Airfare to Glasgow, Scotland
Once a very prominent city that fell into industrial disarray, Glasgow has been fighting to recapture its glimmering past, with a revamped city center, excellent shopping and plethora of museums. Although the area still struggles, it remains the most populous city in Scotland, with top draws including the Peoples Palace Museum and the Barras shopping extravaganza.
Airfare to Glasgow will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into London, England or Edinburgh, Scotland. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. Ryanair and Flybe fly to Glasgow. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. British Airways is the national airline. However, Icelandair, Aer Lingus and other airlines also stop in Glasgow.
The most expensive air tickets to Glasgow are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into London, England or Edinburgh, Scotland and traveling overland to Glasgow via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Glasgow, check out BootsnAll’s Glasgow Travel Guide.