire offers a variety of vehicles for car hire at discount prices you will love, along with friendly service you won't forget. Whenever you are looking to hire a car in the UK, US, or worldwide, look no further than Dollar Car Hire for the perfect car hire. www.dollar.co.uk.
RENT A CAR IN PAISLEY:
Renting a car is unnecessary to see Paisley, but the town makes a convenient base for exploring the west of Scotland. To the south is Ayrshire and Burns territory, to the north via the Erskine Bridge is Loch Lomond, and to the west is the Isle of Arran. Paisley avoids the congestion, parking problems and expense of Glasgow. And of course, Glasgow Airport is only a five minute drive from the town centre. Here are your options:
AK Vehicle Rental - We provide a wide range of vehicles for hire - cars, vans, trucks and even minibuses. Call us now on 0141 848 1515 (19 Underwood Road, Paisley - 0.6 mile/1km west of the town centre) or 0141 848 5445 (96 Hawkhead Road, Paisley) to see how we can help your transport hire needs. www.akrental.co.uk
Seedhill Service Station, 71 Seedhill Road, Paisley - 0141 887 2338. Seedhill Service Station Ltd. and Car Sales has been a family run business for over 33 years. We are proud of our reputation for looking after our customers and the type of service we provide. We have a comprehensive fleet of self drive hire vehicles available for hire at competitive prices from economy size to higher end of the market. (located 1 miles/1.6km east to town centre) www.seedhill.co.uk
AIRPORT PARKING: - There are many airport parking companies serving Glasgow Airport. The nearest long-term carpark is operated by NCP www.glasgowairport.com. There is also a multi-story short-stay car park directly opposite the terminal building. Other parking companies may offer cheaper rates, but tend to be further away. All provide a shuttle bus to/from the main terminal building.
PAISLEY TOWN CENTRE ACCOMMODATION:
Ash Tree House - 9 orr Square, Paisley, PA1 2DL, Ph: 0141 848 6411. Ashtree House Hotel is set in an oasis of tranquillity in the heart of Paisley’s heritage and entertainment district. Occupying a pair of splendid listed Regency Georgian town houses within private grounds, located in the Oakshaw conservation area of Paisley. We have a nightporter and 24 hour telephone reception after 10.00 PM. Wi-fi available in all parts of the hotel. Gardens open when weather allows. The Drawing room cafe is open for light lunches and dinner in a comfortable environment. Business facilities, mobility impared and hearing impared facilities available. Transfers to and from Glasgow airport provided for guests. www.ashtreehousehotel.com.
The Watermill Hotel - Lonend, Bladda Lane, Paisley, PA1 1SR, Ph: 0141 889 3201. The Watermill Hotel is less than two miles from Glasgow Airport, a short walk from the centre of Paisley and just seven miles from Glasgow city centre (10 minutes by train). We are located beside the famous Hammills waterfall on the scenic White Cart Water. Courtesy transport can be arranged to Glasgow International Airport as well as Paisley Gilmour Street station. the 49 classically designed bedrooms are furnished in the traditional Scottish style, reflecting the historic character of the hotel. Local antiques furnish the bedrooms which also offer modern amenities such as wireless internet access. The hotel has special corporate rates for business travel and offer a very relaxed cafe bar as well as an excellent Scottish restaurant. www.thewatermillhotel.co.uk.
ACCOMMODATION CLOSE TO PAISLEY:
Ardgowan House - 92-94 Renfrew Road, Paisley, PA3 4BJ, Ph: 0141 889 4763. With two levels of accommodation to choose from there is something for everyone, from our two star Ardgowan guest house to the more upmarket Townhouse hotel plus we have w-fi facilities available. All have secure storage facilities for cyclists and hikers and free off-street parking. We are within 1 mile of Glasgow International Airport, and just over 1/2 mile north of Paisley town centre. www.ardgowanhouse.co.uk.
