You can leave Glasgow Prestwick airport in a variety of ways, because of the huge number of public transport links, and the special pick up point for drivers collecting arrivals. No one wants to end up stranded, or wasting time trying to choose which transport method to take, so use our helpful guide to plan the final stage of your journey in advance.
Prestwick airport is located close to Glasgow, and as its heavily signposted you shouldnt have many problems driving to it. When youve got a tired passenger waiting at the airport for you its important to be on time though, so use this quick guide, or our more in-depth directions to Prestwick airport page, to plan your trip.
From Glasgow city centre, the airport is just a 32 mile drive away on the M77. Go west on the M8, south on the M77, and then use the A77, A78 and A79 roads to reach your destination.
Driving from Dumfries is also straightforward. Go north on the A76, then onto the A70 and A77 and A78. You can then reach the airport by driving south on the A79.
For a visual guide to your trip, see the map below:
Youll want to find a pickup point thats conveniently close to the terminal when you arrive, so that your friend doesnt have to heave their bags long distances. But its important to park or stop off in one of the designated areas, to avoid causing a security risk and being fined. The following options are perfect for quickly picking up arrivals:
*Prices shown correct as of August 28, 2013.
Prestwick is the only airport in Scotland to have its own railway station, so theres no need to worry if youre not being collected. Bus and coach services and taxis are also available, if youd rather not take the train.
Choose from the following public transport options: