Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Though Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) is small compared to Glasglow International Airport, it’s still a valued transportation hub serving over 2 million passengers every year. It has one efficient terminal that hosts arrivals and departures for Ryanair. At present, Ryanair is the only passenger airline that operates from Prestwick Airport.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport Services

Accessibility for Travellers with Disabilities

Accessibility for Travellers with Disabilities

Glasgow Prestwick Airport makes it a priority to ensure travellers with disabilities are catered for. There are accessible toilets both before and after security. In all car parks at Prestwick Airport, you’ll find blue badge parking slots. Plus, special assistance is available from all arrival points such as the bus stop and airport taxi stand outside of the terminal building. 

Wherever there are level changes, including on the way to baggage reclaim, there are ramps and lifts to make it easier for those with mobility constraints.

Finally, if you have a hidden disability, you’re welcome to wear a lanyard (like a Sunflower lanyard) to discretely signal to airport staff that you may desire extra support. 

Check out the full accessibility guide for Prestwick Airport by AccessAble.

Baggage Services

Baggage Services

Glasgow Prestwick Airport Lounges

Glasgow Prestwick Airport Lounges

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

Glasgow Prestwick Airport Parking

Car parking at Prestwick Airport is plentiful considering the size of the airport. There are three car parks available, none of which offer free parking. Your best option for free parking near Prestwick Airport is to head into Prestwick town and find street parking. From there, you can walk or take a taxi to the airport. You can learn more about Glasgow Prestwick Airport Parking here.

Short-term parking

You can park short-stay in any of the available car parks at Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

Prices start at £34 (€39) per day.

Long-term parking

Car Park 3 is the furthest away from the terminal building, but it’s the cheapest parking at Prestwick Airport.

*Ideal for stays longer than 3 days.

Disabled parking

Disabled airport parking at Prestwick Airport is available at all three car parks in the designated blue spaces.

Blue Badge holders are permitted up to 30 minutes free parking to pick up and drop off. 

You must present your badge at the Information desk in the Arrivals Hall to get your parking pass.

Drop Off and Pick Up

The Prestwick Airport Drop Off and Pick Up car park is in front of the main terminal building.

Prices start at £4 (€4.7) for 1 hour of parking. 

Glasgow Prestwick Airport – Live Arrivals

Glasgow Prestwick Airport – Live Departures

Terminal Information

Glasgow Prestwick International Airport has one terminal building split over three floors – Ground Floor, Level 1 and Level 2.

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Terminal 1

Terminal 1

Terminal Information

Transportation options from and to Glasgow Prestwick Airport

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By Train

Hop on the train to Glasgow Central Station and arrive in just 40 minutes.

*Departure every 30 minutes.

By Bus

Take the Stagecoach Western X77 Express Service to Glasgow city centre.

*Departure every 60 minutes.

By Taxi

Get a Glasgow Prestwick Airport taxi from the taxi stands outside of the terminal building.

Alternatively, you can have a bespoke taxi ride with a friendly, professional driver if you book a Prestwick Airport taxi with Welcome Pickups. Book in advance to secure a low rate and get a complimentary mini tour of the city.

By Car

Unfortunately, there are no options for car hire at Prestwick Airport, however, you can hire a car in the local area.

More connections from Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Buses and coaches

The Stagecoach Western X77 Express Service stops outside of the airport on the A79. It departs at least once per hour between 06:25 and 22:40 every day.


Taxis and private transfers

Glasgow Prestwick Airport – Nearby Hotels

Here are the best nearby Prestwick Airport hotels perfect for a layover or an overnight stay ahead of an early flight.
prestwick airport premier inn

Prestwick Airport hotel

8 minute taxi drive from the airport
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Travelodge Pretwick Airport Hotel

11 minute taxi drive from the airport
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Western House Hotel

15 minute taxi drive from the airport
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Practical Information

Opening Hours

Glasgow Prestwick Airport: 24/7

Glasgow Prestwick Airport Shops: 04:00 to 16:00

Glasgow Prestwick Airport Food and Drink: Opening hours depend on the departing flights.

Recommended Arrival Times

International Flights: 3 hours 

European Flights: 2 hours 

Domestic Flights: 1.5 hours

Airport Codes

Glasgow Prestwick Airport code: PIK


Contact Information

General information: +44 (0) 1292 511 000

Airport email: [email protected]

Lost property: +44 (0) 1292 511 000 then select option 3

Glasgow Prestwick Airport map

Frequently Asked Questions

How many terminals does Prestwick Airport have?

Prestwick Airport has one terminal.

How long does it take to get through immigration at Prestwick Airport?

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Is there a dedicated Ryanair airport parking at Prestwick?

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