Transport around Prestwick Airport (PIK)

Located approximately 30 miles southwest of Glasgow, Prestwick Airport is served by a good public transport infrastructure, providing efficient links with the city. Arriving passengers may use regular buses, trains or taxis.

Glasgow, Prestwick, South Ayrshire
Glasgow Prestwick Airport Ltd
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positioned just a stone's throw away from the airport building entrance, a covered walkway connects the airport with its railway station. Every 30 minutes and every hour on Sundays, trains follow a route to Glasgow Central Station, from where services operate directly to numerous nationwide destinations.


Stagecoach Western operates buses between the airport, downtown Glasgow and Buchanan bus terminal, with services between 06:30 and 22:20. During the day the X77 bus follows a route to the city centre every 30 minutes, while the same service is covered by the X99 at night. From Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow's downtown area, National Express buses operate services to cities and towns all over Great Britain.


arriving passengers can make use of taxi services that operate 24 hours and can be found outside the airport building. The chief operator is Ayr Black Taxis, which offers wheelchair-accessible, seven-seat vehicles.


positioned approximately 30 miles out of the city, Glasgow Prestwick Airport is situated on the Clyde coast in South Ayrshire; however, rapid access to and from the downtown area is provided by the A77/M77, while the M74/A74 follows its way from the English border.

Four main car hire agencies offer on-the-spot services in the principal Arrivals hall; however, to avoid disappointment during peak periods it is advisable that you pre-book a private rental vehicle in advance via the internet. Car hire firms at Glasgow Prestwick Airport provide road maps of the area as well.


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