Glasgow Prestwick Airport

General information

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is located close to Prestwick and Ayr, at some distance from Glasgow (33 miles). Ryanair is the only airline that operates passenger flights to and from Glasgow Prestwick Airport. The airport is back in public ownership after it was bought by the Scottish Government for £ 1 in November 2013.


Where is Glasgow Prestwick Airport situated?

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is located in Prestwick, on the Scottish coast southwest of Glasgow. Prestwick and Glasgow are connected by the busy A77 road and M77 motorway.

How many terminals has Glasgow Prestwick Airport?

The airport has one small and efficient terminal.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Glasgow Prestwick Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United Kingdom.

Airport Distance
Glasgow Airport 42km
Edinburgh Airport 92km
Belfast City Airport 128km
Belfast International Airport 139km
Newcastle Airport 192km



The distance from Glasgow Prestwick Airport to the centre of Glasgow is 53 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of Glasgow.

From PIK Airport to Glasgow City centre by Car
53 km
45 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Glasgow Prestwick Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Glasgow Prestwick Airport you can travel by train. Visit the Glasgow Prestwick Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Glasgow Prestwick Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Glasgow is about £ 55.-. Book your taxi at Glasgow Prestwick Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From PIK Airport to Glasgow City centre by Taxi
53 km
45 min
£ 55.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Glasgow Prestwick Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Glasgow Prestwick Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Glasgow Prestwick Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Glasgow Prestwick Airport.



Departures and arrivals

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Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Glasgow Prestwick Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Glasgow Prestwick Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Ryanair


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Glasgow Prestwick Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Parkstone Hotel, Prestwick

Situated on Prestwick seafront, this family-run hotel boasts a convenient position about 300 metres from Prestwick and St Nicholas golf clubs and within a 5-minute walk of the train station and town centre.


Sandhill House, Troon

Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, Sandhill House offers pet-friendly accommodation in Troon. Free private parking is available on site. The property boasts sea views and overlooks Royal Troon Golf Club. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV.


The Marine Hotel, Troon

The 4-star Marine Hotel is a grand building with magnificent views over the Firth of Clyde towards the Isle of Arran, overlooking Royal Troon Golf Course.

Hotels in Glasgow

Looking for the best hotels in Glasgow? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


citizenM Glasgow, Glasgow

This citizenM Glasgow is located 400 metres from Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall. It offers stylish, modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, a cocktail bar, a designer lobby and a 24-hour canteen.


easyHotel Glasgow City, Glasgow

Situated in the heart of Glasgow city centre, Easy Hotel Glasgow City offers air-conditioned rooms with private shower rooms and flat-screen TVs. Glasgow Central and Queen Street rail stations can both be reached within a 15-minute walk.


Holiday Inn Express - Glasgow - City Ctr Theatreland, Glasgow

The Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Theatreland is well-placed in the city centre, just a few metres from shops and nightlife. It has a bar, a restaurant, meeting facilities and bright modern bedrooms with free Wi-Fi.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Glasgow Prestwick Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


From Glasgow: Loch Lomond & Whisky Distillery Half-Day Tour

This half-day Loch Lomond and Whisky Tour gives you the opportunity to experience the beauty of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. You’ll also visit the Glengoyne Distillery, to take in the production, smells, and flavors of their whisky.


Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Highlands Tour from Greenock

Experience the majestic scenery of the Trossachs National Park on a full-day shore excursion from Greenock Port. Learn the history behind some of Scotland’s heroes, such as Rob Roy MacGregor. Visit Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and much more.

Tour & transport

From Glasgow: Loch Lomond, Trossachs & Stirling Castle Tour

Explore the land and legends of Scottish heroes William Wallace and Rob Roy and experience the natural beauty of Loch (lake) Lomond and The Trossachs.


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