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Tips to know when travelling to Glasgow

Glasgow travel tips

1) Nightclubs in Glasgow are only open until 03:00

After 23:00, the favourite pastime of locals and tourists is going to a nightclub. The most famous establishments are Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, The Garage, and Sub Club. Please note that the drinks are overpriced there, and the opening hours are usually from 23:00 to 03:00, so think in advance about how you will get to the hotel when the club closes.

2) Meet Scottish artists at the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow

The Hunterian Art Gallery includes about 900 paintings. There are works by artists from all over the world, but the gallery is primarily focused on Scottish artists, especially the Glasgow Boys, the Scottish Colourists, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The entrance to the gallery is free.

3) If you order beer in a Glasgow pub, remember that it is served in pints

Don't go overboard with ordering beer in a Scottish pub! Typically, all traditional Glasgow pubs have a price per pint on their menus. One pint is almost 500 ml ( 473 ml exactly). Therefore, be prepared for the fact that they will bring you a big mug. The approximate cost of a pint of beer in pubs is £4-6 (5-7 euro).

Travelers usually depart from O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station when they travel from Chicago to Glasgow. Book your trip to arrive at Glasgow, Glasgow Prestwick, or Glasgow - Buchanan. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, United Airlines, easyJet, American Airlines, and British Airways. Chicago and Glasgow have 294 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Glasgow, consider visiting Edinburgh Royal Mile, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Ben Nevis, Edinburgh Castle, Iona, United Kingdom, Stirling, Bamburgh Castle, and Glencoe.

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American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
British AirwaysBAWBAYesNo

Frequently asked questions

What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
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What are the most popular routes to and from Glasgow?
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Which airports are there in Chicago?
Chicago is mainly served by O Hare International. But there are other airports nearby, including Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford International.
What airports are near Chicago?
The main airport in Chicago is O Hare International. It is also served by General Mitchell International, Gerald R. Ford International, Dane County Regional, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, Fort Wayne International, Central Illinois Regional, Quad City International, South Bend International, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International, Muskegon County.
What airports are near Glasgow?
The main airport in Glasgow is Glasgow. It is also served by Edinburgh Airport, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Durham Tees Valley, Inverness, Blackpool, Campbeltown, Carlisle Lake District Airport, Dundee.
What buses and trains depart from Chicago?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Chicago, including Greyhound.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Chicago and Glasgow?
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