v2.4.0.6
Document and Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Nov. 30, 2010
Dec. 31, 2010
Document and Entity Information    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Nov. 30, 2010  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Trading Symbol gpn  
Entity Registrant Name GLOBAL PAYMENTS INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001123360  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --05-31  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   79,774,762