Trains are 9% more expensive in Birmingham than in Glasgow.
A meal in Birmingham costs roughly the same as in Glasgow.
Taxis are 17% more expensive in Birmingham than in Glasgow.
Coffee is 6% more expensive in Birmingham than in Glasgow.
A direct flight from Glasgow to Birmingham takes no more than 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Flight paths for cheap flights between Glasgow and Birmingham often mean that a stopover at Manchester Airport (MAN) or Belfast City Airport (BHD) is included.
Despite being domestic UK flights, some tickets from Scotland to Birmingham require you to show a valid passport rather than just a valid form of photo ID. This depends on your nationality and which airline you fly with, so check the rules for your particular airfares.
Flybe offer direct cheap flights between Glasgow and Birmingham, while several airlines operate alternative and stopover routes:
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Two major airports are close to Glasgow: Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick International Airport.
Situated 8 miles to the west of the city centre, Glasgow International Airport (GLA) is located near Renfrew and Paisley.
How to get to the airport:
Services: open 24 hours, WiFi free everywhere up to 60 minutes, mobile phone charging points, smoking area outside between the car park and terminal, multi-faith prayer room, cash machines, currency exchange, meeting rooms, and a large range of shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants.
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport (PIK) is in Ayrshire, located 30 miles to the southwest of Glasgow city centre.
How to get to the airport:
Birmingham Airport is the West Midlands' main air passenger transport hub, connecting Birmingham and the surrounding area with all major cities in the UK and Europe.
Birmingham Airport (BHX) is located just outside the city, about 8 nautical miles east of the city centre in Solihull.
How to get from the airport to the city:
Services: unlimited free WiFi, interactive kids play area, multi-faith prayer room, public drinking fountains, a number of airline lounges, meeting rooms and business facilities, a wide range of shopping outlets, restaurants, bars, and cafes.
Loos were not as clean as Edinburgh airport
Circuitous route to departures through shops was irksome, and I find that overwhelming smell of perfumes etc physically nauseating
would never fly with Fly Be again. I will take Easy Jet from Bristol (longer journey) for a fifth of the price. FlyBe pricing is a disgrace.
Both airports weee in good condition
Long queue at security
Very good prompt and concise
Absolutely awful place, stairs filthy, place looks as though it is stuck in the 1970's
Security was longer than usual but I do understand that national security is imperative. I didn't understand why some people were being taken to the front of the queue