Glasgow Prestwick Airport serves the greater Glasgow area and is the 4th busiest airport in Scotland, with over 1 million passengers passing through every year. Both Ryanair and Wizz Air operate out of the airport to 22 destinations in Europe. If you have car hire at Glasgow Prestwick Airport, Prestwick is just 2km away. You can also visit the scenic town of Ayr, which is 4 km away and the city of Glasgow is a 48 km drive.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport has a small modern terminal with all the basic facilities suited to travellers. The Change Group offers currency exchange services and there are 2 ATMs, if you need some cash fast. There is a travel agency available if you suddenly need to change your travel itinerary or if you need advice on attractions in the area. If you want to surf the net whilst you wait for your flight, there is Wi-Fi service and internet kiosks are in the terminal. For all your shopping needs, there is WHSmith for those last minute essentials and Nuance duty free store for gifts and souvenirs. If you missed lunch, there are 5 options to choose from including Food Village which has a selection of hot and cold food items. You can also try Elvis Bar for a quick drink or Yates for pub style food. There is a spectator’s gallery at the airport too, if you wish to watch the action on the runway.
Ayrshire is famous for golf, aviation and Elvis – Prestwick is the only place in the UK that Elvis Presley ever set foot on! In Prestwick, you can admire the Freemans Hall and the old ruins of St Nicholas Church. Take a stroll along the esplanade that overlooks Prestwick Bay or play golf at Prestwick Old Course, which has been used for championship events. Out and about with car hire in Prestwick, discover ruined forts and castles hidden in the Ayrshire countryside and visit the town of Ayr, for fantastic views of the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Crag. In nearby Alloway, you can visit the home of famous Scottish poet Robert Burns and see the museum and culture centre dedicated to him. Of course, you can also make the drive out to the city of Glasgow for culture, shopping and sightseeing. Don’t miss the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum as well as the spectacular art nouveau buildings by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.