Paisley travel guide

Paisley Tourism | Paisley Guide

You're Going to Love Paisley

With a population of 73,074, Paisley is a must-see destination in Scotland, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Paisley to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Paisley

If you’re looking for affordable options, Cafe Fairfull (12A High Street) and Barga (25 New St) are great picks.

When to visit Paisley

Paisley in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Paisley in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Paisley


When flying to Paisley, you’ll arrive at Glasgow Airport (GLA), which is located 3 km from the city centre.


Avanti West Coast is the most popular train carrier serving Paisley, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Paisley to Edinburgh takes 1h 00m and costs around $24 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about $35 for a 3h 10m trip. Located 0.7 km from the city centre, Paisley Glasgow , Glasgow City is the busiest station in Paisley. Another popular train station is Paisley Hawkhead, located 2.7 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Paisley is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 299 km from Paisley. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Manchester.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Paisley, including FlixBus, Megabus and National Express. From Edinburgh, the bus ride to Paisley takes 97 km and will cost you around $12. From Dundee, the ticket costs about $7 for a journey of 193 km.

Airlines serving Paisley

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Paisley

Average rates range from around $194 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $169 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Paisley

Hiring a car in Paisley

Hiring a car in Paisley costs $96 per day, on average.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 30% more expensive than at Glasgow Intl.

Expect to pay $3.23 per litre in Paisley (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.66 and $51.54. The most frequently booked car type in Paisley is Standard (Volkswagen Passat or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Kia Rio or similar) is, on average, 66% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.