Glasgow Prestwick Airport Guide

Glasgow Prestwick Airport - © M J Richardson

The Glasgow Prestwick Airport Guide contains a range of useful traveller related information and practical resources for both holiday travellers & business travellers. The guide contains information on Glasgow Prestwick airport, including details on how to get to the airport, car hire & airport car parking, airport maps, weather and other useful information & resources relating to foreign currency. The airport offers passengers a range of short haul flights to domestic destinations in the UK and to Europe, the airport is located approx 32 miles from Glasgow city centre. Travellers that are familiar with the facilities available at an airport and those that have some useful knowledge of the airport can help to ensure they are likely to enjoy a better experience when travelling through the airport.

Information on Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Airport Name: Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Address: Glasgow Prestwick Airport, Aviation House, Prestwick, KA9 2PL, Scotland

Airport Code: PIK

Telephone: 0871 223 0700 (UK) +44 (0)1292 511000 (International)

Fax: +44 (0)1292 511 010

Website: Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Left Luggage: +44 (0)871 223 0700

Lost Property Number: +44 (0)871 223 0700

Check in Times:

Usually 2 hours prior to departure for European Flights.

Usually 1 hour prior to departure for UK & Ireland flights.

Flights: Internal Flights to other destinations in the UK & to a range of short haul destinations in Europe including various destinations in the Mediterranean.

Terminals: One

Tips & Advice: When travelling by air, check the latest Travel News & Updates well in time to check for any delays or incidents that could delay or impact on your journey. It also advisable to arrive at the airport well in time factoring in to your journey time possible delays due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances etc. to ensure you catch your flight. See our various Travellers Tips guides for further information.

Baggage Rules: Baggage rules and regulations are subject to change and alteration at short notice, it is recommended you check what is allowable, weight limits and any other concerns with your airline. Being aware of the latest rules & regulations can help ensure you pack your bags accordingly to comply with the regulations. For more information please see: Baggage Rules

Travel Checklist: See our Packing & Travel Checklist for a quick reference guide for travellers to help ensure you pack everything you need. The checklist also contains some useful reminders and tips.

Getting To Glasgow Prestwick Airport

By Public Transport

Glasgow Prestwick airport has a railway terminal at the airport making it easy for passengers to get to and from the airport. The trains take you to and from the airport to Glasgow Central station, frequency is every 30 minutes stating in the mornings until the late evenings. The journey time is approx 50 minutes. All passengers travelling to and from the airport are eligible to receive a 50% discount on the standard fare. In order to qualify for the discount, passengers need to show their official flight confirmation and photo id to the train conductor when buying they are buying a ticket.
For more information and for resources on planning journeys on the rail network please see: National Rail

Bus & Coach:

The airport has buses that offer passengers services to and from the airport. The Stagecoach Western X77 Express Service, the bus offers services to and from Glasgow Buchanan Street Station. The bus offers a direct service taking passengers to outside the airport on the A79. The X77 bus operates from the morning hours to the evening hours with less frequency on Sundays. The journey time is approx 50 minutes. For more information on the timetables of the airport buses please see: Stagecoach

By Car
Glasgow Prestwick airport is located close to Prestwick town centre, it is approx 32 miles from Glasgow city centre. The airport is accessible from the A79.

If you are travelling from Glasgow & the North: Travel west on the M8, then take the M77 south, the M77 then turns in to the A77, then take the A78 heading to Prestwick and then take the A79.

If you are travelling from the South: Travel north on A76 then take the A70 at the interchange and drive to the A77 and take the A77 at the interchange, then take the A78 north and the A79 south.

Airport Car Hire

Search for great value Car Hire deals for a range of different vehicles from small cars to family cars to luxury and sports cars.

Airport Car Parking

Glasgow Prestwick airport has facilities for both Short Term & Long Term Car Parking. Short term The first 5 minutes in the short stay car park are free of charge, then the £1 for 15 minutes and is £4.50 for up to 2 hours, the cost is then £5.50 for 4 hours. You can save on the cost of parking by pre booking.

Long Term parking is available, charges start from approx £25 for a minimum of 3 days if you pay on the day you arrive. The long term car parking can be pre booked, cheaper prices & discounts are available if you book earlier, if you do need long term airport parking it is well worth booking in advance rather than on the day to both guarantee a parking space and save money on parking costs.

To book Glasgow Prestwick Airport Car Parking please see: UK Airport Parking

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