Flights from Donegal to Glasgow
Flight information Donegal to Glasgow
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Flights per week
Average flight time, total distance 253 kilometres
Most popular airline last month
Equatorial Congo Airlines
Glasgow International and Glasgow Prestwick
This information is correct as of May 2016
Airlines that fly from Donegal to Glasgow
Currently Aer Lingus and British Airways offer flights from Donegal to Glasgow
Terminal Information – Departing
DonegalAirport is located at Carrickfinn on the west coast of Donegal. It takes 1 hour 17 minutes to get from the airport to Donegal by car. There is no public transport located at the airport however taxis and buses can be pre-booked before departure.
Donegal is a very small airport but offers customers two cafes, two bars and a small shop, a cash machine, free Wi-Fi internet access, baby changing facilities, car parking and a lounge area.
Terminal Information – Arriving
Glasgow is served by two airports; International and Prestwick.
Glasgow International Airport is located 8 miles west of the city centre and is well served by public transport. The Gilmour Street Railway Station in Paisley is just 1 mile from Glasgow Airport. Trains run to Glasgow Central in just 11 minutes, costing £3.20* for a single ticket. First Bus operates a Glasgow Shuttle 24 hours a day between Glasgow Airport and the city centre. This takes 25 minutes and costs £6* for a one way ticket. Local bus 747 also operates to the city centre via Renfrew, Braehead, Partick and Charing Cross taking 50 minutes but costing just £4.50* for a single fare. Taxis and care hire are also available.
Inside the airport there are cash machines, currency exchange desks, free 30 minutes of Wi-Fi internet, a choice of restaurants, cafes, snack bars and pubs and plenty of shops including duty free, newsagents, fashions, electronics, books and gifts. There is also a pharmacy, prayer room, baby-care facilities and children's play areas.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is located in Prestwick, 29 miles from Glasgow. A train station is located at the airport with a journey time of 50 minutes to reach the city centre. Trains leave every 30 minutes. A night bus and taxis are also available.
Despite being a small airport there are still a choice of restaurants, bars and shops in Prestwick Airport as well as cash machines, currency exchange points, baby changing facilities, Wi-FI internet access and luggage lockers.
You need your passport with you when you’re flying out with the UK. There are printers in the check-in area of Donegal Airport, so there is no need to panic if you forget to print your boarding pass. If you have a smartphone you can store your boarding card electronically on your phone. Security can scan the e-barcode so you don’t need to worry about paper at all.
We recommend leaving plenty of time at the airport, so try not to arrive any later than one hour before your flight is due to depart. Queues at security are longer at weekends and during school holidays, so it’s worth giving yourself extra time.
What to expect in Glasgow
Once the heart of Scotland’s industrial and shipping industry, today Glasgow has shed its grime but not its passion and grit to become the artistic, cultural and nightlife capital of Scotland. Glasgow throngs with people along its lively streets that are packed with shops, bars and cafes of every kind. Quirky record shops and vintage boutiques are tucked among its alleyways while museums and galleries don’t come better. The spectacular Kelvingrove Museum is an architectural beauty with plenty of treasures inside while the CCA is the contemporary arts hub of the city with exhibitions and events on throughout the year. When it comes to nightlife there is no comparison as city dwellers hit Glasgow’s eclectic bars, clubs and live music venues for an unforgettable night out. Blessed with vast green spaces, it’s easy to escape the masses in the tranquillity of the Botanic Gardens or beautiful Kelvingrove Park with its riverbanks and play parks. Summers can be spent picnicking on its lush green grass alongside golden fountains. It is worth a cycle along the majestic Clyde River to see the vestiges of a once unrivalled shipping era or along the River Kelvin for the chance to spot some fantastic wildlife.
Glasgow is cheaper than the capital Edinburgh. A pint costs from £3.60* while a dinner for two with wine can cost from £20* upwards depending on where you decide to eat. There is a huge array of choice in both food and accommodation with cafes, fast food and local supermarkets for budget dining and a whole host of high-end restaurants for those with bigger budgets. Accommodation is cheaper outside the centre of the city and includes everything from youth hostels to B&Bs and chain hotels.
Weather-wise, Glasgow is known for its rain so come prepared for rain no matter what the season. Summers can be warm and sunny, with showers while winters are often cold and wet. There are plenty of festivals and outdoor events in the summer making it a popular time to visit. Spring, autumn and winter are quieter times of year to visit.
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