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Glasgow to Edinburgh airport

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Glasgow to Edinburgh airport

We are planning to stay in Glasgow the night before we flight out of Edinburgh. How much time should we allow for travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh airport - flight leaves at 12:15pm in early Sept.

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1. Re: Glasgow to Edinburgh airport

Forgot to mention, we will be driving and need to drop off the car at the airport...

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2. Re: Glasgow to Edinburgh airport

At that time of day by car if you are lucky you could do it in 45 minutes to the Airport even assuming you need a 2 hour check in if it is an international flight. To be on the safe side and to allow for rental returns around 1 hour 15-30 should be plenty of time assuming you are starting from central Glasgow. It is motorway all the way.

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3. Re: Glasgow to Edinburgh airport

Traffic east bound on the M8 from Cathedral (J15) is usually relatively free flowing. With a 2hr checkin and rental car return I'd leave about 8.30am and so hopefully most of the comuter traffic into Edinburgh will have cleared by the time you hit the outskirts of the city. At least the airport is on the western periphery of the city.

As a pedant I'm compelled to point out that it isn't motorway all the way as there is a 10km section between Bailleston and Newhouse that's still A road.

An alternative but longer in terms of distance route from Glasgow is the M80 -> A80 -> M876 -> M9, however the A80 section is currently being upgraded to motorway resulting in potential delays.

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4. Re: Glasgow to Edinburgh airport

I think that we will want to take the most direct route as we are unfamiliar with the country. Thank you for the information.

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