Glasgow Ryanair flights to Italy and Spain and cheaper than the train to Edinburgh

Savvy Glaswegians can currently buy plane tickets to European countries for cheaper than a return train ticket to Edinburgh.

ScotRail is selling ‘Anytime Return’ tickets between the two cities for £30 valid for up to one month, but the operator has previously come under fire for the ‘exorbitant’ price.

Meanwhile, with the requirement to have pre-departure tests for those traveling to the UK, and lateral flow tests now being scrapped as two-day tests rather than just more expensive PCR tests, international travel has become easier for Scots.

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Countries across Europe have also relaxed entry restrictions for UK travelers, and airlines hope to capitalize on subsequent increased demand by offering cheap seats to popular destinations.

Scots can currently book a return ticket to Milan for £26 this month with Ryanair – £4 cheaper than a return train ticket ever to Glasgow.

A trip to Rome can also be booked for as little as £30, with people leaving on January 22 and returning on January 29 for just £28.

Meanwhile, a direct return ticket to Tenerife is cheaper, costing just £18 from Ryanair for a week’s vacation between January 17 and January 24.

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Elsewhere, a direct return ticket to Malaga can be purchased for astonishingly cheap £10 with Ryanair – a third of the price of Anytime Return to Edinburgh.

Other countries to fly to with the low-cost airline under £30 include Portugal and Belgium, with return tickets to cities like Lisbon and Brussels costing at least £27 and £28, respectively.

Flights to France – one of the countries that recently relaxed restrictions on travelers in the UK – can be booked for £37, just a few more than a train ticket.


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