PIK - Glasgow Prestwick Airport
|Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Aviation House, Prestwick, KA9 2PL
|Telephone: +44 (0)871 223 0700|
|Airport Code: PIK|
Many people will remember this airport for Elvis’ Glasgow Prestwick Airport visit in 1960 or as the transatlantic gateway from the 1960’s to 1980’s. Prestwick is Scotland's largest commercial airfield, although in passenger traffic terms it is in fourth place after Glasgow International, Edinburgh and Aberdeen
Glasgow Prestwick International is located north of the town of Prestwick in South Ayrshire and is within easy reach of both Glasgow and Edinburgh. The principal access is via the M77/A77 from Glasgow and the A71/A77 from Edinburgh, diverting onto the A79 for the access road to the airport. Glasgow is a 30-minute drive from the airport while the average journey from Edinburgh takes around 90 minutes.
The last ten years has seen unprecedented growth in passenger traffic driven by the budget airlines, and in particular Ryanair.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport Car Hire
Glasgow Prestwick International has six of the best known international car hire companies located within the main Arrivals hall adjacent to the domestic baggage area. They are Alamo at Glasgow Prestwick - Avis at Glasgow Prestwick - Europcar at Glasgow Prestwick - Hertz at Glasgow Prestwick - National at Glasgow Prestwick - Sixt at Glasgow Prestwick
Check the Glasgow Prestwick Airport Car Hire section of our website for full details.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport Transfers
You can get to and from Glasgow Prestwick Airport by a variety of methods including Private Glasgow Prestwick Airport Transfers. With a Private Transfer you would be met in the arrivals hall by your own driver who will then take you on to your chosen destination.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport Arrivals
At the entrance to the Domestic Arrivals Hall on the ground floor you will find the Airport Information Desk who will be able to assist with any queries you have including your onward travel. You can find out more about live flight arrivals at Glasgow Prestwick here.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport Departures
The terminal building is fairly small so it is easy to find your way around. The building is split onto two floors with lift access to the first floor.
The check in area is situated on the ground floor and the departures lounge is on the first floor. There isn't a wide range of shops or eating and drinking outlets at the airport. However, there are enough options to buy your travel essentials and duty free. Also, a few options for a hot or cold snack and a drink. You can find out more about live flight departures from Glasgow Prestwick here.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport Flights
There is a wide range of scheduled and charter flights available from Glasgow Prestwick Airport. You can find out more about which airlines fly to which destinations in our guide to flights from Glasgow Prestwick
Glasgow Prestwick Airport Taxis
Ayr Black Taxis (ABT) are the Airport’s authorised taxi company. These taxis are located outside the main terminal exit within Car Park 2. Check our guide to taxis at Glasgow Prestwick for full details.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport Buses
The airport is served by Stagecoach Western express coach services which run to and from Glasgow Buchanan bus station via Kilmarnock. Buses run every hour (increasing to every 30 minutes at peak times). The service operates 7 days a week with a journey time of 50 minutes. You can find further information on bus routes and timetables in our guide to Glasgow Prestwick Airport buses
Glasgow Prestwick Airport Trains
Glasgow Prestwick is the only airport in Scotland served by its own railway station. The half-hourly (hourly on Sundays) ScotRail service to and from Glasgow Central station takes just over 40 minutes. Further details on Glasgow Prestwick Airport train services can be found here.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport Parking
There are various options for parking at Glasgow Prestwick Airport. To find out more and what savings can be made visit our guide to parking at Glasgow Prestwick
Glasgow Prestwick Passenger Services Information
Read our passenger services information on Glasgow Prestwickfor details on disabled facilities, internet access, First Aid centres, the prayer room and where you can change your money at Glasgow Prestwick Airport.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport Shops
Glasgow Prestwick Airport has a selection of shops to choose from selling most items you need for your journey and holiday. Click here to find out more about Glasgow Prestwick Airport shops.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport Bars and Restaurants
There is a varied selection of places to eat and drink in the airport, from snacks and burgers to something more substantial. Our guide to bars and restaurants at Glasgow Prestwickgives you full details on what's available.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport Lost Luggage & Left Luggage Storage
Luggage can be left with the airport at our security department. The cost is £4 per bag, per day. Golf bags are charged at the rate of £5 per bag, per day.
For Lost Property and Lost Luggage enquiries please contact the Information Desk in the terminal building
Glasgow Prestwick Weather
For full details on the climate and weather at Glasgow Prestwick and the surrounding area, as well as a 5 and 10 day forecast click on the link above.