The Glynhill Hotel and Leisure Club - 169 Paisley Road, Renfrew, PA4 8XB, Ph: 0141 886 5555. The Glynhill Hotel is ideally situated, just 10 minutes drive from Glasgow's vibrant City Centre and only one mile from Glasgow Airport. And we believe we offer our guests a unique experience. The hotel offers 145 elegantly appointed bedrooms, state of the art conference and banqueting facilities, a range of restaurants and bars and a luxurious leisure club. www.glynhill.com.
Gleniffer Hotel - 9 Glenburn Road, Paisley, PA2 8TA, Ph: 0141 884 2670. The Gleniffer Hotel is situated on the southern outskirts of Paisley with easy access to and from Glasgow Airport. We are a family run hotel that put our guests' and client's comfort and requirements before all else. Within the grounds of the hotel there is ample private parking for our guests. We provide room service, and have a bar and restaurant. glenifferhotel.com.
The Abbey Inn - Barrhead Road, Paisley, PA2 7JF, Ph: 0141 889 4529. Located just 15 minutes from Glasgow Airport, and 1.3 miles SE of Paisley town centre, The Abbey Inn offers light and modern, refurbished rooms with satellite TVs. Guests can enjoy hearty, full Scottish breakfasts and a refurbished restaurant. Rooms feature free Wi-Fi access, along with hairdryers, and tea/coffee-making facilities and there is free parking. www.abbeyinnpaisley.co.uk.
Premier Inn - Phoenix Retail Park, Paisley, PA1 2BH, Ph: 0871 527 8432. This hotel is a short walk from a cinema and shops. It is 2 miles from Glasgow Airport, 2.5 miles from Paisley town centre and 9 miles from Glasgow city centre. The hotel has free parking and ha an on-site restaurant. www.premierinn.com.
ACCOMMODATION AT THE AIRPORT AND NEARBY:
The Normandy Hotel, Inchinnan Road, Renfrew, PA4 9EJ, Ph: 0141 886 4100. The Normandy hotel is located close to Glasgow International Ariport and ideally located for both the business and leisure traveller. Our comfortable, refurbished rooms provide comfortable, relaxing accommodation, and our excellent restaurant/bar facilities, and friendly staff are always at hand. The hotel recently installed an excellent dry gym facility, which is available to all of our staying guests free of charge. The Normandy Hotel is also home to our popular steakhouse, more than just a steakhouse with a varied menu. www.cosmopolitan-hotels.com.
Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport - Hotel front desk Ph: 0871-9429031. Located opposite the terminal building at Glasgow Airport. www.holidayinn.com
Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Airport - St. Andrews Drive, Glasgow Airport, Paisley, PA3 2TJ, Ph: 0141 842 1100. Only a two minute walk via covered walkway from Glasgow Airport main terminal. www.expressglasgowairport.co.uk.
Courtyard by Marriott Glasgow Airport - Marchburn Drive, Glasgow Airport Business Park, Paisley, PA32SJ, Ph: 0141 843 4800. The Courtyard by Marriott Glasgow Airport Hotel is only 500 yards / 450 metres from the terminal. The hotel has 24-hour front desk staff and 24-hour room service. Car parking is available for a nominal fee, internet access and wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. www.marriott.co.uk.
Travelodge Glasgow Airport - Marchburn Drive, Glasgow Airport Business Park, Paisley, PA3 2SJ, Ph: 0871 984 6335. The hotel offers a shuttle service to and from the airport between 03:00 and 18:00 hours at a cost of £2.00 per person. www.travelodge.co.uk.
Premier Inn Glasgow Airport - Whitecart Road, Glasgow Airport,Paisley, PA3 2TH, Ph: 0871 527 8434. An ideal airport location, this Premier Inn is walking distance from Glasgow airport. Paisley is just 1.5 miles to the south and Glasgow city centre 6 miles by M8 motorway. Our Glasgow Airport Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an integrated restaurant serving a mix of traditional and contemporary dishes. www.premierinn.com.