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    The car hire facilities are located within the arrivals hall of the main terminal building.

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    The most popular car rental brands in Glasgow Prestwick Airport are Europcar, Hertz, Interrent and Alamo.

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Hire a car at Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Glasgow Prestwick is the token gateway to Scotland’s West Coast.

Located beside the city of Prestwick, 32 miles from Glasgow city centre, it is Scotland’s fifth busiest passenger airport. Glasgow Prestwick is the ideal stress-free entry-point into Scotland, given its quiet surroundings and easy links to the nation’s big cities.

Grab your bags, pack your rental and set off to immerse yourself in Scotland's rugged landscape or to explore Glasgow’s edgy culture.

Useful information about Glasgow Preswick Airport

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Glasgow Prestwick Airport facts

There are 16 different destinations across Europe that you can fly to from Glasgow Prestwick. The most popular destinations include Barcelona, Malaga and Alicante.

Ryanair is currently the only airline operating from Glasgow Prestwick.

Free WiFi is available for two hours at the airport, but you can also purchase more time if you need. Connect to the network “Free Airport WiFi”.

As a small single terminal airport, there isn’t much to do (only a few places for food and one duty free shop), so you’ll want to bring along some form of entertainment to kill time.

There are ATMs and currency exchange desks before and after security.

Car hire information

Frequently Asked QuestionAnswer
What is the most popular rental length in Glasgow Prestwick?Six to seven days.
What is the most popular month to rent a car in Glasgow Prestwick?August, when a hire car costs on average £21.00 per day.

Road links
Glasgow Prestwick is situated on the A79, providing easy connections to the A77 towards Glasgow and the North of Scotland. It is around a 40 minute drive to Glasgow from the airport.

The closest petrol station is a 24 hour BP within Prestwick, a five minute drive from the airport. There is a second BP station located off the A77 for those headed to or from Glasgow.

Scottish roads
As you head out of the airport you’ll quickly find yourself on more rural roads. This means having to keep a lookout for farm animals and wildlife.

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Beyond the city

Ayrshire and Arran

If you’re not in a rush to reach Glasgow or have an itch to explore the boundaries of Scotland, Ayrshire is just the right place to start your road trip.

Glasgow Prestwick sits within the region of Ayrshire, where you can drive to crumbling castles and recall the proudly Scottish poems of Robert Burns, who called the area home.

From the shores of Ayrshire, it’s a short ferry over to the Isle of Arran. The island is a small treasure filled with natural adventures, remains from the Bronze Age and mountain tops.