When is the best time to visit Orlando?
In terms of the weather, March to May is one of the best times to visit Orlando in Florida. It’s spring, so the climate is pleasant, whereas temperatures reach a peak in July – which also happens to be the wettest month. If you’re looking for cheap flights from Glasgow to Orlando, you may want to avoid school holidays. Because of the abundance of theme parks – from Universal Orlando Resort to Universal Studios Florida – crowds peak when the kids are off and families flock to the Sunshine State. Accommodation prices go up around this time, too, and you can expect to see longer queues at the major attractions.
How many flights are there from Glasgow Airport to Orlando International Airport a week?
There are around 1,500 weekly flights from Glasgow to Orlando.
Which airlines fly from Glasgow Airport to Orlando International Airport?
You can fly direct to Orlando from Glasgow with airlines including Virgin Atlantic, Air France, KLM, Thomas Cook Airlines and Delta Air Lines. You can also fly indirect with several other carriers, including Lufthansa and Air Canada.
Which airlines have the cheapest flights to Orlando?
Thomas Cook Airlines usually have the cheapest flights to Orlando, and they’re direct.
Can I fly direct from Glasgow Airport to Orlando International Airport?
Yes, you can fly direct to Orlando from Glasgow Airport with several carriers.
How long is the flight from Glasgow Airport to Orlando International Airport?
The shortest flight time from Glasgow to Orlando is around 8 hours and 45 minutes.
What time should I arrive at Glasgow Airport?
For international flights including those to Orlando, you’ll need to check in three hours before your flight.
How do I get to Glasgow Airport?
If you’re taking the train to the airport from the city, Paisley Gilmour Street is the closest station – then just take the McGill’s 757 bus service for the one-mile journey from there to the airport. There’s also the Glasgow Airport Express service 500 bus, which you can hop on at various city-centre locations. It runs all day, seven days a week. If you’re driving to Glasgow Airport, exit the M8 at Junction 28 if you’re coming in from the East, or Junction 29 if you’re driving from the West. The postcode is PA3 2SW, and if you’re getting a lift, there are drop-off points right opposite the main terminal where you can stop for up to 10 minutes.
How do I get into Orlando from Orlando International Airport?
The bus to downtown Orlando takes about 40 minutes from the airport or an hour to International Drive, and will cost you about $2, or $4 to the Disney Resorts area. Buses leave from the A-side of the terminal, on the Ground Transportation level, level 1. A taxi will cost you more like $45 to Downtown or International Drive, or $68 to the Disney Resorts. These set off from both the A and B sides of the terminal.
Do I need a visa to travel to Orlando?
Most British passport holders can get an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) through the Visa Waiver Programme, which allows you to travel to the US for up to 90 days. Just make sure you check if you’re eligible, and get the relevant documentation prepared before you travel.
Flying from Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Airport has two terminals – Terminal 1 handles the majority of arrivals and departures, while Terminal 2, which is smaller, handles a few budget airlines. Most Orlando flights set off from the main terminal, with check-in counters in the middle of the ground floor concourse, and departures on the first floor. Terminal 1 is joined to Terminal 2 by a covered walkway, so it’s easy to get between them if you find yourself at the wrong one. Glasgow Airport has direct motorway access, so driving here is fairly easy – it takes about 20 minutes from the city centre. And if you’re leaving your car here, there are lots of parking options including long-stay, short-stay, fast-track, and pick-up.
Landing in Orlando Airport
Orlando Airport is made up of one main passenger complex that’s divided in two terminals: Terminal A and Terminal B. If you fly with Virgin Atlantic you’ll most likely land on the A side, and if you fly with Thomas Cook Airlines you’ll land on side B. On both sides, level 1 is Ground Transportation and Baggage Claim, Level 2 is also Baggage Claim, and Level 3 is the main ticketing area. There are currency exchange kiosks, shops and ATM machines on both sides of this area, plus a large food court in the centre.