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Serving western Scotland, Glasgow Prestwick Airport lies a mile northeast of Prestwick and more than 30 from Glasgow itself. You’ll find pick-up and drop-off by the terminal at Car Park 1. With coast, mountain and city all accessible, and places to visit from gardens to castles and golf courses on the doorstep, there’s masses to do locally. Meanwhile, hotel accommodation encompasses pubs, national chains, grand or boutique residences and mid-market independents. We arrange Glasgow Prestwick Airport transfers to all of these and beyond.

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Accommodation options near Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Book your Glasgow Prestwick Airport transfer to or from a local hotel before travelling:

  • The Marine Hotel Troon is 3.5 miles distant, making for swift airport transfers, and it has a 4/5 TripAdvisor rating. Offering four-star luxury overlooking the Royal Troon golf course, there’s a pool and brasserie.
  • The Premier Inn Hotel Ayr/A77 Racecourse is within two miles, meaning Glasgow Prestwick Airport transfers in no time. With spacious rooms and a 4.5/5 TripAdvisor score, it provides comfortable accommodation.
  • The OYO Douglas Hotel Kilmarnock is eight miles away; you can be here from Glasgow Prestwick in 20 minutes. With three stars and scoring 3.5/5 on TripAdvisor, it represents value for money and is clean and modern.

Transferring from Glasgow Prestwick to another airport?

  • Glasgow Airport, the city’s other main travel hub, lies 37 miles north; cover it within the hour via fast motorway connection
  • Edinburgh Airport lies 70-odd miles north-east – a Glasgow Prestwick airport transfer can have you there in an hour and a quarter
  • Inverness Airport is much further north, being more than 200 miles away – journey time is up to four hours
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Six towns to visit near Glasgow Prestwick

  1. Kilmarnock is 11 miles north-east of Glasgow Prestwick and an airport transfer takes 20 minutes. Known for its independent, niche shopping, the town features some superb Victorian architecture. There’s a museum and library (the Dick Institute) plus a theatre, alongside numerous open spaces including Kay Park.
  2. Irvine lies eight miles north via the A78. This North Ayrshire town was made a Royal Burgh in 1372 and has significant maritime and historical links. With green spaces including high-quality golf courses, Irvine’s also home to the Scottish Maritime Museum.
  3. Ayr is within five miles or a 10 to 15-minute Glasgow Prestwick Airport transfer south. The popular coastal resort has a lovely seafront plus sandy beach. The poet Robert Burns was born locally.
  4. Prestwick is just over a mile away, and there’s more to this coastal town than the airport. Robert the Bruce reportedly drank from what is now called Bruce’s Well. The area has three golf courses, including the Old Prestwick, where the first British Open took place in 1860.
  5. Glasgow itself lies 30-odd miles north, reachable by Glasgow Prestwick airport transfer within 45 minutes. Take in the free galleries and museums, absorb Victorian architecture like the City Chambers overlooking George Square and visit the cathedral and fascinating Necropolis cemetery or Mackintosh House – or just wander the city’s quirky lanes.
  6. Mauchline is 12 miles inland and east, meaning a transfer time of some 20 minutes. This attractive, historic Ayrshire town is another place with links to Robert Burns. There’s a museum where he lived, and the National Burns Memorial Tower plus a tavern linked to his poem The Jolly Beggars. You’ll also find a golf course plus some nice accommodation.
Places to see from Glasgow Prestwick Airport
  1. Dundonald Castle: Lying seven miles south, the castle can be reached within 15 minutes by Glasgow Prestwick Airport transfer. It’s a fourteenth-century hilltop fortified ruin, with a visitor centre and stunning coastal views.
  2. Ayr Racecourse: Hop four miles down the coast via the A79. This historic venue offers year-round flat and jump racing, excellent catering and numerous spots from which to enjoy the action. Remember to have a flutter!
  3. Dean Castle Country Park: Travel 11 miles inland and north-east to be here within 20 minutes. The 200-acre Kilmarnock park offers fantastic (and free) family outings. Visit the Rural Life Centre, stroll in woodland, enjoy the adventure playground and have a cuppa in the café. There’s even a fourteenth-century castle!
  4. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum: One of Scotland’s most visited free attractions, this venue has 22 themed modern galleries displaying thousands of objects. The extensive collections encompass everything from natural history to armour, with works from many varied artistic movements and historical periods. Travel the 30 miles here in 45 minutes.
  5. Burns Cottage: This lies just six miles down the coast, so it’s a 15-minute Glasgow Prestwick transfer. Visit the three-room home where the national poet was born and lived for seven years. A creepy rendition of the poem Tam O’Shanter brings the kitchen to life.
  6. Heads of Ayr Farm Park: Seven miles away or a 15-minute hop, this attraction offers a great family day out with animals small and large, plus play parks for kids of all ages. Trampolines, bumper boats, quad bikes and electric tractors all add to the appeal.
Further details about Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Glasgow Prestwick has accessible loos airside and landside, plus dedicated special assistance waiting areas. Wheelchairs can be supplied, while security and passport control have separate lanes for those needing additional help. Quiet routes and escorts to the gate are also offered, and you can travel with your own mobility aid or assistance dog.

For those with hidden disabilities such as autism, there’s a lanyard scheme. Finally, the airport runs advance familiarisation visits to make travel feel less daunting on departure day.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Aviation House
Prestwick
KA9 2PL

Tel: 0871 223 0700 (premium rate)
Twitter: @GPAPassenger
Email: Via contact form
Website: www.glasgowprestwick.com

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