Trains to Prestwick Airport

Getting a train to Prestwick Airport is simple, with excellent links from Glasgow Central and surrounding Scottish towns.

How to get to Prestwick Airport by train

Prestwick Airport has its own station, Glasgow Prestwick Airport Train Station. In fact, Prestwick Airport is the only Scottish airport to have its own railway station. This is accessible by a covered walkway to and from the airport terminal building.

The journey from Glasgow Central Station to Glasgow Prestwick Airport takes approximately 40 minutes. However, it’s worth remembering that there is no ticket office at Prestwick Airport.

The bus service to Prestwick Airport runs 24/7, but there will be times when it is delayed or more busy. We recommend giving yourself plenty of time to ensure you can comfortably get a spot.

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Top routes to Prestwick Airport

Penrith to Glasgow Central 1h 32mins £12.30
Motherwell to Glasgow Central 17mins £5
Lockerbie to Glasgow Central 1h 1min £9.50
Carlisle to Glasgow Central 1h 15mins £9.50
Oxenholme Lake District to Glasgow Central 1h 55mins £12.30

What to do at Prestwick Airport

Prestwick Airport provides a variety of options to enhance your wait for your flight, ensuring a pleasant pre-flight experience.

In terms of shopping, Prestwick Airport boasts a well-stocked duty-free store, offering a selection of tax and duty-free items. This store is your one-stop shop for wines, beers, cosmetics, and authentic Scottish products.

Besides the popular duty-free store, Prestwick Airport has two WHSmiths. One is conveniently located in the check-in area, while the other can be found just after passing through security.

These stores offer a wide range of useful products, including newspapers, books, travel essentials and refreshments.

For those looking to fill up before their flight, Prestwick Airport has a selection of bars and restaurants. Prior to going through security, passengers can go to Yates's or grab a coffee at Starbucks. There’s also Peckham's, a Scottish-style restaurant.

With an aesthetic inspired by the local golfing history along Prestwick's coastline, The Par + Eagle Bar and Kitchen provides an extensive menu of food and beverages. From breakfast favourites to house specialities, they cater to all appetites. The bar offers a broad selection of drinks, including renowned malts and local beers.

Although Prestwick Airport doesn't offer lounges, you'll find ample seating to wait for your gate number.

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Ways to save on your train ticket to Prestwick Airport

If you’re looking to save some extra money on your train ticket to Prestwick Airport, we advise setting up Priority Ticket Alerts.

This is our way of letting you know when we've released our very cheapest tickets, and tend to be released 12 weeks in advance for weekdays and eight weeks for weekends.

If you’re able to be flexible with your journey time, and your flight time allows it, you should travel off-peak. This means going between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00 in the midweek, or any time on Friday or the weekend.

For those booking tickets as a family, you can save money with our Family Tickets. You can also save up to 60% of your ticket price by using a Railcard, with special Railcards available for solo travellers, couples, families, and more.

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Get the app

If you want the freedom to pick your own seat, keep up with train times and generally make your life easier when travelling by train, download the Avanti West Coast App.

The app offers an array of features and special benefits. This includes making changes to your route, tracking your train live as it runs along, and buying tickets with your payment method of choice.

The app also allows you to store all your tickets in one place, all with no booking fees.

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