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Glasgow Prestwick Airport Guide

Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Glasgow Prestwick Airport Guide

This is a guide to Glasgow Prestwick Airport. At you will find everything you need to know about Glasgow Prestwick International Airport (it's full name) quickly and in one place.

This is not the official glasgow prestwick airport website (which is at, it is an in depth guide, where everything you need to know is no more than 2 clicks away. Click on any of the links on the left to find the information you need, including Glasgow Prestwick Airport Parking and Glasgow Prestwick Airport Hotels.

Glasgow Prestwick is a major regional airport serving the South West of Scotland. Handling just over 2.4 million passengers in 2007, it is Scotland's fastest-growing airport. The airport is near Prestwick or around 30 minutes from Glasgow City Centre.

In physical terms, Prestwick is Scotland's largest airfield, although in passenger traffic terms it is third behind Glasgow and Edinburgh. A number of airlines fly direct flights to a selection of European destinations, as well as to Las Vegas and Orlando, and it is currently the only airport in Scotland served by its own railway station.

The airport is 6 miles (10kms) east of Prestwick or 29 miles (46 km) southwest of Glasgow and 70 miles from Edinburgh. The airport has one terminal, with an arrivals and departures area on one level. It is fully accessible for the disabled.

There is ample airport parking at Prestwick, with 2 short term and 3 long term car parks, plus an off airport car park which is usually cheaper. There are also some small local hotels (click on the prestwick airport hotels link on the left to find out more).

Once inside the terminal, you will find all of the facilities you would expect at a regional airport. There is an airport lounge, a currency exchange bureau and two ATM's. There are limited eating options, a newsagent / book shop, electrical goods shop and a duty free shop.

For those meeting someone at Prestwick it couldn't be simpler. Follow the directions to the airport on our 'directions' page and park in the short term parking once you reach the airport (this is clearly signposted). Then head for arrivals and check the flight status on the arrivals information boards for when you need to wait by the gate.

If want to know about airport security, the history of glasgow prestwick airport, technical data, or you want to do a spot of plane spotting, we can help you with that too. Just click on the relevant link in the boxes on the left.

And if you have a stop over at Glasgow Prestwick airport, have a look at our Glasgow Prestwick airport lounge and Glasgow Prestwick airport hotels pages, or you might have a look at the local attractions page, and take in one of the local sights whilst you wait for your connecting flight.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport contact details
Address: Prestwick, Ayrshire KA9 2PL
Information: +44 (0)1292 511 000
Arrivals: +44 (0)1292 511 000
Lost property: +44 (0)1292 511 000
Fax: +44 (0)1292 511 010

Selected technical data
Airport Code : PIK
Airport name : Glasgow Prestwick International Airport
City : Prestwick / Glasgow
Country : United Kingdom
World Area Code: 493
GMT Offset : +0.0


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