Glasgow Airport Express
Glasgow Airport - City Centre
Glasgow Airport Express service 500 is Glasgow Airport's official bus service connecting the airport and the city centre in just 15 minutes.
Departing up to every 10 minutes from Glasgow Airport (stance 1) and Buchanan Bus Station (stance 46), the Glasgow Airport Express service operates 24/7 around flight times - every day of the year except Christmas Day. Download the Glasgow Airport Express timetable booklet here.
Our fast and convenient service has been designed to make your short journey as pleasant as possible.
Free 4G WiFi - stay connected with free on-board WiFi
USB chargers - keep your phone charged with USB charging points at every seat
Luggage storage - store your suitcase on our specially-designed luggage rack and upper-deck storage
Comfortable seating - sit back, relax and enjoy the journey on our double-padded luxury seats
Contactless payments - pay using VISA, MasterCard, Apple or Android up to £30
SmartVision - improved visibility for our drivers with digital screens instead of traditional mirrors
On-board information - TV screens fitted to every bus, on the upper deck too
Tables - need to catch up on some work? Our buses are equipped with tables and wireless charging!
Wireless charging - charge your smartphone using the wireless charging cradles on our seat backs
For Glasgow Airport Express service 500 timetables please click here.
Great value tickets
Glasgow Airport Express tickets are the easy and affordable way to connect to and from Glasgow Airport.
The easiest way to buy your ticket is by using the First Bus App. Simply download the First Bus App, pre-purchase your ticket on your phone and show it to the driver!
Concession cardholders travel free of charge on service 500.
Buy your ticket on the First Bus App now!
No smartphone? No problem! There are other ways to buy your Glasgow Airport Express tickets:
On bus - ask one of our friendly drivers when you board and pay using contactless. Cash also accepted.
Online - buy your ticket in advance of your trip here
See our full range of Glasgow Airport Express tickets here.
Our drop-off and pick-up points are conveniently located close to hotels, businesses and attractions in Glasgow city centre.
Get to Glasgow, fast
Glasgow Airport Express is the fastest link between Glasgow Airport and Glasgow city centre. Departing from Stance 1 at Glasgow Airport you'll arrive in the city centre in just 15 minutes. The journey from Glasgow Airport to Buchanan Bus Station takes 25 minutes.
We pick up and drop off at St Vincent Street near Central Station, George Square near Queen Street Station and Buchanan Bus Station as well as stops close to popular hotels. Click here to see where the Glasgow Airport Express picks up and drops off in the City Centre.
Connect to other First services across Greater Glasgow
We know your journey doesn't stop when you get to City Centre. The First Bus network is the easy way to travel across Greater Glasgow. With buses from every 10 minutes or better, there’s no need to worry about complicated timetables or missing your bus. Just turn up, hop on and go!
Our vast network connects you with many of Glasgow's greatest destinations for shopping, sport and tourism. Check out our network map to see exactly where you can go, and give our journey planner a try to see how easy it is to get around.
We look forward to welcoming you on board!
For further information please contact our Customer Services team on 0345 646 0707.