Serving the Greater Glasgow urban area, Glasgow Prestwick is an international airport linking the Scottish city to a myriad of destinations. Inside, the airport is serviced by a fantastic array of food and beverage vendors, as well as plenty of souvenirs, specialty and duty-free shops.
For panoramic views of planes cruising on and off the runway, a visit to the spectator gallery is a must. While most arriving passengers make a beeline for buzzing Glasgow, spending a night or two in the nearby town of Prestwick is an excellent way to experience Scotland's oldest baronial burgh, with a history dating back more than 1000 years.
Located in South Ayrshire, Glasgow Prestwick Airport is 1.9 kilometres from the town of Prestwick, and 51 kilometres from Glasgow city centre. It’s the only airport in Scotland served by its own railway station, with trains running directly to Glasgow Central Station. The rail journey time is 50 minutes, with the drive taking less than an hour depending on traffic.
While Glasgow Prestwick Airport is primarily a commercial facility, it’s on track to become the European hub for commercial space flights. Scotland has also named it as its main candidate for development into the UK’s first Spaceport. Watch this space!