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Glasgow Prestwick Airport is located 1.2 miles (1.9km) northeast of the town of Prestwick in South Ayrshire. It is 32 miles (51km) from the Glasgow city centre, approximately a 40 minute drive on the M77 and A77.
It is an international airport that serves the west of Scotland and is Scotland’s fifth busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic. It is the less busy of the two airports serving the area, with the busier being Glasgow Airport, which is located within the Greater Glasgow urban area itself.
The boom in low-cost carriers, such as RyanAir which uses the airport as a base, saw passenger numbers peak in 2007 at 2.4 million. Since then, passenger traffic has declined significantly to under 700,000 passengers (2015-2018).
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Parking at Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Parking at Glasgow Prestwick Airport is serviced by three carparks, along with a drop-off and pick up area.
Terminal drop off and pick up (Postcode for SatNav: KA9 2PL)
The drop-off & pick up area is situated in Car Park 1, which is directly across from the terminal building. There is a £2 charge for 30 minutes. You can pay for this at the exit by contactless payment or at the car park pay stations.
Car Park 1 – Premium (Postcode for SatNav: KA9 2PL)
- On Airport, self- park premium car park adjacent to Terminal.
- Ideal location for passengers looking for greater speed and convenience.
- Blue badge spaces available in this car park.
Car Park Two
Postcode for SatNav: KA9 2PL
- On Airport, self-park, next to Terminal on the upper level.
- Short 2-3 minute walk to the terminal building.
- Convenient location ideal for passengers looking for parking close to the terminal.
- Blue badge spaces available in this car park.
Car Park Three
Postcode for SatNav: KA9 2PL
Please note: Car park 3 will be closed for Winter season from the 28th October 2019 and will re-open on the 30th March 2020. Any bookings arriving in Car Park 3 up until and including the 27th October will continue their booking in Car Park 3. Bookings made to arrive in Car Park 3 on/from the 28th October until the 29th of March will be moved to Car Park 2.
Allow 10 minutes on top of your recommended check-in time to arrive at this car park and walk to the terminal building – use the train station walkway to reach the terminal building.
- On Airport, self-park, situated across the dual carriageway from the Terminal.
- Accessible by foot through railway station walkway.
- Short 5 minute walk to the terminal.
- Ideal for stays greater than 3 days.
- Not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
- Parent and child spaces available.
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Spend a day shopping on Buchanan Street. Take in the remarkable Scottish scenery with a chauffeur-driven trike tour. Revel in Scotland’s most visited modern art gallery, the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) or check out the world-class collection of art and artefacts at the widely popular Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
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Glasgow Prestwick Airport has the best ground public transport links of all the airports in Scotland.
Glasgow Prestwick is the only airport in Scotland served by its own railway station. It is accessible by a covered walkway to/from the airport.
Trains from Glasgow Prestwick Airport go to Glasgow Central Station and Ayr. From Glasgow Central Station take the Ayr train.
Four trains an hour go to the airport from 6am onwards, except on a Sunday (first train 9am) when there are two trains an hour.
Four trains an hour go to Glasgow (05:20-23:08), except on a Sunday when there is two an hour (08:50-23:07).
Journey time 45 minutes.
Stagecoach Western X77 Express Service operates to/from Glasgow Buchanan Street Station. This is a direct service which stops outside the airport on the A79.
Stagecoach Western operates the bus service between the Airport Terminal and Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station from 06:25 – 22:40 for more details please look at the Stagecoach website
For further information on the X77 Service call: Glasgow 0141 552 4961 or Ayr 01292 613 500.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is a 40 minute drive from the centre of Glasgow via the M77 and A77. The airport provides drop off and pick up as well as a short stay car park and a long stay car park.
Disabled Parking at Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Disabled parking is available adjacent to the terminal. Assistance is provided in all airport carparks. Blue Badge holders are permitted up to 30 minutes free to pick up and drop off - just present your Blue Badge at our Information Desk in the terminal building to validate your ticket. Stays longer than 30 minutes will be subject to our normal car park rates.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations near Glasgow Prestwick Airport:
- Fernbank Guest House (1.5 miles) KA9 1LH
- Bellevue Road Carpark (1.5 miles) KA9 1NW
- Sandyford Smithy (3.1 miles) KA9 2SP
A network of all UK electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Does Glasgow Prestwick Airport offer duty free shopping?
Yes, Glasgow Prestwick offers a comprehensive and exciting range of tax and duty free products, including some of the most prestigious brands in the world.
How much time should I allow for at the airport?
It is recommended that you arrive at the airport 3 hours before your flight.
Is there Wi-Fi at Glasgow Prestwick Airport?
Yes, Prestwick Airport has free Wi-Fi available throughout the terminal. The free Wi-Fi service is available for a maximum of two hours.
Is Glasgow Prestwick Airport open 24 hours?
The airport is open 24 hours but the shops and bars are closed through the night and reopen again at 5am.
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