While Glasgow Prestwick may be the quieter of the two airports serving the city of Glasgow, this could very well change as it is a likely candidate for the first commercial spaceport on earth. However, until Glasgow Prestwick goes intergalactic the only thing about it that’s out of this world is its wide variety of parking services. To help you avoid any astronomical costs, JetParks have put together this helpful guide of all the stellar services on offer.
Pick-up & Drop-off at Glasgow Prestwick Airport
The pick-up and drop-off section at Glasgow Prestwick is a few minutes’ walk from the terminal doors. While the section does offer a free 5 minutes parking, most visitors will pay at least a little for their stay. The price of staying in the pick-up and drop-off zone can sharply rise so if you expect to stay longer than 30 minutes you should consider pre-booking short-stay parking.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport pick-up and drop-off (Latitude: 55.5080709 Longitude: -4.6121582)
Glasgow Prestwick Airport Short-stay Parking
Those in need of short-stay parking at the airport will be directed to either Carpark 1 or Carpark 2. Carpark 1 is the premium carpark, much closer to the Main Terminal doors and offering larger spaces at a higher price, while Carpark 2 is a slightly cheaper alternative, a few minutes’ walk from the terminal. Whichever option you choose, neither have a maximum stay but their prices quickly increase after a few hours making it advisable to book long-stay if you’re planning to leave your vehicle for a day or longer.
There are two long-stay parking options at Glasgow Prestwick Airport, Carpark 3 and Carpark 4. Carpark 3 is the more expensive of the two and is about 5 minutes away from the terminal while Carpark 4 is a little further away, with a regular shuttle bus to and from the terminal. Both parking options are ideal for any visitors planning to stay for 3 days or longer.
As Glasgow Prestwick only has one terminal you can book your parking with confidence that whichever service you choose will be the right one for your flight. Every parking option at Glasgow Prestwick has strong travel links to and from the Main Terminal doors.
Hotels at Glasgow Prestwick Airport
If you’re planning to arrive at Glasgow Prestwick before the day of your flight and stay the night, your best option is to book at a hotel in Prestwick as the town is very close to the airport. Those arriving by public transport should check which hotels operate shuttle buses to and from the airport.
Helpful Hints For Visiting Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Find the best seat in the house: It might be a small thing but, we strongly recommend the seating area near the landside Starbucks as it’s considered to be one of the most comfortable areas in the airport.
If you need a taxi, book early: The taxis between the airport and Glasgow city centre can be very expensive if hired on the day and are quickly booked up so if you’re planning to hire one make sure you do it in advanced.
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